Sir Elton John has been announced as the first musical act who will play at new conference/event space The Event Complex Aberdeen, when it opens in summer 2019.
The facility will attract a variety of events and big names to the North East of Scotland, and with Sir Elton John as their first announced live music act, it is expected to draw visitors from outside the Aberdeen area and boost the local economy.
Aberdeen City Council co-Leader Jenny Laing said: “It’s fantastic that Elton John is the first announcement of a major music act for our multi-million-pound new TECA arena.
“Sir Elton is a world-renowned artist and TECA is designed to play a significant role in ensuring Aberdeen and the wider north-east continues to compete on a global scale by attracting major artists and new events, as well as retaining existing international events. The venue fits with the aims of our Regional Economic Strategy which has internationalisation at its heart and is vital to the area’s future prosperity.”
TECA’s arena capacity of 12,500 and the accessible location to air, rail and road links will open next year. The event complex is being delivered by Aberdeen City Council in partnership with Henry Boot Developments.
Louise Stewart, Head of Entertainment at TECA commented: “We are so pleased to finally announce our first music act for TECA, welcoming Sir Elton John back to the North East of Scotland for a final time is an honour. We know that Elton’s fans will provide a warm welcome when he graces the new Aberdeen stage in November 2020 as part of his Farewell Yellow Brick Road World Tour.
“Attracting music royalty to Aberdeen’s transformational new venue is key to the success of TECA, this announcement is the first of many and we look forward to welcoming a new variety of entertainment acts to the region.”