Event Calendar

A. R. Rahman
Ticket Pricing
Tickets From £55.00

Technical Problems Force AR Rahman to Reschedule UK Tour. Leeds will not be rescheduled, however all ticket holders will be offered seats in Manchester instead. If you are unable to attend your rescheduled date, you will be able to get a full refund from your point of purchase. For any enquiries, ticket holders should contact the original point of purchase. March 26 Manchester Arena Manchester. The full information can be found here

Dates Available
29 Sep 2016    the luxury experience
Aagrah Yorkshire Powerhouse Dinner
Ticket Pricing
Tickets From £95.00

It’s all happening in Yorkshire.

The region is bursting with new developments and economic promise.  It is the very success of Yorkshire that’s sets the theme for this year’s Aagrah 34th Annual Business Dinner. The glamorous black tie dinner will be held at the world class First Direct Arena, in Leeds on October 10th 2016.

Dates Available
10 Oct 2016   
Jean Michel Jarre
Ticket Pricing
Tickets From £40.00

2016 will see The Godfather of Electronic Music, Jean-Michel Jarre, back with a spectacular live show for the first time in six years. Famed for staggering visuals and the use of cutting-edge digital technology, which has been seen by millions of people around the world, the new live show promises yet again to be a truly immersive musical journey, with Jarre set to showcase brand new music from his stunning two-part LP, ‘Electronica’, alongside classic material from previous albums such as Oxygene and Equinoxe.

Dates Available
13 Oct 2016    the luxury experience
Bear Grylls: Endeavour  Presented By Land Rover

A mind-blowing live action and adventure show designed and hosted by Bear Grylls alongside a cast of expert aerial artists and stunt crew, Endeavour: Your Adventure Awaits will take the audience on a hair-raising, immersive, theatrical expedition. It is adviced that this show is suitable for children 8 years old +
Tickets on sale now! 

Dates Available
14 Oct 2016    the luxury experience
Bad Company
Ticket Pricing
Tickets From £50.00

Bad Company will return to the UK for their first tour in four years this fall on their ‘Swan Song’ tour.  Original Bad Company members Paul Rodgers, Mick Ralphs and Simon Kirke will hit Leeds. Special guests Richie Sambora + Orianthi (RSO) will open every show along with Steve Rodgers or Jasmine Rodgers as the first act. 

Dates Available
15 Oct 2016    the luxury experience
Audio and Radio Industry Awards
Ticket Pricing
Tickets From £36.00

The prestigious awards, in association with Leeds Beckett University and LeedsBID (Leeds Business Improvement District), are the industry’s flagship awards, celebrating the best of audio, innovation and excellence across all radio platforms and digital audio services. Hosted at the First Direct Arena in Leeds on Wednesday October 19th, the evening will be a star-studded event with show-stopping performances from headline acts, to be revealed during the coming weeks.

Dates Available
19 Oct 2016   
The Four Tops and The Temptations
Ticket Pricing
Tickets From £45.00

The Four Tops’ groundbreaking sound includes soul, R&B, disco, doo-woop and jazz influences; they strongly contributed to define the Motown sound.The Temptations were the first Motown band to win a Grammy Award in 1969 with Cloud Nine; they won 3 in total, plus the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2013, tribute to a career that helped shape Soul and R&B music as we know it. 
 

Dates Available
23 Oct 2016    the luxury experience
The Australian Pink Floyd
Ticket Pricing
Tickets From £28.50

Having sold over four million tickets to concerts that have taken place in 35 countries, The Australian Pink Floyd Show is rightfully hailed as one of the most in demand touring entities currently operating. The Times Newspaper in London described them as “The Gold Standard”. This act are so good they were even engaged by David Gilmour to perform at his 50th birthday celebration!

Dates Available
28 Oct 2016    the luxury experience
Bastille
Ticket Pricing
Tickets From £30.00

The UK chart topping London Indie band Bastille have announced an arena tour to coincide with new album ‘Wild World’ and will be stopping at first direct arena. The five piece will be performing songs from their latest album Wild World alongside their debut chart topping album Bad Blood. New album 'Wild World' will be released September 9. Support from Rationale

Dates Available
04 Nov 2016    the luxury experience
WWE Live
Ticket Pricing
Tickets From £25.00

WWE LIVE is unique blend of sport and entertainment, combining in-ring match action with dramatic entertainment. WWE Live is the ultimate in family entertainment! Fans will be able to see all their favourite WWE Superstars live in action all under one roof, including Seth Rollins, Kevin Owens, Roman Reigns, Rusev, Sami Zayn, Chris Jericho, The New Day, Luke Gallows & Karl Anderson, Sasha Banks, Charlotte, Enzo Amore & Big Cass and many more *Line-up subject to change

Dates Available
06 Nov 2016    the luxury experience
The Catherine Tate Show Live - Guest Starring Mathew Horne

The critically acclaimed, award-winning comedian and actor Catherine Tate, will take 'The Catherine Tate Show - Live' to first direct arena, this November. Never seen before sketches, the tour will unite some of Catherine's best-known characters. The cast will include 'Nan' Taylor; Irish nurse Bernie; Geordie Georgie; Essex girl Sam…and the return of a certain argumentative teenager…Age guidance 12+
 

Dates Available
11 Nov 2016    the luxury experience
Elvis Presley Live on Screen - Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra

Now fans will have a chance that many will never have had before – to experience the man who changed the course of popular music – the biggest selling solo artist in history (having sold an astonishing one billion records world wide), live on screen, with the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra performing live on stage his most well-known “rocking” songs and his tender, heart-wrenching ballads, including songs from If I Can Dream.

Dates Available
18 Nov 2016    the luxury experience
Michael Ball & Alfie Boe
Ticket Pricing
Tickets From £35.00

Two of the greatest voices in the world, the nation's leading musical theatre star, Michael Ball and the nation's favourite tenor, Alfie Boe, are joining forces for the first time with a brand new album and a tour date at first direct arena. 
 

Dates Available
19 Nov 2016    the luxury experience
Jess Glynne
Ticket Pricing
Tickets From £25.00

Char topping Jess Glynne will be appearing at first direct arena on the 24 November this year. In 2015, she became the second British female solo artist after Cheryl to have five number-one singles in the UK, following her solo releases "Hold My Hand" and "Don't Be So Hard on Yourself" and her feature on Tinie Tempah's "Not Letting Go". Glynne's debut album, I Cry When I Laugh, was released in 2015 and debuted at number one on the UK Albums Chart. Tickets are on sale now! 

Dates Available
24 Nov 2016    the luxury experience
Courteeners
Ticket Pricing
Tickets From £25.00

Courteeners are heading to Leeds as part of their biggest UK tour. With their fifth album 'Mapping the Rendezvous' will be released October 21st, it is said to be their best album to date - hugely confident and supremely hook-heavy. Supporting Courteeners will be Clean Cut Kid and Milburn. 

Dates Available
25 Nov 2016    the luxury experience
Mika Singh
Ticket Pricing
Tickets From £22.50

Mika Singh is better known as ‘The King of Bollywood’ reaching supreme popularity. Over the years Mika Singh has belted out tons of chart busters from his solo albums to Bollywood soundtracks. Following sell out tours of the USA, Dubai and Kenya, The King of Bollywood Party numbers is visiting First Direct Arena for the very first time on 26th November 2016. Get ready for the Biggest Party concert in the town. 

Dates Available
26 Nov 2016    the luxury experience
Alter Bridge
Ticket Pricing
Tickets From £30.00

ALTER BRIDGE are ecstatic to announce their long-anticipated appearance at first direct arena. Special guests include Danish rockers, VOLBEAT, who released their sixth album, Seal The Deal & Let's Boogie. French metal group, GOJIRA, will be giving fans a taste of their crushing new album, Magma, and  LIKE A STORM, jet in from New Zealand to get the party started. 
Tickets on sale NOW!

Dates Available
02 Dec 2016    the luxury experience
Placebo
Ticket Pricing
Tickets From £27.50

Placebo will be heading out to first direct arena, Leeds on the Saturday 3 December 2016. It will be the anniversary of the release of their platinum selling debut album ’Placebo'. The Band Promise a set list spanning their whole back catalogue.

Dates Available
03 Dec 2016    the luxury experience
Biffy Clyro
Ticket Pricing
Tickets From £29.50

Biffy Clyro have announced they are heading to first direct arena, Leeds, on the Sunday 4th December 2016, as part of their November/December UK tour. The support for the tour will come from acclaimed, emo heroes’ Brand New. 

Dates Available
04 Dec 2016    the luxury experience
Rod Stewart
Ticket Pricing
Tickets From £62.50

Rod Stewart has announced the ‘From Gasoline Alley to Another Country Hits 2016’ arena tour will be visiting the first direct arena on December 6 2016.  This will see him bringing with him his biggest hits from 1970 to 2016. Demand for Rod Stewart’s spectacular live shows are as strong as ever following the recent release of musical legend’s 29th critically acclaimed platinum selling album ‘Another Country’. Please note door time for this show is 6pm 

Dates Available
06 Dec 2016    the luxury experience
Andre Rieu
Ticket Pricing
Tickets From £45.00

His concerts are unique, his secret: The joy of music! André Rieu, together with his 60 piece Johann Strauss Orchestra and many international soloists, returns to first direct arena, Leeds on the Friday 16 December 2016. April 2016 marks the release of an exciting new compilation, André Rieu’s album “Magic of the Waltz'. 
 

Dates Available
16 Dec 2016    the luxury experience
Status Quo
Ticket Pricing
Tickets From £48.00

Status Quo have announced that this year will see their last full-on electric shows. Now the band are unveiling the dates; “The Last Night Of The Electrics” tour and they will be returning to first direct arena, Leeds for a spectacular send-off on 17 December 2016. After this tour the Telecasters shall finally be unplugged and amps turned off.  Please note, unfortunately guitarist Rick Parfitt will not be appearing on the UK tour, you an find more on this here
 

Dates Available
17 Dec 2016    the luxury experience
Best Ever Christmas Show
Ticket Pricing
Tickets From £18.00

Get ready for a Christmas extravaganza like you’ve never seen before! A big, brilliant, fun-filled festive extravaganza with songs, snow and of course Santa. Bringing this brand new spectacular to life are some of the best-loved names in pre-school television including CBeebies’ Andy Day, Katy Ashworth and Cat Sandion, along with Jen Pringle from Milkshake! as well as top children’s presenters Naomi Wilkinson and Dave Benson Phillips.
 

Dates Available
28 Dec 2016   
Leeds Gymfest 2017
Ticket Pricing
Tickets From £8.00

An opportunity not to be missed, to watch some of the most amazing gymnasts; including our very own Olympian Nile Wilson. Come along and enjoy a day of gymnastics displays which is hosted by Leeds Gymnastics Club. We will be welcoming groups of gymnasts from all disciplines, of all ages and abilities from around the UK, who enjoy being part of the fun and excitement Gym Fest is all about. Tickets are on sale now!

Dates Available
22 Jan 2017   
Black Sabbath - The End
Ticket Pricing
Tickets From £60.00

It started nearly five decades ago with a crack of thunder, a distant bell ringing and then that monstrous riff that shook the earth.  The heaviest rock sound ever heard. Now it ENDS, the final eight shows EVER by the greatest Metal Band of all time, BLACK SABBATH.  Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler return home to close the final chapter in the final volume of the incredible BLACK SABBATH story. 

Dates Available
26 Jan 2017    the luxury experience
A Day To Remember
Ticket Pricing
Tickets From £25.00

A Day To Remember will be touring in support of their much-anticipated new album Bad Vibrations. A Day To Remember’s releases have hit No. 1 on Billboard’s Rock, Indie and/or Alternative Charts, they’ve sold more than a million units, garnered two gold-selling albums and singles (and one silver album in the UK) and sold out entire continental tours. All of which explains why Rolling Stone called them “An Artist You Need To Know.”  With supports from Neck Deep & Moose Blood. 

Dates Available
28 Jan 2017    the luxury experience
Strictly Come Dancing Live 2017
Ticket Pricing
Tickets From £35.00

Celebrating 10 FAB-U-LOUS years, the Strictly Come Dancing Live UK Tour extravaganza is back on the road in 2017 for a spectacular super-sized show at first direct arena!

TICKETS ON SALE NOW

Dates Available
Thurs 2nd Feb 2017 - Friday 3rd Feb 2017    the luxury experience
Green Day
Ticket Pricing
Tickets From £39.50

As the October 7th release of their eagerly anticipated new album ‘Revolution Radio’ approaches, the legendary Green Day have now announced their date in Leeds at first direct arena, on the 5th February 2017, as part of their UK tour . The tour represents their first shows here since they headlined the Reading and Leeds Festivals in the summer of 2013. Green Day will be joined by special guests The Interrupters.   

Dates Available
05 Feb 2017    the luxury experience
Jack Whitehall
Ticket Pricing
Tickets From £25.50

Multi award-winning stand-up comic Jack Whitehall is back on tour and bringing his brand new live show to first direct arena. The follow up to his ground-breaking debut arena show, JACK WHITEHALL: AT LARGE will be the biggest tour ever from one of the UK’s hottest comedy stars. Please note this show is not suitable for under 16s
 

Dates Available
10 Feb 2017    the luxury experience
Pet Shop Boys
Ticket Pricing
Tickets From £35.00

The Super Tour will see Pet Shop Boys perform songs from their acclaimed new album ‘Super’, as well as classic PSB hits and album tracks from over the past 30 years. The production is based on the Royal Opera House shows staged by designer Es Devlin and choreographer Lynne Page. 

Dates Available
18 Feb 2017    the luxury experience
Cirque Du Soleil Varekai: Tales of the Forest

Deep within a forest, at the summit of a volcano, exists an extraordinary world - a world where something else is possible. A world called Varekai. From the sky falls a solitary young man, and the story of Varekai begins. Parachuted into the shadows of a magical forest, a kaleidoscopic world populated by fantastical creatures, this young man sets off on an adventure both absurd and extraordinary. 

Dates Available
Wed 22 Feb - Sun 26 Feb 2017    the luxury experience
Kaiser Chiefs
Ticket Pricing
Tickets From £19.50

KAISER CHIEFS have announced they are returning home to play at first direct arena, 4 March 2017 as part of their ‘Stay Together’ Arena Tour. As well as performing all their hits the band have been previewing songs from their sixth album STAY TOGETHER including their latest single PARACHUTE and the brand new single HOLE IN MY SOUL. 

Dates Available
04 Mar 2017    the luxury experience
Leeds Sports Awards Dinner and Ceremony

The 2017 Leeds Sports Awards will be staged for the first time at the city’s first direct arena on Tuesday 7 March. Join local sports people, including Olympians and Paralympians from Rio, for this stylish awards dinner and ceremony.The Leeds Sports Awards is an annual celebration of local sporting talent and achievements across all levels of sport throughout the City of Leeds, recognising the efforts of players, coaches, volunteers and administrators. The move to the arena reflects therapid growth of the Awards over the last 14 years.

Dates Available
07 Mar 2017   
Olly Murs
Ticket Pricing
Tickets From £29.50

After the critical and commercial success of Kiss Me - the smash hit single Olly released last Christmas - and new single You Don’t Know Love, 24 HRS promises to be the best record of his career. Olly’s last tour in 2015 was a triumph selling out all 27 dates. This summer Olly played a spellbinding set to a 65,000 Hyde Park crowd as special guest to Take That, further confirming his reputation as one of Britain’s very best live performers.  Please note the age limit for Pod standing will be 16 and over.  

Dates Available
09 Mar 2017    the luxury experience
Craig David
Ticket Pricing
Tickets From £27.00

It has been the most talked about and relevant return to music by an artist in decades! Having sold over 15 million albums, achieving 16 Top Ten hits and multi-platinum status in more than 20 countries, taking over festival stages around the world, selling out headline tours in seconds, to securing a residency at the iconic Ibiza Rocks Hotel …It’s official, Craig David is back and in a big way!  Craig David performs at the first direct Arena as part of his biggest UK arena tour in 15 years. ON SALE NOW

Dates Available
31 Mar 2017    the luxury experience
Harlem Globetrotters
Ticket Pricing
Tickets From £17.50

The world famous Harlem Globetrotters, featuring some of the most electrifying athletes on the planet, will bring their spectacular show to the first direct arena for the first time for their 2017 World Tour. TICKETS ON SALE NOW

Dates Available
08 Apr 2017    the luxury experience
Russell Howard
Ticket Pricing
Tickets From £30.00

Russell Howard is an English comedian and television and radio presenter best known for his TV show Russell Howard's Good News and his appearances on the topical panel TV show Mock the Week. He won "Best Compère" at the 2006 Chortle Awards and was nominated for an if.comedy award for his 2006 Edinburgh Festival Fringe show.
 

Dates Available
09 Apr 2017    the luxury experience
Diversity
Ticket Pricing
Tickets From £25.00

Diversity will once again return to first direct arena.  The new tour Genesis is the concluding part of their super hero fantasy epic and follows ‘Limitless: The Reboot’. The creator and choreographer Ashley Banjo. 

Dates Available
15 Apr 2017    the luxury experience
Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons
Ticket Pricing
Tickets From £45.00

Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons have sold over 100 million records worldwide and defined the sound of an era with classic hits like: Walk Like A Man, Sherry, Can’t Take My Eyes Off You, Rag Doll, Big Girls Don’t Cry and many more.

Dates Available
26 Apr 2017    the luxury experience
Iron Maiden
Ticket Pricing
Tickets From £46.00

Rock legends Iron Maiden continue their hugely successful The Book of Souls World Tour into 2017 with a show at First Direct Arena - tickets available from 9am Friday 30 September! Everything you need to know about the show right here

Dates Available
11 May 2017   
Brian Cox
Ticket Pricing
Tickets From £30.00

This show will take audiences on a dazzling journey through space and time, delving into ‘high science’ and freewheeling on the edges of the known cosmos. Whether an avid science reader or a total novice, Professor Brian Cox Live will test the limits of our knowledge and make highly complex ideas accessible to all. Always captivating, continually surprising and forever pushing the boundaries, Professor Brian Cox takes science to a new dimension in this new stage show. Tickets are on sale now. 

Dates Available
14 May 2017    the luxury experience
Harry Potter and The Philosopher's Stone™

Harry Potter and The Philosopher's Stone™ In Concert with Full Live Orchestra
Relive the magic of Harry Potter and The Philosopher's Stone™ in high-definition on a giant screen while hearing a full live orchestra perform John Williams’ unforgettable score.
HARRY POTTER characters, names and related indicia are © & ™ Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Harry Potter Publishing Rights © JKR. (s16)

Dates Available
19 May 2017    the luxury experience
The Sessions *Cancelled*
Ticket Pricing
Tickets From £40.00

The Sessions. Due to circumstances beyond the control of the promoter, this event is now cancelled.  Ticket holders should contact their point of purchase for a refund.  

Dates Available
27 May 2017    the luxury experience
Adam Ant
Ticket Pricing
Tickets From £32.50

Following the hugely successful Kings of the Wild Frontier tour earlier this year, which saw Adam play his classic and now iconic album to over 30,000 fans in sold out venues across the UK, Adam Ant has announced ANTHEMS The Singles Tour. The tour will showcase Adam's impressive back catalogue of material including hit singles, B-Sides and personal favourites.The album, Kings of the Wild Frontier (1980) became a worldwide hit, spending 12 weeks at number 1 and won the Brit Award for Best British Album. ON SALE NOW

Dates Available
27 May 2017    the luxury experience
Elton John
Ticket Pricing
Tickets From £50.00

Elton John will be making a welcomed return to the UK as part of his highly anticipated Wonderful Crazy Tour. Fans in Yorkshire can look forward to what will be one of the music events of the year, as Elton John announces a show at Leeds First Direct Arena on 8th June, as part of his worldwide Wonderful Crazy Night Tour. Taking to the stage, Elton will perform songs from his latest studio album ‘Wonderful Crazy Night’, as well as his most-loved hits from his stellar career.

Dates Available
08 Jun 2017    the luxury experience
The Great Yorkshire Vegan Show
Ticket Pricing
Tickets From £5.00

The Great Yorkshire Vegan Festival (fully volunteer run in aid of Miracle's Mission) on the 17th June 2017 from 11am till 5pm. There will be 200 stalls, Cookery Demos, Talks, Workshops, Children's Zone, All Day Bar and Live Entertainment. You can visit their Website: www.yorkshireveganfestival.com. On Sale Now!

Dates Available
17 Jun 2017   
Mrs Brown's Boys: Good Mourning Mrs Brown

Recently voted as the Best British Sitcom of the 21st century by the Radio Times, Mrs. Brown’s Boys will make a triumphant return to the first direct arena in 2017. TICKETS GO ON SALE FRIDAY 9AM

Dates Available
Thurs 29 Jun 2017 - Sat 1st Jul 2017   
Leeds International Tattoo Exposition

Now in its fourth year, Leeds International Tattoo Expo is an annual convention that brings together some of the best tattooists from the UK, Europe and beyond.

2017 sees LITE move to Leeds' fantastic first direct arena to showcase around 160 top class tattoo artists alongside a carefully selected market of boutique traders, live music and exciting entertainment.

Dates Available
08 Jul 2017