What's on at Leeds Arena?

From heavy metal to comedy shows - there’s something for everyone over the next couple of months!

First direct arena is starting strong this year. From world famous artists to live dancing shows and comedians – there’s plenty going on. So leave the parking to us and enjoy the entertainment.

Black Sabbath: The End – 26th January – First Direct Arena

Nearly five decades ago, a young band from Birmingham created the darkest sound ever heard – Heavy Metal. Black Sabbath – the greatest metal band of all time – will call the curtains this year with their last ever tour.

Legends Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Lommi and Geezer Butler will be rocking out in Leeds arena on the 26th January to close the last chapter in the final volume of what has been the incredible Black Sabbath story.

Strictly Come Dancing Live – Thursday 2nd & Friday 3rd February – First Direct Arena

BBC One’s popular entertainment show Strictly Come Dancing returns this year. The Strictly Live tour will bring the magic of the TV show to Leeds arena on the 2nd and 3rd February.

This year's tour will star TV judges Len Goodman and Craig Revel Horwood. They will be joined by former Strictly professional dancer and winner of 2006 series Karen Hardy on the judging panel.

The tour also features a new host, Countryfile’s Anita Rani, semi-finalist in the 2015 series and a contestant on this year’s live tour.

Expect showbiz sparkle, breathtaking choreography and incredible live music suitable for fans of all ages.

Green Day – Sunday 5th February – First Direct Arena

The GRAMMY Award winners will be coming to Leeds on the 5th February with a brand new sold out tour as the band prepares the release of their 12th album ‘Revolution Road’.

Since their huge breakthrough in 1994, Green Day have become one of the world’s biggest bands and have sold over 75 million records. Expect all of the classics along with plenty of new songs from their latest album.

Drake – Wednesday 8th & Thursday 9th February – First Direct Arena

Not much needs to be said for this appearance, following his successful ‘Summer Sixteen’ tour across the USA, the GRAMMY award-winning and platinum-selling recording artist is back on UK soil for more amazing performances with ‘The Boy Meets World Tour’.

Drake will be in Leeds arena the 8th and 9th of February with what is sure to be one of the greatest performances of the year.

Jack Whitehall – Friday 10th & Monday 27th February – First Direct Arena
He’s back! Multi award-winning stand-up comic Jack Whitehall comes to Leeds with his brand new live show ‘Jack Whitehall; At Large’ which will be the biggest tour ever from this UK comedy star.

Fresh from hosting the Royal Variety Performance and starring in ‘Bad Education’ and ‘A League Of Their Own’, this hands-on comedian will be in Leeds arena the 10th and 27th of February.

Kings of Leon – Sunday 19th February – First Direct Arena

These hitmakers return with their first show in the UK in over two years! Needless to say, it’s a sold out event.

Supporting the release of their seventh studio album ’Walls’, they will bring their incendiary lighters-aloft-anthems to Leeds arena the 19th of February. Expect to hear all their hits like ‘Sex on fire’ and all their future classics.

If you’re heading to any of these events in the coming months, don't let parking be a problem.
We’ve got you covered with a number of car parks in Leeds, the closest of which is our Merrion Centre car park which you can now pre-book, so all you have left to do is enjoy the show!

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