Ball & Boe are always welcomed with open arms when they visit Leeds and the visit to the city on their latest Arena tour is no different.
Joining the pair on the tour is Megan McKenna, former star of reality TV shows like X-Factor, Ex On The Beach and The Only Way Is Essex. Striding out to the stage, the singer powers through a twenty-five minute set made up of a mix of covers and her own material. Recalling her time in X-Factor before introducing her own song “Everything But You”, the singer is definitely a winner with the Leeds crowd who are packing into the Arena ready for the headliners.
The headliners themselves need no introduction judging by the roar that goes up when the pair appear at the back of the stage before kicking off their set with “Dancing In The Streets”. During the first break, the pair announce “Here we are, back in our favourite city Leeds” before renditions of “Rocking All Over The World” and an enormous version of “The Greatest Show”.
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Faultless in their delivery, the pair make sure the latest date on the 2021 Christmas run is suitably festive wrapping up the evening with a selection of Christmas classics including “The Spirit of Christmas”, “All I Want For Christmas” and “Merry Christmas Everyone”. Prior to the festive finale, Ball & Boe wowed the crowd with stunning performances of “You’ll Be Back”, “A Thousand Years” and Queen / Blues Brothers medleys.
While the weather outside might have been a bit dreary and certainly not in any way Christmasy, inside the First Direct Arena, Ball & Boe made sure this Christmas party got everyone in the mood for the upcoming festivities.
Ball & Boe Set List
1. Dancing In The Streets
2. Rocking All Over The World
3. The Greatest Show
4. You’ll Be Back
5. Not While I’m Around
6. The Rose
8. A Thousand Years
10. Les Mis Intro / Stars
11. Bring Him Home
12. One Day More
13. Circle Of Life
14. He Lives In You
15. You’re The Voice
16. Love Changes Everything
17. Queen Medley
18. Blues Brothers Medley
19. It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas
20. The Spirit of Christmas
21. Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)
22. All I Want For Christmas
23. Merry Christmas Everyone
24. 70’s Christmas Medley + Christmas Kids
Megan McKenna Photo Copyright © Jo Forrest