First Direct Arena Leeds

Status Quo and Depeche Mode join Leeds Arena roster

VETERAN rockers Status Quo have become the latest big-name act to announce a show at Leeds Arena.

Leeds Arena becomes SMG First Direct Arena as First Direct Bank sponsors the venue.

Leeds unveils the first direct Arena, as the Leeds based bank announces major sponsorship deal.

The first direct arena will have a pre-launch event on July 24th with Bruce Springsteen, followed by its official opening by Sir Elton John on the 4th of September.

Status Quo confirmed for the Leeds Arena Gig


The Quo will be playing the 13,500-capacity venue on December 17 2013, it has been confirmed.

Support band will be 10CC, who scored massive chart successes during the 1970s with songs such as Rubber Bullets and I’m Not In Love.


Tickets for the Status Quo gig are available from £38.50 and go on sale from Friday 12th April 2013

Depeche Mode to play Leeds Arena

Tickets for the Depeche Mode gig are priced £45 and go on sale on Friday 12th April 2013.

Depeche Mode will play the 13,500-capacity venue on Wednesday, November 13 2013

Nickelback Greatest Hits tour booked for Leeds Arena

The world famous band are booked on stage at the Leeds Arena on Wednesday 27th November 2013 as part of their all-new greatest hits tour.

Acts beginning to confirm bookings at the Arena.....

Wed 24 Jul 2013 Bruce Springsteen


Wed 4 Sep 2013 Elton John

Fri 13 Sep 2013 Kaiser Chiefs

Sat 14 Sep 2013 Andrea Bocelli

Fri 27 Sep 2013 Micky Flanagan

Leeds v Sheffield: Arena in battle with rival

Arena bosses are squaring up for a regional battle after a long-established rival to Leeds’s newest venue announced a multi-million pound revamp.

Sheffield Arena has announced a £2m project which it said would improve customer experience and attract the biggest names.

Springsteen at Leeds Arena

The Boss heads to Leeds Arena.


Kaiser Chiefs - Kaiser Chiefs Singer Upset With Leeds Arena Bosses Over Springsteen Gig

Kaiser Chiefs frontman Ricky Wilson has blasted the bosses of his hometown's new venue after they replaced the British group as the Leeds Arena's opening act for concerts headlined by Sir Elton John and Bruce Springsteen.

Bruce Springsteen pulls strings for Leeds Arena date


ROCK superstar Bruce Springsteen will be the first performer to hit the stage at the new Leeds Arena.

Bruce Springsteen to play Leeds Arena 'road test' gig 2013

Rock star Bruce Springsteen is to "road test" the new Leeds Arena in July ahead of its official opening in September, Leeds City Council has revealed.

Car park revamp for Leeds Arena development

Work was today due to start on the re-development of an ageing Leeds car park as part of the city’s concert arena scheme. The Woodhouse Lane multi-storey has been earmarked as one of the main car parks that will serve the 13,500-capacity arena when it opens in 2013.


Construction work to start on Leeds Arena - 15th Feb 2011

BAM Construction has been selected to build the Populous-designed venue, having already carried out preparatory work at the Claypit Lane site. [Source Leisureweek Feb 2011]

Leeds Arena construction work starts - February 2011

The diggers have moved in to start construction work on the new £60m Leeds Arena.

The 13,500-capacity concert and events venue at Claypit Lane, Leeds will take two years to build.

[Source BBC News 18th February 2011]

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