O2 Academy Glasgow

O2 Academy Glasgow has made an outstanding contribution to Scotland’s vibrant live music scene since its arrival in the city in 2003.

O2 Academy Glasgow

About O2 Academy Glasgow

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The venue made a fantastic first impression with a successful launch week that saw the stage christened by Deacon Blue on 26 March followed by Bryan Ferry and the Sugababes playing in celebration of the doors opening. The Grade B listed building was restored to its former glory, returning much of the original splendour after being closed for 10 years.

The history of the building and the site where O2 Academy Glasgow now stands is both fascinating and tragic. In 1825, on the same spot, was the Eglinton St United Secession Church, until it was converted to The New Bedford Picture House in 1921. It sadly burnt down and was completely destroyed just over ten years later in 1932 but rebuilt and opened on 31 December the same year. It finally closed on 18 July 1973, but it once again re-opened for business a few months later, this time as a Bingo hall until it was closed and boarded up in 1993 until the opening night a decade later.

O2 Academy Glasgow has hosted a diverse programme of events, from music and club nights to comedy, and attracted international musicians and home grown talent to the city. Since the first notes were sung and chords struck on the stage back in 2003, there have been numerous highlights including shows from Belle and Sebastian, The White Stripes, Frankie Boyle, The Prodigy, Motorhead, Foals, Stereophonics and Snoop Dogg.

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Upcoming Events at O2 Academy Glasgow

Roy Orbison & the Traveling Wilburys Experience

Roy Orbison & the Traveling Wilburys Experience

20th August 2022

Roy Orbison & the Traveling Wilburys Experience is a joyous, up-tempo feel-good celebration of classic pop music, catch it at the O2 Academy Glasgow on 20th August!
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Chris Young

Chris Young

25th August 2022

Chris Young has announced a string of headline shows this Summer including a night at the O2 Academy Glasgow on 25th August!
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The Cadillac Three

The Cadillac Three

26th August 2022

The Cadillac Three are heading out on tour to celebrate their 10th anniversary, catch them live at the O2 Academy Glasgow on 26th August!
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Fleet Foxes

Fleet Foxes

31st August 2022

Fleet Foxes are heading out on tour in 2022 with a night at the O2 Academy Glasgow on Wednesday 31st August!
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Sean Paul

Sean Paul

1st September 2022

The multi award-winning, global chart-topping Sean Paul brings his new UK tour 'Scorcha' to the O2 Academy Glasgow on Thursday 1st September!
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The Bohemians - A Night of Queen

The Bohemians - A Night of Queen

2nd September 2022

Enjoy a high energy roller coaster ride of a concert courtesy of Queen Tribute band The Bohemians at the O2 Academy Glasgow on September 2nd!
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Agnes Obel

Agnes Obel

3rd September 2022

Critically acclaimed composer, singer and pianist, Agnes Obel will bring her captivating live show to the O2 Academy Glasgow on 3rd September!
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The Magnetic Fields

The Magnetic Fields

5th September 2022

The legendary Magnetic Fields are back and they're heading to UK shores for a series of shows this September including a night at the O2 Academy Glasgow!
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Brennan Heart

Brennan Heart

9th September 2022

Dutch dance industry don Brennan Heart has announced a headline show at the O2 Academy Glasgow on Friday 9th September!
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Jo Whiley’s 90s Anthems Tour

Jo Whiley’s 90s Anthems Tour

10th September 2022

Jo Whiley's 90s Anthems Tour is coming to the O2 Academy Glasgow on 10th September... bringing you all the best tracks from the greatest decade for music!
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Kim Wilde

Kim Wilde

13th September 2022

Kim Wilde and her incredible live band are heading back on the road for a Greatest Hits tour, catch them at the O2 Academy Glasgow on 13th September 2022!
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Aminé

Aminé

15th September 2022

Portland rapper Aminé heads out on a huge worldwide tour, billed as the 'Best Tour Ever', catch him live at O2 Academy Glasgow on 15th September!
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Doug Stanhope

Doug Stanhope

23rd September 2022

Comedian Doug Stanhope takes a brutal look at the stupidity of society and politics today in a vicious, no-holds-barred show at the O2 Academy Glasgow on 23rd September!
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Ian Brown

Ian Brown

26th September 2022

Ian Brown is heading out on his first solo headline tour in over a decade in September, don't miss him live at the O2 Academy Glasgow on Monday 26th!
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Primus - CANCELLED

Primus - CANCELLED

27th September 2022

Primus have announced they'll pay tribute to RUSH's classic 1977 album 'A Farewell to Kings' with their 'A Tribute To Kings' show at the O2 Academy Glasgow on 27th September!
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NE-YO

NE-YO

27th September 2022

Grammy award-winning NE-YO has announced his first UK tour in six year in support of his new album, Self Explanatory, he'll headline the O2 Academy Glasgow on 27th September!
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AJR

AJR

28th September 2022

Multi-platinum indie pop trio AJR will tour their brilliant fourth full-length album, OK ORCHESTRA in 2022, including a night at the O2 Academy Glasgow on 28th September!
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Behemoth & Arch Enemy

Behemoth & Arch Enemy

29th September 2022

Two of Europe's most revered metal bands, Behemoth & Arch Enemy, are bringing their European Siege 2022 tour to the O2 Academy Glasgow on 29th September!
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Anthrax

Anthrax

30th September 2022

Thrash metal icons Anthrax are extending their 40th Anniversary celebrations with a huge UK tour, catch them live at the O2 Academy Glasgow on 30th September 2022!
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Clairo

Clairo

2nd October 2022

American singer-songwriter Clairo heads to UK shores to tour her critically acclaimed second studio album, Sling! Catch her at the O2 Academy Glasgow on 2nd October!
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Digga D

Digga D

3rd October 2022

Don't miss rapper, songwriter and drill sensation, Digga D live at the O2 Academy Glasgow on 3rd October as part of his Naughty By Nature tour!
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Snarky Puppy

Snarky Puppy

4th October 2022

The multi-Grammy-Award-winning musical collective, Snarky Puppy is back with a unique fusion of all things jazz funk and soul! Catch them live at the O2 Academy Glasgow on 4th October!
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Aitch

Aitch

6th October 2022

Platinum-selling, BRIT-nominated Manchester rapper Aitch takes his debut album Close To Home on the road! Catch him live at the O2 Academy Glasgow on 6th October!
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Godsmack

Godsmack

8th October 2022

Multi-platinum, Grammy-Award nominated, Boston bastion of hard rock, Godsmack have announced a UK tour including a night at the O2 Academy Glasgow on Saturday 8th October!
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The Driver Era

The Driver Era

10th October 2022

Ross and Rocky Lynch, AKA The Driver Era, will bring their latest tour to the O2 Academy Glasgow on 10th October!
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Counting Crows

Counting Crows

14th October 2022

Counting Crows will bring The Butter Miracle Tour to the UK and Ireland in autumn 2022! Catch them at O2 Academy Glasgow on Friday 14th October!
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Inhaler

Inhaler

16th October 2022

Dublin quartet Inhaler are back playing their biggest shows to date, catch them live at the O2 Academy Glasgow on Sunday 16th October!
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The Enemy

The Enemy

21st October 2022

2022 marks the 15th anniversary of 'We'll Live And Die In These Towns' and The Enemy are celebrating with a UK reunion tour, including a date at O2 Academy Glasgow on 21st October!
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The Snuts

The Snuts

25th October 2022

The Snuts are one of the most exciting acts in the UK right now! Don't miss them live at the O2 Academy Glasgow on 25th October as part of their 'Burn The Empire' tour!
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Heels of Hell

Heels of Hell

27th October 2022

Bringing some of the best drag entertainment to the O2 Academy Glasgow on 27th October, Heels of Hell is a spectacular not to be missed!
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Festival of The Dead

Festival of The Dead

28th October 2022

Europe's biggest touring Halloween show returns to the O2 Academy Glasgow on Friday 28th October with its high octane mash up of circus, clubbing and carnival set to a blazing live soundtrack!
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Skid Row

Skid Row

31st October 2022

Reclaiming their title as the kings of hard rock, Skid Row head out on an almighty tour, in celebration of their latest studio album, The Gang's All Here!
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Maggie Rogers

Maggie Rogers

1st November 2022

Maggie Rogers brings The Feral Joy Tour to the O2 Academy Glasgow on 1st November with special guest Samia!
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The Damned

The Damned

4th November 2022

The original line-up of The Damned are reuniting for a one-off UK tour in 2022, catch them live at the O2 Academy Glasgow on 4th November!
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Foreverland: Down The Rabbit Hole

Foreverland: Down The Rabbit Hole

5th November 2022

Foreverland, the World's most magical club night, will transform the O2 Academy Glasgow into an extra-terrestrial fairytale for a night of immersive raving!
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Sugababes

Sugababes

7th November 2022

Chart-topping, multi-platinum iconic London trio, Sugababes have announced a huge UK tour this autumn which includes a night at the O2 Academy Glasgow on 7th November!
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Tedeschi Trucks Band

Tedeschi Trucks Band

10th November 2022

12-member strong collective Tedeschi Trucks Band are coming to the O2 Academy Glasgow for a seated show on 10th November!
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Clutch

Clutch

11th November 2022

US Rock band CLUTCH are pleased to announce a headline show at the O2 Academy Glasgow on 11th November 2022!
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Jamie T

Jamie T

14th November 2022

South Londoner Jamie T makes his welcome return to touring, with brand new music from his latest album, The Theory of Whatever... don't miss him live at O2 Academy Glasgow on 14th November!
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Brett Young

Brett Young

15th November 2022

Multi-Platinum country star Brett Young has announced a tour in support of his album, Weekends Look a Little Different These Days, don't miss him live at the O2 Academy Glasgow on 15th November!
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Fontaines D.C.

Fontaines D.C.

17th November 2022 - 18th November 2022

In support of their third album, Fontaines D.C. have announced a UK and Ireland tour, which includes two nights at the O2 Academy Glasgow on 17th and 18th November!
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Sea Girls

Sea Girls

19th November 2022

Don't miss Sea Girls, one of the most enthralling young indie guitar bands to have emerged in recent times, live at the O2 Academy Glasgow on Saturday 19th November!
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Blossoms

Blossoms

22nd November 2022

Fresh from a run of huge summer gigs and festivals, Blossoms have announced an extensive UK tour including a night at the O2 Academy Glasgow on 22nd November!
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First Aid Kit

First Aid Kit

28th November 2022

The two-time BRIT Award-nominated Söderberg sisters are back with their fifth studio album Palomino and a huge autumn tour which includes a stop at the O2 Academy Glasgow on November 28th!
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Shinedown

Shinedown

30th November 2022

Shinedown have announced their Planet Zero World Tour which will include a night at the O2 Academy Glasgow on 30th November with support from Asking Alexandria and Zero 9:36!
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The Proclaimers

The Proclaimers

1st December 2022 - 2nd December 2022

A year later than originally planned, The Proclaimers have announced a UK & Ireland tour for 2022! Don't miss them live at the O2 Academy Glasgow on 1st and 2nd December!
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Placebo

Placebo

3rd December 2022

World-renowned alt-rockers Placebo return with a major UK tour to follow the release of their new album, Never Let Me Go... catch them live at the O2 Academy Glasgow on 3rd December!
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Kehlani

Kehlani

9th December 2022

The Bay Area-born, two-time GRAMMY® Award-nominated, multiplatinum Kehlani, returns to tour UK shores with their lush third album, 'Blue Water Road'!
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Party People Presents - The Second Coming

Party People Presents - The Second Coming

10th December 2022

Party People presents The Second Coming at the O2 Academy Glasgow featuring The Complete Stone Roses, Definitely Oasis, Blur2, Pulp'd and more!
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Scouting For Girls

Scouting For Girls

11th December 2022

To celebrate the 15th Anniversary of their debut album, Scouting For Girls are heading out on tour! Catch them live at the O2 Academy Glasgow on Sunday 11th December!
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Lamb Of God

Lamb Of God

14th December 2022

Lamb of God are back in the UK for the first time in six years with their 'State Of Unrest' tour, don't miss them at the O2 Academy Glasgow on 14th December 2022!
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The View

The View

15th December 2022 - 18th December 2022

15 years after the launch of their debut album, The View have announced four headline shows at the O2 Academy Glasgow in December with support from Shambolics and The Roly Mo!
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Joey Bada$$

Joey Bada$$

20th December 2022

Following the release of his latest album, 2000, Joey Bada$$ has announced a headline show at the O2 Academy Glasgow on 20th December!
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Craig Charles Funk & Soul Club

Craig Charles Funk & Soul Club

28th December 2022

Don't miss a truly special 'Funk and Soul Club' Party full of funk, soul & disco hosted by DJ, Actor & BBC Radio 6 presenter Craig Charles at the O2 Academy Glasgow on 28th December!
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Wallows

Wallows

10th January 2023

Los-Angeles-based trio Wallows are heading out on a huge UK tour with their second album, Tell Me That It's Over! Catch them live at the O2 Academy Glasgow on 10th January!
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Trivium

Trivium

12th January 2023

Floridian metallers Trivium will follow their acclaimed 2020 album What The Dead Men Say with a 2021 UK tour, catch them live at the O2 Acadmey Glasgow on 12th January 2023!
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Kane Brown

Kane Brown

17th January 2023

Multi-Platinum global entertainer Kane Brown will bring his 'Drunk or Dreaming Tour' to the O2 Academy Glasgow on 17th January!
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PVRIS

PVRIS

23rd January 2023

Sultry synth-pop purveyors PVRIS are set to cross the pond for a UK tour which includes a night at the O2 Academy Glasgow on 23rd January!
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Apocalyptica & Epica

Apocalyptica & Epica

2nd February 2023

Apocalyptica & Epica are bringing their 'Epic Apocalypse' tour to the O2 Academy Glasgow on Thursday 2nd February!
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Gojira

Gojira

15th February 2023

Two-time Grammy-nominated, unmissable French titans Gojira are taking their seventh studio album 'Fortitude' on the road, don't miss them live at the O2 Academy Glasgow on 15th February!
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Sticky Fingers

Sticky Fingers

16th February 2023

Australian rock outfit Sticky Fingers will tour the UK in support of their fifth album, Lekkerboy, catch them at the O2 Academy Glasgow on February 16th!
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Paul Smith: Joker

Paul Smith: Joker

22nd February 2023 - 24th February 2023

Paul Smith is back on tour with his brand new show 'Joker', it's his biggest and funniest tour show to date and you can catch it at the O2 Academy Glasgow over three nights in February!
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Ice Nine Kills

Ice Nine Kills

7th March 2023

Horror metal act Ice Nine Kills have announced a headline show at the O2 Academy Glasgow on 7th March!
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The Undertones

The Undertones

11th March 2023

Don't miss influential punk band The Undertones when they return to headline the O2 Academy Glasgow on Saturday 11th March!
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W.A.S.P. - 40 Years Live

W.A.S.P. - 40 Years Live

21st March 2023

One of the most infamous, notorious, controversial heavy metal bands, W.A.S.P. mark their fortieth anniversary with a world tour which includes a night at the O2 Academy Glasgow on 21st March!
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I Prevail: The Trauma Tour

I Prevail: The Trauma Tour

22nd March 2023

US metalcore outfit, I Prevail, have set their sights on the UK... catch them live at O2 Academy Glasgow on 22nd March!
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Blackberry Smoke

Blackberry Smoke

27th March 2023

Blackberry Smoke have announced their 'You Hear Georgia Tour' will be stopping off at the O2 Academy Glasgow on 27th March!
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The Main Event

The Main Event

6th April 2023

Prepare for the hottest drag reunion of the year when 'The Main Event' returns to the O2 Academy Glasgow on Thursday 6th April!
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De La Soul - Celebrating 30 Years of De La Soul

De La Soul - Celebrating 30 Years of De La Soul

9th April 2023

Hailed as pioneers of hip hop, De La Soul are back on the road proving why they deserve that title, as they celebrate their 30th anniversary! Catch them at the O2 Academy Glasgow on 9th April!
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Elvana: Elvis Fronted Nirvana

Elvana: Elvis Fronted Nirvana

15th April 2023

Rock & Roll meets Grunge as Elvis fronts Nirvana and gives the band the front man it's been missing since '94... catch Elvana: Elvis Fronted Nirvana at the O2 Academy Glasgow on 15th April 2023!
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Scotland Calling

Scotland Calling

22nd April 2023

Scotland Calling is back in 2023 for another punk-rock extravaganza at the O2 Academy Glasgow featuring sets from The Exploited, Cockney Rejects, UK Subs and many more, don't miss it!
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The Dualers

The Dualers

6th May 2023

9-piece Jamaican Rhythm & Blues band, The Dualers, will tour the UK in 2023! Don't miss them at the O2 Academy Glasgow on 6th May!
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Joe Satriani

Joe Satriani

15th May 2023

Guitar legend Joe Satriani is taking The Shapeshifting Tour across Europe in 2023, catch him live at the O2 Academy Glasgow on 15th May!
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Dick & Dom In Da Bungalow Live

Dick & Dom In Da Bungalow Live

10th June 2023

20 years after the hit BBC show 'Da Bungalow' first burst on to our screens, quadruple Bafta award winners Dick & Dom are bringing their own special kind of mayhem to the O2 Academy Glasgow!
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