Here’s our fourth round-up of concerts, plays and other shows on in the North East over the next week.
Another will follow next Thursday.
• Pop giants One Direction are playing at Newcastle’s Metro Radio Arena on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday. The 2010 X Factor finalists, now a quartet, are touring to promote their fifth album, Made in the AM, out next month. Tickets cost £39.50 to £65. Jamie Lawson will be supporting. For details, go to www.metroradioarena.co.uk
• Irish folk veteran Christy Moore is playing at the Sage Gateshead on Monday accompanied by Declan Sinnott. Tickets to see the County Kildare-born 70-year-old are priced £29 or £36.50. For details, go to www.sagegateshead.com or www.christymoore.com
• Rapper Dappy is due to perform at Newcastle’s O2 Academy 2 next Wednesday. The former N-Dubz member is planning to release a second solo album, called Miracles, next year. Tickets to see the 28-year-old Londoner, alias Costadinos Contostavlos, cost £19.68 to £75.93. For details, go to www.o2academynewcastle.co.uk
• Comedian Alan Carr can be seen at Newcastle City Hall tonight, tomorrow and on Saturday. Tickets to see the Dorset-born 39-year-old, best known for his ongoing Channel 4 chat-show Alan Carr: Chatty Man, cost £30. For details, go to newcastlecityhall.org
• US hip-hop act Blackalicious can be seen at the Cluny in Newcastle on Tuesday. The Californian duo – made up of rapper Gift of Gab, alias Timothy Parker, and DJand producer Chief Xcel, alias Xavier Mosley – are over here to promote their fourth album, Imani Vol 1, released last month. Tickets cost £16. For details, go to www.thecluny.com
• Hooton Tennis Club are playing at Think Tank in Newcastle tomorrow night. Tickets to see the Merseyside indie rock act, formed last year, at the Digital venue cost £6.60. The band are on tour to plug their debut album, Highest Point in Cliff Town, released in the summer. For details, go to www.thinktanknewcastle.com
• Folk-rock act the Staves, pictured, can be seen at Newcastle University’s students’ union on Sunday. The trio – made up of Hertfordshire sisters Emily, Jessica and Camilla Staveley-Taylor – are touring to promote their second album, If I Was, a No 14 hit following its release in March this year. Puerto Rican singer-songwriter Gabriel Rios will be supporting. His fourth album, This Marauder’s Midnight, was a chart-topper in his current homeland of Belgium upon its release last year. Tickets cost £19.15. For details, go to www.nusu.co.uk/social/gigsandclubs