You know what you’re going to get from an Academy venue at this point, and Leeds is no different. The calendar is packed with gigs featuring bands new and old, returning heroes playing as frequently as the icons of tomorrow. The lights are dark, the floor is sticky, the bar is packed and the fun is limitless. The main thing that sets Leeds Academy apart is the building itself, a gorgeous 19th century Gothic charmer. The venue has hosted everyone from Madness to Anthrax.