First Direct Arena

First Direct Arena
Claypit Lane, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS2 8BN
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The First Direct Arena was voted Best New Venue in the World 2014, so you know it's got some half-decent events, which it has if the list of past performers is anything to go by: Sir Elton John, Bruce Springsteen, Michael Bublé, Gary Barlow, Prince and more. With a capacity of 13,000, the venue, which is operated by SMG Europe, is well-equipped for large-scale events.

Events at this venue

There are 39 events at this location

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80s Invasion Tour

Joint tour from 80s favourites Sister Sledge, Jason Donovan, The Fizz, Five Star, Martika, Hue & Cry and Living In A Box featuring Kenny Thomas.

Sun 3 Nov

£51.50 / 0844 248 1585

A-ha

Norway's somewhat underrated 80s pop stars return for their last ever tour, with Morten Harket still in fine voice (and seemingly with an ageing portrait in his attic).

Sat 2 Nov

£28.93–£72.93 / 0844 248 1585

Alice Cooper

Old school shock rock at its very best.

Mon 7 Oct

£41.30–£56.30 / 0844 248 1585

With : The Stranglers + MC50.

Wed 6 May 2020

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 248 1585

Andre Rieu 2020 UK Tour

The 'Maestro of the Masses' brings popular tunes from film, musicals, operas and operettas to the UK.

Wed 6 May 2020

Times & prices to be confirmed / 0844 248 1585

Andrea Bocelli

A unique voice mixing opera and classical with pop.

Sat 26 Oct

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 248 1585

With Beverley Knight.

Catfish & the Bottlemen

Garage rock and post-punk quartet from Llandudno, with rock'n'roll and indie pop influences.

Mon 11 Nov

£27.15–£32.65 / 0844 248 1585

The Chemical Brothers

The Chemical Brothers mix up their usual psychedelic blend of electro, house and rock with slightly less potency these days.

Thu 21 Nov

£30.80–£43.80 / 0844 248 1585

Cher

The mononymous singer and actress.

Wed 30 Oct

Times & prices to be confirmed / 0844 248 1585

The Eagles

Legendary country rockers.

Tue 2 Jul

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 248 1585

Elton John

Classic tunes from the veteran singer-songwriter's five decade career as he heads on his final 'Farewell Yellow Brick Road' tour.

Mon 7 Dec 2020

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 248 1585

Sat 4 Apr 2020

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 248 1585

Gerry Cinnamon

Acoustic singer-songwriter from Glasgow mixing folk, blues and loop pedals, whose prominence grew substantially thanks to his pro-Indy Referendum anthem 'Hope Over Fear'.

Fri 8 Nov

£22.75–£31 / 0844 248 1585

Jack Whitehall: Stood Up

The English comedian returns to UK arenas.

Wed 4 Dec

£175 / 0844 248 1585

Thu 5 Dec

£175 / 0844 248 1585

Jane McDonald

The light entertainment chanteuse and Loose Woman presents an evening of music and laughter.

Sat 21 Dec

£35–£65 / 0844 248 1585

Khalid

Grammy nominated American singer-songwriter performing R&B and pop hits from his latest album Free Spirit.

Sun 22 Sep

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 248 1585

Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club

Live material from famous faces from TV panel shows and other comedy roadshows.

Fri 19 Jul

Cancelled / 0844 248 1585

Little Mix

Pop with an R&B twist from the first girl group to win the X-Factor, back in 2011.

Mon 18 Nov

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 248 1585

Tue 19 Nov

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 248 1585

Mrs Brown's Boys D'Musical

Musical based on the smash-hit sitcom.

Fri 28 Jun

£22.50–£43.80 / 0844 248 1585

Sat 29 Jun

£22.50–£43.80 / 0844 248 1585

Sun 30 Jun

£22.50–£43.80 / 0844 248 1585

The National

The five-piece from Cincinnati, Ohio, performs a mix of indie-rock and post-punk revival music.

Sun 8 Dec

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 248 1585

The National

  • 4 stars

Brooklyn indie-rock outfit.

Sun 8 Dec

£32.55–£43.55 / 0844 248 1585

Pete Tong Presents Ibiza Classics

Classical music and Clubland, together at last, thanks to the vision of a bona-fide dance music legend. Pete Tong Presents Ibiza Classics returns for a handful of hotly anticipated UK dates this December. The show sees timeless house tracks performed by the 65 piece Heritage Orchestra, conducted by award-winning conductor…

Fri 6 Dec

£36.30–£71.30 / 0844 248 1585

Sat 28 Mar 2020

£40.50–£62.90 / 0844 248 1585

Sat 28 Mar 2020

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 248 1585

Sat 25 Apr 2020

£35–£55 / 0844 248 1585

Rod Stewart

Gravel-voiced Rod returns for more onstage shenanigans lapped up by a partying crowd. There's always 'Maggie May' to look forward to. This time round he is promoting his latest studio album Blood Red Roses.

Wed 11 Dec

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 248 1585

With special guests.

Sun 13 Oct

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 248 1585

With The Hologram UK Tour – Live on Stage.

Roy Orbison & Buddy Holly: The Rock 'N' Roll Dream Tour

Hologram tour giving you a fresh chance to see Roy Orbison and Buddy Holly "live".

Sun 13 Oct

Times & prices to be confirmed / 0844 248 1585

Russell Howard: Respite

The award-winning comedian sets off on a new worldwide tour.

Fri 27 Sep

£36.30 / 0844 248 1585

Shed Seven

York indie rockers on a Greatest Hits Live tour.

Sat 7 Dec

£32.78–£37.18 / 0844 248 1585

Sonu Nigam

The most versatile and energetic singer and performer of Bollywood, the maestro, SONU NIGAM Live in LEEDS for the very first time!

Fri 13 Sep

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 248 1585

Sat 28 Sep

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 248 1585

Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back (with live orchestra)

Everyone's favourite Star Wars film accompanied by John Williams' musical score performed live by the Novello Orchestra.

Sat 28 Sep

£46.77–£57.47 / 0844 248 1585

Stepback!

The ultimate 90s concert, featuring performances from Peter Andre, 5ive, S Club, BoyzLife, B*Witched, Blazin’ Squad, Booty Luv, Big Brovaz and East 17.

Sat 30 Nov

£45 / 0844 248 1585

Titanic Live

Titanic composer James Horner's score is brought to life while James Cameron's weepy epic is projected on the big screen in high definition.

Sun 10 Nov

£36.40–£70.20 / 0844 248 1585

Fri 1 Nov

£25–£150 / 0844 248 1585

We Love the 90s

Over a dozen pop acts from the 1990s unite for a UK tour of retro music.

Fri 13 Dec

£46.30–£56.30 / 0844 248 1585

With Jenny Berggren from Ace of Base, Vengaboys, 2 Unlimited, SNAP!, Whigfield, Haddaway, Dr. Alban, Culture Beat, C+C Music Factory, Cappella, Rednex, DJ Sash!, Robin S., La Bouche and Alice DJ.

What's Love Got To Do With It?

Cabaret as Australian actor/singer/songwriter Ruth Katerelos takes the audience on a musical journey through various states of love with Monique Kenny on guitar.

Fri 20 Mar 2020

£25–£35 / 0844 248 1585

WWE Live – Wrestlemania Revenge

The ultimate in 'sports entertainment' as the real deal WWE superstars of US wrestling bring the pain to the UK.

Thu 7 Nov

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 248 1585

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