Tag Archives: O2 Academy Leeds

249. Peter Hook & The Light: O2 Academy, Leeds [18.3.17]

249a_Peter Hook [180317]Artist: Peter Hook & The Light

Venue: O2 Academy, Leeds

Date: 18.3.17

Substance [Live]: Continuing his quest to eventually play every Joy Division and New Order song live, ‘Hooky’ (& co.) played an epic gig featuring the ‘Substance’ (best of) albums of his former bands.

The fact that the band played the Joy Division set after the New Order tracks implies that Hook’s true loyalty lies with his earlier work – but what a choice to have. A substantial back catalogue indeed.

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Joy Division_New Order [Substance]

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238. Centre Stage 2016 – The Final: O2 Academy, Leeds [27.7.16]

238a_Centre Stage [270716]Artists: The Mallrats / Tree / The Elephant Trees / Faux Pas / Lewis Crossley / The Indigo Project / Big Bad Rabbit / Shaarks / Liberate / Territory / Blyss

Venue: O2 Academy, Leeds

Date: 27.7.16

Centre Stage is an annual ‘battle of the bands’, curated by Martin House Children’s Hospice. The competition showcases fresh young talent, many of whom go on to greater success in the music industry. The winning band receive the prestigious prize of playing live at that year’s Reading and Leeds Festivals.

The 2016 final kicked-off with a set by the previous year’s winners; The Mallrats.

The winning band of Centre Stage 2016 was Faux Pas.

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228. Rudimental: O2 Academy, Leeds [1.3.16]

227a_rudimental-010316Artist: Rudimental

Support: Anne Marie

Venue: O2 Academy, Leeds

Date: 1.3.16

The multi-talented Rudimental collective proved to be purveyors of cool vibes and good times. ‘Feel the love’.



214: Inspiral Carpets: O2 Academy, Leeds [13.12.14]

213_inspiral-carpets-131214Artist: Inspiral Carpets

Support: Blossoms

Venue: O2 Academy Leeds

Date: 13.12.14

The return of Inspiral Carpets, with original singer Stephen Holt on vocals.



213: The Human League: O2 Academy, Leeds [8.12.14]


Artist: The Human League

Support: Ronika

Venue: O2 Academy, Leeds

Date: 8.12.14

Another timeless performance from Sheffield’s original synth pioneers.


189. Adam Ant & The Good, The Mad & The Lovely Posse: O2 Academy, Leeds [10.12.11]

188a_Adam Ant [101211]Artist: Adam Ant & The Good, The Mad & The Lovely Posse

Venue: O2 Academy, Leeds

Date: 10.12.11

Adam Ant quit the 80s tribute trail and returned to the music scene in his own right. A welcome return with a fine and dandy show.

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184. Interpol: O2 Academy, Leeds [22.3.11]

183_Interpol [220311]Artist: Interpol

Support: Matthew Dear

Venue: O2 Academy, Leeds

Date: 22.3.11


183. Primal Scream: O2 Academy, Leeds [14.3.11]

182_Primal Scream [140311]Artist: Primal Scream

Support: Kassidy

Venue: O2 Academy, Leeds

Date: 14.3.11

Screamadelica [Live]: To celebrate the 20 year anniversary of its release, Primal Scream performed their ‘Screamadelica’ album in its entirety. An evening of anthems from a seminal indie-dance crossover album.

Primal Scream [Screamadelica]



182. Ocean Colour Scene: O2 Academy, Leeds [18.2.11]

181_Ocean Colour Scene [180211]Artist: Ocean Colour Scene

Support: Exit Calm

Venue: O2 Academy, Leeds

Date: 18.2.11

Moseley Shoals [Live]: To celebrate the 15 year anniversary of their classic album, Ocean Colour Scene performed ‘Moseley Shoals’ in its entirety. A further storming set featured the best of the rest of their repertoire.

OCS [Moseley Shoals]


181. James: O2 Academy, Leeds [14.12.10]

180_James [141210]Artist: James

Support: Frazer King

Venue: O2 Academy, Leeds

Date: 14.12.10


175. Madness: O2 Academy, Leeds [8.12.09]

174a_Madness [081209]Artist: Madness

Venue: O2 Academy, Leeds

Date: 8.12.09

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173. Yeah Yeah Yeahs: O2 Academy, Leeds [29.11.09]

172_Yeah Yeah Yeahs [291109]Artist: Yeah Yeah Yeahs

Support: Duchess Says

Venue: O2 Academy, Leeds

Date: 29.11.09

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172. Morrissey: O2 Academy, Leeds [29.10.09]

171a_Morrissey [291009]Artist: Morrissey

Support: Doll & The Kicks

Venue: O2 Academy, Leeds

Date: 29.10.09

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171. Franz Ferdinand: O2 Academy, Leeds [20.10.09]

170_Franz Ferdinand [201009]Artist: Franz Ferdinand

Venue: O2 Academy, Leeds

Date: 20.10.09


170. Massive Attack: O2 Academy, Leeds [24.9.09]

169_Massive Attack [240909]Artist: Massive Attack

Support: Martina Topley Bird

Venue: O2 Academy, Leeds

Date: 24.9.09


169. Florence & The Machine: O2 Academy, Leeds [21.9.09]

168_Florence & The Machine [210909]Artist: Florence & The Machine

Venue: O2 Academy, Leeds

Date: 21.9.09

A mesmerising performance. Lungs & legs!


165. Kasabian: O2 Academy, Leeds [25.3.09]

164_Kasabian [250309]Artist: Kasabian

Support: The Hours

Venue: O2 Academy, Leeds

Date: 25.3.09

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