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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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The line-up for this year's X Factor live tour.

7 shows to see in the next 7 days, including the latest X Factor live tour

Here’s our sixth round-up of 2018 of concerts, plays and other shows on in the north east over the next seven days, including gigs by Don Broco, the Go! Team and Franz Ferdinand.

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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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Killers frontman Brandon Flowers on stage in Newcastle last night. Photo: Rob Loud.

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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Raising cash A Cappella

Raising cash A Cappella

Last year Tyneside A Cappella, a 50-strong women’s choir, helped to raise more than £4,500 for good causes, and this year it hopes to repeat that achievement.

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Waterboys frontman Mike Scott at a previous show.

Review: The Waterboys live at the Sage Gateshead

It was a case of out with the old and in with the new as the Waterboys returned to the Sage Gateshead last night, October 23.

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Lottie Rhodes

Lottie tries to save music

A young north east actress is to star in a new children’s opera.

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Stereophonics are returning to Newcastle in March.

Stereophonics lining up 10th show at north east arena to promote LP No 10

Stereophonics fans in the north east can now look forward to a perfect 10 twice over.

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Liam Gallagher at the Leeds Festival. Photo: Katy Blackwood.

Liam Gallagher to play first north east show for four years

Latter-day rock legend Liam Gallagher has added a north east date to his upcoming UK tour, his first in the region for four years.

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Waterboys frontman Mike Scott.

Waterboys singing the blues again and on way back to north east

Singing the blues has always paid off for the Waterboys, just as it did for US singer and actor Guy Mitchell back in 1956, and they’ll be hoping to keep up that winning streak with their latest album, due out next month.

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Richard Thompson is returning to the Sage Gateshead.

Oops! Folk-rock veteran Richard Thompson has done it again

Oops! Richard Thompson has done it again.

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