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Royal Blood @ First Direct Arena, 17/11

10 months ago / 0 comments

Ever dynamic duo Royal Blood exploded into Leeds’ First Direct Arena last Friday, rightfully playing to a huge and enthusiastic crowd. Their latest album, How Did We Get So Dark?, has elevated their popularity far enough to fill arenas, and they seem to be embracing this growth. Opening with ‘Lights Out’, Royal … Read More

The Kooks @ First Direct Arena, 23/11

10 months ago / 0 comments

With the First Direct Arena packed full of fans, The Kooks looked set to have a solid start to their 2017 arena tour. A mainstay in English indie rock, the band has a lengthy collection of hits to draw on, having released their first album in 2006 with 3 subsequent … Read More

Royal Blood rise to the Arena challenge, 17/11

10 months ago / 0 comments

The dynamic duo that are Royal Blood hit the First Direct Arena to play to a huge and enthusiastic crowd. Their latest album, How Did We Get So Dark?, has elevated them to arena- filling popularity and they seem to be embracing this growth. Opening with ‘Lights Out’, Royal Blood … Read More

Emeli Sande @ First Direct Arena, 24/10

11 months ago / 0 comments

After a five-year break, Long Live the Angels was a long awaited album from Emeli Sandé, and, naturally, her accompanying UK Tour was certainly highly anticipated. Emotional and spiritual, the new album chronicles her divorce, so it was inevitable her live performance would be even more so. While this raw … Read More

Preview: Iron Maiden @ First Direct, 11/5/17

1 year ago / 0 comments

What more can be said of Iron Maiden that hasn’t been said already? Instrumental to the success of the NWOBHM scene of the early ‘80s, early pioneers of both the Progressive and Melodic metal subgenres, and possibly metal’s best-known band outside of Black Sabbath and Metallica, Iron Maiden have reached … Read More

Alt-J @ First Direct Arena 6/12

3 years ago / 0 comments

Alt-J’s rise to popularity seems meteoritic, with no upper limit if their gig on Sunday night is anything to go by. As soon as I arrive the buzz inside Leeds’ shiny new First Direct Arena is palpable, the crowd of mostly young people and university students itching for the band … Read More

MOBOs Come to Leeds

3 years ago / 0 comments

A number of the biggest names in music descended on Leeds on Wednesday night, as the First Direct Arena played host to the 20th Music of Black Origin (MOBO) Awards. The night included performances from Cee Lo Green, Rita Ora, FKA Twigs, Ella Eyre, and Stormzy, drawing in a 10,000 … Read More

BBC Radio 1Xtra Live @ First Direct Arena 17/10

3 years ago / 0 comments

Held annually, BBC 1Xtra Live has become the radio station’s flagship event in which Britain’s newest and best urban music is given centre stage. Now in its eighth year, the honour fell upon the City of Leeds and its First Direct Arena to play host. Upon arriving at the arena, it … Read More

Fall Out Boy @ First Direct Arena 3/10

3 years ago / 0 comments

After taking a hiatus in 2009, the future looked bleak for Fall Out Boy. The response to Folie à Deux was disappointing and it was clear that the band were feeling artistically unsatisfied. Going their separate ways, the foursome engaged in other musical endeavours which culminated in them all reuniting … Read More

S Club 7 set to bring it all back to Leeds

4 years ago / 0 comments

Eleven years after splitting up, British pop icons S Club 7 will be ‘bringing it all back’ to Leeds next year, as part of their 2015 reunion tour. The band, who were formed in 1998 by former Spice Girls manager Simon Fuller, today revealed that they would be performing at … Read More