Leeds Arena News with Tony Watson

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Without doubt 2014 belongs to Kasabian. Sunday night, they headlined Glastonbury, the week before they played a historic hometown show in front of 50,000 people at Victoria Park in Leicester. And earlier this week they announced a huge autumn tour.

Kasabian are in the form of their lives both on stage and on record. The acclaimed new album ‘48:13’ (their fourth consecutive Number 1 album) received fantastic reviews across the board and in the live arena they have received some of the best reviews of their career.

Kasabian Play, with the Maccabees supporting, on Friday November 21 at the Leeds First Direct Arena.

As if that wasn’t enough, Mrs Brown and her boys to visit Leeds June 23 - June 27 2015.

Following the release of D’Movie the Award Winning Mrs Brown’s Boys will be returning to live arena in 2015 with their new show ‘How Now Mrs Brown Cow’.

The tour will be heading all across the UK where they will be taking over some of country’s biggest venues for five day residencies and including Saturday matinee shows.

Mrs Brown’s Boys success has been nothing short of incredible. From awards and accolades including two National Television Awards, TV Choice Awards, a Scottish BAFTA, an IFTA award, a TV Times Award and a TV BAFTA for Best Situation Comedy to being a ratings smash across the globe, Mrs Brown’s Boys live has also broken box office records across the UK and Australia.

The Aard Winning serial comedy on BBC1 saw last year’s Christmas special being the most watched programme over the festive period.

In between recording their TV show and a 10 week tour stint across Australia, Mrs Brown’s Boys had chance film their full length motion picture Mrs Brown’s Boys D’Movie which was released last weekend. What an amazing 12 months.

If you haven’t experienced Mrs Brown’s Boys live, this new tour is set to be one of the hottest tickets for 2015 and is not to be missed.

‘How Now Mrs Brown Cow’ is part of the hilarious series written by and starring Brendan O’Carroll.

Michael McIntyre will also be coming to the arena in 2015 and will bring his hotly anticipated brand of comedy to the stage with his new show, Happy & Glorious. He is booked to appear on December 10 and 11 2015.

As a venue designed for entertainment, we’re always working to bring the biggest names to Leeds.

Book tickets to any event, visit www.firstdirectarena.com, phone 0844 248 1585 or buy your tickets in person from our box office, located at Trinity Shopping Centre.

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