The first act to play Swansea’s brand new Arena on Tuesday 8 March has been announced as rock duo, Royal Blood.
To date, Royal Blood have achieved two million global sales, won the BRIT Award for Best British Group, two NME Awards and a Kerrang! Award. Their debut album was also nominated for the Mercury Prize.
Also now confirmed for Swansea Arena is Jersey Boys – the first West End show announced for the attraction.
Running from Tuesday November 29 to Saturday December 3, 2022, Jersey Boys will take audiences behind the music and inside the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons. The musical has won 65 major awards and been seen by over 27 million people worldwide.
Tickets for both Royal Blood and Jersey Boys go on general sale on Friday December 3 via swansea-arena.co.uk
The arena is one feature of the £135m Copr Bay phase one district being developed by Swansea Council and advised by development managers RivingtonHark. Copr Bay phase one construction – being led by Buckingham Group Limited – is due for completion later this year, with the arena, to be run by the Ambassador Theatre Group (ATG), opening its doors in early 2022.
Cllr Rob Stewart, Swansea Council Leader, said: “The announcement of the first international artists playing Swansea Arena as part of its launch season is a significant milestone for the attraction, with excitement now really starting to build ahead of its opening early next year.”
Cllr Robert Francis-Davies, Swansea Council’s Cabinet Member for Investment, Regeneration and Tourism, said: “The announcement of all the acts already confirmed for Swansea Arena shows that the venue will have widespread appeal, with many of these acts having never played Swansea before.
“The arena will build on Swansea’s current vibrant and diverse cultural scene, further strengthening it for future generations of audiences.”
Swansea Arena General Manager Lisa Mart said: “We are really excited to be announcing further events for 2022 – especially our eagerly anticipated first act. Royal Blood are absolutely incredible. They are the perfect act to set the tone for our opening year and really test the venue’s capabilities. Jersey Boys, being our first West End musical production, is a real coup for us – it is one of the best touring musicals available and we have no doubt Swansea will love it.
“There are further world class announcements to round off our launch season to come.”
In 2022 so far, Swansea Arena audiences can also expect to see Alan Carr, John Bishop, Jurassic Live, Katherine Ryan, Rhod Gilbert, Rob Beckett, Rob Brydon, Alice Cooper and The Cult, Diversity, Johannes Radebe, Oti Mabuse, RuPaul’s Drag Race UK, Will Young, and The Good, The Bad and The Rugby Live.
(Lead image: Swansea Council)
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