The O2 Arena hosts some of the biggest music acts in the world and 2018's lineup looks to be no different.

Music lovers will be treated by a mix of artists and genres in early 2018 with Paramore and Kendrick Lamar performing at the tent.

Meanwhile US exports Imagine Dragons, 30 Seconds to Mars and Fall Out Boy will bring in the spring months before solo stars Harry Styles and Sam Smith. Later in the year will see shows from pop legends Shania Twain and Britney Spears.

In 2017 the O2 hosted the likes of Ed Sheeran, Drake, Green Day, Metallica but 2018 is shaping up to be even bigger.

Find out all you need to know about the O2 Arena's biggest music events coming up in 2018 and if you can still get tickets.

Kendrick Lamar

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 14: Kendrick Lamar performs onstage at Rihanna's 3rd Annual Diamond Ball Benefitting The Clara Lionel Foundation at Cipriani Wall Street on September 14, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Clara Lionel Foundation)

When: February 12-13

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Kendrick Lamar recently announced details of The DAMN. Tour, which includes six UK dates.

The US rapper will showcase his acclaimed fourth studio album entitled 'DAMN.' as well as previous material for an likely unforgettable show.

He will be supported by singer-songwriter James Blake.

The Script

The Script press shot

When: February 23-24

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The Script's upcoming arena tour is in support of the group's fifth studio album Freedom Child.

It reached the top spot on the UK album's chart becoming their fourth to do so, and featured tracks Rain and Arms Open.

They will play some of their biggest headline shows to date on the 2018 tour.

Imagine Dragons

Imagine Dragons will perform at the O2 Arena in 2018

When: February 28 & March 1

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Following huge demand the US rock group added an extra London O2 Arena date to their Evolve World Tour.

The Las Vegas alt-rock group are best known here for their breakout hit Radioactive as well as their extensive five year worldwide tour which ran from 2009-2014.

So fans are in for a treat when they head back to London in 2018.


Elbow are embarking on a UK arena tour in early 2018

When: March 7

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Elbow announced details of a UK arena tour for 2018 in support of seventh studio album Little Fictions.

They'll head to the O2 Arena as part of the run.

Since their debut in 2001 the group have achieved the Mercury Music Prize, Brit Award for Best Group and two Ivor Novello Awards.

Paloma Faith

Paloma Faith is heading to the O2 Arena on March 14

When: March 14

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The shows will be in support of her number one album The Architect, marking her highest charting album to date.

It features lead single Crybaby, as well as features from John Legend and Samuel L Jackson.

Since her 2009 breakthrough, Paloma has achieved three platinum selling albums and a BRIT Award for Best Female Solo Artist.

Thirty Seconds to Mars

LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 22: Jared Leto of Thirty Seconds to Mars performs onstage during the 2017 iHeartRadio Music Festival at T-Mobile Arena on September 22, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Rich Fury/Getty Images for iHeartMedia)

When: March 27

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Thirty Seconds to Mars are coming back to the UK for their first headline show in almost three years.

They recently released Walk on Water the first track from their upcoming fifth studio album, and first song in three years.

However fans can also expect to hear classic tracks from the group including The Kill and Kings & Queens.

Fall Out Boy

Fall Out Boy will play a London date on their Mania World Tour

When: March 31

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Fall Out Boy are bringing their MANIA World Tour to the UK in 2018.

It will be in support of their upcoming seventh studio album of the same name, due for release on January 19.

However fans can expect to hear all their classic hits including breakthrough tracks 'Sugar, We're Going Down' and 'Dance Dance'.

They are also heading to Electric Brixton for an intimate sold-out show in January.

Sam Smith

Sam Smith is heading out on a UK arena tour in 2018

When: April 6-7 & 9-10

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Sam Smith will perform four O2 Arena dates in 2018.

The shows will be in support of his second studio album The Thrill Of It All, which reached number one on the UK albums chart.

It follows up his hugely successful debut which helped Smith win four Grammy Awards.

Harry Styles

Harry Styles is heading out on an arena world tour

When: April 11-12

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Following a sold-out intimate tour, including Hammersmith Apollo shows, the former One Direction star announced his biggest tour to date.

Harry Styles will embark on a huge world arena tour in 2018, including two O2 dates in support of his solo debut album.

He will be joined by rising R&B star Mabel across the UK and European arena dates.

Tears for Fears

Tears for Fears will perform at the O2 Arena as part of the Rule The World Tour

When: May 10

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Tears for Fears announced details of their Rule The World Tour for 2018.

It marks their first UK and Ireland tour since 2005 and follows a triumphant Hyde Park show and sold-out Royal Albert Hall gig.

Since their 1983 debut they have sold 30 million records worldwide, and spawned hits Everybody Wants To Rule The World and Mad World.


Nickelback will visit seven UK cities in 2018 as part of an arena tour

When: May 11

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Nickelback's 2018 tour is in support of their recently released ninth studio album Feed the Machine.

Released in June 2017, it reached the top five on the UK, US and Canadian albums chart.

Since their 1996 debut the group have sold more than 50 million albums worldwide, becoming the most successful Canadian group of all time.

Bryan Adams

Bryan Adams performs at the Juno Awards in Calgary, Sunday, April 3, 2016. (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press via AP)

When: May 31

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Bryan Adams is heading to the UK in spring 2018 as part of his Ultimate Tour.

The shows will follow up the release of his compilation album The Ultimate, which features hits including Run to You and Summer of '69.

Since his career beginnings Adams has broke records including achieving the longest running number one single in the UK with '(Everything I Do) I Do It For You'.

Demi Lovato

Demi Lovato will bring her Tell Me You Love Me Tour to the UK for four dates in 2018

When: June 10

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Demi Lovato is bringing her Tell Me You Love Me Tour to the UK for four shows in 2018.

It marks her biggest headline shows in the UK to date and will see her perform tracks from the album of the same name.

Released back in 2017 to critical acclaim the record features hit single Sorry Not Sorry and saw a change in sound for the ex-Disney star.


Shakira will perform the only UK date of her El Dorado World Tour at the O2 Arena

When: June 11

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The Colombian singer-songwriter will perform her only UK show at the O2 Arena on June 11. She will also head to Europe and the US on the tour.

The tour will be in support of her 11th studio album also entitled El Dorado. Released back in May 2017 it features a heavily Spanish sung tracklist, with only three in English.

Shakira has had huge success in the UK with tracks including Whenever, Wherever, Hips Don't Lie and She Wolf.

Katy Perry

Katy Perry is heading to the UK for her Witness Tour

When: June 14-15

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Katy Perry will head to the UK as part of her Witness World Tour.

After completing plenty of dates across the US, she'll head here with her biggest hits and huge visual live show in 2018.

It will mark her first headline shows in the UK for four years when she played four O2 Arena shows as part of the Prismatic World Tour.

Fans can expect to hear the likes of Roar, Teenage Dream and new tracks Hey Hey Hey and Swish Swish.

Pearl Jam

Pearl Jam will perform two O2 Arena dates on their world tour

When: June 18-19

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Pearl Jam will perform their only UK live dates scheduled for 2018 at the O2 Arena.

It is part of a world tour that is making stops in South America and Europe.

The band's most recent album Lightning Bolt was released back in 2013, when it reached number two on the UK albums chart.

Iron Maiden

Iron Maiden are returning to the O2 Arena in 2018

When: August 10-11

Tickets: Ticketmaster here.

Iron Maiden announced details of their Legacy Of The Beast Tour for 2018, including two O2 Arena dates.

The tour will see them play a setlist covering Eighties material alongside a handful of surprises to continue their History/Hits themed tours.

Britney Spears

Britney Spears is heading to the UK for a tour in 2018

When: August 24-26

Tickets: Ticketmaster here

Pop superstar Britney Spears is heading to the UK for her first tour in seven years.

The singer has announced the shows after finishing her four-year long Las Vegas residency on December 31. The 'Britney Spears Piece of Me' concert saw her play 249 shows, grossing more than $100 million.

Although Britney is rumoured to be working on her 10th studio album, the follow up to 2016's 'Glory', there's been no official confirmation of a release date. Fans can expect to hear 'Womanizer', 'Piece of Me' and 'Toxic'.

Shania Twain

When: October 2-3

Tickets: Ticketmaster here

Shania Twain will make two stops at the O2 Arena as part of her first UK tour in 13 years.

You can expect to hear hits including That Don't Impress Me Much, You're Still the One and Man! I Feel Like a Woman!.

Since 1993 Twain has sold 100 million records worldwide making her one of the biggest selling artists of all time.

Often noted as the Queen of Country the singer's album "Come On Over" has been certified as 11 times platinum here in the UK.


U2 will perform at the O2 Arena in October as part of eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE Tour

When: October 23

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U2 have announced details of the UK leg of their eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE Tour for 2018.

The shows will be in support of their 2017 album Songs of Experience, their 14th studio LP. It was the follow-up and partner record to Songs of Innocence.

In 2017 the group also played two huge concerts at Twickenham Stadium to celebrate the 30th anniversary of their iconic Joshua Tree album.

Plus the group recently played a set at Trafalgar Square as part of the MTV EMAs, as they received the Global Icon Award at the ceremony.

Def Leppard

Def Leppard will perform nine UK arena dates in 2018

When: December 6

Tickets: Ticketmaster here

The upcoming tour, which also visits the US will see them perform their 1987 album Hysteria in full.

This comes 21 years after the release of the original record, which went on to reach number one on the UK and US albums charts. The album sold 25 million copies worldwide and has become Def Leppard's best selling LP.

They will be joined by support act Cheap Trick, who will be celebrating their acclaimed self-titled debut album.

Meanwhile Def Leppard's full back catalogue has been released onto streaming and download platforms for the first time ever.

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