Following last month's devastating attack on Manchester, Manchester Arena has made every effort to reopen, but has announced it must remain closed until late September 2017 while it undergoes repairs on its main foyer.
Céline Dion was due to play at the Arena on Sunday 25 June and Tuesday 1 August, but will now play the First Direct Arena, Leeds on Sunday 25 June and Wednesday 2 August.
Current ticket holders will receive a refund and will be offered the chance to purchase tickets for the new shows at the First Direct Arena via unique links. They will be informed of when they will receive their refunds and when tickets will be available to them as soon as possible by the ticketing agents.
In a statement posted on the arena’s website:
"Following last month’s devastating attack on the city we are now working towards re-opening Manchester Arena in early September. Whilst it was always our intention to honour our existing summer events, the damage caused to the main public area of the arena has left us with no other option than to remain closed until September. We are currently working with the promoters of our June, July and August shows to find suitable solutions for events affected by this unprecedented closure."
Any tickets for the two new Leeds shows not purchased by the original ticket purchasers will go on sale to the general public on Thursday 22 June at 10AM. These will be available to purchase by calling 0844 248 1585 or by visiting firstdirectarena.com.