‘Last’ tour for Tyne Idols

Tyne Idols
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.

Fans of the iconic double-decker yellow bus need not fear, however, as the ‘last’ tour is in name only.

The tour incorporates Sting’s musical stage play The Last Ship on its last night.

And in keeping with the theme, it will start with a tour entitled In The Footsteps Of Sting, which was originally put together for Sting’s International Fan Club when he was in the north east previewing music from his Broadway musical at The Sage in 2015.

The tour, on April 7, is inspired by The Last Ship and visits Sting’s home town of Wallsend, once dominated by the Swan Hunter shipyard.

It also takes in places where Sting played with his pre-Police band, Last Exit, and there’s even a chance to meet people who featured in the musician’s life.

As the bus takes its passengers through Newcastle and Tyneside, commentary will be supplied by ex-Lindisfarne founder member Ray Laidlaw, accompanied by some of the classic songs by Last Exit, The Police and Sting’s solo career, before heading on to Northern Stage for the show.

Tickets for the tour and show are £45, on 0191 253 1618, or email julie@tyneidols.com