Event Calendar

Bruno Mars - 24k Magic World Tour
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Tickets From £37.50

Grammy award winner and world- renowned, multi-platinum selling entertainer, Bruno Mars brings his brand new, show-stopping 24K Magic World Tour to the first direct arena! An incredible showman and gifted entertainer, Bruno Mars 24K Magic World Tour promises to be one of the best gigs of the year. Playing new hits from 24K Magic and old favourites, the Locked Out of Heaven superstar will perform a concert you cannot afford to miss! 

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05 May 2017    the luxury experience
Peter Kay’s Dance For Life
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Tickets From £28.50

Peter Kay’s Dance For Life, a series of remarkable dance-a-thon parties, were a huge hit in 2016! Now, he brings his fantastic party to the first direct arena, with all profits going to Cancer Research UK! DJ PK will provide an unforgettable DJ set to a supersize dancefloor, with state of the art sound and lights.

Over 18s only 

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06 May 2017   
Iron Maiden
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Tickets From £46.00

Rock and Metal legends Iron Maiden continue their hugely successful The Book of Souls World Tour into 2017 with a show at First Direct Arena. Expect huge riffs, fast drums and Bruce Dickinson's incredible vocals.

 Extra information about the show right here.

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11 May 2017    the luxury experience
Frank Warren Presents United feat. Josh Warrington & Nicola Adams OBE

Hall of Fame promoter Frank Warren is delighted to present a night of championship boxing at the first direct arena featuring Josh 'The Leeds Warrior' Warrington & Nicola Adams OBE. Taking place on SATURDAY 13TH MAY 2017 it's not one to be missed with boxing's best atmosphere and a homecoming for Nicola Adams. Doors open 16:00

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13 May 2017   
Brian Cox
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Tickets From £30.00

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 at the first direct arena.

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14 May 2017    the luxury experience
Micky Flanagan
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Tickets From £27.50

Micky Flanagan, the working class boy done good, has risen to the very top of the comedy world thanks to side-splitting sets on Michael McIntyre’s comedy roadshow and his breakout Royal Varieties performance. Now, he returns to the first direct arena, 16th & 17th of May, bringing with him his brand new tour, ‘An Another Fing’! Expect rip roaring laughs and brilliant new material, with a gig sure to bring the house down.

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16 & 17 May 2017    the luxury experience
Harry Potter and The Philosopher's Stone™

Relive the magic of Harry Potter and The Philosopher's Stone™  on a giant, high-definition screen at the first direct arena. With a full live orchestra bringing John Williams’ unforgettable, oscar nominated score to the front and centre, don't miss out on what is set out to be a breath-taking evening of magical, enchanting and brilliant entertainment. Book your tickets now, and don’t forget to bring your wands and broomsticks! 

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19 May 2017    the luxury experience
The Cribs
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Tickets From £22.50

The Cribs will celebrate the 10th Anniversary of their acclaimed third album "Men’s Needs, Women’s Needs, Whatever" by playing the record in its entirety at the first direct Arena, Saturday 20 May. Joining The Cribs for their massive homecoming show will be Slaves and Pulled Apart By Horses - Tickets are available now.

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20 May 2017   
Shawn Klush - Elvis World Tour
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Tickets From £26.00

Direct from the USA, the world's most successful Elvis tribute artist of all time returns to the UK and the first direct arena by popular demand.  Featuring original Elvis band members ‘The Sweet Inspirations’ who performed with the King as his backing vocalists on over one thousand shows from 1969 to 1977. Don't miss Shawn Klush at the first direct arena, it doesn’t get any closer to the King than this! 

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21 May 2017    the luxury experience
Adam Ant
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Tickets From £32.50

Following the hugely successful Kings of the Wild Frontier tour last year, Adam Ant brings his Anthems: The Singles Tour to the first direct arena in 2017. The concert will showcase Adam's impressive back catalogue of material including his brilliant hit singles, rare B-Sides and all-time personal favourites at the first direct arena. Book tickets now and join Adam for a very special concert and memorable evening.

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27 May 2017    the luxury experience
Slam Dunk Festival - North
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Tickets From £44.00

Having firmly established itself as the best alternative festival for pop-punk and rock revellers alike, Slam Dunk Festival is set to get even bigger and better in 2017 with the addition of the first direct Arena in Leeds as the second stage. Enter Shikari have been announced as headliners with Don Broco making an exclusive UK festival appearance! Slam Dunk Festival is a rite of passage for lovers of pop-punk and rock music and is a key date in the festival calendar. 

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28 May 2017   
WWE NXT
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Tickets From £20.00

WWE Presents NXT Live! The Superstars of NXT are making their way for the first time to the first direct arena this June.  The WWE NXT talent set to appear include Bobby Roode™, Kassius Ohno™, Tye Dillinger™, No Way Jose™ Auska™; SAnitY™ and more*. 
*Please note line up is subject to change 

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07 Jun 2017   
Elton John
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Tickets From £50.00

Elton John will be making a welcomed return to the first direct arena as part of his highly anticipated Wonderful Crazy Tour. Fans can look forward to what will be one of the music events of the year at the first direct arena.  Elton will perform songs from his most loved hits and brand new tracks from his latest studio album Wonderful Crazy Night. Book now for a spectacular evening’s entertainment from one of the nations greatest ever songwriters!  

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08 Jun 2017    the luxury experience
The Great Yorkshire Vegan Show
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Tickets From £5.00

The Great Yorkshire Vegan Festival comes to the first direct arena on the 17th June 2017. There will be 200 stalls, cookery demos, talks, workshops, children's zone, all day bar, live entertainment and delicious vegan food! All proceed  go to animal welfare charities such as Miracle’s Mission that helps to rescue, rehabilitate, neuter and re-home stray and vulnerable animals. Come down to the first direct arena for a unique and revitalising day out!

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17 Jun 2017   
The Stone Roses
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Tickets From £35.00

The ground-breaking Madchester heroes, The Stone Roses, come to the first direct arena for two spectacular dates that are not to be missed. 

Standing - Maximum 2 tickets per person.  Seated - Maximum 4 tickets per person. The lead booker must be in attendance and photo ID checks will be made upon entry into the venue. If the ID does not match entry will be refused.

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20th June - 21st June    the luxury experience
Mrs Brown's Boys: Good Mourning Mrs Brown

Mrs. Brown returns to the first direct arena with brand new rib-tickling hit show, Good Mourning Mrs. Brown! Mrs. Brown is planning Grandad Brown’s funeral… one slight problem, he’s not dead! What happens next? Come to the first direct arena to find out!

Extra matinee show on sale now!

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Thurs 29 Jun 2017 - Sun 2nd Jul 2017    the luxury experience
Blink 182
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Tickets From £29.50

Pop-punk legends Blink-182 visit the first direct arena fresh from the success of their brilliant new UK and US #1 album, California. Bringing their incredible energy, classic hits and brand new tunes, the show promises to be a wall to wall pop-punk masterclass from true rock n roll legends. Book now to avoid missing out on a night of incredible tunes from the pop punk hitmakers,  Blink-182. 

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05 Jul 2017    the luxury experience
Leeds International Tattoo Exposition

Now in its fourth year, Leeds International Tattoo Expo, LITE, is an annual convention that brings together some of the best tattooists from the UK, Europe and beyond. 2017 sees LITE come to the   first direct arena to showcase around 160 top class tattoo artists alongside a carefully selected market of boutique traders, live music and exciting entertainment. Come down to see some incredible artwork and the best tattoo artists in the business. 

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08 Jul 2017   
Paw Patrol
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Tickets From £25.00

PAW Patrol Live! brings everybody’s favourite pups to the stage for an action-packed, high-energy, musical adventure to the first direct Arena. Based on the hit animated TV series on Nickelodeon produced by Spin Master and featuring a cast of everybody’s favourite PAW Patrol characters. Please note - Children Under 12 months do not require a ticket. Children 12 months and over require a ticket

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23 Aug 2017 - 10:30, 13:30, 16:30   
Nooran Sisters
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Tickets From £30.55

The Nooran Sisters have announced they will be making their debut at the first direct arena on the 10th September 2017. The Nooran Sisters are far from ordinary and are destined for worldwide domination thanks to their rich family heritage in Sufi classical music. Already having headlined the prestigious Nakodar Mela in Panjab, in presence of the legendary Gurdas Mann - the sisters, Jyoti & Sultana are without a doubt the most amazing & exciting act to come out of Panjab in recent years. Tickets will be available from 10am on Friday 

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10 Sep 2017   
John Legend
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Tickets From £45.00

John Legend will return to the first direct arena as part of his biggest tour yet this September. Ohio-born John Legend is a critically acclaimed, multi-award winning, platinum-selling singer-songwriter.  His work has garnered him ten Grammy Awards, an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award, the BET Award for Best New Artist and the special Starlight Award from the Songwriters Hall of Fame, among others. Tickets are on sale now

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15 Sep 2017    the luxury experience
Neil Diamond
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Tickets From £65.00

Grammy award winner and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Member, Neil Diamond will be extending his 50th anniversary tour to the first direct arena on the 5th October 2017,Neil Diamond is more than just a music icon. His singular artistry and talent has left an indelible mark on American culture and has helped shape the sound of popular music for five decades. Tickets on sale now

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05 Oct 2017    the luxury experience
The Australian Pink Floyd Show
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Tickets From £29.50

The Australian Pink Floyd return to the first direct arena with their stunning new tour, Best Side of The Moon. The Australian Pink Floyd boast having the biggest and most spectacular Pink Floyd show on the planet and they’re not wrong! Having sold over four million tickets across 35 countries, they are an act not to be missed! Come to the first direct arena to see the Pink Floyd tribute act that are so good that David Gilmour wanted to book them for his own birthday party!

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12 Oct 2017    the luxury experience
Little Mix
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Tickets From £25.00

Little Mix, the biggest girl band in the world, bring their brilliant new Glory Days Tour to the first direct arena. Touring in support of their amazing new album Glory Days, the Shout Out to My Ex pop Queens will provide an awesome nights entertainment at the first direct arena. Growing better and bolder with each new album, things are about to go properly interstellar, come join them at the first direct arena.

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14 Oct 2017    the luxury experience
Little Mix - Matinee Show
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Tickets From £25.00

Little Mix, the biggest girl band in the world, bring their brilliant new Glory Days Tour to the first direct arena. Touring in support of their amazing new album Glory Days, the Shout Out to My Ex pop Queens will provide an awesome nights entertainment at the first direct arena. Growing better and bolder with each new album, things are about to go properly interstellar, come join them at the first direct arena.

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14 Oct 2017   
Legends Live
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Tickets From £45.00

Legends Live is coming to the first direct arena this October with very special guests Suzi Quatro, David Essex, Hot Chocolate and Merrill, Jay and Jimmy in the Osmonds. Tickets for the Sunday 15th October concert are on sale now, priced £45.00 (booking & venue facility fees apply).

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15 Oct 2017    the luxury experience
J. Cole
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Tickets From £40.00

Multi-platinum-selling artist J. Cole announces today that he will hit the road for a 57-city world tour, visiting the first direct arena on October 22nd 2017 
The North Carolina-bred Cole is touring in support of his fourth album, the Platinum-certified 4 Your Eyez Only, which debuted at No. 1 on the BillboardTop 200 chart in December. Each of its ten tracks has notched a place on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

 

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22 Oct 2017    the luxury experience
Emeli Sandé
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Tickets From £37.50

Emeli Sandé, brings her brand new album Long Live the Angels, to the first direct arena as part of her Long Live The Angels tour.  With her phenomenal voice, transfixing stage presence and brilliant tunes it promises to be a special evening! Book now for an amazing evening with Emeli Sandé.  

Tickets on sale now! 

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24 Oct 2017    the luxury experience
John Bishop: Winging It Tour
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Tickets From £25.00

Comedy superstar John Bishop returns to the first direct arena next year for his long awaited return to stand-up comedy with his brand new live show Winging It. Performing in his own inimitable style, expect hilarity, side-splitting laughs and John’s trademark wry commentary. After having sellout tours in 2011, 2012 and his last tour, Supersonic, being watched by more than 500,000 people, this is an evening not to be missed with one of the UK’s best comedians. 

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Friday 27th October 2017 - Saturday 28th October 2017    the luxury experience
Alice Cooper
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Tickets From £40.00

Heavy metal legend, master of darkness and lord of the shadows, Alice Cooper, brings his brilliant new tour, Spend the Night With Alice Cooper, his first in five years, to the first direct arena. Promising “more gore, more fun”, all the hits and new tunes, it promises to be an evening of insanity with the heavy metal master. Book now to avoid missing out on a night with one of the most unique and theatrical recording artists ever. 

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11 Nov 2017    the luxury experience
Little Mix
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Tickets From £25.00

Little Mix, the biggest girl band in the world, bring their brilliant new Glory Days Tour to the first direct arena. Touring in support of their amazing new album Glory Days, the Shout Out to My Ex pop Queens will provide an awesome nights entertainment at the first direct arena. Growing better and bolder with each new album, things are about to go properly interstellar, come join them at the first direct arena.

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13 Nov 2017    the luxury experience
James Arthur
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Tickets From £29.50

It has been an extraordinary 6 months for James Arthur. After returning with his single Say You Won’t Let Go, James has gone on to achieve multiple #1s, a Platinum selling album, sold out tours and two BRIT’s Nominations. Now he returns with the announcement of his first arena tour, kicking off at Leeds first direct arena on the 16th November 2017.

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16 Nov 2017    the luxury experience
James Blunt
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Tickets From £25.00

Britain’s very own Twitter all-star is back… James Blunt will release his fifth studio album, ‘The Afterlove’ on March 24. The Afterlove Tour follows his extensive Moon Landing Tour, which saw him perform over 140 shows across the world over the course of twelve monthsJames Blunt brings the 'Afterlove' tour to first direct Arena Leeds, Saturday 18 November 2017

 

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18 Nov 2017    the luxury experience
Steps
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Tickets From £32.50

Steps return for 2017 with a huge first direct arena date, plus a brand-new single and album, marking their twentieth anniversary. The band have scored fourteen consecutive top 5 singles, sold over 20 million records and reached Number One with three albums and three singles. With special guests the Vengaboys this is a blast from the past not to miss! Tickets are on sale now!

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21 Nov 2017    the luxury experience
ELVIS - Live on Screen
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Tickets From £45.55

Following the sellout British arena tour last year and a No.1 multi-platinum album, Elvis returns to the first direct arena for a live concert experience like no other. Featuring a very special personal appearance by Priscilla Presley, the shows will once again give fans a chance that many have never had before – to experience the man who changed the course of popular music. Up close live on screen, the biggest selling solo artist in history. 

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24 Nov 2017    the luxury experience
Queen + Adam Lambert
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Tickets From £69.55

Queen + Adam Lambert return to Europe later this year for a date at the first direct arena, the tour will showcase a spectacular new stage production and a set list, which the band hints will provide some surprises. These shows will mark the band’s first appearance in Leeds in almost three years, having last performed here in January 2015 in front of a sold out crowd. I Want It All VIP: £295.  Ultimate On Stage Experience: £900.  More information on VIP packages can be found here

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06 Dec 2017    the luxury experience
Michael Ball & Alfie Boe - 'Together Again'

Following the stunning success of their Platinum selling album ‘Together’ and 29 sold out shows across the UK in 2016, Michael Ball and Alfie Boe are returning to the first direct arena on Friday 8th December 2017. Two of the greatest voices in the world, united once more on the stage of the first direct arena for a night of incredible entertainment and show-stopping tunes. Book now to avoid missing out on one of the most joyous nights of the year.

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08 Dec 2017    the luxury experience
UB40
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Tickets From £35.00

Birmingham’s world-famous reggae stars UB40 are coming to the first direct arena on the 10th of December! Featuring UB40’s five founding members Robin Campbell, Brian Travers, Jimmy Brown, Earl Falconer and Norman Hassan, and long-time members Duncan Campbell, Martin Meredith, Lawrence Parry and Tony Mullings, the ‘Cities and Towns Tour’ promises to be a night of unstoppable reggae rumble! Book now to bask in reggae brilliance.  

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10 Dec 2017    the luxury experience
Pete Tong Presents Ibiza Classics
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Tickets From £35.00

Pete Tong is bringing his unique union of classical music and iconic dance tracks to the first direct arena. With Ibiza classics performed and reimagined by the 65 piece heritage orchestra, conducted by Jules Buckley, it is a night of anthems not to be missed.

Tickets on Sale Now! 

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12 Dec 2017    the luxury experience
Jools Holland & his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra

Musical virtuoso Jools Holland and his well-renowned Rhythm & Blues Orchestra have announced a date at the first direct arena for their upcoming 2017 Autumn/Winter UK tour. With a huge collection of boogie-woogie tracks from multiple decades, a night at one of the UK’s most popular tours is for sure a memorable one! With Special Guests - Jose Feliciano, Ruby Turner, Louise Marshall and Beth Rowley.

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22 Dec 2017    the luxury experience
Heaven on Earth - The live arena spectacular

The greatest story ever told comes spectacularly to life in this brand new musical. Join us on an epic and inspirational journey and experience state of the art digital technology, innovative staging, and stunning choreography, with a cast of more than 30 in this greatly anticipated event directed by one of the UK’s finest directors.Telling the story of Adam and Eve, Heaven on Earth comes to the first direct arena next February. 

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9th - 12th February 2018   
Paul Weller
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Tickets From £42.50

Paul Weller returns to first direct arena next year to celebrate the 40th anniversary of his first album release ‘In The City’ and for his 13th album release ‘A Kind Revolution’. Tickets for the Friday 23rd February 2018 show will go on sale 9am Monday.

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23 Feb 2018    the luxury experience