Wolverhampton, 31 January, 2023: AEG Presents

AEG Presents, a division of AEG Europe’s sports, entertainment and venue operator family, has today announced a sensational line up of shows taking place across June, marking the much anticipated opening of iconic venue The Halls Wolverhampton. McFly, Sugababes, The Vamps and Penn and Teller will all perform across the month as fans gear up to experience the newly restored and refurbished Grade II listed space for the first time.

There is a huge line up of already announced and soon to be announced shows to celebrate the opening of The Halls Wolverhampton in style. McFly, Sugababes, The Vamps and Penn and Teller, amongst others, will be available for sale from 3 February 2023. Shows by Leftfield and Chris Isaak are already part of the launch month and more names will be added soon to the June opening program. 

Guests are invited to register for updates at The Halls Wolverhampton to be the first to find out about upcoming shows, exciting competitions and ticket giveaways.

The Halls Wolverhampton officially reopens in June following a major multi million pound refurbishment programme undertaken by City of Wolverhampton Council in partnership with by AEG Presents

Wolverhampton local and AEG Presents CEO Steve Homer, says: “We have a fantastic line up set for June, befitting of the opening of the iconic The Halls Wolverhampton and the renowned artists we’re thrilled to welcome to this great city. I can’t wait to officially open the doors and be part of the crowd enjoying these performances. From rock to pop and comedy, there really is something for everyone.”

City of Wolverhampton Council Leader, Councillor Ian Brookfield, said: “These are exciting times for this much loved venue in our city – and is what all the blood, sweat and tears have been for.
“AEG Presents’ passion for The Halls and ambition for the future matches our own and this fantastic opening month of shows in June will ensure the new look venue bursts back into life in style after our multi million pound transformation works.
“We’re thrilled to be working with AEG Presents on this, who understand the venue’s rich heritage and share our vision of reimagining an iconic institution that will continue to bring joy to the lives of locals for years to come, helping shape our city centre, creating jobs and boosting businesses by attracting 300,000 visitors a year and adding more than £10 million annually to the local economy.”

Penn and Teller comment: “We are so happy to be coming back to the UK for our first tour there in 6 years and couldn’t be happier to kick it off in Wolverhampton as one of the first shows to be a part of the reopening of The Halls Wolverhampton.”

The following shows form part of the line up going on sale on 3 February, 2023:

Penn and Teller – 1 June,  2023
Penn and Teller are American magicians and entertainers who have performed together since the late 1970s. From busking on the streets of Philadelphia to selling out runs on Broadway, they are one of the most loved acts in Las Vegas history. 
The Vamps – 10 June, 2023
Consisting of Brad Simpson, James Brittain-McVey, Connor Ball and Tristan Evans, British pop rock band The Vamps have gone from strength to strength since their 2014 debut album ‘Meet the Vamps’. Two Number 1 albums, 4 billion streams and 5 consecutive years of sold out O2 Arena headline shows (the first band to ever achieve this) later, The Vamps are currently celebrating 10 years since conception with their Greatest Hits World Tour. 
McFly – 16 June, 2023
Formed in 2003, the London based band is one of the most iconic British bands of the 00s. The group consists of Tom Fletcher, Danny Jones, Dougie Poynter and Harry Judd. McFly rose to fame in 2004 with their debut album Room on the 3rd Floor, which landed them at number 1 in the UK Album Charts, becoming the youngest band ever to have an album debut at number one - a title taken from The Beatles. They have since increased their tally to 7 number 1 singles, 6 Top 10 albums and a BRIT award, and are now touring again with their 2020 album Young Dumb Thrills.

Sugababes – 29 June, 2023
Classic British girl group, the Sugababes, are back with the original line up of Mutya Buena, Keisha Buchanan and Siobhan Donaghy. Formed in 1998, the Sugababes are one of the only British girl groups to have 6 number one UK singles, surpassed only by the Spice Girls. They have released 5 UK top 10 albums, 4 of which were certified Platinum in the UK, and have been nominated for 6 Brit Awards. The era defining girl group has made an epic comeback with a sold out Glastonbury performance and new album, which they have waited 8 years to release.  

The 3,404 capacity ‘The Civic at The Halls Wolverhampton’ and 1,289 ‘The Wulfrun at The Halls Wolverhampton’ will play a key part in the city’s economic recovery hosting leading music and entertainment performers, as well as business events and conferences. It will attract hundreds of thousands of visitors to the city, boosting the local economy by £10+ million per annum. Plans will also benefit local businesses, as well as create new employment opportunities, raising the city’s national and international profile.  

Sustainability and accessibility are at the heart of the refurbishment and The Halls Wolverhampton will use new mechanical and engineering services resulting in the venue running to the utmost efficiency. 

Visitors will enjoy more comfortable seats, a greater number of bars and enhanced space to socialise, expanded and revamped toilet facilities, lift access for those viewing from the new balcony level, better access arrangements for disabled visitors (including enhanced wheelchair access), a greater number of accessible viewing points and improved room temperatures through the installation of a new air handling system. 

As part of AEG Europe, AEG Presents own and operate over 40 venues across the world. In the UK these include the Eventim Apollo London, indigo at the award winning The O2 arena in London and the recently announced new live music venue at Olympia London (opening in 2024). 

The official ticketing partner for the venue will be AXS, AEG’s award winning global ticketing platform, which brings its patented ticketing system, AXS Mobile ID, ensuring ethical, secure resale and ticket transfer.

AEG Presents will be supported by ASM Global, the world’s leading venue operator to deliver a first class customer experience in the venue including sales, marketing, food and beverage, as well as other services.