Tuesday, 24 March 2020

Jeff Wayne’s The War Of The Worlds'


The True Story Of The Martian Invasion

The Multi- Award Winning Masterpiece

Jeff Wayne’s Musical Version Of ‘The War Of The Worlds' - Alive On Stage Returns In 2021

Thursday 15th April 2021 Utilita Arena Newcastle




One of the most trailblazing arena tours of all time, Jeff Wayne’s Musical Version of ‘The War of The Worlds’ - Alive on Stage! returns to arenas throughout the UK in 2021.

Based on HG Wells’ dark Victorian tale, it remains a firm favourite to millions around the world, exciting audiences of all ages.

In 2006 TWOTW was already considered a cutting edge production with six trucks filled to the brim. But in 2021, which marks a momentous 15 years of live touring, the production be up to 12 trucks, and with it, a host of ingredients and special effects that will challenge and excite the senses. A stellar cast will also be announced in the next few weeks.

Returning:

·        Liam Neeson in 3D holography as George Herbert, The Journalist

·        The iconic 3-tonne, 35-foot tall Martian Fighting Machine firing real flame Heat Rays at the audience.

·        The 9-piece Black Smoke Band and ULLAdubULLA symphonic string orchestra.

·        Leaf drops over the audience.

·        Mixed live in Surround Sound



UPDATED FOR 2021:

·        The giant arched bridge now running from the lip of the stage out over the audience to the front of house desk. 

·        Three panoramic screens with 2 hours of cutting edge CGI and other content

·        The incineration of a cast member in full view of the audience.



NEW FOR 2021:

·        Lighting, pyrotechnics… and other-worldly special effects.

·        Ground-breaking levitation effect.

·        The release of deadly Black Smoke from the Martian Fighting Machine

Plus   ‘The War of The Worlds’ author, HG Wells - appearing in sight and sound …and much, much more!

Jeff Wayne said: "For over four decades now I’ve lived out a dream of bringing the true story of HG Wells dark Victorian tale to listeners and audiences from around the world, while pushing technology to the limit both sonically and visually as time has moved on.

In 2019 we launched The War of The Worlds: The Immersive Experience in Central London. combining, immersive theatre, virtual and, augmented realities, holograms and other cutting-edge technology; giving audiences the chance to live through the Martian invasion of 1898.

Now our newest arena production combines these elements within the live performance medium, for an even more unique, emotional and at times, scary experience.”

Tickets now on sale and are available online from: https://ticketmaster-uk.tm7559.net/ndNYa #Ad

Please note venue facility and booking fees will apply.


Saturday, 7 March 2020

Uriah Heep Gateshead Sage

Uriah Heep
Gateshead Sage
Monday 2 November 2020
British rock icons Uriah Heep are thrilled to announce an extensive UK tour in November 2020, including a date at Sage Gateshead, to celebrate their 50th Anniversary.
Uriah Heep’s longevity is a testament to the band’s excellent music, prolific song-writing and tireless efforts.
The mighty Heep are cut from the same cloth of legends; their career spans over 50 years and it has been a roller coaster - 25 studio albums, 21 official live albums, more than 45 million albums sold worldwide and in excess of 4000 shows performed across 60 countries.
From the aptly titled 1970 debut album, Very ‘Eavy… Very ‘Umble, through to their last magnificent studio record Living The Dream and DVD extravaganza Live at KOKO, London, Uriah Heep have always produced high quality hard rock blended with stunning melodies and intricate harmonies.


Brian Wilson - Good Vibrations Greatest Hits Tour

Gateshead Sage

Saturday 6 June, 7.30pm


Co-founding member of The Beach Boys – Brian Wilson makes a welcome return to the UK to perform Good Vibrations Greatest Hits Live across the country, with special guests Al Jardine and Blondie Chaplin.

Wilson has been universally hailed as a writer of one of the greatest American songbooks, Pet Sounds, which has reigned atop countless critic and fan polls, and has maintained its timeless rank as one of popular music’s most-cited influences. The Pet Sounds Anniversary World Tour was named one of Rolling Stone’s Greatest Tours of 2017; it travelled to more than 24 countries for 180 performances from 2016-2018.

As a teenager, Wilson co-founded The Beach Boys, signing with Capitol Records in July 1962 and releasing the band’s first album, Surfin’ Safari, that same year. Their initial surf-rock focus was soon broadened to include other themes. Wilson’s innovative vocal and instrumental arrangements for major hits, including I Get Around, California Girls, Wouldn’t It Be Nice, God Only Knows, and the number one smash, Good Vibrations, established The Beach Boys as America’s preeminent band of the 1960s.

Wilson has also achieved great success as a solo artist, with 11 of his own albums released to date, including his acclaimed 2004 completion of an album he first began recording in the ’60s, Brian Wilson Presents…SMiLE. The album earned Wilson his first GRAMMY for a recording, which was followed by his second GRAMMY win for producing The Beach Boys’ acclaimed 2011 release, The SMiLE Sessions.

In 2015, Wilson released his solo album No Pier Pressure and was the subject of the critically acclaimed, award-winning biopic Love & Mercy. Directed by Bill Pohlad and starring John Cusack, Paul Dano, Elizabeth Banks and Paul Giamatti, Love & Mercy presents an unconventional portrait of the music legend. Set against the era-defining catalogue of the music, the film intimately examines the personal voyage and ultimate salvation of the iconic performer whose success came at an extraordinary personal cost. The culmination of these projects produced Wilson’s first Golden Globe nomination for Best Original Song (Motion Picture) for One Kind of Love, which was featured in the film.

Brian Wilson is a Kennedy Center Honours recipient, a Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee, and a U.K. Music Hall of Fame inductee. As a member of The Beach Boys, Wilson was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1988, and honoured with The Recording Academy’s Lifetime Achievement Award in 2001.



Folkworks Beoga Gateshead Sage


Folkworks

Beoga

Gateshead Sage

Tuesday 26 May, 8pm


Irish “new wave trad” quintet Beoga have announce a five-date UK tour, including Sage Gateshead.

Beoga’s most recent release was the unforgettable single, Make A Mark, featuring Ryan McMullan, released at the end of November and is the first to be taken from their upcoming mini-album due for release in May 2020. Make A Mark is a gorgeous meshing of two distinct talents – Ryan McMullan’s unmistakable vocals and Beoga’s outstanding musicianship – with a killer chorus hook and a sparkling instrumental break.

After five albums, a shortlist for a GRAMMY nomination and numerous international tours, Beoga reached a wider international audience as a result of a chance encounter with Ed Sheeran, Foy Vance and Johnny McDaid. This led to the band co-writing Ed’s massive hit Galway Girl and guesting on Nancy Mulligan from his album, Divide. They also performed as Ed Sheeran’s only special guest on his headlining Glastonbury 2017 performance and supported him on his record-breaking Irish stadium tour in 2018. This collaboration with one of contemporary pop music’s biggest icons led to Beoga exploring a more mainstream direction for their own record and working with a stellar line up of artists including Johnny McDaid, Foy Vance, Ed Sheeran, James Bay, and Ryan McMullan.

The new record sees them find a truly original sound at the intersection between traditional Irish music and contemporary pop .Through singles Matthew’s Daughter, featuring US country artist Devin Dawson, and Let You Go, featuring Nashville favourite Anderson East, the band have started to introduce audiences to this new sound and the response has been overwhelmingly positive.



Wednesday, 4 March 2020



The Last Domino? Tour 2020

Their first tour in 13 years
Tony Banks - Phil Collins - Mike Rutherford

Newcastle Utilita Arena Thursday 26th November 2020




Genesis, who are among the biggest selling recording artists of all time and one of Britain's most internationally renowned bands, will be touring for the first time in 13 years.

The Last Domino? Tour 2020 starts in Dublin on 16 November and will be Tony Banks, Phil Collins and Mike Rutherford’s first live outing together since the globe-trotting, sell-out Turn It On Again: The Tour in 2007. They will be joined on stage by Nic Collins on drums, and the bands long time guitar and bass player Daryl Stuermer.

Genesis are one of the world’s biggest selling and most successful bands of all time. They have sold an estimated 100 million albums and have played to sold-out stadiums and arenas all over the world for decades.

The evolution of Genesis is unique, their sound developed and progressed throughout their career and with multiple line-up alterations in the early years, the classic line-up of Tony Banks, Phil Collins and Mike Rutherford took shape in 1976.

‘And Then There Were Three’ (1978) was the first album the band released as a three-piece and spawned the single ‘Follow You Follow Me’ which was their first UK top ten and US top 30 single and proved to be the start of huge commercial global success. The albums ‘Duke’ (1980), ‘Abacab’ (1981), ‘Genesis’ (1983), ‘Invisible Touch’ (1986) and ‘We Can’t Dance’ (1991) followed for the trio, alongside almost constant global stadium tours cementing the band as one of the most successful of all time.

Tony, Phil and Mike reunited again as a band in 2007 after almost 10 years for the Turn It On Again Tour which went on to be one of the biggest grossing tours on the year playing sold-out stadiums around the world.

Tickets will go on sale 9.00am Friday 6th March and are available online, from the booking hotline number 0844 493 6666 * or from 11.00am in person from the Utilita Arena Box Office. Accessible seating is available online, or by calling 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. Tickets are limited to 4 per person.

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