Rod Stewart set to perform at Leeds Arena

08/11/2012 PA File Photo of Rod Stewart performing during filming of The Graham Norton Show, at The London Studios in London. See PA Feature MUSIC Christmas. Picture credit should read: Yui Mok/PA Photos. WARNING: This picture must only be used to accompany PA Feature MUSIC Christmas.
08/11/2012 PA File Photo of Rod Stewart performing during filming of The Graham Norton Show, at The London Studios in London. See PA Feature MUSIC Christmas. Picture credit should read: Yui Mok/PA Photos. WARNING: This picture must only be used to accompany PA Feature MUSIC Christmas.
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Rod Stewart is set to perform at Leeds Arena later this year.

The veteran rocker will take to the stage at the city’s First Direct Arena on Tuesday, September 24.

Tickets will go on sale this Friday.

Bruce Springsteen will be the first person to perform at the 13,500-capacity venue on Wednesday, July 24.

Other artists appearing during the arena’s official opening season in September include Sir Elton John, Kaiser Chiefs and Andrea Bocelli.

Depeche Mode, Stereophonics, Boyzone, Status Quo and JLS are among the other acts lined up to appear there before the end of the year.

The venue will also play host to the BBC’s Sports Personality of the Year show on December 15.