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Chris Rock 'Total Blackout' At First Direct Arena

Superstar comedian Chris Rock is bringing his 'Total Blackout' tour to Leeds - his first UK tour in `10 years.

Posted on: 08 May 2017
Queen + Adam Lambert VIP

All the information regarding Queen + Adam Lambert VIP tickets

Posted on: 28 April 2017
WWE NXT - Matchcard

The WWE NXT matchcard for NXT's debut in Leeds!

Posted on: 25 April 2017
Easter Opening Hours

Our opening hours for the easter holidays

Posted on: 10 April 2017
Elton John's celebrations!

Elton John’s 70th birthday and his 50-year songwriting partnership with bernie taupin will be celebrated tomorrow, march 25, 2017,at a gala event in los angeles

Posted on: 24 March 2017
Useful information for Sunday's Disney On ice

Useful Information for Sunday's Disney On Ice show.

Posted on: 24 March 2017
first direct extends relationship with Arena in Leeds

first direct agrees naming right of Leeds' iconic arena for a further five years

Posted on: 15 March 2017
Cirque Du Soleil - Important Information

Important information about your Cirque Du Soleil show

Posted on: 23 February 2017
Darts - Pre Event Information

We hope you are looking forward to Premier League Darts this week. We thought we would list some useful information to help you plan your visit and get the most out of your time at the first direct arena.

Posted on: 13 February 2017
The Stone Roses To Play First Direct Arena

The Stone Roses will play two shows at Leeds First Direct Arena on the 20th and 21st June 2017. Tickets go on sale at 9.30am this Friday, December 9.

Posted on: 05 December 2016
Haçienda Classical

Following great critical acclaim and phenomenal demand FAC 51 The Haçienda and Manchester Camerata, the city’s experimental orchestra are bringing back Haçienda Classical in 2017 and visiting the first direct arena in Leeds.

Posted on: 24 November 2016
Micky Flanagan

Micky Flanagan is coming to the first direct arena in 2017!

Posted on: 18 November 2016

Grammy Award winner and world-renowned, multi-platinum selling entertainer, Bruno Mars, revealed details behind his massive upcoming global headline tour visiting the first direct arena in Leeds.

Posted on: 15 November 2016
Show Cancellation: Best Ever Christmas Show

It is with much regret that we confirm the cancellation of The Best Ever Christmas Show for 2016.

Posted on: 11 November 2016
Known Issue: Payments

Our ticketing partner Eventim are temporarily having problems processing Visa and MasterCard payments. You can still pay via PayPal and we expect things to return to normal shortly. Sorry for any inconvenience caused.

Posted on: 09 November 2016
Little Mix are Coming to Leeds in 2017

Little Mix - the world's biggest girl group are coming to the first direct arena in 2017 as part of their The Glory Days UK Tour. Tickets available from 9am Friday 21st October!

Posted on: 14 October 2016
Audio and Radio Industry Awards

Having proudly hosted the MOBO’s and BBC Sports Personality of the Year, the first direct arena is currently preparing for another star studded award’s evening next week - the ARIA’s on October the 19th.

Posted on: 13 October 2016
Kings of Leon to visit the first direct arena

Kings of Leon have today announced UK arena tour dates for 2017 – their first UK shows in over two years. The run of shows will open in Leeds at the first direct arena on February 19th.

Posted on: 13 October 2016
Hip-Hop Superstar Drake Comes To Leeds First Direct Arena

Following his phenomenally successful ‘Summer Sixteen’ tour across the United States, Grammy-Award winning and platinum-selling recording artist Drake announces a show at first direct arena in Leeds, Wednesday 8 February.

Posted on: 10 October 2016
John Bishop - first direct arena

Comedy superstar John Bishop is set to return to an arena near you in autumn 2017, as he announces his long awaited return to stand-up comedy, with a brand new live show, WINGING IT. Tickets will go on general sale on Thursday 6 October at 10am.

Posted on: 29 September 2016