Courteeners have announced details of a major UK tour this winter which includes a date at the new Bonus Arena in Hull.
Liam Fray and his band will visit the city on Thursday, 29 November and tickets for this standing/seated gig go on general sale at 9am on Friday, 31 August.
Following the band’s penultimate slots on the main stage at this year’s Reading & Leeds Festivals and headline appearances at Neighbourhood Festival and Truck Festival, the band will play a huge UK tour in November/December including arena shows in Leeds, Liverpool, Glasgow, Newcastle and Hull, culminating in a return to London’s O2 Brixton Academy, their fifth headline show at the venue during their career.
Support on the tour comes from special guests Gerry Cinnamon and Zuzu.
This year saw the band celebrate the 10th anniversary of their gold selling debut album ‘St. Jude’. A reworked version of the album (‘St. Jude Re:Wired’) hitting the Top 5 of the Official UK Albums Chart.
The band played celebratory sold out shows at London’s Royal Albert Hall for Teenage Cancer Trust in March and Manchester Arena in April.
Tickets on sale 9am 31st August.
Bonus Arena is a state-of-the-art, music and events complex with a capacity of up to 3,500 people that will allow Hull to attract large corporate conferences, exhibitions and trade tours as well as major touring concerts, stand-up comedy, family shows and sporting events. The plans include the building of the new arena, alongside the rebuilding of Osborne Street car park and additional public spaces in a currently derelict area on Myton Street behind Princes Quay shopping centre. The arena is scheduled to open during the summer of 2018. The building is owned by Hull City Council and will be managed by SMG Europe, a world leader in venue management, operation and marketing with more than 220 venues worldwide, including Manchester Arena, Metro Radio Arena Newcastle, First Direct Arena Leeds, The Baths Hall and The Plowright Theatre Scunthorpe.