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Monday, 15 October 2018

X Factor Live 2019 at Newcastle Arena


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.

Tickets are available from:-
·         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:-
·         Group Bookers should call 0844 844 2121
·         Accessible Bookings should call 0800 988 4440 for further details

FISH...probably the tallest man in rock. Probably. New music. Tour.

FISH plays NEWCASTLE - O2 Academy on Sunday 2nd December! 






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: 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.


1. Man With A Stick

2. Little Man What Now?

3. Waverley Steps

4. Circle Line*

5. State Of Mind*

6. Voyeur*

7. Emperors Song*

*Live at Islington Assembly Hall, London, December 2017


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

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For further information on FISH, check out the following website / social media links:

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SLADE are back for Christmas!

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  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!


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)
Everyday (3)
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

Thursday 6th December                        
GLASGOW – SWG3 Galvanizers       
Box Office No – 0141 332 2232

Saturday 8th December                        
LIVERPOOL – O2 Academy        
Box Office No – 0151 707 3200

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

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

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

Support from Mud2 play the following shows only – Oxford, Hull, Leicester, London & Manchester.

Tickets available via

For further information on SLADE, check out the following website / social media links:

You Tube Links:  - Merry Christmas Everyone

For further information on MUD 2, check out the following website / social media links:

Sunday, 14 October 2018



Join Forces for…



 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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