Here’s our third round-up of concerts, plays and other shows on in the North East over the next week.
Another will follow next Thursday.
• Guitar hero Joe Bonamassa is playing at Newcastle’s Metro Radio Arena next Wednesday. The 38-year-old American’s last LP, Different Shades of Blue, was a No 9 hit following its release in September last year, and he has a new concert album out now, Live at Radio City Music Hall. Tickets cost £45 to £75. Shawn Jones will be supporting. For details, go to www.metroradioarena.co.uk or jbonamassa.com
• US rock veteran Steve Earle is playing at the Sage Gateshead on Monday. The 60-year-old and his long-time backing band the Dukes are on tour to promote his 16th album, Terraplane, a No 30 hit following its release in February. Tickets cost £31. The Mastersons will be supporting. For details, go to www.sagegateshead.com
• Indie pop act Spector can be seen at the Cluny in Newcastle on Saturday. The quartet, formed in London in 2011, are visiting Newcastle as part of a 13-date national tour to plug their second album, Moth Boys, a No 27 hit following its release in August. Spring King will be supporting. Tickets cost £12.50. For details, go to www.thecluny.com or spector.co.uk
• Irish singer-songwriter Ciaran Lavery is playing at the Cluny 2 in Newcastle on Saturday. The 29-year-old, tipped as another Damien Rice, already has one album to his name, 2013’s Not Nearly Dark, and an EP, the year after’s Kosher. Trev Gibb and Meghann Clancy will be supporting. Tickets cost £7.50. For details, go to www.thecluny.com or www.ciaranlaverymusic.com
• Ocean Colour Scene members Simon Fowler and Oscar Harrison are playing an acoustic set at Playhouse Whitley Bay on Monday. The pair will be performing hits by the veteran indie rock band, formed in Birmingham in 1989, such as The Day We Caught the Train, a No 4 hit in 1996, and Hundred Mile High City, another No 4 the year after. Tickets to see the two 50-year-olds cost £20. For details, go to www.playhousewhitleybay.co.uk
• Indie pop act Gengahr are playing at Think Tank in Newcastle on Tuesday to promote their debut LP, A Dream Outside, released in June. Tickets to see the London band, formed in 2013, at the Digital venue are £8.80. For details, go to www.thinktanknewcastle.com or www.gengahr.com
• Space rock outfit the Vryll Society can be seen at Think Tank in Newcastle tomorrow night. The Liverpool act are on the road to plug their debut EP, Pangea, out later this month.Tickets to see them at the Digital venue cost £6.60. For details, go to www.thinktanknewcastle.com