Ariana Grande at Genting Arena – start and finish times, setlist and can you still get tickets

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Ariana Grande is on her biggest European tour to date – and it’s coming to Birmingham.

The American singer kicked off the European leg of The Dangerous Woman Tour in Stockholm, Sweden. It includes 18 dates.

Who is Ariana Grande?

Multi-platinum selling and Grammy-nominated Ariana found fame with Nickelodeon television series Victorious in 2009. She was offered a recording contract and released her debut album Yours Truly in 2013.

That first album went to No1 on the Billboard Top 200, as did the 2014 follow-up album My Everything, which earned a Grammy Awards nomination for Best Pop Vocal Album and spawned the hit Problem, which claimed multi-platinum status in Italy, Holland, Norway, Sweden and the UK.

It debuted at No 1 in 85 countries, topping the iTunes Overall Top Songs and Pop Songs charts for four weeks.

Ariana Grande performing at Manchester Arena in June 2015. Photo: Sean Hansford/MEN
Ariana Grande performing at Manchester Arena in June 2015. Photo: Sean Hansford/MEN

Ariana also became the first woman in history and the first artist since Michael Jackson to simultaneously have three songs – Problem, Break Free featuring Zedd, and Bang Bang with Nicki Minaj and Jessie J – in the Top 6 of the Digital Songs Chart.

Bang Bang went multi-platinum in Italy, Norway, Sweden and the UK and was Grammy-nominated for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance.

Ariana had a 2016 BRIT award nomination for International Female Solo Artist and won Best International Female award at the 2016 MTV Italian Music Awards.

Ariana – whose brother Frankie appeared in the UK’s Celebrity Big Brother 2016 – has had eight UK top 40 singles including chart-topper Bang Bang in 2014. Her album Dangerous Woman went to No1 in the UK.

When is Ariana Grande coming to Birmingham?

She will be at the Genting Arena on Thursday, May 18, 2017.

Who’s the support act?

Support acts are rapper and singer BIA and singer Victoria Monet.

What times does the show start and finish?

Ariana Grande at KISS FM's Jingle Ball 2014 in Los Angeles, Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for iHeartMedia
Ariana Grande at KISS FM’s Jingle Ball 2014 in Los Angeles, Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for iHeartMedia

Arena doors open at 6pm. Victoria Monet and BIA come on stage at 7.30pm, Ariana Grande is on stage at 9pm and the show is expected to finish at 10.30pm.

Can you still get tickets?

Tickets are priced from £40 to £62 – and there are still some available for the Genting Arena show.

You can buy them from The Ticket Factory here

What’s the setlist?

Based on her May 14 date in Amsterdam, the setlist is likely to be:

Be Alright

Everyday

Bad Decisions

Let Me Love You

Knew Better Pt. II

Forever Boy

One Last Time

Touch It

Leave Me Lonely

Side to Side

Bang Bang (Jessie J cover)

Greedy

Focus

I Don’t Care

Moonlight

Love Me Harder

Break Free

Sometimes

Thinking Bout You

Quit

Problem

Into You

Encore:

Dangerous Woman

Ariana Grande at the 2016 iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas, Nevada. Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images
Ariana Grande at the 2016 iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas, Nevada. Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images

How to get there

The Genting Arena is part of the NEC complex.

If coming by train, make sure you arrive at Birmingham International station right next to the NEC. You might need to get a connecting train from Birmingham New Street, which takes 15 minutes.

Buses run from Birmingham Coach Station to Birmingham Airport, just minutes from the NEC. The 900 bus service also goes to the NEC every 20 minutes, with the journey taking about half an hour.

If coming by car, use the postcode B40 1NT for your satnav.

Where to park

The NEC has more than 16,000 parking spaces.

You can just turn up and pay on the day for £10. Shuttle buses run from the car parks to the arena.

Or book in advance for the same price – the advantage being that you avoid queues to pay for your stay when you go home after the show.

Express Parking costs £20 and gets you a designated space near the arena and a priority exit after the show.

Motorcycle parking is FREE.

Where to eat

There are a number of places to eat inside the arena building.

These include Great British Fish and Chips, Classic Burger Kitchen, Theo’s Street Food (Middle Eastern cuisine), NEO Pizza, Old El Paso Kitchen, Hot Wok , Nacho Bar and Made Handcrafted Cafe (which offers artisan coffees and deli sandwiches).

For sweet treats, head to Sugar Rush.

Drinks (including alcohol) are available at most of the eateries, and also at Amstel Bar and Stowford Press Bar.

Register with Q Jacker to preorder drinks and pick them up from the collection point at the Amstel Bar.

You can take food and drinks with you into your seats and come back out of the auditorium to stock up on more goodies during the show.

TOUR DATES

Monday, May 8, 2017 Stockholm, Sweden Friends Arena
Wednesday, May 10, 2017 Oslo, Norway Telenor Arena
Friday, May 12, 2017 Herning, Denmark Jyske Bank Boxen
Sunday, May 14, 2017 Amsterdam, Holland Ziggo Dome
Thursday, May 18, 2017 Birmingham, UK Genting Arena
Saturday, May 20, 2017 Dublin, Ireland 3Arena
Monday, May 22, 2017 Manchester, UK Manchester Arena
Thursday, May 25, 2017 London, UK The O2
Sunday, May 28, 2017 Antwerp, Belgium Sportpalais
Thursday, June 1, 2017 Lodz, Poland Atlas Arena
Saturday, June 3, 2017 Frankfurt, Germany Festhalle
Monday, June 5, 2017 Zurich, Switzerland Hallenstadion
Wednesday, June 7, 2017 Paris, France Accorhotels Arena
Friday, June 9, 2017 Lyon, France Halle Tony Garnier
Sunday, June 11, 2017 Lisbon, Portugal Meo Arena
Tuesday, June 13, 2017 Barcelona, Spain Palau Sant Jordi
Thursday, June 15, 2017 Rome, Italy Palalottomatica
Saturday, June 17, 2017 Turin, Italy Palalpitour

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