International superstar Mariah Cary has announced her first tour of Europe in 13 years.  The Sweet Sweet Fantasy Tour will see the award winning musical legend performing six dates in the UK including one at Manchester Arena.

Drawing on a back catalogue of over 18 No. 1 singles, Mariah will be performing her biggest hits, including the timeless ‘Hero’, ‘Fantasy’, ‘Always Be My Baby’, the global smash hit ‘We Belong Together’ and many, many more.  It is hits such as these which have made her the best-selling female artist of all time.  She has sold over 220 million records and 17 of her 18 Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 singles have been self-penned, including ‘Fantasy’, ‘Always Be My Baby’, ‘Hero’, ‘Touch My Body’, ‘One Sweet Day’, and ‘We Belong Together’, more than any other solo artist.

The UK leg of Mariah’s fabulous Sweet Sweet Fantasy tour, opens in Glasgow on 15 March 2016, before visiting Leeds, Manchester, Birmingham, Cardiff and finishing at London’s O2 Arena.

The soul legend and pop phenomenon declared “Lambily, it’s been too long!! I’m so excited to be coming to Europe to perform for you all. I promise we’re going to share the most amazing moments together and I have so many surprises in store for you daahhlings! Can’t wait to see you all in your hometowns. Love Mariah xx”

With her distinct five-octave vocal range, prolific songwriting, and producing talent, Mariah has defined the modern pop artist.  As a singer/songwriter/producer, amongst her countless awards, she has been recognized with multiple Grammy Awards, 21 American Music Awards, Billboard’s “Artist of the Decade” Award, the World Music Award for “World’s Best Selling Female Artist Of The Millennium,” and BMI’s “Icon Award” for her outstanding achievements in songwriting.

She has topped the charts globally and has played to packed audiences in stadiums and arenas around the world. Her combination of stellar talents has inspired her dedicated fans in almost every country and set new standards for excellence in the music industry.

The full UK tour listing:

15 March   –   Glasgow, SSE Hydro
17 March   –   Leeds, First Direct Arena
18 March   –   Manchester, Manchester Arena
20 March   –   Birmingham, Barclayscard Arena
21 March   –   Cardiff, Motorpoint Arena
23 March   –   London, O2 Arena

Tickets for Mariah Carey performing at Manchester Arena on Friday 18 March 2016 go on general sale at 9am on Friday 18 December.


Mariah Carey – The 2015 Billboard Music Awards – Photo by Ethan Miller Getty Images via ABC