6 unforgettable Resorts World Arena shows

We’re tired of all the doom and gloom in the news, it’s time to look back on some of our most memorable gigs, artists and live shows which have taken place here at Resorts World Arena. Also, quick warning, reminiscing about the good times will no doubt get you TOO EXCITED for what’s in store once we're back on our feet!


Obviously, nobody is enjoying this weird, uncertain period we're all floating about in, but whilst we can't actually put on any gigs or live shows at the minute, this is the perfect time to not only look forward to what's to come, but to reflect on some of the incredible night's we've had here at Resorts World Arena! There were so many we could have picked from including Little Mix's latest show, the massive Hugh Jackman live show, George Michael's final Birmingham show, Justin Timberlake, Olly Murs, Taylor Swift, Harry Styles, the list goes on! There's been so big, big shows - and there's definitely more to come!


It's pretty much impossible to pick out just SIX memorable shows, as every single live show is memorable in it's own right...but we've had a go. Don't watch the order, these are just the ones that stand out!


1. Arctic Monkeys - AM Tour (2013)

This night proved to everyone in Birmingham just how good of a frontman Alex Turner is! He was on form, you lot were on form and the atmosphere was electric. It was peak Arctic Monkeys


2. Adele - Adele Live (2016)

It's been four years since one of the world's biggest artists, Adele, brought that incredible voice of hers to Birmingham. Whilst she sang, the whole sell-out crowd were in awe of noise she could produce, in between songs, we were all in stitches as she showed her banter was just as good as her singing! Come back soon, please! 

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3. Jay Z & Kanye West - Watch The Throne Tour (2012)

Fortunately for us lot, we were treated to a couple nights of this tour meaning more of you were able to experience two of the biggest names in rap combine for one huge show - and wow, did it deliver! Their relationship has since been a bit up and down, but boys, once you've kissed and made up, we're ready to welcome you back to Brum!


4. Rihanna - Diamonds World Tour (2013)

The outfits were iconic, the choreography was on point and of course, Rihanna's voice was incredible. I can remember the set-list (kinda) I'm sure she gave us a bit of everything from Umbrella to Love The Way You Lie, as well as, Rude Boy, What's My Name? and a huge cover of Kanye's All Of The Lights (which is featured on), but yeah, it was SO good! 


5. The Killers - Battle Born World Tour (2012)

The Killers have delivered so many big shows here in Birmingham (and hopefully there's more to come) and they're just perfect. They sound great, they look great and Brandon Flowers ALWAYS puts on a show. They are just one of the greatest bands to see live. Honestly. Amazing.


6. Prince - Hit and Run Tour (2014)

Little did we know at the time that this performance would sadly be the last time we'd see Prince do his thing live here in Birmingham. Looking back at that show six-years ago, it really was iconic. It was actually faultless. The whole venue was packed out in purple as you lot stepped up to the star's request of donning purple garms and the man himself was on top, top form. The word legend gets thrown around a bit too much nowadays, but there's no denying that Prince will forever go down as a great, and this show in particular will always standout. We miss you, Prince Rogers Nelson.