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 Belfast.
Leeds Arena director Tony Watson said:
"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)