Event Calendar

Foals
Ticket Pricing
Tickets From £19.50

Following a #3 chart position for their critically acclaimed new album ‘What Went Down’ which commanded a Top 20 chart position for four weeks, Foals will embark on their first UK and Ireland arena tour, including a stop at first direct arena, 20 February 2016. Support from Everything Everything & Peace DJ Set. Show starts 7pm

Dates Available
20 Feb 2016    the luxury experience
The X Factor Live Tour 2016
Ticket Pricing
Tickets From £19.50

You’ve taken the journey with them from those first arena auditions, sat on the edge of your sofa during the dramatic six-seat challenge, followed their path to judges’ houses and will be tuning in to the studio shows; now is your chance to see The X Factor Live at first direct arena

Dates Available
26 Feb 2016    the luxury experience
Wet Wet Wet
Ticket Pricing
Tickets From £42.50

Iconic British band Wet Wet Wet will be visiting the first direct arena as part of their “The Big Picture Tour”, in March 2016.
The legendary group have sold over 15 million records whilst notching up over thirty UK chart hits including three number 1’s. Alongside this incredible success, performing amazing live shows has always been at the heart of what Wet Wet Wet do. Plus Special Guest Markus Feehily. 
The start time for this show will be 7:15pm. 

 

 

Dates Available
04 Mar 2016    the luxury experience
Peter Andre
Ticket Pricing
Tickets From £27.50

Peter Andre and his 'Come Swing With Me Tour' will be visiting the first direct arena on March 9. The show will see Peter Andre backed by his live band that can effortlessly mash-up swing with fresh versions of his older hits and other pop classic. It’s a show that promises to bring the authentic swingin’ sounds of the Rat Pack classics that feature on ‘Come Fly With Me’ to life, from the rhythmic diction of Peter’s vocals through to live percussion and a full brass section.

 

Dates Available
09 Mar 2016    the luxury experience
Ellie Goulding
Ticket Pricing
Tickets From £32.50

Ellie Goulding has announced a Leeds date as part of her UK Arena tour this March. Goulding will perform at first direct arena Tuesday 15 March 2016. The tour news comes hot-on-the-heels of the announcement that Goulding will release her third studio album ‘Delirium’ on November 6th on Polydor Records. Support from John Newman

Dates Available
15 Mar 2016    the luxury experience
Mariah Carey 'The Sweet Sweet Fantasy Tour'

Mariah Carey, the best-selling female artist of all time, will be visiting Leeds first direct arena this spring with her ‘Sweet Sweet Fantasy” tour. The global superstar will be taking her fans on a thrilling journey of wonder as she performs her biggest, career-defining hits.
 

Dates Available
17 Mar 2016    the luxury experience
Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott
Ticket Pricing
Tickets From £25.00

Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott announce huge UK tour for MArch 2016 including a dateat first direct arena. ‘Wisdom, Laughter and Lines’ is the new album from Paul Heaton & Jacqui Abbott. This record is the second from Paul & Jacqui following the critically acclaimed ‘What Have We Become’, which saw them return together on record for the first time since the multi-million selling days of The Beautiful South

Dates Available
19 Mar 2016    the luxury experience
Dynamo 'Seeing is Believing'
Ticket Pricing
Tickets From £32.50

Due to overwhelming public demand, master magician Dynamo has added a final 2 extra shows to his critically acclaimed UK tour, Seeing Is Believing at first direct arena in Leeds. The Daily Mirror said that "seeing his live show really is believing" and The Times hailed it as "jaw-dropping".
 

Dates Available
Wednesday 23 March 2016 - Thursday 24 March 2016    the luxury experience
Jeff Lynne’s ELO
Ticket Pricing
Tickets From £50.00

Known as one of the most iconic forces in music history, Jeff Lynne’s ELO are heading to first direct arena in April 2016 with their Alone in the Universe Tour.
With a distinct style that seamlessly and innovatively blends rock, pop and classical, ELO has had twenty six UK Top 40 singles, making Lynne's sweeping productions some of the most recognisable music of the last forty years and helping sell over 50 million records worldwide

Dates Available
09 Apr 2016    the luxury experience
5 Seconds of Summer
Ticket Pricing
Tickets From £25.00

The biggest breakthrough band of 2014, 5 Seconds of Summer will be setting off on another UK and Ireland Tour.  ‘Sounds Live Feels Live’ arena tour follows the overwhelming demand for the 2015 ‘Rock Out With Your Socks Out’ tour which took the band all over the world performing for over a million fans across three continents.

Dates Available
11 Apr 2016    the luxury experience
Little Mix
Ticket Pricing
Tickets From £25.00

The world’s biggest girl group Little Mix have announced a major UK arena tour for March 2016 inlcuding a visit to first direct arena on 26 March and 15 April 2016.
Perrie Edwards, Jesy Nelson, Leigh-Anne Pinnock and Jade Thirlwall became Little Mix in 2011. They have sold over 7 million records, had two UK No.1 singles and two platinum albums ‘DNA’ and ‘Salute.

Second date on sale now

Dates Available
26 Mar & 15 Apr 2016    the luxury experience
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Ticket Pricing
Tickets From £29.50

Macklemore and Ryan Lewis will be visiting first direct arena this April. The duo are partnering with Plus 1 so that a euro from every ticket purchased on their tour will go to support Partners in Health, Equal Justice Initiative, Youth Speaks and the 30/30 Project.

Downtown” is the first single from Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’s follow up to their multiple GRAMMY Award winning, platinum selling debut album ‘The Heist.’

 

Dates Available
23 Apr 2016    the luxury experience
Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds
Ticket Pricing
Tickets From £35.00

Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds have announced they will be heading to first direct arena next year, with special guests Super Furry Animals, on Wednesday 27 April 2016.
‘Chasing Yesterday’ went straight to Number One in the Official UK Album Chart after its March 2nd release – and remains the highest selling album in its first week on sale in 2015.

Dates Available
27 Apr 2016    the luxury experience
Disney on Ice | Silver Anniversary Celebration

Commemorate a quarter-century of the most memorable Disney tales with all your favourite characters in Disney On Ice presents Silver Anniversary Celebration. Join Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald, Goofy and Daisy on a journey to the timeless worlds of Disney’s The Lion King, The Little Mermaid, Peter Pan, and the Academy Award® winning, number one animated feature film of all time, Disney’s Frozen.

Dates Available
4 - 8 May 2016   
Il Divo
Ticket Pricing
Tickets From £35.00

Carlos, Urs, David and Seb, collectively known as Il Divo are delighted to announce that they will be bringing their AMOR & PASION tour to first direct arena, performing songs off their new highly anticipated album alongside all of their biggest hits

Dates Available
11 May 2016    the luxury experience
The Sessions
Ticket Pricing
Tickets From £40.00

The Sessions - A live re-staging of The Beatles at Abbey Road Studios will be visiting first direct arena on 12 May 2016. The Sessions will stage breath-taking, musically spectacular new live renditions of the timeless albums recorded there by The Beatles, to take us on a joyous, thrilling, historically authentic voyage through the events that shaped popular music history.

Dates Available
12 May 2016    the luxury experience
James
Ticket Pricing
Tickets From £35.00

James have announced a massive tour for this year to celebrate the release of their brand new album Girl At The End Of The World. With a career that includes 14 studio albums and 20 UK top 40 singles – including Sit Down, She’s A Star, Laid and Come Home – Girl At The End Of The World is the first release from James since 2014’s critically-acclaimed Le Petite Mort.

Dates Available
14 May 2016    the luxury experience
Manic Street Preachers
Ticket Pricing
Tickets From £35.00

Manic Street Preachers are celebrating their 20th Anniversary of their fourth album ‘Everything Must Go’. Originally released in spring 1996, ‘Everything Must Go’ was the band’s first massive commercial success. The record was certified triple platinum in the UK and went on to sell over a million copies and bag multiple Brit awards. 
 

Dates Available
20 May 2016    the luxury experience
Bill Bailey
Ticket Pricing
Tickets From £25.00

Exciting news as Bill Bailey announces he's bringing the Limboland tour to the first direct arena on May 28th 2016. 

Dates Available
28 May 2016    the luxury experience
Diljit Dosanjh
Ticket Pricing
Tickets From £30.00

Diljit Dosanjh is an Indian Punjabi Singer & Actor who has reached huge stardom globally. Diljit Dosanjh is recognized as one of the leading music artists in the Punjabi music industry & presently is the biggest Punjabi movie star in the world. 

Dates Available
30 May 2016    the luxury experience
Neil Young and Promise of the Real
Ticket Pricing
Tickets From £50.00

The legendary Neil Young with backing band Promise of the Real will visit the first direct arena on 10 June 2016. An artist with an estimated 80 million albums sold worldwide, twice inducted  into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and a multiple grammy award recipient, this is an opportunity not to be missed. 
 

Dates Available
10 Jun 2016    the luxury experience
Barry Manilow
Ticket Pricing
Tickets From £19.75

Barry Manilow has announced that he is going to “hit the road” and perform concerts across the world ONE LAST TIME!
The music legend launched his multi-city ONE LAST TIME! Tour earlier this year in North America and is now headed to the UK starting June 11th at first direct arena, Leeds.

Dates Available
11 Jun 2016    the luxury experience
Europe’s Strongest Man
Ticket Pricing
Tickets From £25.00

first direct arena plays host to the Europe’s Strongest Man and the World Deadlift Championships on Saturday July 9th. Watch as the 'giants' run with cars, toss kegs, lift giant logs and tackle the legendary Atlas Stones. The mighty Hathor Bjornssson of Iceland, who is also famed for his role as 'The Mountain' in the hit TV series Game of Thrones, is back to defend his title for the third time.

Dates Available
09 Jul 2016    the luxury experience
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

The Australian Pink Floyd returns to first direct arena for its 3rd year on 28th October 2016

Dates Available
28 Oct 2016    the luxury experience
Rod Stewart
Ticket Pricing
Tickets From £62.50

Rod Stewart has today 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’, which shot straight to #2 in October 2015.
Tickets go on sale from 9am on Friday 5 February 

Dates Available
06 Dec 2016    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