Wednesday, 18 September 2019

T.Rextasy – the Acoustic Show at The Playhouse, Whitley Bay


T.Rextasy – the Acoustic Show

The Playhouse, Whitley Bay

Friday 8th November 2019


T.Rextasy, presented by Sweeney Entertainments, return to venues across the UK with a brand new acoustic show, accompanied by a string quartet. This special concert will transport audiences back to relive the good old days of the 1970’s. 

Marc Bolan, with his band T.Rex, was one of the most flamboyant and charismatic stars of the original glam rock era.  With Bolan's special ingredient of Rock-a-Boogie songs, the band had a string of huge hits throughout the 1970s including Love to Boogie, Telegram Sam, Jeepster and 20th Century Boy.

T.Rextasy have now been performing around the world for over 25 years, a career that ironically out lives Marc’s very own T.Rex.  The band is now accepted as the world’s only official live tribute band dedicated to Marc Bolan & T.Rex, and the only band endorsed and approved by Marc Bolan’s family, estate, original ex-members of T.Rex, and Bolan’s catalogue management.  The band has been described by many as ‘beyond the boundaries of tribute’.

T.Rextasy – The Acoustic Show will bring audiences the music of Marc Bolan and T.Rex as never seen, or heard before! For this specially created, totally acoustic interpretation of T.Rex, T.Rextasy will be accompanied by a string quartet. 

Sweeney Entertainments, co-founded by Julie and Peter Sweeney, has been providing a wide repertoire of top-quality touring shows for theatre and corporate events for over eighteen years both in the UK and internationally and now boasts a repertoire of fourteen touring productions. The company saw its busiest year to date in 2018 and now has even more performances on offer, at a growing number of venues, and with the strongest audience figures to date. Julie said: “We are really excited to be presenting this intimate evening of classic T.Rex. This acoustic concert show, accompanied by a string quartet, will being a really special event! A must-see for lovers of the music of T.Rex.”

Danielz, lead vocalist and lead guitarist, said “I absolutely love playing the songs  of T.Rex. It’s the actual buzz one gets of going on stage and giving the audience a live experience. Fans are coming to have a good time, and when I see people smiling and doing just that it makes it really worthwhile.”

We caught up with Danielz, the lead vocalist and lead guitarist for T.Rextasy

Why did you form T.Rextasy?
“In 1992 I was an original musician who was promised recording deals from various companies, always let down at the last hurdle. I decided to then to form T.Rextasy, to go out playing the music of Marc Bolan – an artist that I had always loved while growing up through my teens and older. As Marc died in 1977, I wanted people to experience the energy, excitement, and the wonderful songs and performance that he gave – always 100%. It was this that drove me to push the band as far as I could.”

Did you ever see Marc Bolan/T.Rex live, and if so, how did it compare to your concerts?

“Yes, I saw Marc/T.Rex four times, twice in Germany, in 1972 and 1973 (my dad was in the Forces, so my family was based there for a few years), and then twice in England, in 1976 and 1977.  Marc’s concerts were crazy – fans screaming and dancing, singing and shouting. They most certainly were not a serene affair.  I try and re-create at least an atmosphere of those times, albeit at some venues times have changed and acting in that way is frowned upon! However, I do try to encourage fans to get involved with the gig as much as possible, as it’s a rock’n’roll gig after all.  My costumes are based on Marc’s originals, and as I own some of his original clothing, I have been able to get some things made very close to them. We play, as Marc did, 100% live, raw, and raunchy, just how T.Rex would’ve been back in the day – this is what makes the experience exciting.  A few years ago, we even had an original member, Dino Dines (Marc’s keyboardist) join the band, until his demise. I think having original members join a tribute band says a lot for our credibility and us as a live unit, not to mention receiving endorsements from Marc’s own family, and his record company.” 

Tell us a little more about your band members?
“Well, there’s me, Danielz – I take on lead vocals and lead guitar. Neil Cross, who plays rhythm guitar and does backing vocals, Rob Butterfield who plays bass guitar and does backing vocals, and John Skelton who plays drums and percussion.  I’m very fortunate with my musicians as they are skilful and loyal and love playing the music.”

Why did you decide to create this acoustic show?
“Julie Sweeney from Sweeney Entertainments approached me with a fantastic idea for a new show. ‘Acoustics with a String Quartet’ would add another dimension to the tracks and give fans an alternate way to listen to them. Most of Marc’s songs were written on acoustic guitar anyway, so it’ll give a pure indication as to their originality.”

What do you enjoy most about performing acoustically?
“Performing acoustically gives a more personal and one to one feeling with the audience. It also enables one to take things a little easier and chill with the crowd. They feel as if they can call out and join in a little more too.”


How will you approach this production differently to your usual T.Rextasy concerts?
“My approach with these gigs will be one of a more settled and relaxed appearance, as we’ll be sitting down as one with the audience. I’ll answer questions some may want to ask, whether they be about T.Rex or T.Rextasy.”


What should the audience expect to see?
“The audience should expect a ‘more relaxed Danielz’ and the odd song that they wouldn’t get from our usual electric gigs.”


What is your favourite song to perform from this show?
“I don’t have a fave song to perform as I enjoy them all, since it was me who chose the set list. I guess playing acoustic, I would favour the more ballad-like numbers, as they have so much feeling.”

How different do you find it performing with the string quartet?

“Although playing acoustic is much more relaxing, one has to concentrate a lot when playing with a string quartet as they go by their notes and what’s written down, so really, it’s difficult to reel off on a tangent, like I can with my band - it’s much more ‘by the book’ with strings, so beginnings and endings especially have to be well rehearsed! It’ll be a challenge, but an enjoyable one.”

What preparation do you need to do to get ready for the gig?
“I try to get to each venue in good time as I have a sequence of events that I follow through, such as on arrival I go into my dressing room, unpack my clothing and make-up, and set it all out in order. I then go out to eat.  It takes our roadie about 90mins to unload and set up all the equipment, then another 30mins for the engineer to mic up, so it gives us time to chill before sound-check. In the band, we all have our specific sounds that we require in each stage monitor, and after that, we sort out the out-front sound. With our regular sound-engineer, this normally takes only about 30mins, which is great. After sound-check, it’s backstage to sort out my band merchandise, and then I normally play music on my I-Pod which relaxes me while I’m putting on my make-up and change into stage clothing.  Then I go to side-of-stage to check the tuning of all my guitars, then believe it or not, the time has disappeared and it’s showtime!!!” 

What can an audience expect from attending one of your concerts?
“Excitement, enjoyment, singing along and boogieing, clapping, shouting…and I don’t mind if fans call out for a song, as I usually oblige them by singing a couple of verses to them if it’s a track that’s not in the actual set. A bit of heckling doesn’t go amiss either, as one-to-one contact with the crowd gives the evening an extra special kick!”


What has been the highlight of your career so far?
“Too many to mention here, but here’s a few; Playing Wembley Arena – we did that 3 times over the years, and as it was Marc’s biggest gig in the UK, it was a double-whammy for me to play there too.

Obtaining a major record deal with Columbia Records, and releasing a couple of albums in Japan (‘Trip and Glide’, and ‘Savage Beethoven’), which in turn, enabled us to tour out there twice, and on the second tour meeting up and chatting with David Bowie.

Obtaining a publishing deal to write my autobiography and my life with T.Rextasy. I think I was the first guy in a tribute band to be approached by a publishing company to write about my life, which I was nicely pleased about – the book is called ‘The Spirit of Marc Bolan’ (Wymer Publishing).

Being called up by Marc Almond (Soft Cell) and recording a single with him called ‘Death of a Dandy’ and then having it produced/mixed by the legendary Bolan/Bowie producer Tony Visconti.

Through the years gaining the credibility from major original artists and having them appear as our guests on stage, and being on the bill with some of them as well - too numerous to mention, but they include Marc Almond (Soft Cell), Tony Visconti (Bolan/Bowie/Thin Lizzy producer), Slade, Roy Wood (Wizzard), Alvin Stardust, Shakin’ Stevens, Steve Harley, Glen Matlock (Sex Pistols), Boy George, Holly Johnson (Frankie Goes To Hollywood), Howie Casey (Paul McCartney Band/Mott-the-Hoople), Gloria Jones (Marc’s girlfriend), Rolan Bolan (Marc’s son), The Sweet, and oh, so many others….

There are many other highlights as well, but that could well be a book in itself..!”

This intimate evening features a range of classic Bolan songs and audiences and will undoubtedly be a unique experience that shouldn’t be missed.

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Stereophonics Announce 2020 UK Tour

Stereophonics Announce 2020 UK Tour

Utilita Arena Newcastle
Monday 9th March 2020

Tickets will go on sale 10.00am Friday 27th September and are available online from https:// ticketmaster-uk.tm7559.net/dJYaW

Stereophonics have today unveiled new single ‘Bust This Town’, the latest offering from forthcoming album ‘Kind’, released on October 25th via Parlophone Records and available to pre-order now.

The group also announced today details of a 2020 UK Arena tour including an electrifying performance at Utilita Arena Newcastle.

With Kelly Jones’ trademark optimistic lyrics and rolling along on a wave of understated instrumentation, ‘Bust This Town’ is an emotive anthem for living for the moment, going with your instinct and never looking back.

Speaking on the new single, Kelly Jones says: “‘Bust This Town’ is a song about escapism. Two lovers or friends or whoever you want to interpret them to be, finally find the courage to leave the small town they are stuck in and head on down the road breaking all the rules along the way. It’s the opener of side 2 of the album, with a four on the floor beat it should be a strong resident in the upcoming tour dates”.

Recorded in just eleven days at The Distillery, Wiltshire, ‘Kind’ was co-produced by Kelly Jones and George Drakoulias (Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Screaming Trees, Primal Scream). The recording sessions used minimal studio techniques, overdubs or technology. This stripped back, raw approach to committing Kelly Jones’ songwriting to tape provides listeners with captivating and candid snapshots of one of the UK’s most enduring bands. The performances are led by Jones’ distinct and emotive vocals that reveal a raw vulnerability not yet heard. The results are an honest and hopeful album for our times, and an album that stands shoulder to shoulder with the band’s best work.

With unparalleled longevity and continued success, Stereophonics are a band woven into the fabric of popular music. With ‘Kind’ Kelly Jones continues to cement his place amongst the great British songwriters with an ability to sketch and capture truth and beauty from everyday observations as well as delving into his own life experiences. Having achieved 6 number 1 albums, 10 top 10 albums, 23 Platinum Sales Awards, 8.5 million albums sold in the UK alone, 5 BRIT nominations and 1 BRIT Award win, and still headlining arenas and festivals to legions of dedicated fans, Stereophonics stand as undeniable giants of the current music scene.

‘Kind’ is released on 25th October on Parlophone Records.



Tickets will go on sale 10.00am Friday 27th September and are available online from https:// ticketmaster-uk.tm7559.net/dJYaW  or from 11.00am in person from the Utilita Arena Box Office.

To book accessible seating, please call the Accessible Hotline on 0800 988 4440. 

Please note venue facility and booking fees will apply. 
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Tuesday, 17 September 2019

McFly: The 2020 Tour at Utilita Arena Newcastle


Having Sold Out The O2 In A Matter Of Minutes, Mcfly Are Now Announcing An Eleven-Date Arena Tour Of The UK For April—May 2020.



McFly: The 2020 Tour

Utilita Arena Newcastle

Monday 27th April 2020



Tickets will go on sale 9.00am Friday 20th September and are available online from https:// ticketmaster-uk.tm7559.net/BdgP9



‘The past week it has been incredible to feel so much support for our band after being away for so long. Selling out the O2 so fast has proved, once again, that we have the best fans in the world and we want to play to as many of you as possible. So we are very excited to announce our first arena tour in almost 10 years!’


With seven UK number-one singles, five top-ten albums, six sell-out tours and ten million records sold worldwide, McFly are without question one of the most significant British pop acts of the twenty-first century. Since hitting the big time as the youngest band ever to have a debut album go straight to number one — beating The Beatles’ long-standing record — Tom, Danny, Dougie and Harry have become one of our best-loved bands, not to mention major stars in their own right.


After McFly’s most recent public perfomances as a quartet — which included a full UK tour and four consecutive sold-out nights at the prestigious Royal Albert Hall that also gave birth to the pop phenomenon that was McBusted — the guys felt the need for some time apart. Characteristically, each of them has gone on to be a great success in their own right. Tom has become a wildly bestselling children’s author; Danny has become a TV mainstay with his regular appearances alongside Pixie Lott, Jessie J and will.i.am as a judge on The Voice Kids; Dougie has combined his burgeoning acting career, an acclaimed stint with alternative-rock band INK and a passionate role as an environmental campaigner; and Strictly winner Harry has wowed West End audiences, starring in the hit dance show Rip it Up, while promoting a cause close to his heart: positive mental health through fitness.


But there has really only been one question on the lips of McFly fans everywhere: when will their favourite band be back on stage together? Now, for those not lucky enough to have bagged a ticket for their November O2 show, the moment has come.


This announcement of McFly’s return to touring comes hot on the heels of the exciting release of the fantastic Lost Songs. This sensational original material from the McFly vaults accumulated after the release of their last album, Above The Noise, and before the launch of McBusted. By way of thanking their fans for supporting them with such enthusiasm over the years, the guys are in the process of making this fantastic music, originally intended for their unreleased sixth album, freely available on Spotify and all major platforms, one song per week. The Lost Songs is the material all McFly devotees have been clamouring for years to hear. It is classic McFly, and now, at last, it will be freely available to every one of their millions of fans across the world.


And, of course, those lucky enough to bag a ticket for their upcoming tour will have another chance to see the guys live in concert. The 2020 Tour will be as spectacular an experience as we have come to expect from McFly. They will play their best-loved mega-hits such as All About You, Obviously, Star Girl, One for the Radio and Shine a Light. They will perform the cream of the Lost Songs originally intended for Album 6. They will showcase their amazing musicianship, showmanship and humour. And, knowing the guys, there might well be a surprise or two along the way…


Tickets will go on sale 9.00am Friday 20th September and are available online from https:// ticketmaster-uk.tm7559.net/BdgP9 or from 11.00am in person from the Utilita Arena Box Office Tickets.

To book accessible seating, please call the Accessible Hotline on 0800 988 4440. 

Please note venue facility and booking fees will apply.

Limited to 6 per person.
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Registered Office: Manchester Arena, Victoria Station, M3 1AR. Company Number 821116
 
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BGT Colin Thackery, brings tour to Newcastle Tyne Theatre


Britain’s Got Talent winner, Colin Thackery, brings 2020 tour to Newcastle Tyne Theatre & Opera House
Saturday 8th February 2020


Colin Thackery, the winner who stole everyone’s hearts on Britain’s Got Talent earlier this year, brings his 2020 tour Love Changes Everything to the Tyne Theatre and Opera House stage on Saturday 8th February 2020.




From the Royal Hospital Chelsea, to the Britain’s Got Talent Final, Colin Thackery made quite an impression from start to finish. When the 89-year-old Chelsea Pensioner Colin Thackery started to sing, there was barely a dry eye in the house. Performing on Britain’s Got Talent in his iconic Scarlet, with a row of medals across his chest, he mesmerised the audience as he lifted his voice in memory of his beloved wife Joan. When he left the stage, he was told that even the technicians were crying. Colin is an incredibly worthy winner.



Since the show Colin has become the oldest person to ever sign their first record deal.



This new headline tour, surrounding his 90th birthday celebration, will see Colin perform all his favourite songs as well as his much loved tracks from Britain’s Got Talent. Colin will also be joined by acclaimed musical director, supervisor and conductor Jae Alexander.



Speaking on the new tour Colin says, “I am so excited to continue this journey and meet lots of new people”.

Presented by SJM Concerts.

Tickets are priced: £30 & £23

Friends’ Club pre-sale tickets will be available on Thursday 19th September. Find out more about becoming a friend of the theatre at https://tynetheatreandoperahouse.uk/support-us/friends-club/

General sale tickets are available from 9am on Friday 20th September at http://bit.ly/colinTHACKEREY #Ad

Monday, 16 September 2019

GREAT NORTHERN PIANO SESSION III


IMPRESSIVE LINE UP GRACES THIRD GREAT NORTHERN PIANO SESSION


    The third instalment of the Great Northern Piano Session, put together as part of the Atmospherica Concert Series, has a typically varied line up with a little of something for everyone. This is not your everyday common or garden classical piano concert.  It will feature live piano accompaniment to a stunning video art installation from a collaboration between Frankfurt -based composer Garreth Broke and artist Anna Salzmann. It will also feature the stunning soundscapes of the critically acclaimed Suffolk based duo Pianofield, who make modern classical electronic music from piano and found sound.  Atmospherica founder and award winning composer Steve Luck, completes the line-up performing pieces from his latest album ‘Collected Piano Solos – Volume 1.

Broke and Salzmann’s album collaboration is called ‘Healing’ and the record will be released by 1631 Recordings / Decca in October 2019. A musical response to 11 abstract art pieces by Salzmann, the pieces that make up Healing are by turns tender, melancholy and ultimately redemptive. Designed to be performed live with an accompanying art projection featuring the 11 art pieces on the big screen, the Healing album is unique, innovative and profoundly moving.


Pianofield is a collaboration between pianist and established composer Frances Shelley and engineer, Matthew Bickerton. Both share an abiding love for sound as well as for planet earth.  Combining these two drives, they formed Pianofield in 2016.  They have given regular festival performances exploring the connection between the environment and the human. Fresh from shows at Latitude festival and as part of the international Piano Day celebrations they will bring their live show to the Civic Theatre in Gosforth. Thomas Dolby describes the music as ‘Slow burning atmospheric beauty, an otherworldly landscape that takes you to another time and space’ 

Steve Luck’s ‘Collected Piano Solos-Volume I’ is described as “achingly beautiful....contemporary piano music that has a wistful, longing quality but at the same time is uplifting, joyous and life-affirming. It is a gorgeously melodic collection of work.”
The concert will take place on Thursday 26th September at 7.30pm at Gosforth Civic Theatre NE3 3HD. Tickets are priced at £10 and are on sale from the Gosforth Civic Theatre web site at https://www.gosforthcivictheatre.co.uk/great-north-piano-session-iii









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Simply Red – All The Hits! comes to Utilita Arena Newcastle


Simply Red – All The Hits!

Utilita Arena Newcastle

Tuesday 6th October 2020

Tickets will go on sale 10.00am Friday 20th September




Following the announcement that their funky new album, ‘Blue Eyed Soul’, will be released on November 8th on BMG, Simply Red today reveal the details of a highly anticipated 13-date UK and Ireland 2020 arena tour. Hailed as one of the most successful live acts ever to come out of the UK, they will be firing on all cylinders delivering their all-time classic hits from a stellar career, such as ‘Stars’, ‘Holding Back The Years’, ‘Fairground’ and ‘Money’s Too Tight To Mention’, as well as some raw and soulful new grooves.



Mick Hucknall has been Simply Red’s songwriter and bandleader since the very beginning in 1985, aided by long-serving saxophonist Ian Kirkham since 1986. The current line-up has remained consistent since 2003, and the new tour will play to the core strengths of this fantastic band. “I want them to enjoy playing, for crowds to get up and move around, and everybody to put their heart into it. It’s all about capturing the groove”, says Hucknall.



‘Blue Eyed Soul’ was recorded as live with few overdubs at British Grove Studios in London. All ten tracks, including the sensational new single ‘Thinking Of You’, were written by Mick Hucknall and produced by long-time collaborator Andy Wright. Musical reference points draw on classic funk and soul: Wilson Pickett, Dyke and the Blazers, James Brown, and the roaring horns of Tower of Power. “I’m looking forward to playing it live because it’s real”, says Hucknall of the upcoming record, “I want to have a good time”.



Tickets will go on sale 10.00am Friday 20th September and are available online from https:// ticketmaster-uk.tm7559.net/o693e  or from 11.00am in person from the Utilita Arena Box Office Tickets limited to 8 per person. #Ad

To book accessible seating, please call the Accessible Hotline on 0800 988 4440. 

Please note venue facility and booking fees will apply. 

Sunday, 15 September 2019

The 1975 announce Utilita Arena Newcastle date in 2020


The 1975

Utilita Arena Newcastle

Sunday 16th February 2020




Tickets will go on sale 9.00am Friday 20th September and are available online from http://ticketmaster-uk.tm7559.net/x6KkR, from the booking hotline number 0844 493 6666* or from 11.00am in person from the Utilita Arena Box Office. Please note venue facility and booking fees will apply. Tickets are limited to 4 per person. 
*Call cost 7p per minute plus your phone company's access charge. 
Under 14's must be accompanied by an adult. No under 14s on the standing floor.

Ticket purchase terms and conditions:

  • The name of the lead booker will be printed on all tickets they purchase; this person must be in attendance at the concert.
  • The name cannot be changed once the purchase has been made.
  • When the lead booker attends the show they will be asked to present matching PHOTO ID to gain entry to the venue. IF THE ID DOES NOT MATCH ENTRY WILL BE REFUSED.
  • The ticket purchaser must enter the concert accompanied by all their guests. Guests will not be allowed entry without the lead booker present and ID matching the name on the tickets.

Thursday, 12 September 2019

VENUS...hit the road with new single Freaky Friday


Venus




Riot Grrrls Venus will be hitting the road this autumn in support of their upcoming single ‘Freaky Friday’ travelling up and down the country. The guys will be bringing their very own brand of raucous and intelligent space rock to a town near you soon!
‘Venus – is a band I can see going a long way. The all-female band dominated the New Music Stage at Bingley Weekender. GK’s powerful vocals create an unforgettable impression. I wouldn’t be surprised if they were on the main stage next year’. (RGM MAGAZINE)
‘The five-piece were young, angry and loud. It was everything I love in bands, and they were confident enough to show off their own personalities on stage. The band were hypnotic and are a must see when they come to your town’. (POPPEDMUSIC.CO.UK)
‘Venus are one of my new favourite bands, within seconds of the set starting I’d decided that. I want to see them do what they did again and again. I was stunned. I was left breathless and slightly dizzy with excitement. I wanted them to play their whole set again just so I could experience it again’. (LOCAL SOUND FOCUS)








FREAKY FRIDAY TOUR 2019
29th Oct Jimmys // Manchester
31st Oct Oporto // Leeds
9th Nov Outpost // Liverpool
14th Nov Nice N’ Sleazy // Glasgow
15th Nov Head Of Steam // Newcastle
16th Nov SFNB Festival // Stockton
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Sheafs release new single ahead of Newcastle Think Tank? date


Insurgent Sheffield five piece - SHEAFS - let loose the full-force of new single: ‘Care Less’ and headline Newcastle Gig



Sheafs

Newcastle Think Tank?

Saturday 12th October 2019







Tearing at the seams with a boundless, tempestuous and fiercely invigorating energy, ‘Care Less’ was produced by Dead Nature main-man and Spring King-pin: Tarek Musa, and proudly wears his seal of approval. Seeking out Musa to capture the raw energy of their electrifying live performances, the track marks a significantly bolder, brasher, and more daredevil side to the band that tips its hat to the fuzz-flecked rampages of  IDLES or Cage The Elephant, or the loose-cannon punk leanings of Parquet Courts.



Clocking in at a neat 2’30, ‘Care Less’ fires on all cylinders from the moment go; a white-hot blaze of buzz-saw guitars, motorik percussive hurtle and sneering gasoline-soaked lyrical apathy.



Speaking about the duality of message mirrored within ‘Care Less’, SHEAFS says: “Care Less was written with a double narrative. On the surface the lyrics condemn those applicable social pressures of ‘fitting in’, much like being back at school and aspiring to be one of the ‘cool kids’. The second narrative is a something of a self reflective one. Caring less about having a sound that is refined and embracing one that isn’t…. We see this track as a major stepping-stone in our song writing and will dictate where we go next.” 



A blink-and-you’ll-miss-it thrill, ‘Care Less’ was written with the same sense of urgency that is evident from the breakneck pace of the record.  ‘Care Less’ was quickly laid down in a matter of days at Whitewood Recording Studio, Liverpool, with additional mastering by Mike Cave (whom recently mixed and mastered Lewis Capaldi’s latest chart topping album).



‘Care Less’ immediately follows a Summer of frenetic activity for the quintet, that seen them release their sensational recent single ‘Popular Music’ (also produced by Tarek Musa), win over crammed halls at Dot2Dot in Nottingham, Manchester and Bristol, but also play to a big hometown crowd at Tramlines Festival in Sheffield. Sealing the deal on a summer of groundbreaking shows, SHEAFS were also crowned ‘UK Talent Winners’ at Mad Cool Festival in Madrid this year. 



The Mad Cool honour follows consistent support across major national radio station including BBC Radio 1 (Huw Stephens, Phil Taggart), BBC 6 Music (Steve Lamacq, Chris Hawkins & Tom Robinson), Radio X (John Kennedy, Gordon Smart), BBC Introducing (Dean Jackson & Christian Carlisle) & Virgin Radio (Edith Bowman); support that confirms all eyes are on this most promising of bands’ every move. 



Following a stint of high profile support slots with the likes of The Amazons, The Coral, and Idles, plus their recent tour with US rockers Greta Van Fleet which saw them win over audiences all over Europe and at packed-out room at London's Electric Ballroom, SHEAFS now look forward to a headline tour of their own. Slating-up gigs this Autumn at prestigious venues such as The Foundry in Sheffield and Rescue Rooms in Nottingham, don’t miss the band as they blow the roof of some of their biggest shows to date:





SHEAFS - Autumn Headline Tour Dates



27th September             The Foundry, Sheffield

2nd October                   Colours Hoxton, London

5th October                   Night & Day Cafe, Manchester

11th October                 Rescue Rooms, Nottingham

12th October               Think Tank?, Newcastle




SHEAFS are: 

Lawrence Feenstra (vocals), Chris Goodacre (guitar + backing vox), Charles Mellor (guitar), Callum Wright (bass + backing vox), Charlie Eastap (drums)





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Wednesday, 11 September 2019

Pet Shop Boys announce Newcastle 2020 show


Pet Shop Boys Unveil ‘Dreamland’, A Brand New Single Featuring Years & Years



Pet Shop Boys Will Open Their First Ever Greatest Hits Tour

Dreamworld: The Greatest Hits Live

Utilita Arena Newcastle - Friday 5th June 2020



Tickets for Pet Shop Boys - the Laurent-Perrier Experience https://ticketmaster-uk.tm7559.net/aGGNZ

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Pet Shop Boys have today unveiled their brand new single ‘Dreamland’, featuring Years & Years. The single was written by Chris Lowe and Neil Tennant with Olly Alexander who also duets with Neil Tennant on the track. 
The song was written in London and produced by Stuart Price at Hansa Studios in Berlin and The Record Plant in Los Angeles. The single is the first new music by Pet Shop Boys since their acclaimed ‘Agenda’ EP, released in February, and the first piece of new music to be released from their forthcoming new studio album.


The duo has also announced seven UK shows to open their first-ever greatest hits tour – Dreamworld: The Greatest Hits Live – in May/June 2020. Beginning Thursday 28th May at London’s O2, the tour will see PSB perform at arenas across the country including Utilita Arena Newcastle Friday 5th June 2020.


15th September PSB will headline the BBC Radio 2 Live in Hyde Park concert in London, their only UK show this year. Musik, the cabaret show starring Frances Barber, written by Jonathan Harvey with six songs by Tennant and Lowe, recently had a critically-acclaimed, sold-out run in Edinburgh before transferring to London for five further performances. The Jonathan Harvey/Pet Shop Boys musical Closer to Heaven was also revived for two months this summer at the Above The Stag theatre in Vauxhall, attracting sold-out audiences every night. Tennant and Lowe have also written music for a stage version of Hanif Kureishi’s My Beautiful Laundrette which premieres at the Leicester Curve theatre later this month.


Pet Shop Boys commented: “We have had a busy year finishing our new album with Stuart Price and writing songs for Musik and My Beautiful Laundrette. We’ve also toured the Far East and are looking forward to bringing our biggest hits together in a new tour next year. It’s so exciting that our new single is a collaboration with Years & Years, one of the most original and successful bands to emerge this decade, and we really enjoyed writing and recording it with Olly Alexander.”


Pet Shop Boys have recently completed work on their latest studio album – the third part of a Stuart Price-produced trilogy which started with ‘Electric’ in 2013 and continued with ‘Super’ in 2016. The album will be released 24th January. 

Tickets for the Greatest Hits Live will go on sale 10.00am Friday 13th September and are available online, from the booking hotline number 0844 493 6666* or from 11.00am in person from the Utilita Arena Box Office. To book accessible seating, please call the Accessible Hotline on 0800 988 4440. Please note venue facility and booking fees will apply. *Call cost 7p per minute plus your phone company's access charge.



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