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

121 Eglinton Street, Glasgow City Centre G5 9NT
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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

Louis Tomlinson

Louis Tomlinson

20th February 2021

Powering into 2020 with the release of his long-awaited debut solo album, Walls, Louis Tomlinson will embark on an extensive headline tour including a night at the O2 Academy Glasgow in February!
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Circa Waves

Circa Waves

4th March 2021

Circa Waves have announced new tour for 2021 which includes a date at 02 Academy Glasgow on Thursday 4th March!
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Festival of The Dead

Festival of The Dead

19th March 2021

After a sellout tour across the UK in 2019, Festival of The Dead returns to Glasgow with their new show, Paradise Apocalypse, on Friday 19th March!
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Blossoms

Blossoms

24th March 2021

Blossoms have announced details of a new UK tour including a date at Glasgow's O2 Academy on Wednesday 24th March 2021!
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Michael Kiwanuka

Michael Kiwanuka

26th March 2021

Don't miss acclaimed singer-songwriter, Michael Kiwanuka, when he performs live at the O2 Academy Glasgow on 26th March!
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Hard Generation Presents Darren Styles

Hard Generation Presents Darren Styles

27th March 2021

Hard Generation presents one of the scene's biggest trailblazers, DJ and producer Darren Styles live at the O2 Academy Glasgow on Saturday 27th March!
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The Stranglers

The Stranglers

1st April 2021 - 2nd April 2021

One of the UK's most exciting, credible and influential British groups, The Stranglers, are set for an extensive, full production tour including two nights at the O2 Academy Glasgow!
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HRVY

HRVY

4th April 2021

Rising pop superstar HRVY is a headline force to be reckoned with! Catch him live at the O2 Academy Glasgow on 4th April 2021!
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The Hunna

The Hunna

8th April 2021

The Hunna, one of the most exciting young rock bands to emerge from the UK, are heading out on tour, catch them at the O2 Academy Glasgow on April 8th!
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Courtney Act

Courtney Act

9th April 2021

Get your dose of the fabulous Courtney Act and her brand new pop-cabaret show when she comes to the O2 Academy Glasgow on Friday 9th April!
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Lucy Spraggan

Lucy Spraggan

12th April 2021

Lucy Spraggan's sixth album will be called Choices, and it comes with a UK tour in April, catch Lucy live at the O2 Academy Glasgow on Monday 12th!
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Jax Jones

Jax Jones

13th April 2021

Ivor Novello, Grammy and two-time BRIT Award nominated producer, DJ and multi-instrumentalist, Jax Jones, will brings the party to the O2 Academy Glasgow on 13th April!
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Jessie Ware

Jessie Ware

14th April 2021

Jessie Ware will celebrate her fourth album with a string of headline dates in April 2021 including a night at the O2 Academy Glasgow on the 14th!
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Apocalyptica & Epica

Apocalyptica & Epica

17th April 2021

Apocalyptica & Epica are bringing their 'Epic Apocalypse' tour to the O2 Academy Glasgow on Saturday 17th 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

18th April 2021

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 18th April!
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Funeral For A Friend

Funeral For A Friend

20th April 2021

Funeral For A Friend have announced that they are back together and will tour the UK in 2021, catch them at O2 Academy Glasgow on 20th April!
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Brendan Schaub: 50 Shades of Brown

Brendan Schaub: 50 Shades of Brown

22nd April 2021

Don't miss American stand-up comic, podcast host and TV personality Brendan Schaub live at the O2 Academy Glasgow on April 22nd!
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Scotland Calling

Scotland Calling

24th April 2021

Scotland Calling is back in 2021 for another punk-rock extravaganza at the O2 Academy Glasgow featuring sets from Cockney Rejects, The Dickies, UK Subs and many more, don't miss it!
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The Teskey Brothers

The Teskey Brothers

25th April 2021

Melbourne four-piece The Teskey Brothers have announced their 'Feet On The Ground Tour' stopping at the O2 Academy Glasgow on 25th April 2021!
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The White Buffalo

The White Buffalo

26th April 2021

The White Buffalo is the country crooner whose music found fame in the Sons Of Anarchy series and he's coming to the O2 Academy Glasgow on April 26th!
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Doug Stanhope

Doug Stanhope

28th April 2021

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 April 28th!
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Craig David presents TS5

Craig David presents TS5

29th April 2021

Craig David is bringing the world-renowned DJ show TS5 back to the UK for more parties throughout the nation, catch it at the O2 Academy Glasgow on Thursday 29th April!
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The Dualers

The Dualers

1st May 2021

9-piece Jamaican Rhythm & Blues band, The Dualers, will tour the UK in 2021! Don't miss them at the O2 Academy Glasgow on May 1st!
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The Vamps

The Vamps

2nd May 2021

The Vamps are set to tour the UK in 2021! Catch them live at the O2 Academy Glasgow on 2nd May!
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Dermot Kennedy

Dermot Kennedy

4th May 2021 - 5th May 2021

Irish singer-songwriter, Dermot Kennedy, follows the release of his number one debut album, Without Fear, with his biggest ever UK tour which includes two nights at the O2 Academy Glasgow!
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Joe Satriani

Joe Satriani

6th May 2021

Joe Satriani is taking The Shapeshifting Tour across Europe, catch him live at the O2 Academy Glasgow on 6th May 2021!
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Ellie Goulding

Ellie Goulding

10th May 2021

Ellie Goulding will tour the UK in Spring 2021 in support of her new album Brightest Blue, catch her at the O2 Academy Glasgow on May 10th!
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Headie One

Headie One

11th May 2021

Headie One takes to the stage with his incredible debut album, Edna! Catch him live at the O2 Academy Glasgow on 11th May!
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D-Block Europe

D-Block Europe

14th May 2021

D-Block Europe have steadily positioned themselves as pioneers of a whole new wave of rap, catch them live at the O2 Academy Glasgow on 14th May!
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BROCKHAMPTON

BROCKHAMPTON

19th May 2021

America's favourite rap boyband, BROCKHAMPTON, are now set for a major UK headline tour, catch them at the O2 Academy Glasgow on May 19th!
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George Clinton

George Clinton

26th May 2021

After 50 years of funkin' around the world, George Clinton and the Parliament Funkadelic will bid farewell with a series of goodbye live shows, don't miss them at the O2 Academy on May 26th!
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Becky Hill

Becky Hill

27th May 2021

Chart topping pop star Becky Hill is hitting the road with her biggest tour to date! Catch her at O2 Academy Glasgow on 27th May!
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Hardstyle Superheroes

Hardstyle Superheroes

28th May 2021

Hardstyle Superheroes are bringing Da Tweekaz back by popular demand on Friday 28th May at the O2 Academy Glasgow!
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Faith No More

Faith No More

9th June 2021

Faith No More have announced at string of UK dates including a night at the O2 Academy Glasgow on June 9th!
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Supergrass

Supergrass

12th June 2021

After two storming shows at The Barrowlands in February, Supergrass will return to Glasgow and the O2 Academy on Saturday 12th June 2021!
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Skunk Anansie

Skunk Anansie

13th June 2021

Skunk Anansie have announced a massive UK tour for 2021 including a night at the O2 Academy Glasgow on 13th June!
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Waterparks

Waterparks

29th June 2021

Houston pop-rock trio Waterparks are coming to Glasgow for a huge headline show at the O2 Academy on 29th June!
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The Damned

The Damned

17th July 2021

The original line-up of The Damned are reuniting for a one-off UK tour in 2021, catch them live at the O2 Academy Glasgow on 17th July!
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Clutch

Clutch

22nd July 2021

US Rock band CLUTCH are pleased to announce a headline show at the O2 Academy Glasgow on Thursday 22nd July!
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Insane Championship Wrestling: Shug’s Hoose Party

Insane Championship Wrestling: Shug’s Hoose Party

25th July 2021

Insane Championship Wrestling is bringing its fast-paced, high-octane over 18s pro wrestling action to Glasgow's O2 Academy for Shug's Hoose Party on 25th July 2021!
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The Libertines

The Libertines

6th August 2021

The Libertines will return to Glasgow on Friday 6th August 2021 with a show at the O2 Academy!
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Sleeper & The Bluetones

Sleeper & The Bluetones

7th August 2021

Two of Brit-pops big hitters, Sleeper and The Bluetones, will play the O2 Academy Glasgow on Saturday 7th August!
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The LaFontaines

The LaFontaines

20th August 2021

There is no band in the world quite like The LaFontaines, don't miss your chance to catch them live at the O2 Academy Glasgow on Friday 20th August!
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Two Door Cinema Club

Two Door Cinema Club

21st August 2021

Northern Irish trio, Two Door Cinema Club, are back on tour and coming to the O2 Academy Glasgow on Saturday 21st August 2021!
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Roy Orbison & the Traveling Wilburys Experience

Roy Orbison & the Traveling Wilburys Experience

28th August 2021

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 August 28th 2021!
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The Bohemians - A Night of Queen

The Bohemians - A Night of Queen

3rd September 2021

Enjoy a high energy roller coaster ride of a concert courtesy of Queen Tribute band The Bohemians at the O2 Academy Glasgow on September 3rd!
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Agnes Obel

Agnes Obel

4th September 2021

Critically acclaimed composer, singer and pianist, Agnes Obel will bring her captivating live show to the O2 Academy Glasgow on 4th September 2021!
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Midland

Midland

6th September 2021

Midland's music is truly a sound decades in the making that's just right for today, experience it for yourself at the O2 Academy Glasgow on September 6th!
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MEUTE

MEUTE

8th September 2021

MEUTE are music's 'worst kept secret', advanced booking is highly recommended for their upcoming show at the O2 Academy Glasgow on September 8th!
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elbow

elbow

10th September 2021

elbow have announced a twenty-one date UK tour ahead of the launch of their new album 'Giants of All Sizes', catch them at the O2 Academy Glasgow on September 10th 2021!
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Kim Wilde

Kim Wilde

18th September 2021

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 18th September 2021!
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dodie

dodie

20th September 2021

An artist for the ages, dodie will tour her debut album 'Build A Problem' in 2021, catch her live at O2 Academy Glasgow on Monday 20th September!
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Go West & Paul Young

Go West & Paul Young

25th September 2021

Go West and Paul Young, are teaming up for a co-headline tour, performing all their hits on a bumper bill of nostalgic pop! Catch them at the O2 Academy Glasgow on 25th September 2021!
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LANY

LANY

27th September 2021

LANY have confirmed a brand new UK tour for 2021 including a night at the O2 Academy Glasgow on Monday 27th September!
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Behemoth & Arch Enemy

Behemoth & Arch Enemy

30th September 2021

Two of Europe's most revered metal bands, Behemoth & Arch Enemy, are bringing their European Siege 2021 tour to the O2 Academy Glasgow on 30th September!
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The Undertones

The Undertones

8th October 2021

Influential punk band, The Undertones, will follow the release of their best of, West Bank Songs 1978 - 1983, with a show at the O2 Academy Glasgow on 8th October 2021!
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Rend Collective

Rend Collective

22nd October 2021

Rend Collective is an eclectic group of multi-instrumentalists from Ireland, catch them live at the O2 Academy Glasgow on 22nd October 2021!
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Heels of Hell

Heels of Hell

27th October 2021

Bringing some of the best drag entertainment to the O2 Academy Glasgow on October 27th 2021, Heels of Hell is a Halloween spooktacular not to be missed!
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OMD

OMD

1st November 2021

OMD (Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark) have announced a 15 date UK arena tour for 2021 which will see them stop off at the O2 Academy Glasgow on November 1st!
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Fish

Fish

14th November 2021

Fish returns to UK stages with his final album 'Weltschmerz', catch him at the O2 Academy Glasgow on Sunday 14th November 2021!
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Heaven 17

Heaven 17

25th November 2021

Synth-pop masters, Heaven 17, will mark their 40th anniversary by performing their greatest hits and highlights on a UK tour, catch them at the O2 Academy Glasgow on 25th November 2021!
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48 Hour Party People Winter Weekender

48 Hour Party People Winter Weekender

3rd December 2021 - 4th December 2021

The best tribute bands in the business descend on Glasgow for a weekend of live music, With tributes to, Oasis, Blur, Stone Roses, Happy Mondays, James, Pulp The Smiths & Shed Seven!
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Lamb Of God

Lamb Of God

16th December 2021

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 16th December 2021!
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Kelvingrove Bandstand and Amphitheatre

Kelvingrove Bandstand and Amphitheatre

Kelvingrove Park Kelvin Way, Glasgow West End G12 8NR

The Kelvingrove Bandstand and Amphitheatre offers a unique open air performance space in the idyllic grounds of Kelvingrove Park!
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Meet Me At The Corner

Meet Me At The Corner

44 Main Street, Milngavie G62 6BU

Meet Me At The Corner are a Cafe / Bar / Venue based in Milngavie on the outskirts of Glasgow at the beginning of The West Highland Way. We have a great...
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The SSE Hydro

The SSE Hydro

Scottish Event Campus Exhibition Way, Glasgow City Centre G3 8YW

Find out what's on at The SSE Hydro in Glasgow and book your tickets online with What's On Glasgow!
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Jinty McGuintys

Jinty McGuintys

21/29 Ashton Lane, Glasgow West End G12 8SJ

In Jinty's you will find great staff, great Guinness and great food as well as live music and don't miss our legendary St Patrick's Day celebrations with all day music, good food and oysters.
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The National Piping Centre

The National Piping Centre

30-34 McPhater Street, Glasgow City Centre G4 0HW

The National Piping Centre, Glasgow was created in 1996, as the world centre for excellence in the promotion and study of the Great Highland Bagpipe.
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Audio Glasgow

Audio Glasgow

14 Midland Street, Glasgow City Centre G1 4PP

Music Venue & Club based in the Tunnels of Central Station, Glasgow which previously housed the legendary Rockers Music Venue. Licensed till 3am 7 Days...
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Kings Theatre Glasgow

Kings Theatre Glasgow

297 Bath Street, Glasgow City Centre G2 4JN

The King's Theatre Glasgow is one of Scotland's most historic and significant theatres, find out what's on and book your tickets online with What's On Glasgow!
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Darvel Town Hall

Darvel Town Hall

Darvel Town Hall Main Street, Darvel KA17 0AQ

Darvel Town Hall is a magnificent two storey ‘B Listed’ building which sits prominently on the Main Street in the centre of the village. The venue...
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On The Fringe

On The Fringe

Unit 12, Shawlands Shopping Centre, 104 Kilmarnock Road, Glasgow South Side G41 3NN

On The Fringe is a welcoming creative community hub at the heart of the Southside of Glasgow!
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The Shed

The Shed

26 Langside Avenue, Glasgow South Side G41 2QS

Formerly known as The Marlborough Ballroom, The Shed is the biggest and best nightclub in the south side of Glasgow, as well as a bustling arts and entertainment venue!
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