Birmingham is set to welcome some of the best music artists in the world throughout 2018.

From rock to pop, rap to reality show superstars and dancers to divas – there is an abundance of talent to enjoy.

You can treat yourself, or a loved one to some fantastic shows - see how you can get tickets.

Paramore, Genting Arena, January 14

The tour is in support of the group’s fifth studio album After Laughter which sees them move into a synth-pop direction.

It reached the top 10 in the UK and US and spawned singles Told You So and Hard Times.

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Strictly Come Dancing – The Live Tour, Arena Birmingham, January 19 to 21

As usual, the 30-date UK tour kicks off in Birmingham in January.

This time it is being hosted by former champion and BBC sports presenter Ore Oduba.

The tour judging panel is Craig Revel Horwood, Bruno Tonioli and Darcey Bussell.

Dancers include Gemma Atkinson & Aljaž Skorjanec; Alexandra Burke & Gorka Marquez and the 2017 winners Joe McFadden & Katya Jones.

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Lady Gaga, Genting Arena & Arena Birmingham, January 31 and February 1

Lady Gaga performs onstage during her "Joanne" World Tour at Citi Field on August 28, 2017 in New York, New York

She is one of the best-selling musicians of all time.

And the 31 year-old US singer is coming to Birmingham.

These two dates were confirmed after Lady Gaga had to postpone part of her Joanne World Tour last year.

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Kendrick Lamar, Genting Arena, February 9

Lamar released his Damn album in April 2017 and went on to dominate August’s VMAs, picking up six Moonmen trophies for videos from the album.

The European leg of his tour will begin in Dublin on February 7, 2018 and visit Birmingham, Manchester, Glasgow, and London before heading to mainland Europe.

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The Script, Genting Arena, February 15

The Irish three-piece saw their new album Freedom Child top the UK Official Album Charts – the fourth time they have claimed to number one spot.

Freedom Child also topped the iTunes chart in their native Ireland, as well as a further 13 countries.

They also entered the Top 10 on iTunes in 47 markets around the globe.

The band said of their success: “You guys may never understand how happy we are to have achieved our 4th number one album.”

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Imagine Dragons, Genting Arena, February 24

The Las Vegas four-piece are coming to Birmingham as part of their UK and Europe tour.

The multi-platinum, Grammy Award-winning band’s thid album EVOLVE has attained global success wit the highest first week streams for an alternative rock band ever.

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X Factor Live Tour, Genting Arena, February 25

The X Factor Live Tour is back for 2018 – and this time it’s coming to life.

During each show on the 14-date tour, the acts will have to prove themselves all over again – members of the audience will be able to vote to choose a new winner for each show which will be presented by MTV presenter and YouTube star Becca Dudley.

Artists set to perform include Rak-Su, Grace Davies, Kevin Davy White, Lloyd Macey, The Cutkelvins and Matt Linnen.

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Morrissey, Genting Arena, February 27

Morrissey has announced a new UK tour
Morrissey has announced a new UK tour

It is Morrissey’s first full UK tour since 2015.

Giving fans the chance to hear the former lead singer of The Smiths perform tracks from his 11th solo album, Low in High School, which was released in November.

Low in High School was recorded at La Fabrique Studios in France and in Rome at Ennio Morricone’s Forum Studios. The record is produced by Joe Chiccarelli (who has worked with Frank Zappa, The Strokes, Beck and The White Stripes to name a few).

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Stereophonics, Genting Arena, March 1

Classed as one of Britain’s best live bands, Stereophonics have been touring and performing to sell-out crowds across the globe.

During summer 2017 alone they headlined Kendal Calling, Y Not Festival and Victorious Festival plus took to the stage at BBC 2 Live In Hyde Park.

Twenty years since their debut album Word Gets Around, the Welsh rockers are now on their 10th studio album Scream Above The Sounds.

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Elbow, Genting Arena, March 3

The band has warmed the nations hearts with their musical contribution to the John Lewis Christmas ad.

And you can see them live when they visit Birmingham as part of their nationwide tour.

The Bury-based band have played together since 1990 and adopted the name Elbow in 1997.

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All Time Low, Arena Birmingham, March 15

Baltimore rockers All Time Low are coming to Birmingham, as part of their biggest UK tour to date.

Special guests on the tour will be Good Charlotte, a five-piece American rock outfit from Waldorf, also in Maryland.

All Time Low scored a UK Number 1 album with Future Hearts, in April 2017.

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Joe Bonamassa, Genting Arena, March 16

The American blues rock guitarist, singer and songwriter will showcase songs from his critically acclaimed studio album Blues of Desperation with the help of a hand-picked group of world-class musicians.

He will also play classic fan favourites.

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Paloma Faith, Genting Arena, March 21

Paloma Faith performing on stage at Symphony Hall in Birmingham
Paloma Faith performing on stage at Symphony Hall in Birmingham

Paloma Faith – one of only two British female artists this decade to have their last three albums go double platinum in the UK – released her long-awaited fourth album in November.

Paloma, who won the BRIT Award for British Female Solo Artist in 2015 following the success of her last record, 2014’s A Perfect Contradiction, explores both personal and political themes on her latest release.

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Sam Smith, Genting Arena, April 3 & 4

The singer-songwriter, who won a Golden Globe and an Oscar for his Bond theme song Writing’s on the Wall , brought a new album – The Thrill of it All – out in November.

With four Grammy Awards, two Brit Awards, three Billboard Awards and a wealth of No 1 hits under his belt, it’s sure to be an impressive show.

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Harry Styles, Genting Arena, April 7

When the One Direction singer, from Redditch, first revealed details of his tour in April 2017, he wasn’t planning to come to Birmingham, only performing in London, Manchester and Glasgow.

But he soon decided to come to his hometown after all.

His self-titled album soared to the top of the charts around the globe when it was released in May.

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Nashville Final Tour, Genting Arena, April 14

They have won a legion of fans across the UK and the stars of Nashville are visiting again – but for one last time.

Stars of the hit TV show are launching their final tour in Birmingham.

The show will feature cast members Clare Bowen, Chris Carmack, Charles Esten, Jonathan Jackson and Sam Palladio playing songs from the series as well as their own original material.

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Arcade Fire, Genting Arena, April 15

One of the biggest bands in the world is coming to Birmingham.

The band – who consist of Win Butler, Will Butler, Régine Chassagne, Jeremy Gara, Tim Kingsbury and Richard Reed Parry – will feature songs from their latest album Everything Now.

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Dua Lipa, Genting Arena, April 17

Dua Lipa is coming to Birmingham Pride 2017
Dua Lipa

Dua Lipa’s incredible single New Rules hold the #1 spot for two weeks, spend seven weeks and counting in the top five, become gold certified and break 270,000,000 views with the official music video.

New Rules is the fifth single to be taken from Dua’s acclaimed debut album and cements her as the first solo female artist to have a UK number one since Adele in 2015.

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Manic Street Preachers, Arena Birmingham, April 27

The Manics are coming to Birmingham during their biggest series of live shows in more than a decade.

Resistance Is Futile, the band’s 13th studio album, is due for release on April 6, 2018, on Columbia/Sony.

Support on all dates comes from Merseyside rock band The Coral.

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Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, Arena Birmingham, May 1

The band, which Noel formed after leaving Oasis, are touring after releasing their third album Who Built the Moon.

Noel’s brother Liam won praise for his solo tour when he visited Birmingham in December.

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The Vamps, Genting Arena, May 4

The Vamps are coming home to Brum!

The Birmingham shows are always special for the band as lead singer Brad Simpson is from Sutton Coldfield and bassist Connor Ball is from Hatton, near Warwick.

James McVey (lead guitar and vocals) and Tristan Evans (drums and vocals) make up the four-piece band who have become huge over the last few years.

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Tears for Fears, Arena Birmingham, May 5

Tears For Fears are back and embarking on their first UK tour for 12 years.

They will play eight dates on the first leg of their Rule The World 2018 tour, including Arena Birmingham.

Since forming in 1981, the duo of Roland Orzabal and Curt Smith have sold 30 million albums and had a string of hits including Everybody Wants to Rule the World, Shout, Mad World and Sowing the Seeds of Love.

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Nickelback, Genting Arena, May 10

Nickelback have announced a new Feed The Machine 2018 UK Tour
Nickelback have announced a new Feed The Machine 2018 UK Tour

The Canadian rockers wrapped a huge 45-city tour of North America in 2017, playing to mre than 600,000 fans.

The Feed The Machine Tour marks the band’s triumphant return to Europe following their 9th studio album of the same name released on BMG.

It will include special guests Seether.

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Bryan Adams, Genting Arena, May 25

Singer Bryan Adams is touring the UK in 2018 after releasing his new album Ultimate, on November 3.

The new album is a mix of new tracks and enormous hits from his back catalogue including Everything I Do I Do It For You, Can’t Stop This Thing We’ve Started and Summer of 69

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The Beat, Buzzcocks, The Selecter and Stiff Little Fingers, NEC, May 27

Four of the best ska and original punk bands are performing a special outdoor show.

It follows the success this summer of The Specials and Toots & The Maytals playing in the same space at the NEC, organised by the people behind the Slam Dunk Festival.

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Katy Perry, Arena Birmingham, June 14

The American singer will stop off hin Birmingham as part of her travels around the UK and Europe on the Witness tour.

Witness will be the pop princess’s first show since the 151-date Prismatic world tour which ended in 2015 and was described by Rolling Stone as “a show to damage retinas and blow minds”.

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Roger Waters, Arena Birmingham, July 7

Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters is playing across the UK in 2018. The critically acclaimed show Us + Them has gained rave reviews during its US tour.

The tour title is derived from the 1974 track Us And Them, from the multi-million selling album The Dark Side Of The Moon.

It will showcase highlights from Waters’s body of work, with songs from Pink Floyd’s greatest albums (Wish You Were Here, The Wall, Animals and Dark Side Of The Moon), along with tracks from his critically acclaimed new album Is This The Life We Really Want?

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Iron Maiden, Genting Arena, August 7

Following the massively successful global tour of 2016-17 in support of their 16th studio album The Book Of Souls, the band will take to the road again in 2018.

Iron Maiden are set to thrill fans with a series of arena and festival shows in Europe on the Legacy Of The Beast World Tour.

The concept for tour was inspired by Maiden’s mobile game and comic book of the same name.

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Shania Twain, Arena Birmingham, September 24

The Queen of Country Pop has announced six unmissable UK and Ireland arena dates – including a Birmingham show.

This is the first time Shania has toured here in 13 years.

The multi-platinum, multi-award winning Canadian singer songwriter has never sounded better in her career which spans three decades.

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Jeff Lynne’s ELO, Arena Birmingham, October 10 & 12

Jeff Lynne's ELO

Jeff Lynne is returning to his home city for a 2018 concert.

The Brummie rocker re-formed ELO with former member Richard Tandy in 2014, almost three decades after it disbanded.

Now known as Jeff Lynne’s ELO, the new incarnation of the group began recording and touring again, releasing new album Alone in the Universe in November 2015 .

It featured the single When I Was a Boy, with lyrics about Jeff growing up in Birmingham.

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Human League, Arena Birmingham, December 1

Fronted by former hospital porter, Philip Oakey – and featuring dancers Susan Ann Sulley and Joanne Catherall – electro pop band the Human League went on to record some of the most influential songs of the 80s.

Famous for songs such as Don’t You Want Me Baby, Mirror Man and Tell Me When – the Human League will be supported by Midge Ure’s Band Electronica.

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