Status Quo and Depeche Mode join Leeds Arena roster

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VETERAN rockers Status Quo have become the latest big-name act to announce a show at Leeds Arena.

The band will be playing the 13,500-capacity venue on December 17 this year, it was revealed today.

80s band Depeche Mode are also heading for Leeds Arena, it was announced today.

Their booking has been hailed as a coup for the SMG Europe-operated arena by its general manager, Ben Williams.

He said: “The arena has always been intended to provide all music lovers access to live music.

“SMG Europe is delighted that the first electronic act to play [there] is the group behind hits like Personal Jesus, Just Can’t Get Enough and Enjoy The Silence.”

Status Quo will be supported at Leeds by 10CC, who scored chart success in the 1970s with songs like Rubber Bullets and I’m Not In Love.

Rock superstar Bruce Springsteen will be the first act to play the arena when he hits the stage on July 24.

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

Boy band veterans Boyzone and pop pin-ups JLS are among the other acts due to play the city council-backed arena before the end of the year