Latest Co-op cancellations and moves to AO Arena - everything you need to know

A number of gigs have been moved to the AO -Credit:Manchester Evening News
A number of gigs have been moved to the AO -Credit:Manchester Evening News

After a week of chaos for Co-op Live, it has been announced that a number of gigs will be moved to Manchester's AO arena.

Take That fans have been left thanking their lucky stars after the AO took to social media tonight to announce their upcoming gigs - originally scheduled for Co-op Live - will be moved to the other city centre venue.

It comes after a slew of cancellations over the last fortnight, from Bolton comic Peter Kay's shows to a last-minute fiasco at American rapper A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie's concert on Wednesday night (May 1).

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It was then announced that pop superstar Olivia Rodrigo's two shows, set for Friday (May 3) and Saturday (May 4), would not be going ahead as planned. No details have been given for the promised rescheduled dates of these shows, as of yet.

So what are the latest cancellations, and who will be playing at the AO Arena instead?

First up, A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie's cancelled gig from Wednesday night will go ahead at the AO Arena on Saturday (May 4), it has been announced.

Keane took to Instagram this evening to tell fans they would not be performing at Co-op Live as scheduled on Sunday (May 5). In a post on their stories they said they were 'gutted' but the cancellation was 'completely out of our control'.

"We've tried extremely hard to find a solution as we know so many of you have made travel plans, but it's just not been possible," the statement continued. "We are really diappointed that this has happened and are doing all we can to re-schedule the show."

Take That's shows have been moved -Credit:Getty Images
Take That's shows have been moved -Credit:Getty Images

Shortly after, Take That announced most of their May shows scheduled to take place at Co-op Live would be moved to the AO Arena. In a statement, the band said: "Given the ongoing technical issues around the opening of the Co-Op Live Arena we have taken the difficult decision to move our May shows to the AO Arena where we have enjoyed many great nights over the years. This is not a decision we have taken lightly, but we wanted to give our fans as much notice as possible.

"We’re mindful many of you will already have travel and accommodation plans in place, so we have chosen this option to minimise inconvenience to as many people as possible.

They added: "Our dates in June in Manchester remain unaffected."

The AO Arena added in a social media post: "This May we welcome Take That to the AO Arena for 5 massive shows! All bookings will be transferred to the new venue as below and, except for Wednesday 8th May, we are pleased to say that all the dates remain the same."

All the new dates and venues for Take That

Tuesday 7th May now at AO Arena

Wednesday 8th May date change to Thursday 9th May AO Arena

Friday 10th May now at AO Arena

Saturday 11th May now at AO Arena

Sunday 12th May now at AO Arena