Black Sea Arena

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Black Sea Arena
ბლექ სი არენა
Black Sea Arena logo.png
Black Sea Arena Aug18.jpg
LocationShekvetili, Guria, Georgia
Coordinates41°56′18.376″N 41°46′29.166″E / 41.93843778°N 41.77476833°E / 41.93843778; 41.77476833Coordinates: 41°56′18.376″N 41°46′29.166″E / 41.93843778°N 41.77476833°E / 41.93843778; 41.77476833
Capacity10,000
Construction
Broke ground2008
Opened31 July 2016 (2016-07-31)
Construction cost₾200 million GEL
($93 million USD)
ArchitectDrei Architekten
Website
www.bsa.com.ge

Black Sea Arena is an indoor arena located on the coast of the Black Sea in Shekvetili, Guria, Georgia, some 45 km north of Batumi, the country's second largest city. The venue, designed by the architects from the German company Drei Architekten, is the largest open concert hall in the Caucasus. The auditorium has a capacity of 10,000 seats in circular grandstands.

The American singer-songwriter Christina Aguilera performed at the official opening of the Black Sea Arena on July 30, 2016.

Concerts[edit]

Concerts at Black Sea Arena
Date Artist Tour Ref.
2016
July 31 Christina Aguilera N/A [1]
August 6 Vanessa-Mae
August 20 Scorpions 50th Anniversary World Tour [2]
2017
May 20 Aerosmith Aero-Vederci Baby! Tour
Part of the Check in Georgia project
[3]
July 23 Katie Melua Part of the Check in Georgia project
August 10 Eric Benét & CeeLo Green
August 18 Gipsy Kings
August 21 Nino Katamadze & Insight
August 26 Goran Bregović N/A [4]
2018
May 19 Ennio Morricone with Orchestra Roma Sinfonietta 60 Years of Music Tour [5]
June 30[a] Elton John Wonderful Crazy Night Tour [4][7]
July 1[a]
July 19 Robert Plant & Sensational Space Shifters Black Sea Jazz Festival [8]
2019
June 16 The Black Eyed Peas Masters of the Sun Tour [9]
August 6 Jessie J The Lasty Tour [10]
August 13 Thirty Seconds to Mars Monolith Tour [11]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b The 30 June and 1 July 2018 concerts were originally scheduled for 16 and 17 September 2016, but were postponed due to Davey Johnstone's illness.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Christina Aguilera performs hits at Black Sea Arena Pop star invites Georgian ensemble on stage". Agenda. August 1, 2016.
  2. ^ "Black Sea Arena: German band Scorpions rock Georgia". Agenda. August 22, 2016.
  3. ^ "AEROSMITH TO HOLD CONCERT IN BATUMI ON MAY 20". Tabula. November 14, 2016.
  4. ^ a b "Elton John coming to Georgia's Black Sea Arena". Agenda. May 30, 2017.
  5. ^ "Ennio Morricone Announces Concert at the Black Sea Arena". Caucasus Business Week. April 10, 2018.
  6. ^ "Elton John's concerts in Georgia postponed". Georgian Journal. September 8, 2017. Retrieved September 10, 2017.
  7. ^ "Elton's First Concert in Shekvetili, Georgia Announced". Elton John. June 19, 2017. Retrieved June 28, 2017.
  8. ^ "Led Zeppelin's Robert Plant to perform in Georgia on July 19, this summer". Georgian Journal. March 26, 2018.
  9. ^ "Pop's Black Eyed Peas to Play at Black Sea Arena in June". Georgia Today. April 30, 2019. Retrieved May 7, 2019.
  10. ^ "Concert of Jessie J to be held at Black Sea Arena". Georgian Public Broadcasting. May 7, 2019. Retrieved May 7, 2019.
  11. ^ "30 Seconds to Mars to perform in Georgia". Georgian Journal. May 14, 2019. Retrieved May 15, 2019.

External links[edit]

Media related to Black Sea Arena at Wikimedia Commons