Plans have been unveiled ahead of the opening of Leeds’s £60m arena.
The First Direct Arena is set to welcome US rock superstar Bruce Springsteen as it opens its doors to the public on Wednesday.
Council bosses have revealed their plans to show how the city wiill cope with the thousands of music fans expected to flock to Leeds.
The Leeds Arena site covers an area of over 5 acres, and has been selected as the preferred location by senior councillors in Leeds for the construction of the multi-million pound venue. The council will own the land and the building, the Leeds Arena will be managed by the selected operator SMG.
VETERAN rockers Status Quo have become the latest big-name act to announce a show at Leeds Arena.
Leeds unveils the first direct Arena, as the Leeds based bank announces major sponsorship deal.
The first direct arena will have a pre-launch event on July 24th with Bruce Springsteen, followed by its official opening by Sir Elton John on the 4th of September.
The Quo will be playing the 13,500-capacity venue on December 17 2013, it has been confirmed.
Support band will be 10CC, who scored massive chart successes during the 1970s with songs such as Rubber Bullets and I’m Not In Love.
Tickets for the Status Quo gig are available from £38.50 and go on sale from Friday 12th April 2013
Tickets for the Depeche Mode gig are priced £45 and go on sale on Friday 12th April 2013.
Depeche Mode will play the 13,500-capacity venue on Wednesday, November 13 2013
The world famous band are booked on stage at the Leeds Arena on Wednesday 27th November 2013 as part of their all-new greatest hits tour.
Wed 24 Jul 2013 Bruce Springsteen
LEEDS ARENA OFFICIALLY OPENS SEPTEMBER 2013
Wed 4 Sep 2013 Elton John
Fri 13 Sep 2013 Kaiser Chiefs
Sat 14 Sep 2013 Andrea Bocelli
Fri 27 Sep 2013 Micky Flanagan
Arena bosses are squaring up for a regional battle after a long-established rival to Leeds’s newest venue announced a multi-million pound revamp.
Sheffield Arena has announced a £2m project which it said would improve customer experience and attract the biggest names.
The Boss heads to Leeds Arena.
Kaiser Chiefs frontman Ricky Wilson has blasted the bosses of his hometown's new venue after they replaced the British group as the Leeds Arena's opening act for concerts headlined by Sir Elton John and Bruce Springsteen.