The Who to unveil plaque at Leeds University

The historic venue is honoured

The Who are to unveil a civil trust blue plaque in honour of legendary concert venue Leeds University before they play ‘comeback’ show there this Saturday (June 17).

The plaque will commemorate the band’s acclaimed performance at the venue on Valentine’s Day, 1970, when they recorded the classic ‘Live At Leeds’ album.

The plaque will also acknowledge the other acts who have visited over the years – the refectory became a major rock venue in the 1960s. The other acts who have played down the years include The Rolling Stones, Elton John, Fleetwood Mac, Led Zeppelin, Bob Marley, Elvis Costello, The Clash, Iggy Pop, Ozzy Osbourne, Radiohead and, most recently, Arctic Monkeys.

The Who will follow their show in the city on June 17 with a string of European dates, which are as follows:

Leeds University (June 17)

Brighton Centre (18)

Leeds O2 Wireless Festival (25)

Bristol Ashton Gate Football Stadium (28)

Belgium Werchter Festival (30)

London Hyde Park Calling Festival (July 2)

Hampshire Beaulieu Motor Museum (3)

Liverpool Docks (5-6)

Ireland Oxegen Festival (8)

Scotland T In The Park Festival (9)

Bonn Museumplatz (11)

Berlin Wuhleide (12)

Locarno Moon & Stars (14)

Monte Carlo Sporting Club (15)

Antique Vienne Theatre (17)

Metz Amneville Arena (18)

Nyon Paleo Festival (20)

St Polten Lovely Days Festival (22)

Ulm Munsterplatz (23)

Barcelona Palau St Jordi (26)

Madrid Sports Palace (27)

Zaragoza Pabellon Principe Felipe (29)