Here’s our fifth round-up of concerts, plays and other shows on in the North East over the next week.
Another will follow next Thursday.
• US hard rock veterans Motley Crue’s farewell tour stops off at Newcastle’s Metro Radio Arena on Monday. Rock legend Alice Cooper will be playing a special guest slot, and the One Hundred will be offering further support. This will be Motley Crue’s second visit to the venue over the course of a career stretching back to 1981, their previous show there having been in 2005. It’s a fourth visit to the arena for Cooper, 67, pictured, far right, with Motley Crue, as he’s played there before in 2002, 2005 and 2007. Tickets cost £40 or £45. For details, go to www.metroradioarena.co.uk
• Singer-songwriter Richard Hawley is returning to the Sage Gateshead on Tuesday. The 48-year-old is on tour to promote his seventh album, Hollow Meadows, a No 9 hit following its release last month. This will be his second show at the Sage following a previous visit in 2009. Tickets, priced £26.50, have sold out, but returns might be available on the night. Meilyr Jones will be supporting. For details, go to www.sagegateshead.com or call 0191 443 4661.
• Former X Factor contestant Ella Henderson is playing at Newcastle’s O2 Academy tomorrow night as part of her first headlining tour. The 19-year-old has topped the charts with her debut album, Chapter One, and the single Ghost, both released last year. Tickets, priced £23.50, have sold out but are available from other sources costing more. For details, go to www.o2academynewcastle.co.uk
• Heavy rock act Snakecharmer can be seen at Newcastle’s O2 Academy 2 next Wednesday. Tickets to see the band, formed by ex-Whitesnake members Micky Moody and Neil Murray in 2011, cost £19.68. For details, go to www.o2academynewcastle.co.uk
• Alternative rock act the Computers are playing at the Cluny in Newcastle tonight. They have a new EP, called Want the News, Here’s the Blues, out next month, and their third album is due to follow in the spring. Tickets to see the five-piece Devon band, formed in 2006, cost £8. For details, go to www.thecluny.com
• Roots rockers Dan Baird and Homemade Sin are playing at the Cluny in Newcastle on Sunday to plug their latest album, Get Loud. Californian Baird, 61, is best known for his decade with the Georgia Satellites ending in 1990 but has kept busy since then solo and with the Yayhoos and Bluefields. Tickets cost £15. For details, go to www.thecluny.com or www.danbairdandhomemadesin.net
• Indie pop band Dodgy, best known for the 1996 single Good Enough, a No 4 hit, are playing at Think Tank in Newcastle tonight to promote their forthcoming sixth album, Hold Up to the Light. Tickets to see the London band, formed in 1990 and reunited in 2007 after splitting up five years previously, at the Digital venue cost £16.50. For details, go to www.thinktanknewcastle.com or ww.dodgyology.com