first direct arena Leeds - Reviews

Selected fan reports for events at this venue first direct arena Leeds

Rod Stewart
24/09/13
Fantastic Show from Tom., 02/10/13
Rod Stewart can still belt out the good oldies. A great mixture of old and new songs for two Hours. Would definitely go to see him again. Venue brilliant with great sound.
Rod Stewart
24/09/13
different class! from derek mitchinson, 02/10/13
The whole day was memorable as I was not in work.had a few drinks & a meal in Leeds city centre.met/saw loads of rod fans.the first direct arena was impressive as were the friendly & informative staff.the concert itself was as great as ever,my 4th this year.just wish I was in Glasgow this week!
Rod Stewart
24/09/13
unbeatable from Colin Noble, 01/10/13
The press say oh no not another Rod Stewart tour,well last tuesday in Leeds he was incredible and he makes a mockery of his age. The highlight for myself was the beautiful "I'd Rather Go Blind", he said it was obscure i say it was brilliant!

27/28 songs - what a legend he really is. That said i am biased, it was my 12th concert of Rods and this is certainly up in the top 2( but seeing Rod in Scotland does take some beating!!)

The first direct arena is acoustically the best i have heard in this country, and even Rod said the same!!!

A big surprise was the lovely Ruby Stewart (yes it is Rod's daughter), she has a wonderful voice and charisma and is surely destined to go far. Back to the man himself - if you get the chance to see one legend then Rod Stewart is your man, a wonderful night thank you Leeds and Rod.
Rod Stewart
24/09/13
Old school cool from Soulman, 01/10/13
Rod was on great form for this part of his tour. His set was slick and professional and contained all the old classics. There was an old school feel to the whole gig - numerous costume changes, with more than a bit of glitz and glamour. Heres a guy who just doesnt turn up in jeans and t shirt. The sound was excellent, and his voice was good as ever. Definitely worth the fairly pricey ticket.
Rod Stewart
24/09/13
Top Quality Event from Jordan, 01/10/13
Superb show, not a dull moment with a great flowing set of Rods greatest hits mixed with his new album and an appearance from his daughter Ruby who has certainly inherited some musical talents from her rock star dad. Acoustics were amazing which certainly enhanced the whole experience. Most definitely good value for money.
Micky Flanagan
27/09/13
Fantastic Micky Flanagan! from Chanty, 01/10/13
Micky Flanagan was totally amazing at the Leeds Arena. His quick wit and cheeky banter was brilliant, we were crying with laughter at several points throughout the evening. Well worth the ticket price!
Kaiser Chiefs
13/09/13
Kaiser Cheifs from Jayne, 16/09/13
Never seen them before or been to the new arena. The concert was awesome loved it and thought they really engaged the crowd. Would deffo go see them again in concert as the Kaiser Cheifs rocked the Leeds arena. Thanks for a superb evening
Bruce Springsteen
24/07/13
Outstanding! from Adele, 02/08/13
First time seeing The Boss and he was absolutely amazing- what a guy and a true performer. He had the audience eating out the palm of his hands, he was just brilliant, also 63 and crowd surfs!! Fab view even though we were on the third tier. A night to remember! X
Bruce Springsteen
24/07/13
Bruce Springsteen First Direct Aren... from Mrs T, 29/07/13
This was my first time at a Springsteen concert. WOW, what a fantastic gig. Dont know where the guy gets his energy from, on stage for 3 hours, song after song after song. He gave everything hed got, not bad for a 63 year old. He certainly knows how to work the crowd and involved them in the concert.
Bruce Springsteen
24/07/13
Best Gig from Bram0721, 29/07/13
What a fantastic Gig. Brilliant atmosphere. Over 3 hours of non-stop enjoyment. The whole concert was a memorable moment. Much more intimate than previous Bruce Springsteen gigs I have been to.
Bruce Springsteen
24/07/13
Amazing as always! from Bongo 60, 29/07/13
Such a great venue for a concert. At last Leeds can be on the concert circuit. Bruce is still amazing at 63 and kept us entertained for almost 3 hours. We were on the third level and had a perfect view. He interacted so well with the fans who were standing and even crowd surfed back to the stage. Cant wait for my next visit to the arena.
Bruce Springsteen
24/07/13
Best Gig Ever from Dant, 29/07/13
Quite simply the best gig I've ever been to! I've seen loads of live music but theres always something special about seeing Springsteen live. It's hard to put your finger on exactly what makes his gigs so special, it's almost like you don't fully appreciate what you've just seen until a few days after the event.

A quick note about the Leeds arena as well - very friendly staff, great setting and the best sound I've ever experienced at a gig! Bruuuuuuuuuuuuuuce!
JLS
17/01/13
Cant Wait from Toni Britavis, 18/01/13
OMG!!! Got given JLS tickets for Christmas at the Leeds arena in December 2013! OMG! OMG! I go past every day and the arena looks amazing. Amazing Arena. JLS. Amazing!!!!!!!!
Elton John
01/12/12
Cant wait for Leeds Arena from Lee S, 17/01/13
I cant wait for Leeds Arena to open! There's already some amazing events announced including Elton John, JLS, Micky Flanagan, Kaiser Chiefs, Miranda Hart and more! The venue looks spectacular too. #excitingtimes