Bruce Springsteen to Open New Leeds Arena -
Bruce Springsteen has been unveiled as the
first artist to perform at the brand new 13,500 capacity Leeds
The soon-to-be open music venue will host its first ever live
performance when the 'Boss' performs on 24th July. Already
confirmed to play at the venue during 2013 are
JLS, Elton John, Andrea
Bocelli and Kaiser Chiefs.
Springsteen's Leeds show will be part of his 2013 'Wrecking Ball'
tour, which will also see him and his
E-Street Band performing at London's Wembley
Stadium as well as gigs in Glasgow, Cork, Coventry, Limerick and
Leeds Arena director Tony Watson
"We are delighted that all of our stakeholders hard work in
building a world class arena in Leeds, to complement those other
venues across the region, has attracted the attention of an
international superstar such as Bruce Springsteen. The team is
ecstatic that an artist of this sheer calibre will be providing all
of us with, what is effectively, a big dress rehearsal for the
arena for its opening season.
"Springsteen has always expressed a love of performing in
the UK and, from what I understand, any opportunity to put Leeds
Arena through its paces was too much to resist. We're more than
happy to take orders from 'The Boss' on this occasion."
Tickets for Bruce Springsteen at the Leeds
Arena will go on sale at 9am on Friday (February 22) priced
Bruce Springsteen will play:
London Wembley Stadium (June 15)
Glasgow Hampden Park (18)
Coventry Ricoh Arena (20)
Limerick Thomond Park (July 16)
Cork Páirc Uí Chaoimh (18)
Belfast King's Hall (20)
Leeds Arena (July 24)
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