Rod Stewart confirms date at new Leeds arena

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VETERAN rocker Rod Stewart is the latest big name to confirm a show at the new Leeds concert arena.

Rod will play the city’s First Direct Arena on September 24, it was announced today.

The date will come just over two years after the former Faces frontman’s outdoor gig at Leeds United’s Elland Road ground. Stewart is also playing Sheffield Arena on June 23.

Tickets for his Leeds Arena show go on sale next Friday, May 24.

Bruce Springsteen will be the first person to perform at the 13,500-capacity venue when he hits its stage on July 24.

Artists appearing during the arena’s official opening season in September include Sir Elton John, Kaiser Chiefs and Andrea Bocelli.

Depeche Mode, Stereophonics, Boyzone, Status Quo and JLS are among the other acts lined up to appear there before the end of the year.

The city council-backed venue will also play host to the BBC’s Sports Personality of the Year show on December 15.