Black Sea Arena

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Black Sea Arena
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Black Sea Arena is located in Guria
Black Sea Arena
Black Sea Arena
Black Sea Arena is located in Georgia
Black Sea Arena
Black Sea Arena
Location Shekvetili, Guria, Georgia
Coordinates 41°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
Capacity 10,000
Construction
Broke ground 2008
Opened 31 July 2016 (2016-07-31)
Construction cost ₾200 million GEL
($93 million USD)
Architect Drei 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
31 July Christina Aguilera N/A [1]
6 August Vanessa-Mae
20 August Scorpions Get Your Sting and Blackout World Tour [2]
2017
20 May Aerosmith Aero-Vederci Baby! Tour
Part of the Check in Georgia project
[3]
23 July Katie Melua Part of the Check in Georgia project
10 August Eric Benét & CeeLo Green
18 August Gipsy Kings
21 August Nino Katamadze & Insight
26 August Goran Bregović N/A [4]
2018
19 May Ennio Morricone with Orchestra Roma Sinfonietta 60 Years of Music Tour [5]
30 June[a] Elton John Wonderful Crazy Night Tour [4][7]
1 July[a]
19 July Robert Plant & Sensational Space Shifters Black Sea Jazz Festival [8]

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. 1 August 2016.
  2. ^ "Black Sea Arena: German band Scorpions rock Georgia". Agenda. 22 August 2016.
  3. ^ "AEROSMITH TO HOLD CONCERT IN BATUMI ON MAY 20". Tabula. 14 November 2016.
  4. ^ a b "Elton John coming to Georgia's Black Sea Arena". Agenda. 30 May 2017.
  5. ^ "Ennio Morricone Announces Concert at the Black Sea Arena". Caucasus Business Week. 10 April 2018.
  6. ^ "Elton John's concerts in Georgia postponed". Georgian Journal. 8 September 2017. Retrieved 10 September 2017.
  7. ^ "Elton's First Concert in Shekvetili, Georgia Announced". Elton John. 19 June 2017. Retrieved 28 June 2017.
  8. ^ "Led Zeppelin's Robert Plant to perform in Georgia on July 19, this summer". Georgian Journal. 26 March 2018.

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