MAR 01] SKYDOME COVENTRY NEWS
Stars Kick Off Skydome Concerts
Skydome Arena will be welcoming pop stars from the 1970s to kick a
series of monthly concerts.
of Skydome' honours the Arena's pledge to bring top music names to
Coventry and will kick-off with Smokie on Saturday 31 March and
Elkie Brooks and Sunday 29 April.
promoter Rod Gunner believes 'Sound of Skydome' will fast become a
monthly date for the diary.
GUNNER WITH ARENA OWNER MIKE PETROUIS
of last year was spent fine tuning the operation of the Arena, we
now feel with the new management structure in place that we can
move forward in hosting top music events.
Daniel O'Donnell to appear on St Patrick's Day is a major coup for
the city and we are confident it will prove a successful launch
pad for the Sound of Skydome events.
Smokie and Elkie Brooks we are looking at two of the best live
acts around. Smokie have not done a UK tour for 15 years but they
have been selling out major venues in places like Scandanavia,
South Africa, Germany and even China.
30 date UK tour is to celebrate their 25th anniversary which they
are marking with the release of their double CD titled 'Uncovered
…The Very Best of Smokie' which has already gone platinum in
Norway, double platinum in Denmark and gold in Sweden - the first
territories to release it.
Smokie and Elkie Brooks concerts are both big shows and they will
highlight the sort of special event which we are determined 'Sound
of Skydome' will bring to Coventry every month.
events will not be formal sit down concerts, the audience will be
encouraged to get down and enjoy themselves - the whole essence of
this concept is fun."
will perform all of the 14 hits which have made them long standing
favourites with the British public, including
'If You Think You Know How to Love Me', 'Don't Play Your Rock
and Roll to Me', It's Your Life', 'Oh Carol' and the classic 'Living
Next Door to Alice'.
five-piece band performance will also include material from the new
album with classic songs which have been hits for artists such as
Shania Twain, REO Speedwagon and Thin Lizzy.
for the Smokie and Elkie Brooks 'Sound of Skydome' nights can be
purchased by calling at the Arena or telephoning 024 7663 0693.