Event Calendar

Ant & Dec's Takeaway On Tour
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Ant and Dec will be taking their prime time award winning ITV show Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway to the first direct arena this autumn as part of a national interactive arena tour!  The show will be packed with special guests, lots of surprises for the audience, and a chance to win a brand new Suzuki Swift car and a First Choice all inclusive holiday (terms and conditions apply) at every show! Sponsored by Morrisons.

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Tues 12 - Wed 13 August    the luxury experience
Rahat Fateh Ali Khan
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Ustad Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, nephew to the late and great Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan returns to the UK and to the first direct arena this August, aiming to recreate the infectious energy he and his Qawwali band generated with their last visit. 

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30 Aug 2014    the luxury experience
James Taylor
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American singer-songwriter James Taylor is coming to the first direct arena this September. Over the course of his career, Taylor has earned 40 gold, platinum and multi-platinum awards and five Grammy Awards for a catalogue running from 1970’s Sweet Baby James to 2008’s Covers.

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27 Sep 2014    the luxury experience
Ed Sheeran
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Pop folk star Ed Sheeran will be coming to the first direct arena this October following the release of his eagerly awaited second album.

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11 Oct 2014    the luxury experience
An Evening with Caro Emerald
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Caro Emerald's March 2014 tour has been postponed until October 2014, as she is expecting her first child. All tickets purchased remain valid for the new date. With more than 2.5 million record sales, 15 platinum discs, 32 million YouTube views, a host of awards (including an Echo, Goldene Kamera, Edison Award, EBBA & MTV Music Award), a string of sold out tours and, of course, the thrill of seeing new album The Shocking Miss Emerald enter the UK charts at number one it is fair to say that Caro Emerald is having a pretty good time.

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18 Oct 2014    the luxury experience
Lee Evans
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WIRED AND WONDERFUL was huge… XL was big… BIG was even bigger… ROADRUNNER was record breaking… and now the legendary Lee Evans embarks on his most ambitious tour to date. 
MONSTERS is Lee’s amazing new show with over 50 nights in the biggest arenas in the country. Lee will be playing to more fans than ever on this hotly anticpated tour of the UK and Ireland.

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Fri 24-Sat 25 October    the luxury experience
The Big Reunion - Boy Band Tour
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From the hit TV show The Big Reunion comes The Big Reunion - Boy Band Tour. This exciting tour will bring together the seven boy bands from both TV series - Five, Blue, 911, (from 2013 series) plus A1, Damage, 3T and the recently formed 5th Story (from 2014 series). 

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27 Oct 2014    the luxury experience
Il Divo
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Il Divo - the record-breaking classical crossover group who have sold more than 26 million albums worldwide - will perform their hit album Il Divo – A Musical Affair: The Greatest Songs of Broadway Live at the first direct arena this October.  The world tour supports the group’s sixth studio album A Musical Affair. It’s their first compilation of songs inspired by Broadway shows such as Phantom of the Opera, Carousel and West Side Story and features stellar duet partners Barbra Streisand, Kristin Chenoweth, Nicole Scherzinger, Heather Headley and Michael Ball. 

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31 Oct 2014    the luxury experience
John Bishop
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Comedian John Bishop has announced he will be coming to the first direct arena this November, as part of new tour Supersonic. The award-winning stand-up and star of Live At The Apollo, Michael McIntyre's Roadshow, Mock The Week and 8 Out Of 10 Cats will be performing his brand new arena show following his 2012 Rollercoaster UK tour. John Bishop’s material is drawn from his life's experiences, from fatherhood to cycling around the world, to playing semi- professional football, to working as a nightclub doorman. Please note:- age restriction of 14 and over.

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Thur 6 & Thurs 13 November 2014    the luxury experience
WWE Live
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WWE Live will be returning to the first direct arena this November for the third time in less than a year! See your favourite WWE Superstars and Divas from RAW and SmackDown live in action. So far, the following stars has been announced to rumble:-  Daniel Bryan, Randy Orton, Roman Reigns, Dean Ambrose, Seth Rollins, Bray Wyatt and the Wyatt Family. The full line up will be announced soon.

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09 Nov 2014    the luxury experience
Jack White
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Rock royalty and former White Stripes frontman Jack White  will be visiting the first direct arena on 17th November 2014 as one of only 3 UK dates. 

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17 Nov 2014    the luxury experience
Kasabian
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Kasabian are in the form of their lives both on stage and on record. The acclaimed new album 48:13 (their fourth consecutive number one album, following in the footsteps of Empire, West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum and Velociraptor) got fantastic reviews across the board and in the live arena they have received some of the best reviews of their career. Their headline set at Glastonbury last night has been described as ‘a triumph’ (The Guardian) and ‘powerful, bombastic’ (BBC News). 

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21 Nov 2014    the luxury experience
James + Special Guests Starsailor
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Manchester indie rockers James will be coming to the first direct arena this November as part of their new UK tour La Petit Mort, supported by alternative rock band Starsailor. James are behind some of the biggest hits of the last 30 years (Come Home, Sit Down and She’s A Star to name a few) and have sold over 12 million albums worldwide. Their new album La Petite Mort is out June 2nd, bringing with it more hits to add to the collection. 

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23 Nov 2014    the luxury experience
James Blunt
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James Blunt is one of the England’s most popular singer songwriters, with his debut album Back to Bedlam selling over 11 million albums, making it one of the best-selling albums of the 2000’s in the UK. His other three albums All the Lost Souls, Some Kind of Trouble and Moon Landing, all entered the UK charts in the top ten. 

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24 Nov 2014    the luxury experience
Bryan Adams
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Bryan Adams will come to rock the first direct arena stage this November as part of new tour celebrating the 30th anniversary of his hit album Reckless. This will be Adams’ first gig in Leeds since he played Millennium Square in 2002, and his first UK arena tour since 2011. Reckless was Bryan’s fourth studio album, released in 1984. It is one of the Canadian rockers most successful albums, selling more than 12 million copies worldwide and providing hit singles such as Run To You, Heaven, Summer of 69, Somebody, One Night Love Affair and It’s Only Love. 

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25 Nov 2014    the luxury experience
Slash
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Former Guns n Roses lead guitarist Slash will be coming to rock the first direct arena in Leeds this November with his band The Conspirators. Joining him on lead vocals will be Alter Bridge frontman Myles Kennedy. Slash has achieved critical acclaim with Guns n Roses, being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2012 along with the other members. His guitar solo on number one smash hit November Rain was ranked number 6 on Guitar Worlds '100 Greatest Guitar Solos', and his riff in Sweet of Child of Mine was ranked top of the list in the '100 Greatest Guitar Riffs' by Total Guitar. 

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29 Nov 2014    the luxury experience
The Who
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The Who, one of the best selling bands of all time, will be coming to the first direct arena this December to celebrate 50 years of rock and roll! This announcement is particularly poignant to the city of Leeds, as it was here in 1970 that The Who recorded Live At Leeds, cited by many as the best live rock recording of all time. 

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02 Dec 2014    the luxury experience
Culture Club
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New wave sensations Culture Club have announced that they will be coming to the first direct arena this Winter as part of their first UK tour in 15 years, with the original line up performing. Joining them as a very special guest will be Yazoo member Alison Moyet. There is not a country in the world that doesn’t know the names of Boy George, Culture Club and their most well-known single Karma Chameleon.  Grammy Award winners Culture Club sold in excess of 100 million singles and over 50 million albums, and were one of the biggest pop bands of the 1980s. 

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04 Dec 2014    the luxury experience
Alfie Boe
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Alfie Boe, known as ‘The Nation’s Favourite Tenor , will be coming to the first direct arena this Christmas as part of his second UK arena tour. The tour follows the news of Alfie’s new album Trust, which is out now. With very special guests Sol3 Mio. Alfie Boe VIP Dining Experience and Alfie Boe Up Close & Personal packages are also available.

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05 Dec 2014    the luxury experience
Jeff Wayne's Musical Version of The War of The Worlds

Next Christmas at the first direct arena, for the first and last time, one of the most ground-breaking tours of all time, Jeff Wayne’s Musical Version of The War of The Worlds is to return for the sixth and final time this year. The show will again feature a stellar cast with Jeff Wayne returning to the Podium to conduct the 9-piece Black Smoke Band and 36-piece ULLAdubULLA Strings with the final two musical Guest Artistes to be announced.

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06 Dec 2014    the luxury experience
Michael Bublé
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After his perennial popularity resulted in phenomenal sales for his previous two tours, king of swing Michael Bublé comes to the first direct arena as part of a brand new UK Christmas tour. Expect Bublé to play songs from his six albums, including hits from To Be Loved, Michael Bublé, It's Time, Call Me Irresponsible, Crazy Love and Christmas.

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Mon 08- Tues 09 December    the luxury experience
Status Quo
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Britain’s best-loved rockers Status Quo will return to the first direct arena with their new Status Quo Live In Concert UK Winter tour this December.  The band are also delighted to announce that supporting them will be the much loved Chas & Dave! 

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10 Dec 2014    the luxury experience
Madness
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Madness will bring their M.A.D.H.E.A.D tour to the first direct arena this winter.  The last couple of years have been incredible for the nutty boys responsible for hits such as House of Fun and Baggy Trousers. Last year saw Madness play London’s iconic Alexandra Palace, said goodbye to one of London’s most recognisable landmarks, BBC Television Centre, performed a series of outdoor shows and released their tenth acclaimed studio album Oui, Oui, Si, Si, Ja, Ja, Da, Da

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11 Dec 2014    the luxury experience
Diversity
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After wowing audiences last winter with their astounding Limitless arena tour, Diversity have this evening announced they are returning with a new tour: Limitless - The Reboot.  Limitless – The Reboot is a fully improved and updated version of their critically acclaimed show, and it will be coming to the first direct arena this December. 

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12 Dec 2014    the luxury experience
Andre Rieu
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Following his spell binding performance last Christmas, violin master and 3 times Classic BRIT Award winner André Rieu is delighted to announce his return to the first direct arena this December. This announcement heralds the first repeat performance by an artist the 13,000 seat venue has had since opening in July 2013.

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13 Dec 2014    the luxury experience
Kaiser Chiefs
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Following the release of their hit new album Leeds boys the Kaiser Chiefs will be returning to the first direct arena next February. This is one of only two UK arena dates the band will play in the UK in 2015. Kaiser Chiefs have just spent two weeks at the top of the UK Album charts with their fifth studio album, Education, Education, Education & War. The album debuted at number one and held on to the position for a second week. Confirming this the band said "2 weeks at the top! We haven't been here for a while, it feels fantastic. Thanks to everyone who stuck by us. It's been emotional."

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14 Feb 2015    the luxury experience
The Black Keys
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Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney, otherwise known as The Black Keys, will be bringing their blend of blues and garage rock to the first direct arena next March as part their Turn Blue world tour. The tour celebrates the duo’s highly acclaimed new album, Turn Blue, which recently debuted at number one in the US and at number two in the UK album charts.  Described by Rolling Stone as ‘The best, most consistently gripping album the Keys have ever made’, Turn Blue is the highest chart debut yet for the band.  

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05 Mar 2015   
The Australian Pink Floyd Show
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The Australian Pink Floyd Show will be bringing their incredible live show back to the first direct arena next spring with a sensational new tour, Welcome To The Machine. The tour celebrates 40 years since the release of the landmark album Wish You Were Here, Pink Floyd’s ninth album, but will also draw heavily from the iconic The Dark Side Of The Moon and The Division Bell albums. 

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13 Mar 2015    the luxury experience
5 Seconds Of Summer
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The Rock Out With Your Socks Out 2015 tour will see 5 Seconds Of Summer play to their army of dedicated fans over the course of two months in May and June next year. Coming off the back of two huge worldwide hit singles (She Looks So Perfect and Don’t Stop) and a self-titled debut album that went to number one on iTunes in over 70 countries, expect 5SOS fans to snap up these tickets quickly. Please note, under 14's will not be admitted unless supervised by an adult.

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03 Jun 2015    the luxury experience
Mrs Brown's Boys
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Following the release of D’Movie,  the Award Winning Mrs Brown’s Boys will be returning to live arena stage in 2015 with their new show ‘How Now Mrs Brown Cow’. Mrs Brown’s Boys success has been nothing short of incredible. From awards and accolades including two National Television Awards, TV Choice Awards, a Scottish BAFTA, an IFTA award, a TV Times Award and a TV BAFTA for Best Situation Comedy to being a ratings smash across the globe, Mrs Brown’s Boys live has also broken box office records across the UK and Australia.

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Tues 23rd June - Sat 27th June 2015    the luxury experience
Michael McIntyre - Happy & Glorious

Michael McIntrye returns with his hotly anticipated brand new stand-up show Happy & Glorious. Michael’s previous tour Showtime was the biggest selling comedy tour in the world in 2012, playing to over 640,000 people including a record-breaking ten-night residency at London’s O2 Arena matching the pop-superstar Rihanna’s 2011 record.  Michael has released three best-selling DVDs: Live and LaughingHello Wembley and  Showtime, which beat its competitors to the Christmas Number One spot. 

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Thurs 10th December - Fri 11th December 2015    the luxury experience