Price is right as Barry Manilow announces concert in Leeds

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He writes the songs that make the whole world sing – and now Barry Manilow is set to perform them in Leeds.

Manilow today revealed that he will be playing the city’s First Direct Arena on June 11 next year as part of what he says is his final major concert tour.

And, in a nostalgic nod to 1975 – the year when he topped the charts with hit song Mandy – ticket prices for the gig will start at £19.75.

The Leeds concert is one of seven UK dates announced by Manilow and, looking ahead to them, he said: “We had a great time putting the show together.

“We hope to take everyone on an emotional rollercoaster. I can’t wait to see everyone dancing in the aisles.”

Tickets for the Leeds gig go on sale at 9am next Monday, October 5.

For more details, visit www.firstdirectarena.com or ring the box office on 0844 248 1585.

For possible use in the YP From the Archive series.''10th May 1988''THE MIGHTY Mallard, pride of Britain's railway history, puffed into Leeds Station today with a raging thirst.''It was pulling such a heavy load - 12 carriages carrying 250 top Post Office customers and stamp collectors - that it needed extra water supplies at Holbeck.''"The last thing we wanted was the boiler blowing up on Britain's pride and joy," said Mr Philip Round, Post Office Information Officer.''Mallard was making a special run across the Pennines from Manchester Victoria to mark two major anniversaries:

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