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Kool & The Gang

26 July 2024

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PLUS SPECIAL GUESTS THE REAL THING

FOR ONE NIGHT ONLY!

Legendary Grammy Award-winning funk and soul band Kool & The Gang have today announced a very special UK headline show at Liverpool M&S Bank Arena on Friday 26th July. Joining them as special guests will be Liverpool’s soul legends, The Real Thing.

Celebrating their 60th anniversary this year, Kool & The Gang have performed continuously longer than any R&B group in history and their bulletproof funk and jazzy arrangements have also made them the most sampled R&B band of all time. The heavily-in-demand band has continued to tour the world, appearing most recently alongside Kid Rock, Dave Matthews Band, Elton John, The Roots, and a 50-city tour with the legendary rock band, Van Halen.

Thanks to iconic songs like “Celebration”, “Get Down On It”, “Cherish”, “Jungle Boogie”, “Summer Madness”, and “Open Sesame”, they’ve earned two Grammy Awards, seven American Music Awards, a BET Soul Train Lifetime Achievement Award, star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, 25 Top Ten R&B hits, 9 Top Ten Pop hits and 31 gold and platinum albums.

With six decades of hits, the internationally celebrated group released their critically acclaimed 34th studio album 'People Just Wanna Have Fun' last year. The 15-track project, which is helmed by founding members bassist Robert "Kool" Bell and keyboardist-drummer George "Funky" Brown, follows the release of their single, “Let's Party” featuring Sha Sha Jones. Today, they enjoy global fame and recognition and a following that spans generations due in part to the groups widely sampled catalogue.

Renowned for their electric live performances, be part of a night of music history and get ready for a huge celebration of all their timeless hits and classic tracks for one night only at Liverpool M&S Bank Arena on 26th July!

Under 14's must be accompanied by an adult

VIP Notes: VIP Notes: Ultimate Celebration VIP Package
• Experience this unique concert from one of the very best seats in the house.
• A unique opportunity to meet Kool & the Gang before the concert and have your photo taken with them*
• Receive an exclusive Kool & the Gang gift.
• Pick up your commemorative VIP laminate.

*Kool & the Gang will be available for a photo using customers own phone or camera, with the photo taken by a member of the VIP team. Please note, there may be a distance between yourself and the artist for the photo.

Hospitality

  • One Night Only

    SODEXO LIVE! LOUNGE - £160 per person (Includes Premium Seat, (BLOCK 17), Exclusive Lounge Seat, Delicious Food Platter and Welcome Drink)
  • One Night Only

    SODEXO LIVE! LOUNGE - £160 per person (Includes Premium Seat, (BLOCK 17), Exclusive Lounge Seat, 'Albert Dock' Platter and Welcome Drink)

  • Bus

  • Car

  • Train

  • Plane

Most Liverpool city centre bound buses will call at either Queen Square bus station (a 15-minute walk) or Liverpool ONE Bus Station, which is only a five minute walk to M&S Bank Arena.

For further information on bus routes within Merseyside, you can visit https://www.merseytravel.gov.uk/customer-information/routes-and-maps/

For up-to-date information on all bus, train and ferry services, call Traveline Merseyside on 0871 200 22 33, open 8am – 8pm, 364 days a year or visit www.merseytravel.gov.uk

For all car journeys it's best to follow the white on brown tourist route signs for the Waterfront. These signs are visible on the major routes into the city. Exhibition Centre Liverpool is situated on the Kings Dock directly adjacent to the south side of the Albert Dock. Upon arrival, the Kings Dock entrance is clearly sign posted.

From the North...

Leave the M6 at junction 26 and follow signs for M58 Liverpool. Follow to end of M58 and then take signs for A59 Liverpool. Continue to follow Liverpool City Centre until picking up signs for the Waterfront. 

From the South...

Leave the M6 at junction 21A and take the M62 to Liverpool. At the end of the M62 follow signs for Liverpool City Centre along Edge Lane, picking up and following signs for Waterfront. 

From the south...

Avanti West Coast operates hourly, direct services from London Euston to Liverpool Lime Street (with a journey time of just over two hours). Other long-distance rail services also operate into Liverpool Lime Street station.

M&S Bank Arena is a 20-minute walk from Lime Street or a short taxi ride. You can also transfer at Lime Street onto the underground Wirral Line trains to James Street station (10 minute walk) or catch the CityLink Route C4 (7am – 8pm) directly to the venue. If travelling from outside Merseyside, you can catch an underground train to James Street station from Lime Street station, inclusive of the cost of your train ticket.

Flying into Liverpool John Lennon Airport...

A taxi from the airport to the city centre will take approximately 20 minutes or the express bus service Route 500 will take approximately 25 minutes, dropping you off within a five minute walk of M&S Bank Arena, while Manchester’s international airport is just 45 minutes away by car.

This is a full arena seated event. This is a standard seating layout for M&S Bank Arena for guidance only, as each event layout is unique, so please refer to the individual plan provided when booking your tickets online as the actual layout may differ from this image.  

Full Arena Seated End Stage

You can find more venue layout plans here.

Accessibility Map

Accessibility Map

Accessible Bookings

To book accessible tickets please call our box office on 0344 8000 400 on the day that the event goes on sale - this applies to both presale and general sale. 

Our contact centre is open Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.

The M&S Bank Arena has recently partnered with Nimbus Disability and The Access Card to ensure customers' needs are met at events. Nimbus is one of the country’s leading providers of disability-related advice and support to professional organisations and is recognised as a leading authority on accessible ticketing in the UK.

To ensure the right tickets are sold to the right people, we will require all access bookers for events at ACC Liverpool to provide us with a Nimbus registration number to qualify for any accessible tickets or discounts available at the time of booking. Registering is free to Ticket Quarter customers with an option to upgrade for £15 to have access to all participating venues. For more information please visit here.