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Rick Astley

7 March 2024

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RICK ASTLEY WITH VERY SPECIAL GUESTS SCOUTING FOR GIRLS & THE LOTTERY WINNERS

POP legend Rick Astley, known for 80’s tour de force ‘Never Gonna Give You Up’, will be bringing his "Are We There Yet" Tour to Liverpool this March!

With over 40 million record sales worldwide to his name, the Merseyside-born singer has been a household name for more than 30 years.

It’s been 36 years since he first shot to fame, yet Rick Astley is now arguably a more prominent force in popular culture than he ever was. The endearingly boyish 57-year-old is still winning over new fans, whether he’s performing with Foo Fighters, Take That or Blossoms; becoming an unlikely social media sensation; or simply embracing the unending love that greets his era-defining smash ‘Never Gonna Give You Up’ which was boosted by its use in an intensely affecting scene in ‘Ted Lasso’. Indeed, since returning to #1 in 2016 with ‘50’, Rick has enjoyed the strongest run of album chart positions of his entire career.

Rick’s Glastonbury sets which made him the talk of the nation: first opening Saturday’s festivities in style with a triumphant performance which mixed crowd-pleasing ‘80s classics alongside some typically classy covers, and then later that day, his latest show with Blossoms as they teamed up for a euphoric, life-affirming set of classic songs by The Smiths.

A towering R&B ballad rich with warm live instrumentation, ‘Never Gonna Stop’ proves that Rick’s sumptuous voice continues to grow in stature. His vocals simmer with feeling as his lyrics explore the belief that a personal human connection is the one thing that can counteract the madness that permeates the world. 

Never Gonna Stop’ follows the album’s lead single ‘Dippin My Feet’, which received its first play courtesy of Zoe Ball at Radio 2. The two songs preview a twelve-track record, which was inspired, in part, by the vast open roads that Rick was surrounded by throughout last summer’s huge North American arena tour with New Kids on The Block, Salt-N-Pepa and En Vogue. 

PRAISE FOR RICK ASTLEY AT GLASTONBURY:

Up until today, people thought that Brinks-Mat was the biggest robbery in UK history, but that has just changed as Rick Astley has just stolen Glastonbury!” Dermot O’Leary

Arise Rick Astley, the newly crowned King of Glastonbury Festival. Pop’s all-round gentleman proved to be one of the major highlights of Worthy Farm.” - Clash

A mass singalong of such volume that it threatens to drown Astley out entirely.” - The Guardian

What a set it was.” - NME

A brilliant addition to the festival.”- Rolling Stone

 

Under 14's must be accompanied by an adult. Tickets will be limited to 8 per person. 

VIP Detail:

Ultimate Rick Astley – Best Floor Seat Package
Enjoy the live show from a top price seated floor ticket
Commemorate your night with your exclusive VIP goody bag which includes:
• Rick Astley VIP A4 lithograph, pre-signed by Rick
• Rick Astley VIP laminate and lanyard
• Rick Astley postcard set

Ultimate Rick Astley – Best Tiered Seat Package
Enjoy the live show from a top price tiered seat
Commemorate your night with your exclusive VIP goody bag which includes:
• Rick Astley VIP A4 lithograph, pre-signed by Rick
• Rick Astley VIP laminate and lanyard
• Rick Astley postcard set

Set Reminder

Hospitality

  • One Night Only

    VIP BOX - Prices for 12 people from £144.17pp
  • One Night Only

    SODEXO LIVE! LOUNGE - £150 per person (Includes Premium Seat, (BLOCK 17), Exclusive Lounge Seat, 'Walker Art Gallery' 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. M&S Bank Arena 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 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.

Our new on-site temporary multi-deck car park is now open. There is plenty of parking nearby too, more information on driving to the venue and parking can be found here.

We want our customers to have confidence in booking tickets to attend events at the M&S Bank Arena. This includes refunds on tickets for cancelled or rescheduled events. More Information.

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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.