Event Calendar

Boxing - Josh Warrington
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Tickets From £30.00

Josh Warrington will defend his WBC International Featherweight title against Patrick Hyland at the First Direct Arena in Leeds on July 30, live on Sky Sports. There’s a stacked bill in support with Olympic gold medal hero Luke Campbell MBE back in title action following his brilliant KO win over Gary Sykes in Sheffield in March to land the Commonwealth title.There’s a tasty Yorkshire derby as Huddersfield’s Tyrone Nurse defends his British Super-Lightweight title against Hull’s Tommy Coyle and Birmingham talent Gamal Yafai defends his Commonwealth Super-Bantamweight title against Barnsley’s Josh Wale.

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30 Jul 2016   
Malala Yousafzai
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Tickets From £35.00

Malala Yousafzai, Global Peace Icon and Youngest Winner of the Nobel Prize, will make a rare public appearance at the first direct arena in August 2016. Malala will speak on stage about her life and experiences and take part in a Q&A session with the audience. Find more on her story here

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07 Aug 2016   
A. R. Rahman
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Tickets From £55.00

GRAMMY and Academy Award Winning Musician A. R. Rahman will be coming to first direct arena. The A.R. Rahman show will be a feast for the senses, showcasing his inimitable style and mix of eastern classical music with modern electro, world music and traditional orchestral arrangements. He has two Academy Awards, two GRAMMY Awards, a BAFTA Award, a Golden Globe, four National Film Awards and six honorary doctorates. 
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29 Sep 2016    the luxury experience
Aagrah Yorkshire Powerhouse Dinner
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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.

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10 Oct 2016   
Jean Michel Jarre
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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.

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13 Oct 2016    the luxury experience
Bear Grylls Presents Endeavour 'Your Adventure Awaits'

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 +
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14 Oct 2016    the luxury experience
Bad Company
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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. 

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15 Oct 2016    the luxury experience
Audio and Radio Industry Awards
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Tickets From £0.00

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.

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19 Oct 2016   
The Four Tops and The Temptations
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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. 
 

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23 Oct 2016    the luxury experience
The Australian Pink Floyd
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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!

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28 Oct 2016    the luxury experience
Bastille
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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. 
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04 Nov 2016    the luxury experience
WWE Live
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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, Dean Ambrose, Randy Orton, Cesaro, Kevin Owens, Dolph Ziggler, Rusev, Sheamus, Charlotte, Sasha Banks and many more *Line-up subject to change
 

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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+
 

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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.

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18 Nov 2016    the luxury experience
Michael Ball & Alfie Boe
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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. 
 

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19 Nov 2016    the luxury experience
Jess Glynne
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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! 

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24 Nov 2016    the luxury experience
Alter Bridge
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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. 
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02 Dec 2016    the luxury experience
Placebo
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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.

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03 Dec 2016    the luxury experience
Rod Stewart
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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 

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06 Dec 2016    the luxury experience
Andre Rieu
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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'. 
 

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16 Dec 2016    the luxury experience
Status Quo
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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.  
 

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17 Dec 2016    the luxury experience
Best Ever Christmas Show
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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.
 

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28 Dec 2016   
Black Sabbath - The End
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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. Final tickets remaining!!! Get them now while you still can. 

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26 Jan 2017    the luxury experience
A Day To Remember - Tickets on sale NOW!

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.” And they have just won the Kerrang! Award for the Best International Band
 

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28 Jan 2017    the luxury experience
Jack Whitehall
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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
 

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10 Feb 2017    the luxury experience
Pet Shop Boys
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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. Tickets on Sale Friday 10am

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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. 

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Wed 22 Feb - Sun 26 Feb 2017    the luxury experience
Russell Howard
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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.
 

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09 Apr 2017    the luxury experience
Diversity
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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. 

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15 Apr 2017    the luxury experience
Brian Cox
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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. 

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14 May 2017    the luxury experience
The Sessions *Cancelled*
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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.  

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27 May 2017    the luxury experience
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.

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08 Jul 2017