Here’s our ninth round-up of concerts, plays and other shows on in the North East over the next week.
Another will follow next Thursday.
• The Prodigy are playing at Newcastle’s Metro Radio Arena tonight. The veteran electronic dance music act, pictured, are back on the road following an earlier tour that took in Newcastle’s O2 Academy in May to further promote their sixth album, The Day is My Enemy, a chart-topper following its release in March. An expanded version of that album, now featuring an extra 20-plus remixes and other bonus tracks, was released earlier this month. Tickets to see the trio, formed in Essex in 1990, cost £27.50 or £39.50. Public Enemy will be supporting. For details, go to www.metroradioarena.co.uk
• Comedian Michael McIntyre is bringing his latest stand-up show to Newcastle’s Metro Radio Arena tomorrow night and on Saturday. Tickets to see the 39-year-old Londoner cost £35 or £50. Paul Tonkinson will be doing a support slot. For details, go to www.metroradioarena.co.uk
• Dutch jazz singer Caro Emerald will be performing at Newcastle City Hall tomorrow night. Her last album, The Shocking Miss Emerald, was a No 1 in 2013, and she is currently at work on a follow-up. Tickets to see the 34-year-old, alias Caroline Esmeralda van der Leeuw, cost £24.50 to £47. For details, go to newcastlecityhall.org
• Indie rock act the Courteeners can be seen at Newcastle’s O2 Academy on Monday. The quartet, formed in Middleton, near Manchester, in 2006, are on tour to plug their fourth album, Concrete Love, a No 3 hit following its release in August last year. An expanded version of the LP, featuring new single Winter Wonderland, is being released tomorrow. Tickets, priced £22.50, have sold out but might be available from secondary sellers. For details, go to www.academymusicgroup.com/o2academynewcastle or www.thecourteeners.com
• US alternative rock act Electric Six – best known for their 2003 top five hits Danger! High Voltage and Gay Bar – are on at Newcastle’s O2 Academy 2 next Tuesday. The band, formed in Michigan in 1996, are over here to promote their 10th album. Called Bitch, Don’t Let Me Die, it was released earlier this month. Tickets to see them cost £14.06. Yip Deceiver, and Twister will be supporting. For details, go to www.academymusicgroup.com/o2academynewcastle
• Sunderland singer-songwriter Martin Longstaff, alias the Lake Poets, is playing at the Cluny 2 in Newcastle tomorrow night. Tickets to see the 26-year-old, out and about to promote his self-titled debut album, cost £7. For details, go to www.thecluny.com
• Benjamin Clementine, winner of this year’s Mercury Music Prize – beating the likes of Wolf Alice, Slaves and Florence and the Machine – will be on song at the Sage Gateshead’s hall two next Wednesday. The singer-songwriter and poet is on the road to promote his debut album, At Least for Now, a No 31 hit following its release in January. Tickets to see the 26-year-old Londoner cost £16 or £17. For details, go to www.sagegateshead.com or call 0191 443 4661.