Event Calendar

Slash plus Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators

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. Support from Twenty Two Hundred, and California Breed

Doors 6pm - Expected finish time 11pm (Subject to change)

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29 Nov 2014    the luxury experience
The Who
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Tickets From £60.00

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. Support from The Standard Lamps

Doors 6:30pm - Expected finish time 11pm (Subject to change)

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02 Dec 2014    the luxury experience
Culture Club
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Tickets From £38.50

It is with great sadness that iconic band Culture Club have had to cancel their December UK tour. The tough decision has been made due to lead singer Boy George suffering from a serious throat condition. Boy George said:  ‘I’m devastated but I want to be able to perform to the best of my ability and the specialist has told me that right now that will be impossible.  I will focus on getting better and see all my fans soon’. Ticket holders can claim refunds from their point of purchase

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04 Dec 2014   
Alfie Boe
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Tickets From £25.00

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 Sole Mio. Alfie Boe VIP Dining Experience and Alfie Boe Up Close & Personal packages are also available.

Doors 6pm - Expected finish time 10:30pm (Subject to change)

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

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

Doors 6:30pm - Expected finish time 10:30pm (Subject to change)

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06 Dec 2014    the luxury experience
Michael Bublé
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Tickets From £50.00

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.

Doors 6pm - Expected finish time 11pm (Subject to change)

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08 - 09 Dec 2014    the luxury experience
Status Quo
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Tickets From £39.50

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! 

Doors 6pm - Expected finish time 11pm (Subject to change)

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10 Dec 2014    the luxury experience
Madness
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Tickets From £35.00

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.  Support from Scouting for Girls

Doors 6pm - Expected finish time 10:30pm (Subject to change)

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11 Dec 2014    the luxury experience
Diversity: Limitless - The Reboot
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Tickets From £25.00

After wowing audiences last winter with their astounding Limitless arena tour, Diversity have announced they are returning with a new tour.  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. 

Doors 6pm - Show Start 7pm - Expected finish time 10:30pm (Subject to change)

 

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12 Dec 2014    the luxury experience
Andre Rieu
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Tickets From £40.00

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.

Doors 6:30pm - Expected finish time 11pm (Subject to change)

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13 Dec 2014    the luxury experience
Queen + Adam Lambert
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Tickets From £59.00

After a sold out world tour, Queen + Adam Lambert are sparing no time in taking their critically-hailed partnership back on the road and into first direct arena in January. Queen fans can expect a spectacular night of entertainment says Brian May. “It's big and daring. We're going to do it to the max." Queen has amassed a staggering list of sales, awards, and hall of fame inductions that is second to none, including an unprecedented string of number one albums and top-charting singles, continue to put Queen in the top ten of all-time iTunes sales.

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20 Jan 2015    the luxury experience
Strictly Come Dancing Live Tour 2015

Audiences will experience Strictly’s glitz, glamour and breathtaking choreography in this supersized arena spectacular as some of the celebrities and professional dancers from the hugely anticipated twelfth BBC series take to the dance floor to recreate their dazzling moves. Confirmed to appear this year: Frankie Bridge from The Saturdays, Rugby star Thom Evans, Mark WrightCaroline Flack, Alison Hammond, and Zoe Ball as Host.

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22 - 23 Jan 2015    the luxury experience
Betway Premier League Darts
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Tickets From £20.00

Betway Premier League Darts returns to first direct arena in February, bringing some of the worlds best darts players to Leeds. The 11th season of Premier League Darts features the top four players in the world rankings following the World Championship, which ends on January 4, and six Wildcard selections - who will be headed by current Premier League champion Raymond van Barneveld

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05 Feb 2015    the luxury experience
Kaiser Chiefs
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Tickets From £19.50

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. 

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14 Feb 2015    the luxury experience
The Script
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Tickets From £27.50

Danny O'Donoghue, Mark Sheehan and Glen Power, otherwise known as The Script, will be coming to the first direct arena this February, hot on the heels of the release of their fourth album No Sound Without Silence. The Script have scored a huge amount of success globally - they have sold over 20 million records, and their last three albums have been multi-platinum throughout the world. Hall Of Fame, the lead single from last album number three, was a worldwide number one single with over five million sales. Plus very special guest Labrinth.

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24 Feb 2015    the luxury experience
Lionel Richie
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Tickets From £40.00

Since his massive Tuskeegee Tour in 2012 delighted audiences across Europe, today the multi-platinum selling artist Lionel Richie is set to return to the UK with his brand new All The Hits All Night Long tour, which will come to the first direct arena this spring.

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04 Mar 2015    the luxury experience
The Black Keys
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Tickets From £27.50

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 X Factor Live Tour 2015
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Tickets From £19.50

You’ve taken the journey with them from the room to the arena, sat on the edge of your sofa during the dramatic six-seat challenge at bootcamp, travelled to judges’ houses and tuned in to the studio shows; now is your chance to see your favourite contestants from The X Factor, live at first direct arena. Including Andrea Faustini, Ben Haenow, Fleur East, Jay James, Lauren Platt, Only The Young, Stevi Ritchie and Stereo Kicks. Line up is subject to change

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07 Mar 2015    the luxury experience
Thunder
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Tickets From £27.50

British rock band Thunder will be coming to the first direct arena next March. Joining them will be very special guests Reef, plus rock band Tax The Heat. 18 Top 40 hit singles in the UK, a stack of gold and silver albums around the world, a whole host of awards and a fanbase of unswerving loyalty are accomplishments most bands can only dream of, but for British rock band Thunder these are stepping stones in a twenty-five career that have ensured that whenever they have stepped away from the limelight their legend has only grown further. 

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12 Mar 2015    the luxury experience
The Australian Pink Floyd Show
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Tickets From £28.50

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
McBusted
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Tickets From £41.50

With the excitement of 2014’s most incredible, jaw-dropping arena tour still ringing in fans’ ears nationwide, and almost exactly one year on from their formation, McBusted announce their return to the first direct arena on 18 March 2015

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18 Mar 2015    the luxury experience
Paloma Faith
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Tickets From £28.50

Singer songwriter Paloma Faith will be making her first direct arena debut next March. Stepping out as a solo artist back in 2009, it was immediately clear that Paloma was the complete (and petite) package. A captivating chanteuse, a rabble-rousing entertainer and theatrical fashion chameleon, Faith’s debut album, Do You Want the Truth, or Something Beautiful? remains a glossy collection of retro-referencing soul and sassy pop album that sold over half a million copies. 

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21 Mar 2015    the luxury experience
WWE Live
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Tickets From £20.00

See your favourite WWE Superstars and Divas from RAW and SmackDown live in action as WWE Live returns to first direct arena in april 2015

Tickets on sale Friday 28 November 2014

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13 Apr 2015    the luxury experience
Ben Howard
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Tickets From £27.50

Singer and song writer Ben Howard will be bringing his arena tour to the first direct arena on 23 April 2015. The announcement of this exciting arena tour follows the release of his critically acclaimed second album, 'I Forget Where We Were' which debuted at number 1 in the UK. 

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23 Apr 2015    the luxury experience
Disney on Ice Magical Ice Festival
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Tickets From £15.50

Get ready to enter a world of enchantment featuring the most magical moments from across the kingdom in Disney On Ice presents Magical Ice Festival. You’ll be whisked away into the wintery world of Frozen, taken 'Under The Sea!' with The Little Mermaid, spirited away with Rapunzel from Tangled and swept away by Beauty and the Beast.

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13 - 17 May 2015   
S Club 7
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Tickets From £35.00

Pop powerhouse, S Club 7 have confirmed their hotly-anticipated return to the music scene with their 2015 ‘Bring It All Back’ arena tour, their first in over 10 years, visiting the first direct arena on 19th May 2015. Made up of Bradley McIntosh, Hannah Spearritt, Jo O'Meara, Jon Lee, Paul Cattermole, Rachel Stevens and Tina Barrett, S Club 7 hold 4 multi-platinum selling albums, 2 Brit Awards, and 9 number one international hit singles. S Club 7 are household names that are once again ready to rise.

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19 May 2015    the luxury experience
Doctor Who Symphonic Spectacular
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Tickets From £20.00

The UK and European premier of Doctor Who Symphonic Spectacular will be making a stop in Leeds! The live music will be accompanied by a big screen presentation of key moments and specially edited sequences from the past 50 years of Doctor Who.  Music will be performed by the BBC National Orchestra of Wales and members of the BBC National Chorus of Wales. The show features a host of the Doctor’s famous adversaries including the iconic Daleks and Cybermen, the spine-chilling Silence and many more fan favourites. 

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27 May 2015    the luxury experience
5 Seconds Of Summer
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Tickets From £25.00

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. Under 14's must be accompanied by an adult 18+

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03 Jun 2015    the luxury experience
Mrs Brown's Boys - How Now Mrs Brown Cow

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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23 - 27 Jun 2015    the luxury experience
Fleetwood Mac
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Tickets From £50.00

Following a record sell out tour in 2013, rock legends Fleetwood Mac are set to return to the UK in 2015 with their ‘On With The Show’ Tour.  Currently performing with their five star lineup, Fleetwood Mac will be joined by returning songbird Christine McVie following a 16 year absence.

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30 Jun 2015    the luxury experience
John Legend
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Tickets From £37.50

After an unbelievably successful year that has included million-plus, platinum selling single All Of Me, and a worldwide tour, John Legend will return to the UK next summer to embark on his biggest tour to date. The 9-time Grammy winner will be visiting the first direct arena on July 1st 2015

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01 Jul 2015    the luxury experience
Bette Midler
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Tickets From £50.00

Multiple Grammy Award®-winning singer and legendary performer Bette Midler will return to UK stages for the first time in 35 years. The Divine Miss M will visit the first direct arena on July 15th 2015. Please note that cameras will not be permitted for this performance.

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15 Jul 2015    the luxury experience
Neil Diamond
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Tickets From £65.00

Iconic Grammy award-winning rock and pop singer/songwriter and rock and roll hall of fame member, Neil Diamond will be bringing his highly anticipated 2015 tour to first direct arena next summer. The show will feature songs from his newest studio album Melody Road, as well as many classic favourites. Please note that cameras will not be permitted for this performance.

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21 Jul 2015    the luxury experience
Simply Red
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Tickets From £45.00

Soul-pop legends Simply Red will play the first direct arena , December 8th 2015, as part of a world tour to celebrate 30 years in the music industry. Led by frontman Mick Hucknall, the Manchester band have trailblazed through the charts with classic hits such as Holding Back the Years, The Right Thing, If You Don't Know Me By Now, It's Only Love, A New Flame, Something Got Me Started, Stars, Home and Fairground.

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08 Dec 2015    the luxury experience
Michael McIntyre
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Tickets From £35.00

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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10 - 11 Dec 2015    the luxury experience
Dynamo Live Tour 2015
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Tickets From £32.50

Dynamo fans will have the opportunity to see his magic skills up close and personal in what promises to be a spectacular and unique live stage production as Dynamo finishes his smash hit tour back in his home county of Yorkshire as he plays the first direct arena in Leeds in December 2015. 

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16 - 20 Dec 2015    the luxury experience