Words: Mr Luke Christian

Over the course of April, we take a look at the upcoming events held at First Direct Arena and with a wide selection to choose from such as Music and Comedy to the much anticipated Europe’s Strongest Man Event, there is something for everybody!


7TH APRIL 2018 – Europe’s Strongest Man

Returning to Yorkshire for its 6th year running, this must-see Event includes car-lifting, shirt-ripping and many World Records being made, this Event is filled with plenty of action and boasts the largest line-up of men in an arena! Tickets for Europe’s Strongest Man begin from £20.


13TH APRIL 2018 – Gregory Porter

Best known for his powerful voice, Gregory Porter is a jazz singer who has won international acclaim for his best-selling albums such as ‘Liquid Spirit’ and ‘Take Me To The Alley’. The Grammy-Award winning artist continues to sell out worldwide and is a must for any jazz-loving fans out there! Tickets for Gregory Porter begin from £35.

14TH APRIL 2018 – Roy Orbison In Dreams: The Hologram Tour

In a truly special and unique event, Roy Orbison is being brought back to life in holographic form to perform his biggest hits accompanied by the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra! This night will certainly be one to remember and tickets for this special night begin from £40.



15TH APRIL 2018 – Nashville: The Farewell UK Tour

Heard of the hit-series ‘Nashville’? Of course you have! A hit musical-drama television series based in Nashville, the series follows a singer with a failing pop career who’s record company believe that an up-and-comer singer can help turn her career around, but it soon becomes apparent she is only after her spotlight… The tour includes cast members such as Clare Bowen, Chris Carmack, Charles Esten, Jonathan Jackson and Sam Polladio. Tickets for the Nashville: The Farewell UK Tour begin from £35.


28TH APRIL 2018 – Russell Peters

Appearing for the first time in Leeds, Russell Peters has produced and starred in his own Netflix comedy-drama series; The Indian Detective. As part of the Deported World Tour, an appearance from one of David Letterman’s favourite comics, Jake Johannsen will also appear. A comedy packed show guaranteed to get you laughing! Tickets for the Russell Peters show begin from £25.


Have you visited the First Direct Arena in Leeds before? What shows did you go and see? Will you be seeing any of these mentioned? If so, which ones? We would love to hear from you!

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