Event Calendar

Neil Young and Promise of the Real
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Last remaining tickets! 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. 

 

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10 Jun 2016    the luxury experience
Barry Manilow
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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.  Featuring Special Guest - Dave Koz

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11 Jun 2016    the luxury experience
Gladys Knight
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Gladys Knight ‘The Empress Of Soul’ and seven-time Grammy Award winning icon has announced date at first direct arena on the 5 July 2016. Gladys Knight, will be performing all her classic hits ‘Midnight Train To Georgia’, Help Me Make It Through The Night’;  ‘Licence To Kill  (the official theme song to the James Bond film); ‘The Way We Were’;  ‘Baby Don’t’ Change Your Mind’ and 'You’re The Best Thing (that ever happened to me)'.

 

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05 Jul 2016    the luxury experience
Europe’s Strongest Man
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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.

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09 Jul 2016    the luxury experience
Malala Yousafzai
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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.  

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07 Aug 2016   
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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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 +
Tickets on sale now! 

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14 Oct 2016    the luxury experience
The Four Tops and The Temptations
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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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The Australian Pink Floyd returns to first direct arena for its 3rd year on 28th October 2016

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28 Oct 2016    the luxury experience
WWE Live
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WWE LIVE is unique blend of sport and entertainment, combining in-ring match action with dramatic entertainment. Bursting with all the drama and energy of a rock concert, in a fun, lively and exciting environment, WWE Live is the ultimate in family entertainment! 
 

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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 from her hugely successful BBC series 'The Catherine Tate Show'. 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
Placebo
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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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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.
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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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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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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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   
Jack Whitehall
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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
Russell Howard
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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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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
The Sessions - A live re-staging of the Beatles at Abbey Road Studios

The Sessions - A live re-staging of The Beatles at Abbey Road Studios will be visiting first direct arena on 27th May 2017.  Please note this date is rescheduled from 12 May 2016. The Sessions will stage breath-taking, musically spectacular new live renditions of the timeless albums recorded there by The Beatles. 

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27 May 2017    the luxury experience