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Following £250,000 worth of investment, the Warehouse is preparing for a busy year of live music programming
By Jon Chapple on 16 Jan 2020
Building on a legacy that includes past performances by U2, Oasis, the Stone Roses and Soft Cell, famed Leeds, UK, venue the Warehouse is returning to its live music roots, with a busy concert programme planned after it reopens later this month.
Celebrating the 40th anniversary since its opening in 2020, the new-look Warehouse benefits from a £250,000 investment into its production infrastructure, and now boasts three rooms with a capacity of 600 for live music and 1,100 for DJ-led events.
Curated by TEG MJR, the 2020 live music programme will showcase a varied mix of touring artists and local musicians, says the former MJR Group, which took over programming duties for the Warehouse last year, just prior to its takeover by Australia’s TEG.
The relaunch weekend will kick off with a show by singer-songwriter Badly Drawn Boy on 23 January, followed by two sold out performances from Terrorvision on 7 and 18 February.
“2020 is going to be an exciting year for Leeds”
Dan Ickowitz-Seidler, chief operating officer of TEG MJR, comments: “Live music is a huge driving force in any big city and we wanted the Warehouse to showcase a real plethora of events.
“The venue was built on live music, and what better way to celebrate 40 years of The Warehouse than bringing back its roots?
“We’re looking forward to welcoming a credible selection of performers and club nights and continuing to work closely with local promoters. Twenty-twenty is going to be an exciting year for Leeds.”
For a full list of upcoming shows, visit theleedswarehouse.com.
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