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

Circa Waves

Circa Waves

13th September 2020

Circa Waves have announced new tour for September 2020 which includes a date at 02 Academy Glasgow on Sunday 13th!
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Keith Urban - CANCELLED

Keith Urban - CANCELLED

28th September 2020

In 2020, Keith Urban will bring his brand new show Keith Urban Live to the UK, don't miss it at the O2 Academy Glasgow on September 28th!
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Lucy Spraggan

Lucy Spraggan

15th November 2020

Lucy Spraggan's sixth album will be called Choices, and it comes with a UK tour in November, catch Lucy live at the O2 Academy Glasgow on Sunday 15th!
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Skunk Anansie

Skunk Anansie

1st December 2020

Skunk Anansie have announced a massive UK tour for 2020 including a night at the O2 Academy Glasgow on December 1st!
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Heaven 17

Heaven 17

12th December 2020

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 December 12th!
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Midland

Midland

13th December 2020

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 December 13th!
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48 Hour Party People Winter Weekender 2020

48 Hour Party People Winter Weekender 2020

18th December 2020 - 19th December 2020

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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Sleeper & The Bluetones

Sleeper & The Bluetones

6th February 2021

Two of Brit-pops big hitters, Sleeper and The Bluetones, will play the O2 Academy Glasgow on Saturday 6th February!
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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The Howlin Wolf Glasgow

The Howlin Wolf Glasgow

100 Bath Street, Glasgow City Centre G2 2EN

The Howlin’ Wolf is a Bar, Kitchen & Venue for lovers of Blues, Soul, Homemade Food, Rock N Roll, Cocktails & Tall Tales!With a range of Craft and world...
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King Tuts Wah Wah Hut

King Tuts Wah Wah Hut

272a St Vincent Street, Glasgow City Centre G2 5RL

Since its inception in 1990, King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut has been at the forefront of the Scottish live music scene and continues to be one of the most celebrated venues in the world.
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13th Note

13th Note

50-60 King Street, Glasgow City Centre G1 5QT

The 13th Note is an independent music venue (also hosting comedy and theatre and art), bar & vegetarian & vegan cafe which also stocking a fine selection of beers!
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Theatre Royal Glasgow

Theatre Royal Glasgow

282 Hope Street, Glasgow City Centre G2 3QA

The Theatre Royal Glasgow presents a wide variety of drama, dance, comedy, opera, musical and children’s theatre! Find out what's on and book your tickets online with What's On Glasgow!
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Sweeneys On The Park

Sweeneys On The Park

962 Pollokshaws Road, Glasgow South Side G41 2ET

Sweeney's On The Park is open 7 days a week and has a wide range of live music to accommodate all tastes 6 days a week plus our Sunday night quiz!
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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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The Garage

The Garage

490 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow City Centre G2 3LW

The Garage is open seven days a week, 365 days a year. We are Scotland's biggest nightclub, beloved for our club nights and as a live music venue!
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The Merchants House of Glasgow

The Merchants House of Glasgow

7 West George Street, Glasgow City Centre G2 1BA

The Merchants House of Glasgow is situated at the corner of George Square and West George Street and is home to one of the most ancient and prestigious organisations in the City of Glasgow.
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The Rum Shack Glasgow

The Rum Shack Glasgow

657 - 659 Pollokshaws Road, Glasgow South Side G41 2AB

The Rum Shack is Glasgow's original Caribbean bar, canteen and venue!
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Fort Theatre

Fort Theatre

Fort Theatre Kenmure Avenue, Bishopbriggs G64 2DW

The Fort Theatre is home to the Antonine Theatre Group who perform at least two full-length plays and a pantomime per season. Cabaret nights are also a regular feature in the theatre group's calendar.
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