Classical star Alfie set for special outdoor concert in Leeds

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Classical music sensation Alfie Boe told the Yorkshire Evening Post he ‘can’t wait’ to come to Leeds next week for his special performance at Millennium Square.

The world-renowned tenor and stage star, who performed at the city’s First Direct area last year, will be performing a specially-created open-air theatre for one night only on July 24.

Alfie Boe in Les Miserables. Pic: PA.

Alfie Boe in Les Miserables. Pic: PA.

Alfie, who led the cast of Les Miserables for almost a year and stole the show at the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Concert at Buckingham Palace, will perform songs from his recent album Serenata together with other popular favourites.

He said: “I’m really looking forward to performing in Millennium Square.

“The atmosphere at an outdoor summer event like this is spectacular.”

He added: “Leeds is a great city with a real passion for music and the arts and singing for thousands of fans in this environment will be a moment to remember. I can’t wait.”

Alfie’s performance will be part of the Summer Series of events organised by Leeds City Council, which will see Millennium Square hosting a range of concerts and events over the next few months, including performances from UB40’s Ali Campbell, Mickey and Astro, Union J, Bjorn Again, and Texas.

Councillor Brian Selby, Leeds City Council’s lead member for culture, said: “Welcoming Alfie Boe to Leeds is a real coup for the city and I’m sure the atmosphere will be fantastic.

“Millennium Square is a great venue for us to be hosting this series of concerts, with a real mix of acts lined up that offer something for everyone.”

Doors for Alfie’s fully seated outdoor concert open from 6pm, with the performance starting at 7.30pm.

Tickets starting at £35 are available from the Box Office at the Carriageworks Theatre on Millennium Square or by calling 0113 224 3801.

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