Monday, 15 October 2018
METRO RADIO ARENA, NEWCASTLE SATURDAY 2ND MARCH 2019
The X Factor Live Tour is returning for 2019 including a jam packed night of dazzling entertainment at the Metro Radio Arena in Newcastle on Saturday 2nd March 2019.
X Factor Digital Presenter, Becca Dudley, will be returning as host this year on The X Factor Live Tour.
Becca has been hosting MTV UK programming since 2012 and presents multiple shows across the network, as well as covering worldwide music events with World Stage from Brazil to Belgium. In addition to her TV work, Becca DJs reggae, hip hop and dancehall across the UK and festivals, including Glastonbury. Becca is also a presenter on Apple Music’s global radio station Beats 1 and in 2016 she launched her own music platform DEADLY, which encompasses live music, radio and video content.
The X Factor Tour has thrilled over three million people since it began 14 years ago, making it one of the UK’s most successful annual arena tours. So get your tickets to The X Factor Live Tour 2019 and don’t miss out...
Tickets will go on sale 9.00am Friday 19th October and are available online, from the booking hotline number 0844 493 6666 or from 11.00am in person from the Metro Radio Arena Box Office. Please note venue facility and booking fees will apply.
· Credit Card Booking and Information Line 0844 493 6666
· The Metro Radio Arena Newcastle Box Office (Mon – Fri: 11.00am – 3.00pm, Sat: 11.00am – 3.00pm)
· Internet Site:- www.metroradioarena.co.uk
· Group Bookers should call 0844 844 2121
· Accessible Bookings should call 0800 988 4440 for further details
FISH plays NEWCASTLE - O2 Academy on Sunday 2nd December!
FISH RELEASES NEW SINGLE ‘MAN WITH A STICK’
TAKEN FROM UPCOMING EP
‘A PARLEY WITH ANGELS’
RELEASED 21st SEPTEMBER
UK & EUROPEAN TOUR STARTS IN SEPTEMBER
Following the digital release of his entire solo catalogue in June, which has generated well over a million streams already, FISH has released his brand new single, ‘Man With A Stick’, the first track to be taken from his upcoming EP A Parley With Angels, out September 21st, and the first taste of his final studio album, Weltschmerz.
A brooding blend of minimalist drums and possessing synthesizers, ‘Man With A Stick’ is a reflective and thought-provoking track from Fish.
Regarding the single he says, “I was inspired to write this lyric after my father died in May 2016. He was a strong, proud, well-respected man who, like most of us, found growing old difficult. When he reached his mid 80's he was becoming a shadow of his former self and in the last few months of his life he relied more and more on his trusty walking stick to get around.
After he left us I found it hard to look at any old men walking with a stick. I started to think about our relationships with sticks in our lives and how they go from being associated with fun and play to becoming something more sinister and symbols of power eventually supporting us as our strength weakens and old age takes its toll."
The new EP, A Parley With Angels will feature four tracks recorded live at London’s Islington Assembly Hall last year: ‘Emperor’s Song’, ‘State Of Mind’, ‘Circle Line’ and ‘Voyeur’, in addition to two other brand new tracks – ‘Waverley Steps’ and ‘Little Man What Now?’, both of which will also appear on FISH’s final studio album, Weltschmerz.
The EP will be available digitally via all leading DSPs and in physical formats available to buy from Fish’s official site: https://fishmusic.scot/ and at venues on his extensive European tour, which kicks off the day after the EP is released, comprising almost 50 shows in the UK and Europe.
The tour will see him perform the classic Marillion album Clutching At Straws for the final time, as well as material from Weltschmerz. As recently announced by Warners the remastered version of Clutching At Straws will be released on November 23rd.
Full European / UK tour dates can be found on the website.
A PARLEY WITH ANGELS EP - TRACK LISTING
1. Man With A Stick
2. Little Man What Now?
3. Waverley Steps
4. Circle Line*
5. State Of Mind*
7. Emperors Song*
*Live at Islington Assembly Hall, London, December 2017
FISH - DECEMBER 2018 – UK TOUR DATES INCLUDE:
Sun 2nd Dec NEWCASTLE – O2 Academy
Mon 3rd Dec MANCHESTER – O2 Ritz
Tues 4th Dec NORWICH – UEA
Fri 7th Dec LONDON – Islington Assembly Hall
Sat 8th Dec LONDON – Islington Assembly Hall
Tues 11th Dec NOTTINGHAM – Rock City
Wed 12th Dec HULL – City Hall
Thurs 13th Dec GLASGOW – O2 Academy
Tickets for all the December 2018 shows above are available from:
Box Office No: 08444 780 898
Website - https://www.thegigcartel.com/Artists-profiles/Fish.htm
For further information on FISH, check out the following website / social media links:
Website – http://fishmusic.scot/
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/derek.dick/
Twitter – https://twitter.com/FishDerekDick
You Tube Channel - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BoVXsj__jbY
SLADE play NEWCASTLE - O2 Academy on Wednesday 5thDecember!
(45 Years since the release ‘Merry Christmas Everybody’)!
SLADE - Without doubt one of the most exciting bands to come out of Great Britain in the past 30 years. With their unique blend of perfect pop-rock 'n' roll, outrageous flamboyance and pure fun, and no less than 23 Top-20 singles of which 6 were No-1 smash hits....plus 6 smash albums, Slade have become a firm favourite in the hearts of pop fans all over the world.
SLADE'S chart career has spanned 3 decades and their enduring songs "Cum On Feel The Noize" and "Coz I Luv You" are still featured today in TV commercials for some of the Worlds biggest companies.
SLADE first hit the road in 1966, touring throughout Great Britain and Europe and becoming a regular concert attraction. Joining forces with the former Animals bass guitarist and Jimi Hendrix Experience manager, Chas Chandler, Slade achieved their first chart hit in May 1971 with the Bobby Marchan song "Get Down And Get With It" then, released in October of the same year "Coz I Luv You" was the bands first No-1 and a huge hit across Europe.
Throughout the seventies, Slade became one of Europe's biggest bands, touring and recording continually and making regular trips to America, Japan and other parts of the world. Slade's catalogue of hits are synonymous with the era:- "Take Me Bak 'Ome", "Mama We'er All Crazee Now", "Cum On Feel The Noize", "Gudbye T' Jane", along with the many others provided a soundtrack to the Glam Generation and are still today, heavily featured on any retrospective of the time.
At the beginning of the eighties, Slade were invited to appear at the Reading Rock Festival, a massive annual event which attracted over 100,000 people. They literally stole the show, giving some of the worlds biggest rock bands a serious run for their money whilst kindling new interest from a whole new audience. As result, the band signed a new record deal and unleashed the anthem "We'll Bring The House Down", which reached the Top 10 in the UK in January 1981.
Slade were back!
Not content to rest on their Glam laurels, Slade began forging a new path through the hugely influential British heavy rock scene. A second successful appearance at Castle Donnington in 1981, before a crowd of over 200,000
2 people, consolidated the bands position and paved the way for the single "Lock Up Your Daughters", and the album "Til Deaf Do Us Part".
While Slade were busy in the UK releasing the massive hit "My Oh My" to huge acclaim, LA metal band Quiet Riot were spreading the word Stateside with their version of "Cum On Feel The Noize", which proved so successful that they followed it up with "Mama We'er All Crazee Now". Throughout the rest of the eighties Slade toured and recorded due to them once again being a major force in British pop'n'rock.
The early ninties saw the bands "Radio Wall Of Sound" hit the UK Top-30 and thereby give Slade a solid 20 year chart run!
In 1993, due to the continual demand from around the world, founder Slade members Dave Hill and Don Powell decided to return to touring by playing a few select dates in Europe prior to embarking on what turned out to be a very successful two month tour of Australia.
SLADE have continued to tour the world. They are firm favourites on the lucrative German festival scene and undertake an annual UK "Merry Christmas Everybody" tour in December. They also have a huge following of fans and regularly play concert dates in Russia, Poland, Belgium, Holland, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, France and the Czech Republic.
Led by founder members Dave Hill and Don Powell, the bands latest additions are ex Mud bass guitarist John Berry, frequently spied in the guise of the Big Issue seller in Eastenders, and new lead vocalist Mal McNulty. Mal has had an extensive career, he featured with Rockin Horse in the 70s, heavy rock band Golden Night, German rock band Hazzard, and he was a founder member of London fun-pub band Paddy Goes To Holyhead. Having formed The Wandering Crutchless with Tino Troy of Preying Mantis, Bruce Bisland of Sweet and occasional guest Andy Scott, Mal joined Sweet in which he eventually became lead vocalist.
Slade today is still one of the most exciting bands on the road, and their stage performance is a dynamic, powerful and exhilarating roller-coaster ride of pure unadulterated rock'n'roll.
A date for your diary, Slade are back for Christmaaaas!
SLADE HITS & CHART POSITIONS
Get Down & Get With It (16)
Coz I Luv You (1)
Look Wot You Dun (4)
Take Me Bak 'Ome (1)
Mama Weer All Crazee Now (1)
Gudbuy T'Jane (2)
Cum On Feel The Noize (1)
Skweeze Me Pleeze Me (1)
My Friend Stan (2)
Merry Christmas Everybody (1)
Bangin' Man (3)
Far Far Away (2)
How Does It Feel (15)
Thanks For The Memory (Wham Bam Thank You Mam) (7)
In For A Penny (11)
Let's Call It Quits (11)
We'll Bring The House Down (10)
My Oh My (2)
Run Run Away (7)
MUD2 (Support from Mud2 play the following shows only – Oxford, Hull, Leicester, London & Manchester)
The sad passing of Les Gray left a massive void on the 70’s circuit, but now the sound and hits so well nurtured and performed by Les will continue courtesy of his estate and members of the band who played and performed alongside him.
Syd Twynham became a professional musician in 1974 when he joined pop rock band Hector, with whom he toured extensively in the UK and Scandinavia. In 1976 he joined rock band Babe Ruth, with Ellie Hope (Ellie was the female singer featured on Oh boy) and Ray Knott. When Babe Ruth split Syd and other members formed Liquid Gold who went on to achieve world wide chart success with a string of hits, it was during this time that Syd first met Les Gray, Rob Davis, Ray Stiles and Dave Mount, collectively known as MUD. Syd joined the line-up of MUD in the early eighties playing alongside Les, Rob, Dave, and Ray, unfortunately due to his commitments with Liquid Gold who were by then at No.2 in the UK singles chart with “Dance Yourself Dizzy”, Syd had to take a break from MUD. In 1987 Syd re-joined Les with fellow Liquid Gold member Wole Rothe on drums and bassist John Berry, together as Les Gray’s Mud they toured all over the UK, Europe and as far as the Middle East. In 1998 Phil Wilson replaced Wole Rothe on drums and alongside Les, Syd and John this line up continued up until Les Gray’s last performance in Belgium on 7th December 2002, after a lengthy illness sadly Les passed away on 21st February 2004.
After consultation with original members and Les Gray’s estate it was decided to put the current line up together and tour as MUD II featuring members of Les Gray’s Mud.
PHIL WILSON’s first introduction to touring as a professional musician was a lengthy tour of Switzerland, he has played with a number of 60’s and 70’s bands including Brian Poole, Screaming Lord Sutch and Brian Connolly’s Sweet. Phil has made numerous appearances on TV both in the UK and Europe, he has also played many of the top venues including the NEC Arena, Wembley Arena, Hammersmith Apollo and the Sport Paleis in Antwerp. Phil is a powerhouse of a drummer whose style suits Mud’s music perfectly keeping that driving beat going and making people stomp their feet, they just can’t help it!
CHRIS SAVAGE’S relationship with Les Gray’s Mud spans over 18 years, during this time he played with Syd Twynham, John Berry and Wole Rothe in The Escorts. He was initially introduced to the music industry in the Mike Batt/Abba production of Abracadabra, during which he worked alongside Elaine Paige and B A Robertson. He has worked extensively in the studio and is credited on many albums, including Spencer James from the Searchers and many other 60’s acts. In 1996 Chris joined the Glen Mitchell band who’s albums were produced by the legendary Chip Young (Elvis’s Producer) and reached No.1 in the country charts. During these times Chris has always continued to be involved in all things Mud! and is at his happiest meditating in his Tigerskin creepers. Chris never fails to keep the band amused on countless long journeys and while sitting around in dressing rooms with his anecdotes and stories.
MARC MICHALSKI is the newest member of the band joining just before the 2005 Christmas tour, he has been playing bass guitar for over twenty years, working with the likes of Chris Andrews, Clive Bunker, (Jethro Tull, Blodwyn Pig) and Andy Pyle (Gary Moore, BB King, Paul McCartney). A lot of this time has been studio based, engineering and producing such acts as Bernie Marsden (of Whitesnake fame). His no nonsense solid bass playing style fits perfectly with Mud’s music. He has appeared at the SECC, Eindhoven Jazz and Blues festival, Sports Paleis, Antwerp and the world famous 100 Club in London.
SLADE – December 2018 - UK Tour Dates are (*plus support from Mud 2):
Wednesday 5th December
NEWCASTLE – O2 Academy
Box Office No – 0191 260 2020
Website – https://academymusicgroup.com/o2academynewcastle/events/1154605/slade-merry-xmas-everybody-45th-anniversary-tickets
Thursday 6th December
GLASGOW – SWG3 Galvanizers
Box Office No – 0141 332 2232
Website – https://academymusicgroup.com/o2abcglasgow/events/1154609/slade-merry-xmas-everybody-45th-anniversary-tickets
Saturday 8th December
LIVERPOOL – O2 Academy
Box Office No – 0151 707 3200
Website – https://academymusicgroup.com/o2academyliverpool/events/1156122/slade-merry-xmas-everybody-45th-anniversary-tickets
Sunday 9th December
WREXHAM – William Aston Hall
Box Office No – 0844 888 9991
Friday 14th December
OXFORD – O2 Academy (with support from MUD2*)
Box Office No – 0844 477 1000
Website – https://academymusicgroup.com/o2academyoxford/events/1154595/slade-merry-xmas-everybody-45th-anniversary-tickets
Saturday 15th December
HULL – Welly (with support from MUD2*)
Box Office No – 01482 221113
Sunday 16th December
LEICESTER – O2 Academy (with support from MUD2*)
Box Office No – 0116 223 1181
Website – https://academymusicgroup.com/o2academyleicester/events/1154586/slade-merry-xmas-everybody-45th-anniversary-tickets
Friday 21st December
LONDON – ULU (with support from MUD2*)
Box Office No – 0844 477 1000
Saturday 22nd December
MANCHESTER – Academy 2 (with support from MUD2*)
Box Office No – 0161 832 1111
Website – https://www.manchesteracademy.net/order/tickets/13336188/slade-manchester-academy-2-2018-12-22-19-30-00
Support from Mud2 play the following shows only – Oxford, Hull, Leicester, London & Manchester.
Tickets available via www.vmstickets.co.uk
For further information on SLADE, check out the following website / social media links:
Website – http://www.slade.uk.com/
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/OfficialSladeBand/
You Tube Links:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0A8KT365wlA - Merry Christmas Everyone
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VxFHTxI_dzs – Coz I Love You
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-z2k8eZB9Bw – My Oh My
For further information on MUD 2, check out the following website / social media links:
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/Mud2band/
Sunday, 14 October 2018
REDFACES // RETRO VIDEO CLUB // BLACKWATERS
Join Forces for…
THE THIRD WHEEL TOUR
Join Forces for…
THE THIRD WHEEL TOUR
Three of the UK's most exciting young bands embark on a UK tour later this month.
RedFaces from Sheffield, Retro Video Club from Edinburgh and BlackWaters from Guildford, have joined forces on what has been christened the Third Wheel Tour.
Calling across England, Scotland and Wales, the bands will be visiting all of their respective home towns, as well as a number of other key cities as they set out to prove that contrary to popular belief, guitar bands are far from over.
RedFaces are in the middle of promoting current single, Way Down, which has fast become a live favourite since being unveiled at the end of the Summer. The band are currently on tour with Sheffield legends Reverend and the Makers. Retro Video Club release their new single, 3AM, on LAB Records on the 12th of October and join the tour straight off the back of a prestigious support slot with The Academic. BlackWaters most recent EP, People Street, was a huge success over the summer including Let The Good Times Roll which has clocked up nearly 400,000 plays on Spotify alone.
Tickets are on sale now.
21.10.18 - Louisiana, Bristol - TICKETS
22.10.18 - Boileroom, Guildford - TICKETS -
23.10.18 - The Hope And Ruin, Brighton - TICKETS -
24.10.18 - Bermondsey Social Club, London - TICKETS -
26.10.18 - Leadmill, Sheffield - TICKETS -
29.10.18 - The Cookie, Leicester - TICKETS -
30.10.18 - EGBGS, Liverpool - TICKETS -
01.11.18 - Think Tank, Newcastle - TICKETS -
13.12.18 - Stereo, Glasgow - TICKETS-
14.12.18 - Liquid Rooms, Edinburgh - TICKETS -
15.12.18 - Tunnels, Edinburgh - TICKETS -
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