Black Sea Arena
|ბლექ სი არენა|
|Location||Shekvetili, Guria, Georgia|
|Opened||31 July 2016|
₾200 million GEL |
($93 million USD)
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 at Black Sea Arena|
|31 July||Christina Aguilera||N/A|||
|20 August||Scorpions||Get Your Sting and Blackout World Tour|||
|20 May||Aerosmith||Aero-Vederci Baby! Tour
Part of the Check in Georgia project
|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|||
|19 May||Ennio Morricone with Orchestra Roma Sinfonietta||60 Years of Music Tour|||
|30 June[a]||Elton John||Wonderful Crazy Night Tour|||
|19 July||Robert Plant & Sensational Space Shifters||Black Sea Jazz Festival|||
- 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.
- "Christina Aguilera performs hits at Black Sea Arena Pop star invites Georgian ensemble on stage". Agenda. 1 August 2016.
- "Black Sea Arena: German band Scorpions rock Georgia". Agenda. 22 August 2016.
- "AEROSMITH TO HOLD CONCERT IN BATUMI ON MAY 20". Tabula. 14 November 2016.
- "Elton John coming to Georgia's Black Sea Arena". Agenda. 30 May 2017.
- "Ennio Morricone Announces Concert at the Black Sea Arena". Caucasus Business Week. 10 April 2018.
- "Elton John's concerts in Georgia postponed". Georgian Journal. 8 September 2017. Retrieved 10 September 2017.
- "Elton's First Concert in Shekvetili, Georgia Announced". Elton John. 19 June 2017. Retrieved 28 June 2017.
- "Led Zeppelin's Robert Plant to perform in Georgia on July 19, this summer". Georgian Journal. 26 March 2018.
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