Wembley Arena

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Wembley Arena

Indoor arena, at Wembley, in the London Borough of Brent add

Category: Sport (7)

Launched in 1984.

Countries: United Kingdom (44%), United States (17%), (15%)

Main connections: The Monkees, Trevor Horn, Meat Loaf

Linked to: Anschutz Entertainment Group, Westlife, Bad Company, ABBA

 

Timeline


 

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1984

He has headlined 63 shows at the venue with his first headliner being in 1984 and his latest being 2009 add something


1985

Dire Straits - The band's 10 July 1985 concert at Wembley Arena, in which they were accompanied by Nils Lofgren for "Solid Rock" and Hank Marvin joined the band at the end to play "Going Home" , was televised in the United Kingdom on The Tube on Channel 4 in January 1986


1986

The Monkees - For the first time since the brief 1986 reunion, Nesmith returned to the concert stage for a tour of the United Kingdom in 1997, highlighted by two sold-out concerts at Wembley Arena in London

 

Harvey Goldsmith - In 1986, he promoted Luciano Pavarotti at Wembley Arena

 

Scott Neil - In his seven seasons with the Racers, he helped the team to win the league championship in 1986–87 and 1987–88; the Norwich Union Trophy in 1985; and reaching the playoff finals weekend at Wembley Arena every year bar one and winning the playoffs in 1986

 

Minhaj-ul-Quran - MQI started its education, welfare and human rights work in the United Kingdom in 1986 and held its first international conference at Wembley Arena, London

 

Minhaj-ul-Quran UK - MQI started its work in the United Kingdom in 1986 and held its first international conference at Wembley Arena, London


1987

With a Little Help from My Friends - Starr performed the song with George Harrison, Eric Clapton and Elton John at the 1987 Prince's Trust Concert at Wembley Arena, London

 

Chris Rea - The Dancing with Strangers tour in 1987 saw Rea sell out stadium size venues for the first time across the world, and Rea played Wembley Arena twice


1990

Tony Lundon - Shortly after forming, Liberty received a legal challenge in the UK High Court from a funk R&B band, called "Liberty", who achieved success in the 1990s, including being awarded Capital Radio Band of the Year, playing at Wembley Arena, touring around Europe and the release of albums in the UK, the U.S. and Europe


1991

Raymond Gubbay - In December 1991 Raymond Gubbay presented the Royal Opera production of Turandot at Wembley Arena


1994

Garth Brooks - To support the album, Brooks embarked on a 1994 UK tour, selling out venues such as Birmingham 's National Exhibition Centre and London 's Wembley Arena

 

Lennox Lewis - Lewis lost his WBC title to Oliver McCall on 24 September 1994 in a huge upset at the Wembley Arena in London


1996

Wembley hosted the British Hockey League play-off finals weekend at the end of each season up until the league's disbandment in 1996 add something


1997

In 1997, Hezekiah Walker performed at Wembley Arena with the Love Fellowship Crusade choir for their album "Live In London at Wembley" add something


2002

Harvey Goldsmith - In October 2002 Goldsmith promoted Bruce Springsteen at Wembley Arena, the tickets for this show sold out in forty minutes making it one of his most successful promotions to date


2003

Manchester Arena - The arena was named "Busiest Arena Venue In The World", based on ticket sales for concerts in 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2007 ahead of other indoor arenas including the Madison Square Garden and Wembley Arena

 

Christina Aguilera performed during her Stripped World Tour on 2-3 and 5 November 2003 add something

 

Meat Loaf - On November 17, 2003, during a performance at London's Wembley Arena, on his "Couldn't Have Said It Better" tour, he collapsed of what was later diagnosed as Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome

 

Feeder stopped by at the venue during their December 2003 "Comfort in Sound Arena Tour", which was a follow-up to their 23 date tour of the same album where they played theater sized venues add something


2004

The shows were filmed by Swedish television for a documentary which was released in 2004 on DVD as "ABBA in Concert" add something

 

Pino Palladino - In 2004, he appeared to be playing with Gary Moore at the Wembley Arena

 

Duran Duran - "Live From London", a concert video from one of their sold-out 2004 reunion shows at Wembley Arena, was released in the fall of 2005

 

Duran Duran - Duran Duran celebrated their homecoming to the UK with fourteen stadium dates in April 2004, including five sold-out nights at Wembley Arena

 

Grace Jones - In November 2004, Jones sang her hit "Slave to the Rhythm" at a tribute concert for record producer Trevor Horn at London's Wembley Arena.

 

Trevor Horn - On 11 November 2004, a Prince's Trust charity concert celebrating Horn's 25 years as a record producer took place at Wembley Arena


2006

Madonna played eight sold-out nights here during her Confessions Tour in 2006, the 15 & 16 August were filmed for The Confessions Tour DVD. add something

 

She returned to performed on the arena in 2006 for her Back to Basics World Tour add something

 

The original version of the War of the Worlds was on stage at Wembley in 2006 and was recorded for the DVD release of the show add something

 

With the reopening of Wembley Arena in 2006, a "Square of Fame" area has been created in front of the arena add something

 

Scissor Sisters - The Scissor Sisters ended their first UK tour at Wembley Arena, London, from November 24 to 26, 2006, supported by new artist Lily Allen, who performed during the three days there

 

The arena refurbishment cost £35m and the new arena opened to the public on 2 April 2006, with a concert by the English electronic-music band Depeche Mode add something

 

Clive Owen - He enjoys the music of indie rock band Hard-Fi and has been seen at two of their concerts, Brixton Academy, 15 May 2006 and Wembley Arena, 18 December 2007

 

Westlife performed two shows on 18 May and 19 May 2006 add something

 

Girls Aloud performed during their Chemistry Tour in June 2006 add something

 

The first star to have a plaque was Madonna, on 1 August 2006 add something

 

On 9 November 2006, Cliff Richard added his handprints to the Square add something

 

Pink performed two shows during her I'm Not Dead Tour on 4 October and 4 December 2006 add something

 

Rick Parfitt and Francis Rossi, of Status Quo, unveiled a plaque, with one of each of their handprints, on 16 December 2006 add something


2007

Pearl Jam hold the attendance record for one show, with 12,470 fans at their 2007 gig add something

 

The Masters snooker tournament annually took place in the venue during the month of January from 2007 to 2011 add something

 

Adam Wakeman - " was released in 2007 to coincide with support shows at Wembley Arena, Birmingham NIA and Dublin's The Point with Ozzy Osbourne

 

On 9 January 2007, Kylie Minogue included her handprints, on the final day of the London leg of her Showgirl Homecoming Tour add something

 

Seven-time World Snooker Champion Stephen Hendry added his handprints on 21 January 2007 add something

 

Michael Katsidis - On 17 February 2007, a bout for the newly created and vacant WBO interim lightweight title was made between Katsidis and Graham Earl at the Wembley Arena in London

 

International country superstar Dolly Parton unveiled her plaque, on the final night of her UK tour, on 25 March 2007 add something

 

Canadian music star Bryan Adams unveiled his plaque on 10 May 2007, just before his 25th appearance at the venue add something

 

Just three days later, former Commodores frontman Lionel Richie was presented with his plaque on 13 May 2007, after another sold-out performance at the arena add something

 

Pete Doherty - In November 2007 Babyshambles played their first arena tour, taking in dates at the MEN Arena in Manchester, the Nottingham Arena, Bournemouth International Centre, London's Wembley Arena and Birmingham's National Indoor Arena

 

Meat Loaf - The concert scheduled for November 6, 2007 at London's Wembley Arena was cancelled


2008

Members of the Irish boyband Westlife unveiled their plaque on 28 March 2008, after 27 sell-out shows in the space of 10 years add something

 

Richard Hawley - Glastonbury Festival - Hawley performed the song with the band at the Glastonbury Festival in June 2008, on "The Culture Show" in June 2008, at Elbow's homecoming gigs in Manchester in 2008, Wembley Arena in March 2009, Blackpool's Empress Ballroom in March 2009 and at the MEN Arena in September 2009


2009

It hosted the final of the Whyte and Mackay Premier League Darts 2009 where James Wade triumphed against Mervyn King, who beat Phil Taylor in the semi-finals as he failed to successfully defend his 4 titles add something

 

Michael McIntyre - In 2009, McIntyre performed for an estimated total of 500,000 people on his first tour of the United Kingdom that included a record-breaking six nights at Wembley Arena and four at The O2 Arena

 

Elbow (band) - On 14 March 2009, they played Wembley Arena

 

Keith Emerson - The tour band members were Marc Bonilla, Travis Davis and Tony Pia. On 30 June 2009, Emerson appeared as a guest during Spinal Tap's 'One Night Only World Tour' at Wembley Arena, during the songs "Short And Sweet" and "Heavy Duty"

 

Richard holds the record for the most headline shows by one artist, having played his 61st concert in October 2009 add something

 

Fleetwood Mac - On 6 November 2009, Fleetwood Mac played the last show of the European leg of their "Unleashed" tour at London's Wembley Arena


2010

Nathan Cleverly - On 13 February 2010 Cleverly took on Antonio Brancalion at Wembley Arena in a bid to gain the vacant European light-heavyweight title

 

The surviving members of Bad Company with Howard Leese and Lynn Sorensen, played to a sold out crowd in April 2010, with a DVD and CD recorded for the occasion add something

 

Norwegian Pop trio a-ha played their last UK date of the Ending on a High Note Tour at the Arena on 27 November 2010 add something


2011

Wembley Arena has been used in 2011 and 2012 for episodes of the highly popular show Strictly Come Dancing during the week of Children in Need add something

 

Jose Miguel Agrelot Coliseum - On May 26, 2011, the "Choliseo" was ranked 8th on the "Top 50 Arena Venues" of the world and second of the West Hemisphere in worldwide ticket sales by Pollstar Magazine, surpassing Los Angeles' Staples Center, Miami's American Airlines Arena, London's Wembley Arena, etc

 

Minhaj-ul-Quran - In September 2011, Minhaj-ul-Quran organised a major "Peace for Humanity" conference at Wembley Arena in London at which, under the auspices of Tahir-ul-Qadri, its 12,000 attendees announced a global declaration denouncing racism, interfaith intolerance, extremism and terrorism

 

Alter Bridge have performed on 29 November 2011 and released a DVD later add something

 

It was announced that the 2011 X Factor UK final would be the shot at the Wembley Arena over two days; girl band Little Mix won the competition on 11 December 2011 add something

 

The Saturdays made their arena debut here on the 16 December 2011, in front of a capacity of 11,500 add something


2012

Jeff Wayne's Musical Version of The War of the Worlds - Jeff Wayne's Musical Version of The War of the Worlds : The New Generation came Wembley Arena on December 6 as part of the new productions arena tour of the UK in late 2012 add something

 

Another rider was the Australian Gary Wiggins, father of Bradley Wiggins, Tour de France winner 2012 add something

 

Muse used the arena to rehearse their The 2nd Law World Tour in 2012 add something

 

The venue hosted Olympic badminton and Olympic rhythmic gymnastics at the 2012 Summer Olympics add something

 

Shauna Lowry - In 2012, she was part of the London 2012 Games Maker training sessions at Wembley Arena

 

Lee Chong Wei - In the semi-finals, he beat Chen Long of China in straight sets despite early predictions that Chen would be difficult to beat, and set up a repeat of 2008's final against Lin Dan. This is the second meeting in the Wembley Arena for both players after the 2011 !World_Championships (BWF_World_Championships)

 

TNA "Impact Wrestling" international tapings took place on 28 January 2012 at the Wembley Arena add something

 

Jason Derulo - Derulo planned to embark on an eight-date UK tour in support of the album in February 2012, including a show at Wembley Arena on March 1

 

Rahat Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan - In April 2012 Rahat toured in the UK, performing at Wembley Arena and the Manchester Arena, playing to a combined audience of over 20,000 people

 

Frank Turner performed on 27 April 2012 to a sell-out audience add something

 

On 28 September 2012, The Beach Boys performed at the arena for the last concert of their 50th Anniversary Reunion Tour add something

 

You Me At Six performed on 8 December 2012 and sold out the venue add something

 

BIGBANG performed here live as part of their BIGBANG Alive Galaxy Tour 2012 on the 14 and 15 December 2012 and was the biggest and first solo Kpop boyband concert in UK. add something


2013

The show was filmed with a live DVD to be released in 2013 add something

 

Fish Leong The Malaysia Top Female Singer will be back to London have her "The Love Library World Tour concert" Final Station on 25 January 2013 add something

 

The UFC held its first event at Wembley Arena in February 2013 add something

 

Kasabian - Tim Carter joined Kasabian as a touring guitarist, first performing with the band on 6 March 2013 at Russell Brand's Give It Up for Comic Relief, comedy and music gig at Wembley Arena

 

Darren Barker - On 9 March 2013, Darren Barker began a comeback by facing off against Italy's Simone Rotolo for the vacant IBF Inter-Continental Middleweight Title in the Wembley Arena in London

 

John Coghlan (drummer) - The tour consisted of nine shows, the first being at Manchester Apollo and including two back-to-back dates at Hammersmith Apollo, with the final gig at Wembley Arena on 17 March 2013

 

Nathan Cleverly - On 20 April 2013 Cleverly made his fourth defence against Robin Krasniqi winning by unanimous decision at the Wembley Arena

 

Mika Singh - Mika performed live alongside Shafqat Amanat Ali at UK's annual Bollywood and Bhangra concert in June 2013 at London's Wembley Arena

 

Nepathya, the legendary Himalayan folk rock band from Nepal, performed a highly anticipated, UK-first gig on 3 August 2013 at Wembley Arena add something

 

In September 2013, it was announced that AEG Facilities had signed a 15 year contract to operate the arena add something

 

Charli XCX - In September 2013, XCX supported American rock band Paramore on the UK leg of their self-titled tour, spanning two dates at Wembley Arena

 

Super Junior will perform at Wembley Arena as part of their Super Show 5 World Tour on 9 November 2013 making them the second K-pop act to perform at the venue after BIGBANG add something

 

The X Factor UK will return to film their final at the Wembley Arena for the series' tenth series on 14th and 15th December 2013 add something

 

The X Factor UK will return to film their final at the Wembley Arena for the series' tenth series on 14 and 15 December 2013 add something


2014

On 10 April 2014, it was announced that the arena would be renamed The SSE Arena on 1 June 2014 after SSE plc bought the naming rights to the venue for 10 years add something

 

On the 21 and 22 of June 2014, the European League Of Legends Championship Series, which is a competitive $Esports league in the computer game League of Legends, will be playing their Week 5 matches in this arena add something

 

Khalid Yafai - For the first time in his career, in September 2014, Yafai fought at the Wembley Arena in London live on Sky Sports

 

They will perform at the arena for the second time on 19 September 2014, as part of their Greatest Hits Tour add something

 

On 5 December 2014, British band Bring Me the Horizon played their last show before taking a break to write their next album add something


2015

From October 15 till October 18 2015, the 2015 League of Legends World Championship Quarterfinals shall take place in the Arena add something

 

System Of A Down are due to play here on 10 April 2015 as part of their Wake Up The Souls Tour add something

 

Michael Flatley - His last appearance in the UK was at Wembley Arena on 4 July 2015

 

ASAP takes its 20th anniversary celebration to the next level as it parties with Filipinos in Europe at The SSE Arena, Wembley in London on September 6, 2015 add something

 

From 15 October till 18 October 2015, the 2015 League of Legends World Championship Quarterfinals shall take place in the Arena add something


2016

Pata (musician) - It was announced that X Japan had postponed their album release and March 12, 2016 concert at the Wembley Arena in London for a whole year, currently scheduled for March 4, 2017

 

On 2 April 2016, Babymetal became the first Japanese act to headline the Arena add something

 

Bros - His solo single "Gone Too Long" was released on 2 October 2016 to coincide with his return to Wembley Arena, London on 1 October

 

On November 15, 2016, Welsh rock band Catfish and the bottlemen played a sold out concert at the arena add something

 

Katie Taylor - Taylor made her professional debut on 26 November 2016, at Wembley Arena in London, stopping Karina Kopinska in three rounds


 

On 12 November 2017, the 2017 MTV Europe Music awards ceremony was held at the arena add something

 

Martin Kemp (entertainer) - In December 2017 he will appear as Captain Hook in "Peter Pan - The World's Biggest Pantomime" at the Barclaycard Arena in Birmingham and the SSE Arena in Wembley alongside Bradley Walsh as Smee


2018

From 18 July 2018, The SSE Arena are currently holding auditions for the 15th series of The X Factor, ending on 27th July add something

 

On 30 September 2018, British independent wrestling promotion Progress Wrestling announced they will be holding their biggest show at the SSE Arena, titled "Hello Wembley" add something

 

On 17 November 2018, renowned London based DJ Andy C performed a DJ set lasting five hours, the first all night event to take place in the venue's history add something


2019

On 10 March 2019, Joker Xue became the first singer from mainland China to headline the Arena as part of his Skyscraper World Tour add something