Alice Cooper brings only Scottish Tour Date to TECA

Alice Cooper is back in the UK this October bringing his Ol’ Black Eyes Is Back tour and for the first time in history is coming to the North East. Returning to the country that first embraced him, in the 50th year since the first Alice Cooper album release, and bringing an all-new show.

The greatest ringmaster in rock once again brings a killer bill to The Event Complex Aberdeen (TECA), on 5th October 2019. Iconic UK band The Stranglers are special guests plus MC50 (featuring Wayne Kramer).

Still the best rock show in the world, a night with Alice is full of the shocks, dark humour and guillotines but with a not-so-secret ingredient – incredible songs performed by a brilliant band.

Alice, commented: “We’re coming back in October for a big tour with our new show ‘Ol Black Eyes Is Back’ it’s going to be a great night with my very special guests The Stranglers plus the MC50”

Louise Stewart head of entertainment at TECA said “To bring Alice Cooper, a major influencer in rock to the North East for the first time will give rock fans across the country a show to remember. As we continue to announce a variety and new acts to TECA including Jack Whitehall also being announced this morning, we cannot wait to open our brand new venue this summer.”

Alice Cooper conducts some of best musicians on the planet, from Chuck Garric’s blistering bass, to the triple guitar attack of Nita Strauss, Ryan Roxie and Tommy Henriksen, added to the thundering Glen Sobel, consistently voted the world’s best rock drummer.

Classics like ‘Under My Wheels,’ ‘Schools Out’, ‘Poison’, ‘Billion Dollar Babies’, ‘No More Mr Nice Guy’ and the rest are joined by tracks from acclaimed recent album – Paranormal, released on earMUSIC which features guests like ZZ Top guitarist Billy Gibbons, U2 drummer Larry Mullen, Deep Purple bassist Roger Glover and also saw the highly anticipated mini-reunion of the original Alice Cooper band members.

General tickets go on sale at 10am on Friday 22nd February, available from TicketMaster.

Jack Whitehall to entertain at brand new TECA

Award-winning comedian, actor and writer Jack Whitehall has announced his biggest ever UK and Ireland arena tour for 2019 with brand new show, JACK WHITEHALL: STOOD UP. The tour includes a night at Aberdeen’s brand new event complex, TECA on Thursday 21 November 2019.

Following two complete sell out arena tours, Jack Whitehall Gets Around in 2014 and Jack Whitehall: At Large in 2017, JACK WHITEHALL: STOOD UP promises to be the most hilarious yet from one of comedy’s most electric talents!

Jack Whitehall said: “I couldn’t be more thrilled to be going back out on the road. There’s no feeling like standing up on stage in front of an arena full of strangers, and still being able to hear your dad heckle you.”

Louise Stewart, Head of Entertainment at TECA commented: “We’re so pleased Jack is heading back to Aberdeen as part of his 2019 tour, and thrilled it’ll be at our brand new venue TECA. Jack was very popular when he was in the city last time and I have no doubt he will be again, having done a variety of great things since then!”

Most recently seen in Lasse Hallstrom’s The Nutcracker And The Four Realms opposite Keira Knightley, Helen Mirren, and Morgan Freeman, Jack is also set to star in Disney’s upcoming Jungle Cruise opposite Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt, being released in 2020.

Widely celebrated for his hit show, Travels With My Father (of which Season 2 premiered on Netflix in Autumn 2018), this year he will also star in Good Omens (Amazon) opposite Jon Hamm and Michael Sheen and Series 2 of Bounty Hunters opposite Rosie Perez for Sky (UK).

Also an established presenter, Jack has hosted a number of prestigious award ceremonies and television series, becoming the youngest ever host of the Royal Variety Performance in 2015. He will host the 2019 BRIT Awards later this month, following his acclaimed hosting debut of the event in 2018.

Tickets for the tour go on sale at 10am, Friday 22nd February, available from www.teca.co.uk.

Three large-scale exhibitions to be held at TECA

TECA has secured a contract to deliver three large-scale consumer exhibitions over the next 12 months.

Jasmine, which recently acquired D2 Marketing, will bring the highly acclaimed Dedicated 2 Weddings exhibition to TECA, along with a show for children and a new health and fitness exhibition.

The popular Dedicated 2 Weddings event will take place on Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th September. The popular event will deliver a host of wedding inspiration, along with demonstrations by many of Scotland’s finest wedding suppliers, inspiring venues, and thrilling fashion shows, all under one roof.

Furthermore, for the second year in a row, a fun-filled day out for the whole family is promised at the two-day Scottish Kids Show and Christmas Market, which will be held at TECA from Saturday 30th November to Sunday 1st December.

Finally, a brand-new Health and Fitness Show will welcome gym enthusiasts and those who are just starting out on a fitness campaign to experience an active weekend, which will include taster exercise classes, motivational speakers, workshops, and Q&A sessions. The Health and Fitness Show will take place on Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd February 2020.   

Danny Cowie, Jasmine managing director, commented: “We are delighted to welcome D2 Marketing to the Jasmine team, and very much look forward to working with TECA.  The events complex is a great development for the North East, and we are confident these exciting exhibitions will be very popular.”

Claire-Lena Miller-Davis, Exhibition Sales Manager at TECA said: “TECA continues to bring a variety of events for everyone and securing three major exhibitions is a boost for the North East. We hope to continue to secure more exhibitions, as TECA is an excellent and flexible space, and working with a leading Aberdeen communications company such as Jasmine is a great connection for us.”

Full information on tickets for all events will follow shortly.

UK’s biggest touring cheese festival returning to Aberdeen this year

The UK’s biggest touring cheese festival, Cheese Fest UK is returning to Aberdeen later this year.  The popular event will take place at the North Easts brand new event venue, The Event Complex Aberdeen (TECA), on Saturday 19 October 2019.

Ashley Ramian of Cheese Fest UK said “We’re really excited to be taking the festival back to Aberdeen, and especially to brand new TECA. The festival continues to grow every year and we have struck an incredible partnership with Aardman Animations, to celebrate 30 cracking years of Wallace and Gromit in 2019! This Promises to be another ‘Grand day out’ for all the family to enjoy!”

Those attending can expect another fun packed event from Cheese Fest UK, with the chance to sample some of the greatest cheeses in the world, including melted raclette, gooey mozzarella sticks and a whole host of other ‘cheese-tastic’ delights from the UK’s best cheese traders! With plenty of old favourites as well as new additions to try, you’re definitely in for a cheesy treat!

This year, Cheese Fest are also delighted to be celebrating Wallace and Gromit’s 30th anniversary as part of the festival. This means even more for those attending to get involved in, such as model making with Aardman Animations, live action vehicles, film screenings and even a meet and greet with Wallace and Gromit!

With all this plus live music, cookery demonstrations from celebrity chef Sean Wilson and an artisan cheese market, this isn’t an event to miss out on!

Louise Stewart, Head of Exhibitions at TECA commented: “We’re thrilled to welcome Cheese Fest UK back to Aberdeen, especially to our brand new venue TECA.  With 48,000 sq.m of brand new, flexible event space at TECA, we’ve already been able to announce some great consumer exhibitions and events, and delighted we can offer one for all the cheese lovers in the North East!”

For more information or to register your interest for tickets visit – https://www.cheesefestuk.com/aberdeen/

World’s largest Nerf War carnival coming to the North East this October

The family event with themed arenas and attractions arrives to The Event Complex Aberdeen (TECA) across two impressive days, Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th October 2019.   

Fans can choose from any of the six arenas on offer including, Fortnite Battle Royal, a Battlefield Arena, A Zombie Apocalypse and a SWAT arena – where participants become the member of a SWAT elite and prevent a bank robbery.

Steven Reynolds, Nerf War Carnival Director said: “We are delighted to bring the Carnival to TECA and very much look forward to delivering a family event to the people of Aberdeen and the surrounding areas.”

Attractions also include an inflatable zone, VR stations, zorbing, arcades and a beanbag cinema.

Louise Stewart, Head of Entertainment at TECA said: “TECA brings a variety of events for everyone, and attracting the World’s largest Nerf War carnival to the North East for the first time, is exciting and we are delighted we can now accommodate for such events.”

Tickets will be on sale from Friday 8th February 2019 at 9am and start from £23.99.

Little Mix no longer able to take 2019 tour to Aberdeen

Little Mix have announced the cancellation of their 2019 show in Aberdeen.

Representatives of the band have said “Due to unforeseen logistical issues Little Mix have unfortunately had to cancel their Aberdeen show, scheduled for 4th October 2019.

The band are really disappointed to not be able to make the show”

Louise Stewart, Head of Entertainment at TECA said: “We’re sure the Aberdeen fans will be disappointed Little Mix are no longer coming to the city this year, however we hope to welcome them to TECA in the future“

It’s unfortunate the band won’t make it to Aberdeen this year, however with some great shows scheduled and more announcements coming soon, there’s lots happening at TECA.

Please note refunds are available from point of purchase.