Barry Manilow announces concert at First Direct Arena, Leeds

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Evergreen singer-songwriter Barry Manilow has announced a concert at the First Direct Arena in Leeds.

The 72-year-old star – whose hits include Copacabana, Could It Be Magic and Can’t Smile Without You – is to perform at the 13,000-seat arena on June 11, 2016 as part of his ‘One Last Time!’ tour.

With his band of 13 musicians and singers, Manilow said, “We had a great time putting the show together. We hope to take everyone on an emotional roller coaster. I can’t wait to see everyone dancing in the aisles.”

After performing more than 400 concerts at the Las Vegas Hilton and Paris Las Vegas from 2005 through 2011, Manilow has limited his concert appearances. The One Last Time! tour is a major undertaking and, as Manilow said, “is my way of thanking everyone for their years of support…one last time!”

The Grammy, Tony and Emmy award-winning musician’s career skyrocketed to fame when his song Mandy topped the charts in 1975. In the spirit of that special year, tickets will be priced to tie into that year and will start at £19.75.

Tickets go on sale on Monday October 5 at 9am. For details visit www.manilow.com or www.firstdirectarena.com