Bruce Springsteen has added a new date to the UK leg of his Wrecking Ball Tour.
He will play at the brand new Leeds Arena on July 24, his first indoor UK performance since 2007.
The Leeds date will be this tour’s fourth UK date Springsteen, immediately preceded by nights in London, Glasgow and Coventry all announced last year.
The Arena was not slated to host its first act until a September grand opening performance by Elton John. Venue staff and city council members still consider that show to be the official launch, with the Springsteen concert acting as a preview.
“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,” said Leeds Arena Director Tony Watson.
Councilman Keith Wakefield, leader of the Leeds City Council, said, “This is an unexpected but very welcome announcement. To hear that the arena’s appeal is such that the advance actually came from Bruce Springsteen’s people is incredibly exciting. Leeds has waited a long time to welcome him back since his legendary 1985 Roundhay Park concert.”
Tickets are available priced £65 at the Leeds Arena website leeds-arena.com, by phone at 0844 248 1585 or in person, at the pop-up box office at Leeds Town Hall.