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7 shows to see in the next 7 days, including ones by Bryan Ferry, Kim Wilde, the Hollies and Bryde

Here’s our 14th round-up of 2018 of concerts, plays and other shows on in the north east over the next seven days, including gigs by Bryan Ferry, Bryde, Kim Wilde and Savage Messiah.

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KOYO release their new single Jettisoned this month.

Music interview – KOYO: ‘People can expect a relentless, sonic spectacle from start to finish’

Less than seven months have passed since KOYO launched their critically acclaimed debut album, and with festival dates at Download, Camden Rocks, Bliss Camp, Great Escape Festival and Live at Leeds upcoming this year, the band are heading around the UK with a series of exclusive free warm up shows.

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Editors are returning to Newcastle in October.

Editors bringing sound of Violence to Newcastle in autumn

Silence is golden, according to the Four Seasons, and for alternative rock act Editors so will be Violence, that being the title of their latest album.

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Brian Fallon live at the Boiler Shop, Newcastle. Photo: Gary Welford.

Live review: Brian Fallon and the Howling Weather at the Boiler Shop, Newcastle

It’s now 10 years since US alternative rock act the Gaslight Anthem released their breakthrough second album, The ’59 Sound, and they’ll be reuniting in the summer after three years apart for a tour to mark its anniversary.

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Sir Tom Jones performs in Alnwick in 2015. Picture by Jane Coltman

Superstar singer Sir Tom Jones returns to Alnwick

Music legend Sir Tom Jones is coming back to Alnwick, three years after power problems forced him to abandon his long-awaited show.

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Watoto Children's Choir

Watoto choir sings hopes

Children from a Ugandan school have performed at a Cullercoats church.

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Morrissey performing at the Metro Radio Arena in Newcastle in his first North East date in 10 years Pic: Carl Chambers.

Review: Morrissey, Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle

Much has happened in the world of Morrissey since the iconic former singer with The Smiths last played in the North East back in 2008.
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James Arthur

James Arthur announced for Mouth of the Tyne Festival

Platinum-selling British singer-songwriter James Arthur is the latest artist to be confirmed for this year’s Mouth of the Tyne Festival.

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Echo and the Bunnymen frontman Ian McCulloch on stage in 2015.

Echo and the Bunnymen set to play first Gateshead show of 50-year career

Echo and the Bunnymen have never been ones to shy away from revisiting past glories, and quite rightly, given their back catalogue.

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Brian Fallon returns to Newcastle next month.

Brian Fallon back in north east next month, and Gaslight Anthem reunion to follow

Gaslight Anthem frontman Brian Fallon is back in Newcastle next month for his second show in the city since the band were put on hold in 2015.

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Tyne Idols

‘Last’ tour for Tyne Idols

The latest tour to be announced by North Tyneside entertainment tourism business Tyne Idols is sure to be popular as it will be its last.

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Tenors Unlimited, known as the Ratpack of Opera.

Tenors bring tour to town

The number one selling operatic trio Tenors Unlimited, dubbed the ‘Rat Pack of Opera’, start their UK tour with their first performance at the Playhouse Whitley Bay next Thursday.

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Whitley Bay’s Aaron Sokell scouted for music show

Whitley Bay’s Aaron Sokell scouted for music show

A former Whitley Bay man is to star as a judge on a BBC music show.

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Kristina Rihanoff and Christopher Maloney in Dance To The Music

Pals to dance through time

Kristina Rihanoff and Christopher Maloney are to team up in a new smash hit dance show that promises to transport audiences on a musical journey through time.

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Pupils shine in Sage show

Pupils shine in Sage show

Pupils from a North Shields school were involved in a concert with over 400 schoolchildren at the Sage, Gateshead.

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Manic Street Preachers frontman James Dean Bradfield performing on stage during the 2017 Q Awards last month in London.

Manic Street Preachers set to trek back to north east next year

Welsh rock stars the Manic Street Preachers are trekking back to the north east just months after their last date here to promote their forthcoming 13th album.

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Live review: The Killers at the Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle

They kicked off their first Newcastle show for five years with the title track of their latest album, Wonderful Wonderful, and there could be no doubting that the Killers were doubly wondrous throughout.

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Liam Gallagher.

Live review: Liam Gallagher at the Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle

It didn’t take the beadiest or most eagle-like of eyes to spot what was missing at Liam Gallagher’s first solo show at Newcastle’s Metro Radio Arena last night.

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Morrissey back in north east next year for first show here since 2011

Morrissey is returning to Newcastle’s Metro Radio Arena in February for what will be his first north east date for almost seven years.

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