The new Leeds First Direct Arena is a continuation of a tradition that has made the city a stage for the great and the good of the music industry.
The Rolling Stones wowed the crowds at Roundhay in 1982 and a tartan clad Rod Stewart was at Leeds Town Hall in 1972.
Roundhay basked in the majesty of the late Michael Jackson in 1988 while the Pogues gave a complete change of genre when they were at Leeds University a couple of years before in 1986.
The city also saw the appearance of the unique and gifted David Bowie when he took to the stage at the Rolarena in 1973.
Unforgettable performances from those classic decades of incredible creative output and Leeds was proud to host them all.