McFly, Sugababes, The Vamps and Penn and Teller to perform in the much-anticipated opening of iconic The Halls Wolverhampton
Wolverhampton, 31st January 2023: AEG Presents, a division of AEG Europe’s sports, entertainment and venue operator family, has today announced a sensational line up of shows taking place across June, marking the much-anticipated opening of iconic venue The Halls Wolverhampton. McFly, Sugababes, The Vamps and Penn and Teller will all perform across the month as fans gear up to experience the newly restored and refurbished Grade II listed space for the first time.
There is a huge line up of already announced and soon-to-be announced shows to celebrate the
opening of The Halls Wolverhampton in style. McFly, Sugababes, The Vamps and Penn and Teller, amongst others, will be available for sale from 3 February 2023. Shows by Leftfield and Chris Isaak are already part of the launch month and more names will be added soon to the June opening program.
Guests are invited to register for updates at www.thehallswolverhampton.co.uk to be the first to find out about upcoming shows, exciting competitions and ticket giveaways.
The Halls Wolverhampton officially reopens in June following a major multi-million-pound refurbishment programme undertaken by City of Wolverhampton Council in partnership with by AEG Presents
Wolverhampton local and AEG Presents CEO Steve Homer, says: “We have a fantastic line up set for June, befitting of the opening of the iconic The Halls Wolverhampton and the renowned artists we’re thrilled to welcome to this great city. I can’t wait to officially open the doors and be part of the crowd enjoying these performances. From rock to pop and comedy, there really is something for everyone.”
City of Wolverhampton Council Leader, Councillor Ian Brookfield, said: “These are exciting times for this much-loved venue in our city – and is what all the blood, sweat and tears have been for.
“AEG Presents’ passion for The Halls and ambition for the future matches our own and this fantastic opening month of shows in June will ensure the new-look venue bursts back into life in style after our multi-million-pound transformation works.
“We’re thrilled to be working with AEG Presents on this, who understand the venue’s rich heritage and share our vision of reimagining an iconic institution that will continue to bring joy to the lives of locals for years to come, helping shape our city centre, creating jobs and boosting businesses by attracting 300,000 visitors a year and adding more than £10million annually to the local economy.”
Penn and Teller comment: “We are so happy to be coming back to the UK for our first tour there in six years and couldn’t be happier to kick it off in Wolverhampton as one of the first shows to be a part of the reopening of The Halls Wolverhampton.”
The following shows form part of the line-up going on sale on 3 February 2023:
Penn and Teller – June 1st 2023
Penn and Teller are American magicians and entertainers who have performed together since the late 1970s. From busking on the streets of Philadelphia to selling out runs on Broadway, they are one of the most loved acts in Las Vegas history.
The Vamps – June 10th 2023
Consisting of Brad Simpson, James Brittain-McVey, Connor Ball and Tristan Evans, British pop-rock band The Vamps have gone from strength to strength since their 2014 debut album ‘Meet the Vamps’. Two Number 1 albums, 4 billion streams and 5 consecutive years of sold outThe O2Arena headline shows (the first band to ever achieve this) later, The Vamps are currently celebrating 10 years since conception with their Greatest Hits World Tour.
McFly – June 16th 2023
Formed in 2003, the London-based band is one of the most iconic British bands of the 00s. The group consists of Tom Fletcher, Danny Jones, Dougie Poynter and Harry Judd. McFly rose to fame in 2004 with their debut album Room on the 3rd Floor, which landed them at number 1 in the UK Album Charts, becoming the youngest band ever to have an album debut at number one – a title taken from The Beatles. They have since increased their tally to 7 number 1 singles, 6 Top 10 albums and a BRIT award, and are now touring again with their 2020 album Young Dumb Thrills.
Sugababes – June 29th 2023
Classic British girl group, the Sugababes, are back with the original line-up of Mutya Buena, Keisha Buchanan and Siobhan Donaghy. Formed in 1998, the Sugababes are one of the only British girl groups to have six number one UK singles, surpassed only by the Spice Girls. They have released five UK top ten albums, four of which were certified Platinum in the UK, and have been nominated for six Brit Awards. The era-defining girl group has made an epic comeback with a sold-out Glastonbury performance and new album, which they have waited eight years to release.
The 3,404 capacity ‘The Civic at The Halls Wolverhampton’ and 1,289 ‘The Wulfrun at The Halls Wolverhampton’ will play a key part in the city’s economic recovery hosting leading music and entertainment performers, as well as business events and conferences. It will attract hundreds of thousands of visitors to the city, boosting the local economy by £10+ million per annum. Plans will also benefit local businesses, as well as create new employment opportunities, raising the city’s national and international profile.
Sustainability and accessibility are at the heart of the refurbishment and The Halls Wolverhampton will use new mechanical and engineering services resulting in the venue running to the utmost efficiency.
Visitors will enjoy more comfortable seats, a greater number of bars and enhanced space to socialise, expanded and revamped toilet facilities, lift access for those viewing from the new balcony level, better access arrangements for disabled visitors (including enhanced wheelchair access), a greater number of accessible viewing points and improved room temperatures through the installation of a new air handling system.
As part of AEG Europe, AEG Presents own and operate over 40 venues across the world. In the UK these include the Eventim Apollo London, indigo at the award-winning The O2arena in London and the recently announced new live music venue at Olympia London (opening in 2024).
The official ticketing partner for the venue will be AXS, AEG’s award-winning global ticketing platform, which brings its patented ticketing system, AXS Mobile ID, ensuring ethical, secure resale and ticket transfer.
AEG Presents will be supported by ASM Global, the world’s leading venue operator to deliver a first-class customer experience in the venue including sales, marketing, food and beverage, as well as other services.
Image credit: TBC
Notes to Editors:
The Halls Wolverhampton venue will be comprised of two parts
- The Civic at The Halls Wolverhampton – capacity 3404 standing, 2,222 seated
- The Wulfrun at The Halls Wolverhampton – capacity 1,289 standing, 788 seated
About AEG Presents
AEG Presents is AEG’s live-entertainment division, a collection of companies dedicated to all aspects of live contemporary music performance, touring and a variety of programming and multi-media production. AEG Presents is behind festivals such as California’s famed Coachella, Los Angeles’ Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival, London’s BST Hyde Park and All Points East, Paris’ Rock en Seine and a myriad of tours, live shows and venues around the world including the world’s most popular venue The O2in London, LA’s Crypto.com Arena and many more.
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About AEG Europe
Headquartered in London, AEG Europe is a subsidiary of AEG, the world’s leading sports and live entertainment company. In Europe, AEG owns and operates landmark sports and music facilities and entertainment districts across the continent including The O2, indigo at The O2and Eventim Apollo in London; The Halls Wolverhampton in the Midlands; Barclays Arena in Hamburg; Mercedes Benz Arena, Verti Music Hall and Mercedes Platz in Berlin; and Accor Arena in Paris.
Through its Global Partnerships division, AEG Europe delivers corporate brands the largest sports and live music marketing network in the world. AEG’s music division, AEG Presents is a global leader in concert promotion and venue management, as well as running European music festivals: American Express presents BST Hyde Park, All Points East in London and Rock en Seine in Paris, among others.
About AEG Global Partnerships
AEG Global Partnerships oversees the worldwide sales and servicing of sponsorships for AEG’s entire portfolio of assets. Creating customised and innovative marketing programs for established and emerging brands it has created some of the most iconic brand partnerships in the entertainment industry, including The O2in London and Coachella Music Festival.
Overall, the division manages naming rights deals, premium seating and other strategic partnerships. Through its worldwide network of venues, portfolio of powerful sports and music brands and its integrated entertainment districts, AEG entertains more than 100 million guests annually. More information about AEG can be found at www.aegworldwide.com
AXS is a global ticketing platform, offering best-in-class ticketing, marketing and data technology in a single platform to suit every client size and type, from small music clubs to the largest sports stadiums. AXS is the ticketing partner for over 350 premier venues, sports teams, event organisers around the world, including The O2, OVO Arena Wembley, AEG Presents, Stockholm Live, Crypto.com Arena, T-Mobile Arena, Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Minnesota Timberwolves, Houston Rockets and the Vegas Golden Knights. AXS powers both primary and resale marketplaces, leveraging integrated technology and analytics to enable clients to sell the right ticket to the right fan at the right price. Headquartered in Los Angeles, California, AXS employs more than 350 professionals in multiple locations worldwide, including London, Cleveland, Charlotte, Dallas, Denver and Stockholm.
About AEG Presents
Combining the power of the live event with a focus on true artist development, AEG Presents is a world leader in the music and entertainment industries. Operating across five continents, the company has an unparalleled commitment to artistry, creativity, and community. Its tentpole festivals and multi-day music events — which include the iconic Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival and the legendary New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival alongside British Summer Time at Hyde Park, Stagecoach, Hangout Festival, Electric Forest, and Firefly — continue to set the bar for the live music experience.
AEG Presents promotes global tours for artists such as The Rolling Stones, Ed Sheeran, Elton John, Taylor Swift, Celine Dion, Justin Bieber, Kenny Chesney, Paul McCartney, and Katy Perry, in addition to — through its network of clubs, theatres, arenas, stadiums and renowned partner brands such as The Bowery Presents, Concerts West, Frontier Touring, Goldenvoice, Madison House Presents, Marshall Arts, Messina Touring Group, PromoWest Productions, and Zero Mile Presents — creating and developing an unmatched infrastructure for artist development and audience reach. More information can be found at aegpresents.co.uk.
AEG’s European headquarters are located in London.