Live Review: Tom Grennan – AO Arena, Manchester 18/03/23

Tom Grennan is on his first arena tour and it’s testament to his popularity that the majority of dates are sold out and tonight in Manchester is no exception. Throughout his career Tom has managed to succeed where many other artists have failed, in that he attracts a range of fans of different ages and gender which is evidenced in the full capacity crowd tonight.

Playing to a crowd of over 20,000 must be somewhat daunting but even more so for the support acts Frankie Beetlestone and Gracey, but both acts take it in their stride delivering tight sets and more than fulfilling their support roles, warming the crowd up nicely. 

Tom is an enigmatic presence to say the least and manages to cover the full span of the stage and the catwalk, ensuring fans are enveloped into the performance. Opening with the upbeat ‘If Only’ before a medley of tracks including ‘Sober’, ‘Royal Highness’ and ‘Barbed Wire’ he throws in a good ratio of older hits alongside new ones. For the majority of the set, the pint-sized popstar has thousands of backing singers as the crowd take delight in singing the lyrics with him. 

As the venue and crowd capacity has increased exponentially as Tom’s stock has risen, so has the production value, with tonight’s performance more than worthy of the AO Arena. As the entire arena erupts into song during encore track ‘Little Bit Of Love’ it’s safe to say that Tom has found his rightful platform and it’s not something that is likely to change anytime soon!


If Only

Sober / Royal Highness / Barbed Wire

Psychedelic Kisses

How Does It Feel

This Is the Place


Crown Your Love

Don’t Break the Heart

Head Up

All These Nights


Let’s Go Home Together

Found What I’ve Been Looking For

Not Over Yet

All Goes Wrong

Lionheart (Fearless)

By Your Side

Remind Me


You Are Not Alone

Little Bit of Love

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