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Event Calendar

Genesis

The event organisers have been in touch to say that: "Due to this unprecedented and changing situation, it was not possible to go ahead with the show on 21st April 2021. Therefore Genesis’ performance at the first direct arena, originally scheduled for 2nd December 2020 and then moved to 21st April 2021, has been rescheduled to 27th September 2021.

Doors - 18:15  Show Start - 20:00* (No Support)   *Show times are subject to change

Dates Available
27 Sep 2021   
Genesis

The event organisers have been in touch to say that: "Due to this unprecedented and changing situation, it was not possible to go ahead with the show on 22nd April 2021. Therefore Genesis’ performance at the first direct arena, originally scheduled for 3rd December 2020 and then moved to 22nd April 2021, has been rescheduled to 28th September 2021.

Doors - 18:15  Show Start - 20:00* (No Support)   *Show times are subject to change

Dates Available
28 Sep 2021   
Team Yorkshire: The Homecoming

A special celebration of Yorkshire’s Olympians and Paralympians hosted by Tanya Arnold and Nile Wilson.  Our Yorkshire athletes will be joined on stage by special guests The Skylights, Phoenix Dance Theatre, Yorkshire Prose and others.  Doors open at 13.30. The show runs from 15.00 to 17.00

Dates Available
10 Oct 2021   
Jason Donovan

Jason Donovan has rescheduled his highly anticipated 'Even More Good Reasons’ to Friday 15th October 2021Jason Donovan came into our lives in the late 80s as Scott Robinson in the hit Australian series, ‘Neighbours’. Throughout 1988/89 he had several hits and his album ‘Ten Good Reasons’ was the best-selling album of 1989. His hits included ‘Too Many Broken Hearts’, ‘Especially For You’ (with Kylie Minogue), ‘Any Dream Will Do’, ‘Sealed With A Kiss’, ‘When You Come Back to Me’, ‘Everyday’, “Nothing Can Divide Us’ and many more... 

Paul Heaton & Jacqui Abbott

Paul Heaton & Jacqui Abbott: “We’re very sorry and enormously frustrated to have to make this announcement, but due to the ongoing situation & social distancing rules around the UK & Ireland we have once again been forced into rescheduling our forthcoming tour dates. We’ve now moved the UK dates to October 2021 Your tickets remain valid for all the new dates. We‘re extremely sorry for any inconvenience caused by this but can’t wait to see and perform for you all. ‘Til then stay safe.”

Dates Available
20 Oct 2021   
Rick Astley

Rick Astley reschedules his tour date at Leeds first direct arena to 28th October 2021

Dates Available
28 Oct 2021    the suite experience
JLS

JLS

March Multi BRIT and MOBO Award winning boy band JLS have announced the full list of  rescheduled shows for their eagerly awaited Beat Again UK and Ireland tour in line with the latest government guidelines. The revised tour dates are also released alongside news that JB, Aston, Marvin and Oritsé will also return with new music later this year having signed a deal with BMG Records.

 

Tim Minchin

TIM MINCHIN, award-winning comedian, actor and composer, has confirmed new UK dates of his BACK tour this autumn including his first ever visit to the first direct arena.  BACK is billed as "Old Songs, New Songs, F*** You Songs", with a set list of material from all corners of Minchin's eclectic - and often iconoclastic - repertoire.  

OMD

OMD

OMD (Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark) have announced their 'Archiecture and More' tour for November 2021.  The tour, that will see the band perform songs from their iconic album ‘Architecture & Morality’, plus many more hits from their legendary back catalogue, will stop off at the first direct arena for the very first time. Strap in and prepare for nothing but the best from a band who are unquestionably still at the very top of their game.  

The Magnificent Four

Rock On Music in association with Whiterock Entertainment present the most anticipated concert of 2021 coming to the UK for the very first time. THE MAGNIFICENT FOUR. Be the first to book your tickets to see Pawandeep Rajan, Mohammed Danish, Arunita Kanjilal, & Sayali Kamble live in concert.

 

Dates Available
07 Nov 2021    the suite experience
WWE Live

WWE Live returns to the first direct arena on Monday, November 8, 2021 with WWE Superstars including Becky Lynch, Big E, Seth Rollins, Bianca Belair, Street Profits, Rey Mysterio, Finn Bálor, Shinsuke Nakamura and more.  Please note this will be a non-televised show.  Talent subject to change. 

Tickets on sale now.

Dates Available
08 Nov 2021    the suite experience
Ant Middleton

Ant Middleton reschedules his 'Mind Over Muscle' tour date at Leeds first direct arena to 12 November 2021. All existing tickets remain valid for this new date. Ant Middleton is best known as the Chief Instructor for Channel 4’s hit show, SAS : Who Dares Wins. On stage he shares personal stories from his extreme adventures and TV shows, and explains his Zero Negativity and ‘Fear Bubble’ approach to harnessing fear and living without limits. He also now runs ‘Mind Over Muscle Day Camps’ supporting individuals to realise their full potential.

 

Dates Available
12 Nov 2021    the suite experience
Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club

Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club presents the best in live stand-up to Leeds. 

Bringing you comedians off the telly from such shows as BBC2's Mock The Week, Channel 4's 8 Out of 10 Cats, BBC1's Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow. Previously they've booked the likes of Jason Manford, John Bishop, and Sarah Millican before they hit the big time. So come and see more brilliant comedians in our FD Bar!

Dates Available
13 Nov 2021   
Alanis Morissette

Seven-time GRAMMY® Award-winning singer/songwriter Alanis Morissette has announced a new date at the first direct arena for her 2021-2022 world tour to celebrate 25 years of JAGGED LITTLE PILL. On this special anniversary tour, Alanis will perform her iconic album Jagged Little Pill in its entirety, as well as a variety of hits including tracks from her latest album

Steps

Three years after they staged the UK’s most successful comeback of the decade, enduring pop legends Steps – aka Claire, Faye, H, Lee and Lisa – return to the first direct arena in 2021. Steps – '...We had the most fun of our career on the last tour and we’re already planning for the next one to be our biggest spectacle yet. We’re also thrilled to have Sophie Ellis-Bextor as our special guest on the What The Future Holds 2021 Tour'  

Blondie

Blondie, one of the most influential bands to emerge from New York’s punk scene, will make their first ever appearance at the first direct arena in November 2021 and will be joined by special guests Garbage. Iconic frontwoman/songwriter Debbie Harry, guitarist/conceptual mastermind Chris Stein and powerhouse drummer Clem Burke, are eager to get back on the road, along with long standing band mates bassist Leigh Foxx, guitarist Tommy Kessler and keyboardist Matt Katz-Bohen

 

Sam Fender

Sam Fender will now play first direct arena, 24 November 2021  "Can't express how happy I am to finally be able to re-announce these shows. We've been waiting so long to get back on stage and do what we do best. We'll be playing some new album tunes alongside some old favourites. I think I might internally combust the first time I walk on stage, so excited. It's gonna go off!"

Existing tickets remain valid for this new date.

 

 

Dates Available
24 Nov 2021    the suite experience
JAMES plus very special guests HAPPY MONDAYS

James have announced a huge UK arena tour for November and December 2021 with very special guests Happy Mondays. The new dates mark 33 years since the two Factory label mates toured together back in 1988 and promises to be an exciting reunion of two of Manchester’s most celebrated bands.

 

Dates Available
25 Nov 2021   
Deacon Blue

A message from Deacon Blue regarding their 2020 Cities of Love Tour... It is with sadness that we have to tell you our 2020 Cities of Love tour has been rescheduled to 2021. 
Tickets for all shows remain valid and your ticket agent will be in contact regarding your booking. We are longing to perform again.

A Question of Sport Live

BBC’s A Question of Sport – the world's longest running TV sports quiz – is hitting the road in 2021 for its biggest ever live tour.  Starring long-time host Sue Barker and popular team captains Matt Dawson and Phil Tufnell – along with a host of big - name guests from across the sporting world to be announced – A Question of Sport Live is the perfect way for fans to see the hit show up close in a thrilling live environment.  

The Offspring

Iconic punk rock bank The Offspring announce their 'Let The Bad Times Roll Rour' for November 2021.  Unmissable support comes from Swedish rockers The Hives and Bob Vylan.

Dates Available
30 Nov 2021    the suite experience
The Human League

The Human League will play Leeds first direct arena, 3 December 2021. Celebrating forty years since the release of DARE, The Human League will be performing this classic album in it’s entirety, as well as other hits from their extensive back catalogue.Originals of the British New Wave/Synth scene The Human League dominated the airwaves and charts throughout the 80’s with their dark yet stylish post-punk electronica, which remains as fresh, current and highly influential today as it did with the release of DARE. 

Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club

Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club presents the best in live stand-up to Leeds. 

Bringing you comedians off the telly from such shows as BBC2's Mock The Week, Channel 4's 8 Out of 10 Cats, BBC1's Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow. Previously they've booked the likes of Jason Manford, John Bishop, and Sarah Millican before they hit the big time. So come and see more brilliant comedians in our FD Bar!

Dates Available
04 Dec 2021   
UB40

The organisers have been in touch to say that; "Due to the ongoing situation relating to the Covid-19 pandemic and as a precaution to the safety of our audiences, artists and staff, we will be postponing the upcoming UB40 Tour to later in 2021. This show has now been rescheduled to Wednesday 8th December 2021. Please note, all tickets purchased for the 2020/21 tour will remain valid for the new dates, so please hold on to them!"

Dates Available
08 Dec 2021    the suite experience
Michael Ball & Alfie Boe

They're back!  The nation's favourite and most-loved musical duo Michael Ball and Alfie Boe join forces again and will return to the first direct arena just in time for Christmas in 2021.

 

Madness

British pop giants Madness have announced their sure-to-be triumphant return to the road with ‘The Ladykillers Tour’. After 18 months cooped up considering their career options (punctuated by excursions out for critically acclaimed docu-series ‘Before We Was We’ and the magnificent ‘The Get Up!’) the Nutty Boys finally get back to doing what they do best - uniting the people for a right raucous live bash. And with a live set teeming with hits from their unrivalled back catalogue, what-a-tour this promises to be. 

GARY BARLOW: ALL THE HITS LIVE

Gary Barlow has announced a date at the first direct arena on the Saturday 11th December as part of his ALL THE HITS LIVE tour. Gary will be performing all the hits from his incredible three-decade career and will bring to life songs from his latest album, ‘Music Played By Humans’. Gary will be joined by very special guest, Leona Lewis

Dates Available
11 Dec 2021   
LOL Surprise! LIVE VIP Party!

L.O.L. Surprise! LIVE VIP Party! in collaboration with Visit Malta is the UK’s first opportunity to see the most L.O.L. Surprise! characters together… LIVE. We’re calling all UK B.B.’s to strut your stuff, show us who you are, and get ready to experience surprises no other UK family show has ever offered. We’ll bring all the feel good vibes ‘cuz it’s going to be the best show ever… like, ever ever! 

 

 

Lost In Music

Due to the current restrictions surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, Lost In Music has rescheduled to the 16th December 2021. Original tickets remain valid for this rescheduled date. Get ready to recreate the Magical 70’s and let us take you on a musical journey straight to the heart of Disco! Relive some of the greatest songs of all time from Artists such as Donna Summer, Gloria Gaynor, Earth, Wind & Fire, Sister Sledge and Chic. This show boasts a sensational live band, incredibly talented cast and stunning vocals.

Dates Available
16 Dec 2021    the suite experience
Jools Holland and his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra

Jools Holland and his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra reschedule their Leeds first direct arena tour date to 17 December 2021 due to the effects of the ongoing global coronavirus pandemic. With special guest performances to be announced shortly, all original tickets remain valid.

Bill Bailey

Bill Bailey is delighted to announce his long awaited return to the live stage. “The finest stand-up comedian this country has to offer,” (The Times) Bill will be bringing his brand new live show EN ROUTE TO NORMAL to the first direct arena in December 2021. How did we get here? How do we find our way through this? And exactly who are we again? In Bill’s new show, EN ROUTE TO NORMAL, Bill ponders this and other questions that this moment in history has thrown up, and tries to see a way through the strange unreality of our new world.   

Dates Available
18 Dec 2021    the suite experience
Jane McDonald - The Christmas Show

We are proud to welcome back Jane McDonald to the first direct arena for a special Christmas Concert on Sunday 19th December 2021. A not-to-be missed magical evening packed full of wonderful Christmas music, including “I wish it could be Christmas everyday”, ”Fairytale of New York” and songs from Jane's own repertoire. Jane will be performing with her live band and backing singers for an amazing night to remember which will have you singing and dancing along and feeling fabulously festive. 

 

Wizard Of Oz

Wizard Of Oz

The World’s Biggest Panto is back! After amazing previous productions of Elf, Cinderella and Peter Pan, WIZARD OF OZ is the brand-new spectacular Christmas show set to lift the art of arena panto right over the rainbow. It will be performed on the world’s biggest panto stage, Starring Matt Baker (Countryfile, The One Show) and Jenny Ryan (The Chase, The X Factor: Celebrity) 

Tickets go on sale at 9am on Thursday 30th September 2021.

Dates Available
20 Dec 2021   
Coming Soon
SH**GED. MARRIED. ANNOYED. with Chris & Rosie Ramsey

In the same vein as their weekly chart-topping podcast, Chris & Rosie Ramsey will be chatting all about life, relationships, arguments, annoyances, parenting, growing up and everything in between, but all in front of a live audience.

 

Dates Available
21 Dec 2021    the suite experience
Strictly Come Dancing Live Arena Tour 2022

2022 will see the return of the magnificent Strictly Come Dancing Live Arena Tour. A host of the celebs and professional dancers from the BBC One TV series will waltz around the country performing 33 shows in some of the UK’s biggest arenas.  

Dates Available
Tuesday 25th and Wednesday 26th January 2022    Laurent Perrier Experience | the suite experience
James Taylor

Legendary singer-songwriter and multiple Grammy award winners, James Taylor & His All-Star Band, who last toured the UK in 2018, announces a seven-date UK tour, opening on January 27, 2022, at Leeds First Direct Arena. James Taylor’s classic songs:  “You’ve Got A Friend”, “Fire and Rain” and “Sweet Baby James” to name a few,  have had a profound influence on songwriters and music lovers from all walks of life and  Taylor recently won his sixth Grammy Award for Best Tradition Pop Vocal Album for his latest album “American Standard”. 

Simply Red

Simply Red - "Due to the ongoing uncertainty surrounding the easing of Covid-19 restrictions for live events in the UK, the Simply Red UK tour dates are being moved to February 2022. Whilst we are all saddened and frustrated to be bringing you the news that the shows will no longer take place in 2021, we really can’t wait to see you all there just a few months later for a huge celebration!"

Dates Available
09 Feb 2022    the suite experience
James Blunt

James Blunt's show at the first direct arena has been rescheduled for Friday 11th February 2022.  All tickets remain valid for the new date. 

Dave

Following the release of his critically acclaimed UK #1 sophomore album, ‘We’re All Alone In This Together’, which had the biggest first-week sales in the UK since October 2019, Dave announces a huge 2022 first direct arena date.

General Onsale: Thursday 9th September at 10AM

The Wanted

The Wanted are back together again after a seven year hiatus and they have announced a special tour of the UK in March 2022. MOST WANTED - THE GREATEST HITS Tour takes in many of the UK’s biggest cities and will give fans a chance to hear all their favourites live for the first time in 7 years.

Tickets go on general sale at 9am on Friday 17th September 2021.

Dates Available
05 Mar 2022    the suite experience
Snoop Dogg

The promoters of the show have been in touch to say that; "Please note that the current Snoop Dogg ‘I Wanna Thank Me’ UK & Ireland tour date at the first direct arena has been rescheduled to Monday 7th March 2022. The UK has made incredible progress with the COVID vaccinations but unfortunately, as this progress is not yet global, international travel to reach these shows and others in the EU cannot be guaranteed at this time."  All tickets remain valid for the new date. 

John Bishop

Comedy superstar John Bishop is coming to back to the first direct arena with his highly anticipated brand-new stand up show – Right Here, Right Now.  This will be John’s eighth stand up show and it is shaping up to be his best yet.  It will see him performing across the UK, Ireland, America, Canada and Europe. He can’t wait to be back on the road again!!

 

Sabaton

In Spring 2022, SABATON will be visiting 26 cities in 17 countries, bringing their ground-breaking modern metal to the people and delivering breathtaking live shows in a setting that will once again set new bars for concerts of this kind. SABATON will be supported by Mongolian rock band THE HU and Finnish heavy metal veterans LORDI.

Dates Available
19 Mar 2022   
Stereophonics

Stereophonics have announced a date at the first direct arena in support of their new album ‘Oochya!’ following previous album ‘Kind’, which went to Number One in the UK album charts in 2019. It became the band’s 7th UK Number One album in the process. The release of ‘Oochya!’ will see the Welsh rockers return to the road for what’s sure to be another eagerly anticipated sold out UK Arena tour.  Tickets on sale Friday 10th September from 9am.

Planet Earth II Live in Concert

BBC Studios and concert promoter FKP Scorpio UK have announced a further update to their previously rescheduled Planet Earth II Live In Concert arena tour of the UK & Ireland.The original 2020 tour was previously postponed twice and rescheduled to March 2021 following government advice and the closure of venues across the UK, as part of the nationwide effort to combat the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). Due to the continuing uncertainty regarding the unlocking of mass gatherings for arena events in the entertainment sector, it has been decided to reschedule the shows again to March 2022.

Dates Available
24 Mar 2022    the suite experience
Royal Blood

Royal Blood annonunce a huge 2022 UK arena touch including a return to the first direct arena.

 

Dates Available
01 Apr 2022    the suite experience
JEFF WAYNE’S MUSICAL VERSION OF ‘THE WAR OF THE WORLDS'

The multi-award winning masterpiece returns with THE 'LIFE BEGINS AGAIN’ TOUR.  Liam Neeson returns at The Jornalist in 3D Holography & Jeff Wayne will be conducting and the first guest artist have been announced: Steps' Claire Richards as Beth, The Parson's Wife & Strictly Come Dancings's Kevin Clifton as The Artilleryman.  Final cast members will be announced soon. 

Evanescence and Within Temptation

The Evanescence and Within Temptation shows can no longer take place in 2021. The show has been rescheduled to the 4th of April 2022 and all original tickets remain valid.
 

Premier League Darts 2022

The schedule for the 2022 Premier League darts season has been confirmed, with the tournament set to visit the first direct arena on Thursday April 7.  Ticket bookings for the 2020/2021 Premier League nights at the first direct arena have been moved to the 2022 event automatically.

 

Simple Minds

Due to the ongoing Coronavirus situation and uncertainty surrounding the easing of restrictions, the Simple Minds August & September 2021 shows have been postponed. The rearranged date will instead take place in April 2022. Customers are advised to keep hold of their tickets as they will be valid for the rescheduled dates.

 

Dates Available
09 Apr 2022    the suite experience
The Wombats

The Wombats kick off the most exciting phase of their constantly evolving success story today with the announcement of their headline UK arena tour in April 2022, playing a massive opening night at Leeds' first direct arena.

Tickets will go on sale from 9am BST on 20th August

Dates Available
14 Apr 2022    the suite experience
5 Seconds of Summer

The organisers have been in touch to say that: “Due to the current Coronavirus outbreak and the government measures implemented to limit its spread, the 5 Seconds of Summer April 2021 shows have been postponed. The rearranged dates will instead take place in April 2022. Customers are advised to keep hold of their tickets as they will be valid for the rescheduled dates. Please see artist website and social media for further statement”.

Dates Available
15 Apr 2022    the suite experience
The War On Drugs

Over the last 15 years, The War on Drugs have steadily emerged as one of this century’s great rock and roll synthesists, removing the gaps between the underground and the mainstream, between the obtuse and the anthemic, making records that wrestle a fractured past into a unified and engrossing present. The War On Drugs’ 2022 tour takes the band to some of the largest venues they’ve ever played including a performance at the first direct arena, Leeds. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on Friday 23rd July 2021.

Dates Available
16 Apr 2022    the suite experience
Dua Lipa - Future Nostalgia Tour

Dua Lipa's performance at first direct arena, which was originally scheduled for 4th June 2020 / 22nd January 2021/ 21st September 2021 will be rescheduled again to Monday 18th April 2022. We’re pleased to have been able to reschedule so do hang on to your ticket – it will be valid for the new date.

Andre Rieu

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic André Rieu’s postponed 2020 UK/Ireland tour, scheduled for 2021, has been rescheduled to 2022. Current ticket holders should retain their tickets as they will be automatically honored for the new dates.

Craig David

It is with regret that due to the continued situation with regard to coronavirus in the UK and around the world, Craig David’s ‘Hold That Thought’ UK tour has unfortunately been postponed and will now take place in April 2022.

All tickets for the original shows remain valid.

Little Mix

Artist Statement: "You know how much we love being on the road and performing every night for you all. However, due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, we must prioritise the safety of our fans and crew and help to stop the spread. Therefore we’re so sad to say that the Confetti tour will be postponed to April 2022. All tickets will be valid for the corresponding rescheduled dates. We can’t wait to see you when it is safe to do so! Lots of love The girls x"

Dates Available
30 Apr 2022   
Architects

Following on from the release of their UK number 1 album 'For Those That Wish To Exist', ARCHITECTS have announced a UK arena tour for 2022.

ARCHITECTS have rescheduled their dates and are coming to Leeds First Direct Arena, 2 May 2022 

 

Dates Available
02 May 2022    the suite experience
Gregory Porter

GREGORY PORTER’s upcoming Feb/March 2021 UK tour has been rescheduled due to the ongoing corona-virus outbreak. Please hold onto your existing tickets, they will automatically be transferred to the new date of 7th May 2022.  Thanks to everyone for your continued understanding and stay safe!

 

Dates Available
07 May 2022    the suite experience
Anne-Marie

Fresh from unveiling details about her second studio album titled ‘Therapy’, Anne-Marie is delighted to announce her upcoming UK & Ireland ‘Dysfunctional Tour’ that’ll take place in May 2022. Running over five dates, including her first ever visit to the first direct arena. 

 

Jeff Dunham

Statement from the production: 

It is with regret that due to the ongoing situation with regards to coronavirus in the UK, the upcoming JEFF DUNHAM show at Leeds first direct Arena on Monday 24th May 2021 has been rescheduled and will now take place on SUNDAY 15TH MAY 2022. All tickets will remain valid for the new show date. Customers are advised to retain their tickets and ticket confirmations at this time.

 


 

 

Dates Available
15 May 2022    the suite experience
The Script

The Script celebrate a journey that has included five UK #1 albums, six billion streams, and over two million ticket sales with the release of the career-spanning greatest hits album ‘Tales From The Script’ The celebrations will extend deep into 2022 with the confirmation of a huge first direct arena show. The Script will be joined by special guest Ella Henderson on their arena date. Tickets go on sale Friday 3rd September @ 9.30 am

Thunder

In light of the ongoing situation and threat of COVID-19 globally, the THUNDER UK tour can no longer take place in May 2021. The show at the first direct arena has been rescheduled to Sunday 22nd May 2022 and all original tickets remain valid. 

Dates Available
22 May 2022    the suite experience
Strictly Come Dancing: The Professionals

Directed by Strictly's Creative Director of Choreography Jason Gilkison, the show will feature a stunning line-up of pro dancers ready to race back to the dancefloor.

David Gray

Due to the ongoing Coronavirus outbreak and the government measure implemented to limit its spread, the David Gray September 2021 shows have been postponed.  The rearranged dates will instead take place in May 2022.  Customers are advised to keep hold of their tickets as they will be valid for the rescheduled dates.

Magic Mike - The Arena Tour

Magic Mike: The Arena Tour move their Leeds first direct arena tour date to Friday 27 May 2022. Tickets remain valid for this new date. With two hugely successful films starring Channing Tatum and the hit productions of MAGIC MIKE LIVE in London, Berlin, Australia and Las Vegas, MAGIC MIKE has turned up the heat across the globe. Now we’re bringing the sexiest, most spectacular new dance show in the world to the first direct arena. 

 

STRATAGEM WITH ALAN PARTRIDGE

EXTRA SHOW ANNOUNCED DUE TO PHENOMENAL DEMAND - Love him or loathe him, we all love Alan Partridge. Over a multi-decade broadcasting career, this wonderful and surprisingly well-read man has brought delight to millions. And now, in a country riven with discord and disease, Alan is touring the country with a message of hope. Welcome to STRATAGEM WITH ALAN PARTRIDGE, a live stage show that promises to inform, educate and entertain in approximately equal measure. 

Alice Cooper + The Cult

Two acclaimed headliners from both sides of the Atlantic will be touring UK arenas in what will be 2022’s must-see event. Rock n Roll Hall of Famer Alice Cooper returns to the UK alongside Rock Icons The Cult. Renowned for their unforgettable live shows, we can anticipate a dark, twisted trip through goth, psychedelia, macabre theatre and straight-up rock anthems when these two giants take the stage.

Dates Available
01 Jun 2022    the suite experience
Kings of Leon

Due to the current Coronavirus outbreak the Kings of Leon June 2021 shows have been postponed.   The rearranged dates will instead take place in June 2022.   Customers are advised to keep hold of their tickets as they will be valid for the rescheduled dates.

For more information or if customers can't make the re-arranged dates and require a refund please contact your ticket agent/point of purchase.

Dates Available
14 Jun 2022   
Diana Ross

The Diana Ross UK Tour will now be taking place in 2022.  The event at the first direct arena will now take place on Wednesday 15th June 2022. 

All tickets remain valid for the new date.

 

Billy Idol

The world’s favourite rebel Billy Idol is back and heading out on The Roadside Tour 2022 with some new music, a stack of timeless classics and his long-time lead guitarist and collaborator Steve Stevens.  Supporting Billy Idol are very special guests The Go-Go’s making their first UK appearance for 26 years. 

Tickets go on sale at 9am on Thursday 30th September 2021 

George Benson

Due to Government guidance and the roadmap relating to coronavirus and the uncertainty regarding international travel George Benson's UK dates are being moved to 2022.  Please keep hold of your tickets as they will be valid for the new date.  The live shows will feature George Benson’s masterful guitar playing, and Benson and his band will perform his Greatest Hits from his impressive back catalogue - which includes such classics as Give Me The Night, Lady Love Me (One More Time), Turn Your Love Around, Inside Love , Never Give Up On A Good Thing and In Your Eyes and more…

Dates Available
22 Jun 2022    the suite experience
Barry Manilow

The organisers have been in touch to say that due to the ongoing COVID pandemic and the restrictions on major events they are having to move Barry Manilow’s UK Concerts…one more time. Keep your tickets, they are valid for the new concert dates.The following is a message from Barry Manilow’s management; "All of us share your disappointment. When we are finally able to return in 2022, we look forward to seeing everyone again healthy, happy, and ready to celebrate when the good times come again. We can’t wait to see you all in 2022."

Gladys Knight

One of music’s greatest icons GLADYS KNIGHT is returning to Leeds! This seven-time Grammy award winner is known for classic hits such as Midnight Train To Georgia (which remains one of the most famous Motown records to date and was honoured as one of 'The Greatest Songs Of All Time' by Rolling Stone Magazine), 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 plus many more.

 

 

PAW Patrol Live! Race to the Rescue

Due to the continued uncertainty of the COVID-19 situation, we regretfully have to postpone the PAW Patrol Live! “Race to the Rescue” UK Tour to Summer 2022. Please note that all tickets purchased for the tour will remain valid for 2022. Please look out for an email from your point of purchase with all the information you need to know about your tickets, including what to do if you are unable to attend the new dates.

Dates Available
10 Aug 2022    the suite experience
Diljit Dosanjh

The Diljit Dosanjh tour has been rescheduled and the event at the first direct arena will no longer take place on the 14th August 2021. 

Ticket holds are advised to keep hold of your tickets, as they will be valid for the new date of Friday 26th August 2022.

Dates Available
26 Aug 2022    the suite experience
Professor Brian Cox

Due to continued uncertainty across some of the regions of our tour, Professor Brian Cox – Horizons: A 2021 Space Odyssey will be postponed until 2022. We want to ensure all ticketholders can attend and therefore the full schedule of shows will go ahead on alternate dates next year

Joe Lycett

Join Joe Lycett (the artist formerly known as Hugo Boss) doing what he does best: talking at a room of people in a queer and comedic fashion. His first tour in years promises to be packed with MORE jokes, MORE comedy anecdotes and MORE inappropriate and arguably disturbing paintings, all in the hope of answering the age-old question: How do you Lycett? How do you Lycett? 

Tickets go on sale Friday 18th June @ 10am

 

Queen Machine Symphonic featuring Kerry Ellis

It is with regret that due to the ongoing uncertainty surrounding the easing of Covid-19 restrictions in the UK and around the world, the Queen Machine show due to take place on Friday 8th October 2021 been postponed and will now take place on Saturday 17th September 2022.  All tickets purchased for the original dates remain valid. Customers are advised to retain their tickets and ticket confirmations at this time.

Dates Available
17 Sep 2022    the suite experience
The Four Tops and The Temptations

Due to the ongoing covid situation, travel restrictions and therefore the uncertainty surrounding overseas Artists, The Temptations and Four Tops with special guests Odyssey scheduled 2021 dates are being moved into 2022. The concert will now take place on Saturday October 1st 2022 and ticket holders do not need to do anything as tickets will remain valid. 

Jason Manford

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic impacting earlier dates in the Jason Manford Tour, unfortunately, dates later in 2021 have had to be rescheduled. Jason Manford is now scheduled to perform at the first direct arena on the rescheduled date of the Friday 14th October 2022.

All tickets will be valid for the new date. 

Dates Available
14 Oct 2022    the suite experience
Bon Iver

After careful consideration of the fluid situation of the pandemic, Bon Iver have decided to reschedule their European tour dates for October 2022. The ongoing uncertainty around international travel and restrictions make any kind of international touring impossible. Unfortunately, Aaron Dessner's Big 37d03d Machine is not able to join them for the rescheduled dates.  All previously purchased tickets are valid for the new date.

 

 

Dates Available
19 Oct 2022    the suite experience
Deep Purple

Deep Purple, announce their rescheduled dates for 2022: "In light of the ongoing situation with COVID-19, the Deep Purple  UK tour can no longer take place in October 2021. The shows have been rescheduled to October 2022 and all original tickets remain valid"Special Guests will remain as Blue Öyster Cult. 

 

 

Cirque Du Soleil - Corteo

Cirque du Soleil are pleased to announce they have now re-scheduled the Cirque du Soleil - Corteo events at Leeds first direct Arena originally scheduled for June 18 – 21 2020. The rescheduled events will be Thursday 27th October 2022 – Sunday 30th October 2022. All tickets remain valid for the new dates.

Dates Available
Thursday 27th October 2022 – Sunday 30th October 2022.    Laurent Perrier Experience | the suite experience
Elton John: Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour

Elton John has today announced that the forthcoming 2021 European and UK tour dates of his Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour have to be rescheduled to 2023. Elton says: 'It is with great sadness and a heavy heart that I am forced to reschedule the 2021 dates of my Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour in Europe and the UK to 2023" The new Leeds date is Tuesday 6th June 2023

Dates Available
06 Jun 2023