O2 Academy Glasgow

O2 Academy Glasgow has made an outstanding contribution to Scotland’s vibrant live music scene since its arrival in the city in 2003.

O2 Academy Glasgow

About O2 Academy Glasgow

121 Eglinton Street, Glasgow City Centre G5 9NT
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The venue made a fantastic first impression with a successful launch week that saw the stage christened by Deacon Blue on 26 March followed by Bryan Ferry and the Sugababes playing in celebration of the doors opening. The Grade B listed building was restored to its former glory, returning much of the original splendour after being closed for 10 years.

The history of the building and the site where O2 Academy Glasgow now stands is both fascinating and tragic. In 1825, on the same spot, was the Eglinton St United Secession Church, until it was converted to The New Bedford Picture House in 1921. It sadly burnt down and was completely destroyed just over ten years later in 1932 but rebuilt and opened on 31 December the same year. It finally closed on 18 July 1973, but it once again re-opened for business a few months later, this time as a Bingo hall until it was closed and boarded up in 1993 until the opening night a decade later.

O2 Academy Glasgow has hosted a diverse programme of events, from music and club nights to comedy, and attracted international musicians and home grown talent to the city. Since the first notes were sung and chords struck on the stage back in 2003, there have been numerous highlights including shows from Belle and Sebastian, The White Stripes, Frankie Boyle, The Prodigy, Motorhead, Foals, Stereophonics and Snoop Dogg.

Upcoming Events at O2 Academy Glasgow

AlGirlRhythm

AlGirlRhythm

22nd September 2018
AlGirlRhythm is bonanza day of creativity, live music and technology aimed at young women aged 16-24 hosted by STEMettes at the O2 Academy Glasgow on September 22nd!
Roy Orbison & the Traveling Wilburys Experience

Roy Orbison & the Traveling Wilburys Experience

5th October 2018
Roy Orbison & the Traveling Wilburys Experience is a joyous, up-tempo feel-good celebration of classic pop music, catch it at the O2 Academy Glasgow on October 5th!
The Bohemians - A Night of Queen

The Bohemians - A Night of Queen

6th October 2018
Enjoy a high energy roller coaster ride of a concert courtesy of Queen Tribute band The Bohemians at the O2 Academy Glasgow on October 6th!
Festival of The Dead Returns To Glasgow

Festival of The Dead Returns To Glasgow

19th October 2018
After two sell-out events in 2017, Festival of The Dead returns to Glasgow's O2 Academy on October 19th 2018!
Blackberry Smoke

Blackberry Smoke

3rd November 2018
Atlanta's Blackberry Smoke will play the O2 Academy Glasgow on November 3rd with support from The Quaker City Nighthawks!
Sigrid

Sigrid

7th November 2018
Sigrid has announced a short UK tour for November! Catch the Norwegian star at the O2 Academy Glasgow on the 7th!
The Proclaimers

The Proclaimers

16th November 2018 - 17th November 2018
The Proclaimers have announced they will be touring the UK & Ireland this year and will play Glasgow's O2 Academy on 16th & 17th November!
Jessie J

Jessie J

28th November 2018
She's set to play TRNSMT Festival this Summer and now Jessie J has announced she'll return to Glasgow later this year to play the O2 Academy on Wednesday 28th November!
Definitely Oasis vs The Complete Stone Roses

Definitely Oasis vs The Complete Stone Roses

1st December 2018
DDM Presents Definitely Oasis - Familiar To Millions & The Complete Stone Roses - Spike Island plus support from Lucky Man at the O2 Academy Glasgow!
Blossoms

Blossoms

3rd December 2018
Blossoms have announced details of a new UK tour including a date at Glasgow's O2 Academy on Monday 3rd December!
The Cardigans

The Cardigans

4th December 2018
The Cardigans​ are heading back to the UK, and will be playing their iconic album 'Gran Turismo' in full! Catch them at the O2 Academy on December 4th!
Hozier

Hozier

7th December 2018
Irish musician Hozier is hitting the road this Winter for a string of new live UK shows including a night at the O2 Academy Glasgow on December 7th!
All Saints

All Saints

10th December 2018
All Saints are heading back out on the road with their TESTAMENT TOUR this Winter! Catch them at the O2 Academy Glasgow on Monday 10th December!
Bjorn Again

Bjorn Again

12th December 2018
Bjorn Again are heading back out across the UK with their 30th Anniversary tour! Catch them at the O2 Academy Glasgow on Wednesday 12th December!
The Twang

The Twang

22nd December 2018
Fresh from opening for Shed Seven at Manchester’s Castlefield Bowl, The Twang have announced a December tour, rounding off in Glasgow on Saturday 22nd December!
A Bowie Celebration

A Bowie Celebration

10th January 2019
Join key alumni musicians of David Bowie’s bands from across the decades for an unforgettable and critically acclaimed evening of Bowie’s songs at the O2 Academy Glasgow!
Foreverland: Enchanted Forest Rave

Foreverland: Enchanted Forest Rave

8th March 2019
Foreverland, the World's most magical club night, transforms the O2 Academy Glasgow into an enchanted forest for a night of immersive raving!
The Stranglers: Back On Track Tour 2019

The Stranglers: Back On Track Tour 2019

9th March 2019
The Stranglers are bringing their Back On The Tracks tour with special guests Dr Feelgood to the O2 Academy Glasgow on March 9th!
Dropkick Murphys

Dropkick Murphys

22nd April 2019
Boston legends, Dropkick Murphys, return to the UK in 2019 for a string of new dates including a night at the O2 Academy Glasgow on April 22nd!
Buzzcocks

Buzzcocks

29th June 2019
Icons, superstars, legends... Buzzcocks have been thrilling audiences for over thirty years, don't miss them when they play the O2 Academy Glasgow on June 29th!

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