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Music, Fri 14 Dec 2018

Jools Holland and his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra

Jools Holland and his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra

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Musical master of ceremonies JOOLS HOLLAND and his acclaimed Rhythm & Blues Orchestra have announced their annual musical excursion around the UK and Ireland for 2018.

Soft Cell frontman MARC ALMOND will be accompanying Jools for the tour as a special guest (with the exception of 1 December at the Royal Albert Hall).

In his 36-year career, Marc has sold over 30 million records worldwide with his list of hit songs including ‘Say Hello, Wave Goodbye, ‘Touch’ and, of course, ‘Tainted Love’. Marc has also collaborated with the likes of Gene Pitney, Tony Visconti and Burt Bacharach, as well as Jools – who Marc previously toured with in 2014. He was awarded an OBE this year for his services to arts and culture.

Previous special guests who have performed alongside Jools on his UK tours include the likes of Lulu, Joss Stone, Roland Gift, Melanie C and – most recently – José Feliciano, who released a joint album with Jools in November 2017, _As You See Me Now_.

Also performing with Jools will be the supremely talented vocalists Ruby Turner and Louise Marshall, as well as original Squeeze member Gilson Lavis on drums with the Rhythm & Blues Orchestra. With a tremendous collection of Jools compositions and boogie-woogie classics to choose from, Jools’ annual UK tour is set to be an unforgettable night out that will delight both Jools and Marc Almond fans and have audiences on their feet

Cash PointCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsFacilities for groupsOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsAccepts groupsFacilities for corporate hospitality

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Dates Times
Fri 14 Dec 2018 19:00 to 00:00

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    Address

    Arena Way,
    Leeds,
    LS2 8BY

    Location

    Directions

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    Map reference: SE 302342  Lat: 53.80350 Long: -1.54191

    By Car:

    first direct arena is located next to the A58 (M) Inner Ring Road and from the Claypit Lane junction (A58) provides links out of the city centre to the east joining the A64 York Road, and to the south and west connecting to the M621 and other destinations within Leeds, and to the wider motorway network via the M62 and the M1.

    By Public Transport:

    Leeds City Station is a 10 minute walk from Leeds Arena and a major hub on the national, regional and local rail network providing connections to a wide variety of destinations.

    On arrival at Leeds station, turn right out of the main entrance onto New Station Street and head onto Boar Lane. At the crossing head straight over onto Albion Street and pass the side of the new Trinity shopping centre. Keep walking up Albion Street and at the junctions with The Headrow and Great George Street head straight on. Walk past the Merrion Centre on your right and after Morrisons supermarket take the next right onto Merrion Way to the Arena complex.

    Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from Leeds station

    Facilities

    • Cash PointCash Point
    • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
    • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
    • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
    • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
    • On-site cateringOn-site catering
    • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
    • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
    • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality