Here’s our 11th round-up of concerts, plays and other shows on in the North East over the next week.
Another will follow next Thursday.
• Classical superstar Andre Rieu will be waltzing back to Newcastle’s Metro Radio Arena tomorrow night. The 66-year-old is on tour to promote his latest album, Roman Holiday, a No 8 hit following its release last month. Tickets to see the Dutch violinist and his Johann Strauss Orchestra cost £40 to £95. For details, go to www.metroradioarena.co.uk
• Punk-inspired duo Slaves can be seen at Newcastle’s O2 Academy next Tuesday. The Kent act, formed in 2012 by frontman Laurie Vincent and drummer Isaac Holman, are on the road to plug their debut album, Are You Satisfied? A No 8 hit following its release in June, it was reissued in expanded form last month. Tickets, priced £14.85, for the show, originally due to be held at Newcastle University last month have sold out but are available from secondary sellers. For details, go to www.academymusicgroup.com/o2academynewcastle
• It will be all fright on the night as heavy metal band Ghost, pictured, visit Newcastle’s O2 Academy next Wednesday. The group, formed in 2008, are playing this side of the North Sea to promote their third album, Meliora, a chart-topper in their native Sweden and a No 23 here following its release in August, making it their biggest hit to date. Tickets cost £18.56. Fellow Swedish act Dead Soul will be supporting. For details, go to www.academymusicgroup.com/o2academynewcastle
• Pop veterans Showaddywaddy are playing at the Sage Gateshead’s hall two on Saturday. The Leicestershire band, formed in 1973, are best known for their 1976 chart-topper Under the Moon of Love and the nine other top 10 singles they notched up between 1974 and 1978. Tickets cost £22 or £24. For details, go to www.sagegateshead.com or call 0191 443 4661.
• Blues-rock veterans Dr Feelgood can be seen at the Cluny in Newcastle tomorrow night. The band, formed in Essex in 1971, though none of their original members feature in their current line-up, are best known for their chart-topping 1976 live album Stupidity and 1979 single Milk and Alcohol, a No 9 hit. Tickets cost £17.50. For details, go to www.thecluny.com
• South Tyneside rockabilly band Bessie and the Zinc Buckets are playing at Newcastle City Hall tomorrow night. Tickets to see the South Shields band, formed in 1984, cost £16. For details, go to newcastlecityhall.org
• Reformed rock veterans the Zombies are playing at Think Tank in Newcastle on Saturday. The band, best known for their 1964 single She’s Not There, a No 12 hit, are on the road to promote their sixth album, Still Got That Hunger, released in October. Tickets to see the band, formed in Hertfordshire in 1962 and reunited in their current incarnation in 2004 after first splitting up in 1967, at the Riverside venue are £22.50. Josh Flowers and the Wild will be supporting. For details, go to www.thinktanknewcastle.com