Van Morrison is to officially open the region’s newest arena, the Bonus Arena, later this summer.
2018 is a significant year in Morrison’s career, marking 50 years since the release of the iconic Astral Weeks album in 1968.
Born in 1945, Van heard his father’s collection of blues, country and gospel early in life. Feeding off musical greats such as Hank Williams, Jimmie Rodgers, Muddy Waters, Mahalia Jackson and Leadbelly he was a travelling musician at 13 and singing, playing guitar and sax, in several bands, before forming Them in 1964.
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.