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What’s on at the Birmingham LG Arena 2014

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If you fancy a night out, and you’re a lover of live music, there’s nothing better than heading to a gig provided by one of your favourite acts. Whether you’ve seen them before, or it’s your first opportunity to see them live, catching them on stage and being part of a crowd of people who love their music as much as you do is a great experience.

If you’re local to the West Midlands, or if you’re hoping for a cheeky mini-break, Birmingham is a great place to base yourself. The city is full of incredible attractions, top notch restaurants and a superb nightlife. Plus, its live music venues are second to none. The Birmingham LG Arena has long been considered one of the city’s best live music venues, hosting international bands who head out on the road for mammoth stadium tours. Not only that, but the arena also hosts various other live shows, ranging from comedy to wrestling and everything in between. Book yourself into one of the Travelodge’s in Birmingham and enjoy an evening in the city without worrying about driving home. Take a look at some of these highlights that are coming up at the end of the year – you may find one of your faves is touring!

Il Divo – 18th October

This classical group has gone from strength to strength, with this year’s arena tour based around the greatest songs from Broadway. Lea Salonga, of Miss Saigon fame, will join them as their supporting act.

Ed Sheeran – 19th & 20th October

Returning to the UK for the first time since 2012, Ed Sheeran will provide his audience with a cracking night of soul/folk/hip-hop fusion songs.

The Big Reunion – 21st October

Whether you’re a grownup fancying a little bit of nostalgia, or you’re treating your daughter to a night of boy band goodness, the Big Reunion is bigger than ever before, with bands including 911, 5ive, Blue, Damage, 3T and A1 taking to the stage. Prepare for lots of girly screaming, peeps.

Black Stone Cherry – 30th October

Kentucky rockers, Black Stone Cherry, bring a smattering of guitar riffs to the arena in October, and as their first ever arena tour, it should be a corker.

Paolo Nutini – 5th November

The Scottish singer-songwriter’s third album rocketed to number one, and his stop-off at the LG Arena is part of his biggest tour to date.

Kasabian – 22nf November

If you didn’t get chance to catch them in their headline slot at Glasto this year, Kasabian will be rocking out at the arena this November, with support from The Maccabees.

Slash – 1st December

Slash, featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators, will be showing off his signature look, style and sound at the beginning of December, in support of his latest album ‘World on Fire’.

Do any of these take your fancy? Other acts on stage include Bryan Adams (19th November), Andrea Bocelli (21st November), Peter Gabriel (28th November) and Madness (13th December). Take your pick from the live entertainment that the arena has in store this year – whether you take to the seats or you rock out in the pit, there’s plenty on offer!

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