Electronic pioneer Thomas Dolby has confirmed details of UK dates for the summer including a Manchester gig at the O2 Ritz.

The Manchester gig is one of three UK shows he will perform, which open in Newcastle and close with a date at London’s O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire.

The musician, producer, composer, entrepreneur and professor will revisit his back catalogue live on stage.

The dates mark his first UK show since an appearance at Electric Dreams festival in 2017 and will be his first headline shows on these shores for more than a decade.

Speaking about his touring plans, Thomas Dolby previously said, “This summer I’m going to be doing a big tour called the Totally Tubular tour which will be going all around north America – around 20 dates – with a great group of other acts including Thompson Twins’ Tom Bailey, Modern English, Bow Wow Wow, The Plimsouls, The Romantics and others. There are a couple of dates in Canada, none currently set up for Europe I’m afraid. However, I’m going to be doing a festival called W – Fest in Ostend in Belgium at the end of August and I’m going to try and slip in a few UK dates around the end of August just so as to not disappoint you UK fans. I’m very excited about this… Please do come and see us during this tour and look out for my novel later this year.”

Martin McAloon will support on all UK dates.

When does Thomas Dolby perform at Manchester’s O2 Ritz?

Thomas Dolby performs at the O2 Ritz Manchester on 17 August 2024.  The Manchester gig is one of three UK dates he has announced:
16 August   –   Newcastle, City Hall
17 August   –   Manchester, O2 Ritz
22 August   –   London, O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire