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Demi Lovato is on in Newcastle tonight.
Demi Lovato is on in Newcastle tonight.

Here’s our 23rd round-up of 2018 of concerts, plays and other shows on in the north east over the next seven days, including gigs by the W

Next week’s will follow next Friday, June 22.

Sheryl Crow.

Sheryl Crow.

• US pop star Demi Lovato can be seen at Newcastle’s Metro Radio Arena tonight, June 15. The 25-year-old Californian is this side of the Atlantic to promote her sixth album, Tell Me You Love Me, a no 5 hit released last September. Tickets cost £43.80 or £52. Jax Jones will be supporting. For details, go to academymusicgroup.com/o2academynewcastle

• Scottish new wave act Skids are on at Newcastle’s O2 Academy tomorrow, June 16. The Fife band are on the road to plug their fifth album, Burning Cities. Their first LP for 36 years, since 1981’s non-charting Joy, it was a No 28 hit upon its release in January. Tickets to see the band – fronted by Richard Jobson and together from 1977 to 1982, 2007 to 2010 and since 2016 – cost £25.85. For details, go to academymusicgroup.com/o2academynewcastle

• Australian alternative rock act the Church are playing at Newcastle’s O2 Academy 2 on Tuesday, June 19. The band, formed in Sydney in 1980, are touring the northern hemisphere to promote their 25th LP, Man Woman Life Death Infinity, released in October but yet to chart here. Tickets cost £20.25. Suzie Stapleton will be supporting. For details, go to academymusicgroup.com/o2academynewcastle

• US singer-songwriter Sheryl Crow returns to the Sage Gateshead next Thursday, June 21. Missouri-born Crow, 56, is over here to plug her 10th album, a No 47 hit released in April last year. It’s her second show there, the previous one being in 2014Tickets cost £32.20 to £104. Colin Macleod will be supporting. For details, go to www.sagegateshead.com

• US rockers Buckcherry visit the Riverside in Newcastle tonight, June 15. The Californians, together from 1995 to 2002 and since 2005, are over here to belatedly mark the 10th anniversary of the release of their third album, 15, a No 39 hit in their native US in 2006 but yet to chart here. Tickets cost £22. For details, go to www.riversidenewcastle.co.uk

• Folk-rock singer-songwriter Clive Gregson is on at the Queen’s Hall in Hexham, Northumberland, next Wednesday, June 20. Tickets to see the Greater Manchester-born 63-year-old are £10. For details, go to www.queenshall.co.uk

• A stage adaptation of the 1982 film An Officer and a Gentleman directed by Nikolai Foster opens at Newcastle Theatre Royal on Monday, June 18, and runs until a week tomorrow, June 23. This new musical, being given its world premiere, stars Jonny Fines, Ray Shell and Emma Williams. Tickets to see the show – adapted for the stage from Douglas Day Stewart’s original screenplay by Sarah Travis and Sharleen Cooper Cohen – cost from £23. For details, go to www.theatreroyal.co.uk