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Ben Howard To Play First Direct Arena Leeds

27 Oct 2014

Singer and song writer Ben Howard has this morning announced that he’ll be bringing his arena tour to the first direct arena on 23rd April 2015.

The announcement of this exciting arena tour is following the release of his critically acclaimed second album, 'I Forget Where We Were' which debuted at number 1 in the UK.

The winner of both the Best Breakthrough Act and British Solo Male awards at the 2013 Brit Awards, this tour offers the opportunity to witness his unique style, up close and personal.

Speaking on the announcement, Tony Watson, Director of Sales and Marketing for the arena, commented, “I was lucky enough to witness Ben’s pyramid stage set last year at Glastonbury, and it was sublime. I can’t wait to hear something similar in Leeds, backed up by the venues outstanding acoustic characteristics. It’ll be a night to remember."

Tickets for the tour will go on sale at 9am on Friday 31st October priced from £27.50 - £30.00 and can be purchased from, by phone on 0844 248 1585 or you can book your tickets from the first direct arena box office, now located at the venue.

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