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Co-op Live’s rescheduled gig list in full as arena finally opens after weeks of delays

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After weeks of uncertainty and a string of setbacks, Manchester’s long awaited Co-op Live arena finally opened its doors on Friday night with a stellar performance from Bury based band Elbow.

The headline act delighted audiences with a special performance to mark the release of their 10th studio album Audio Vertigo, and in the process made history as the first act to ever perform live at the new arena.

Yet while fans were loving every moment of it, the same couldn’t be said for the thousands of music and comedy fans that had sadly had their gigs rescheduled following the delayed opening of the venue and the collapse of a portion of the ventilation and air conditioning system from the ceiling earlier this month. READ MORE: "People should stop kicking and start appreciating" says Co-op Live boss The latest act that was forced to pull out of the Co-Op Live arena was Take That, with the popular hitmakers moving their upcoming shows to the Manchester arena instead, as they initially weren’t sure the venue would be completed in time.

However, since the opening of the venue, organisers have confirmed that they don’t expect any more artists to reschedule or cancel their performances. So which gigs have been postponed and rescheduled so far? So far, a number of big name acts have been forced to postpone and reschedule their performances, with the most notable of these being comedian Peter Kay, who was the first star to face troubles with the arena’s delayed opening.

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