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Friday, 16 June 2017

At @TyneOperaHouse 4/11/2017 @MarcAlmond takes us through the #shadowsandreflections of his music.

Marc Almond brings his Shadows and Reflections Tour to Tyne Theatre & Opera House
Saturday 4th November 2017



One of Britain’s most gifted, and unique vocal talents, Marc Almond, will take to the stage at Tyne Theatre & Opera House on Saturday 4th November. This very special concert will feature songs and hits from his 36 year career to beautiful new orchestral arrangements of hits, iconic torch songs and 60’s Orchestral Pop for which he has become loved for, from his new album Shadows and Reflections.
Celebrating the synth pop pioneers 60th Birthday year, this concert follows his Top 10 album Hits and Pieces as well as his sold out Spring tour.
As a performer he has been at the forefront of British pop music ever since he found fame in the early 1980s with Soft Cell, before going on to a hugely successful, prolific and diverse solo career that has seen him sell over 30 million records worldwide.

Tickets: £29.50 - £60. Available now from: www.tynetheatreandoperahouse.uk


The Tyne Theatre & Opera House Box Office is open 10am-3:30pm Monday to Friday and event days
Booking and Information Line: 0844 2491 000 (10am – 6pm Monday to Friday)
More information at our Website: www.tynetheatreandoperahouse.uk
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Theatre Address: 109 – 119 Westgate Road, Newcastle, NE1 4AG


Pete Beat: New EP "Forever" out 1/8/17
www.jowheretogo.com


Thursday, 15 June 2017

#Jaws @JAWSJAWSJAWSSS come to @RiversideNCL 26/11 other tour dates here

JAWS
EXTEND SIMPLICITY TOUR DATES
INTO WINTER 2017



    
Revelling in the jubilant reception to their sophomore record - JAWS - are delighted to announce a fresh run of UK dates that will extend their Simplicity Tour into the Winter months of 2017. 

Lining up 12 new shows for later this year, the dreamy indie pop trio will embark on a succession of live dates kicking off at Reading’s Sub 89 on Friday 17th November, taking in the likes of Southampton, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Sheffield and more, before rounding off proceedings with a huge homecoming show at The Birmingham Institute on the Friday 1st December. Full dates and details as follows:


November 2017 UK tour dates

Fri, 17 Nov 17 -  Reading -  Sub89

Sat, 18 Nov 17 -  Southampton -  Engine Rooms

Sun, 19 Nov 17 -  Exeter -  Phoenix

Tue, 21 Nov 17 -  Cardiff -  The Globe

Wed, 22 Nov 17 -  Bristol -  The Fleece

Thu, 23 Nov 17 -  Norwich -  The Waterfront

Fri, 24 Nov 17 -  Liverpool -  The Magnet

Sun, 26 Nov 17 -  Newcastle -  Riverside

Mon, 27 Nov 17 -  Edinburgh -  The Caves

Wed, 29 Nov 17 -  York -  The Crescent

Thu, 30 Nov 17 -  Sheffield -  Plug

Fri, 01 Dec 17 -  Birmingham -  The Institute


These additional dates come as something of a victory lap for the Midlands outfit as they look to close out their touring cycle for their warmly received Simplicity record on a high, and before knuckling down on their next studio venture.

With DIY Magazine hailing JAWS’ development into “grunge-infested, kicking and screaming juggernaut”, Simplicity was praised by DORK Magazine who defined the record as “the sound of a band truly becoming their own” and across much of the music press, before finding itself a ubiquitous entry in many of the annual 2016 Album of The Year listings.

The news also follows the recent unveiling of the band’s video for current single ‘Cast’. Like much of the album it stems from, ‘Cast’ is a sonic manifestation of temerity and evokes a sense of self-determination and of overcoming inner turmoil. Accompanied with on-the-road footage shot during some of the band's ecstatic UK shows earlier in the run, the video turns the camera around on the crowds that have feverishly supported Simplicity at the overwhelming gigs and on record. Watch the video for Cast here.





Produced by Gethin Pearson at Vale Studios, Simplicity by JAWS is out now.

JAWS are: Connor Schofield (singer/guitar), Alex Hudson (guitar) and Eddy Geach (drums)

Tickets for all upcoming shows are on sale now and are available HERE




Wednesday, 14 June 2017

#BobMarley #Tribute coming to @playhouse_WB 9/9/17 #whitleybay #reggaeclassics

On Sale Now:
Legend
A Tribute to the Music of Bob Marley
Saturday 9th September 2017
7.30 pm


"Life is one big road with lots of signs. So when you riding through the ruts, don't complicate your mind. Flee from hate, mischief and jealousy. Don't bury your thoughts, put your vision to reality. Wake Up and Live!" – Bob Marley

With the recent national release of the film ‘Marley’ interest in Bob Marley and reggae is yet again high - not that it has ever gone away!

LEGEND perform a Bob Marley show in sound and vision just like you were at a Bob Marley concert. A full evening show features all the hits and more including classic Bob Marley reggae standards:
*Is This Love
*No Woman No Cry
*Could You Be Loved
*Three Little Birds
*Buffalo Soldier
*Get Up Stand Up
*Stir It Up
*One Love/People Get Ready
*I Shot The Sheriff
*Waiting In Vain
*Redemption Song
*Satisfy My Soul
*Exodus
*Jamming
…and much more!

FEEL THE VIBE! PURE ENTERTAINMENT! JUST NOT TO BE MISSED!

Tickets costing £22.50 are available now.

Tickets are available from the Box Office open Monday – Friday 10am – 4pm, Saturday 10.30am – 2.30pm plus until show start on event days. Tickets can also be purchased on the booking hotline 0844 248 1588* or online at www.playhousewhitleybay.co.uk.

*Calls cost 7p per minute plus your phone company’s access charge.

#doubletrouble when @beanstoast and @SkinnyLister team up for a tour ..stopping at @NewcastleSU 24/11/17

BEANS ON TOAST + SKINNY LISTER

ANNOUNCE DOUBLE TROUBLE TOUR



   
This coming winter Beans on Toast and Skinny Lister will head out on a co-headline tour of the UK.


Label mates, touring buddies and drinking companions they make a perfect match. Both bands are hardworking, fun Loving, heavy touring acts that bring a unique and modern take on the age-old tradition of English folk music. Together they are given the opportunity to play on bigger stages and bring their shows to larger audiences. Both bands will be playing full sets. It’s going to be one hell of a party. So without furtherado they're proud to announce..




DOUBLE TROUBLE TOUR

21/11 LEEDS Stylus

22/11 MANCHESTER O2 The Ritz

23/11 GLASGOW Oran Mor

24/11 NEWCASTLE Newcastle Uni

25/11 SHEFFIELD The Leadmill

28/11 BIRMINGHAM Glee Club

29/11 NOTTINGHAM Rescue Rooms

30/11 NORWICH Waterfront

01/12 CAMBRIDGE Junction

02/12 LEICESTER Dryden Street Social

06/12 CARDIFF The Globe

07/12 SOUTHAMPTON 1865

08/12 EXETER The Phoenix

09/12 BRISTOL SWX

10/12 LONDON KOKO



For Skinny Lister, this tour will wrap up the worldwide campaign of their third and critically acclaimed album 'The Devil, The Heart & The Fight'. Following up on a fully Sold Out UK tour in May after another in October ‘16, extensive tours of Europe and The USA and a Summer ram packed with festivals including a prestigious slot on Glastonbury's Avalon stage on Sunday night.


This tour will also act as the UK album tour for Beans on Toast’s 9th album, released slap bang in the middle of the tour on 1st December. He’ll be bringing a full live band with him with fiddle, accordion and honky-tonk piano playing a mix of brand new tunes from the forthcoming album and old classics from his huge back catalogue.



Both acts release music on Xtra Mile Recordings, home to Frank Turner, Against Me! and Will Varley to name just a few. The label prides itself on community and family values as well as punk rock attitude and incredibly good music.  All of these aspects will shine through in this awesome collaboration of a tour.



More info and tickets

www.beansontoastmusic.com / www.skinnylister.com / www.alttickets.com 

*Tickets on general sale Friday, June 16th @ 10am*



Coming soon: The "Forever" EP from Pete Beat

"Some of these songs sound remarkably Tom Jones with an electro beat, something I've never heard before! I think this works really well in a modern age" : Radio Warwick



#dodgybastards the 8th @steeleye_span album being toured. @cityH4ll 5.12.17

Steeleye Span
comes to Newcastle City Hall
Tue 5 Dec 2017


In an age when it is not uncommon for an artist to take five years to follow up a successful album, the creativity that Steeleye Span displayed in their early years is still astonishing. In the decade between their debut and 1980's Sails Of Silver, they released twelve records alongside touring the world and enjoying a string of hits.

Now with their 50th anniversary fast approaching, the band have come close to matching that work rate - readying themselves for the release of ‘Dodgy Bastards’, their eighth album in twelve years.

Such inspiration has come both from the individuals involved, Steeleye mainstays Maddy Prior, Rick Kemp and Liam Genockey alongside Jessie May Smart, Andrew Sinclair and Julian Littman in the current line-up, as well as the captivating source material – the work of 19th century scholar Francis James Child and his collection of English and Scottish Ballads.

The album is appropriately titled, containing stories of murder, religion, incest, skulls, honour killings and tormented spirits - the perfect subject material for Steeleye Span's dark take on the music of the British Isles.

Such epic tales require a suitable musical backdrop and the record is firmly in the band's classic musical mould. 'Brown Robyn's Confession' sets the tone but with a new twist, violinist Jessie May Smart taking the lead vocal before the distinct tones of Maddy Prior join her on the striking chorus. Elsewhere each member plays their part, allowing the music to explore a variety of different paths as the songs ebb and flow in keeping with their characters and events - with Prior and Littman even adding a spoken word/rap element to long time band favourite 'Boys Of Bedlam'.

Julian Littman of Steeleye Span says, “on our last album, Wintersmith, we set the writings of the late Sir Terry Pratchett but Dodgy Bastards sees us returning to the folk tales and characters that have always been at the heart of the Steeleye sound. We’re hugely excited to get the album out there, and to embark on our 2017 UK”.

Steeleye Span plays Newcastle City Hall on Tue 5 Dec 2017 Tickets are £32.00 and can be purchased at www.theatreroyal.co.uk  or from the Theatre Royal Box office on 08448 11 21 21 (Calls cost 7ppm plus your phone company’s access charge).



#WhitneyHouston show @WhitHoustonShow @CityH4ll with the amazing @BelindaDavids 13.4.18

The Greatest Love of All
The Whitney Houston Show
Newcastle City Hall
Fri 13 Apr 2018



The Whitney Houston show is a critically acclaimed live concert honouring the talent, music and memory of Whitney Houston. Featuring the breathtaking vocals of Belinda David’s accompanied by the sensational 30 piece National Philharmonic Concert Orchestra this is a beautifully crafted homage to one of the world’s most revered singers.

The two-hour production will fill you with joy, nostalgia and wonderment as you are taken on a heartfelt musical journey through Houston’s greatest hits including I Will Always Love You, I Wanna Dance With Somebody, How Will I Know, One Moment in Time, I Have Nothing, Run to You, Didn’t We Almost Have It All, Greatest Love of All, I’m Every Woman, Queen of the Night, and more.

The Whitney Houston Show plays Newcastle City Hall on Fri 13 Apr 2018 Tickets are £45.00 and can be purchased at www.theatreroyal.co.uk or from the Theatre Royal Box office on 08448 11 21 21 (Calls cost 7ppm plus your phone company’s access charge).  Tickets on sale Friday 16 June from 9am.

Monday, 5 June 2017

Debut EP from @BrookeBentham and the start of a tour at Surf Club #Tynemouth 17/6




BROOKE BENTHAM


Shares new single ‘I Need Your Body’ 

From her debut EP - 'The Room Swayed' - released on June 9

Photo: Jordan Hughes

Homecoming Show in June


"We think Brooke Bentham might be the Angel (Olsen) of the North” - Loud & Quiet

"Brooke Bentham soars into 2017...a formidable transformation” - The Line Of Best Fit

"Exquisite...a vocal that rivals pretty much anyone at this moment in time” - Crack In The Road

"A prodigal talent..a statement of intent” - Clash

Listen to I Need Your Body HERE




Brooke Bentham has premiered new single 'I Need Your Body', the second to be
taken from her debut EP entitled 'The Room Swayed'. This follows the success of
acclaimed return track 'Heavy & Ephemeral', which picked up support across
Radio 1, 6Music and Radio X.

'I Need Your Body' is a melancholic mix of lust and resentment, produced again by Ben Baptie (Daughter, Adele, Lapsley) and pushing Brooke's stunning voice further than ever before. If 'Heavy & Ephemeral' described feeling suffocated in a relationship, 'I Need Your Body' captures that sense of moving onto someone new ("into the night we go, once more") but again falling for the wrong person. Brooke's debut EP, 'The Room Swayed', is themed around those static, unfulfilling moments in a relationships new and old, and the realisation of how to break out of it (in part through writing songs).

Brooke Bentham also has announced a special Tyneside homecoming show this Summer. Having just concluded her first UK tour proper in March with the esteemed John Smith at 8 salubrious venues across the UK inc. London’s Union Chapel, Brooke returns to the North East for a headline performance at the Surf Club in Tynemouth on June 17th. Further dates and festival appearances will be announced soon.


Buy "Heavy and Ephemeral" here

Aged just twenty one, Brooke Bentham's music nonetheless carries the weight of someone who's lived a hundred lives already. She was born and raised in Southshields (just outside Newcastle) before relocating to New Cross to study at Goldsmith's (where she is in the final stages of her degree). Already, her songwriting swells and plummets in ways which feel as inspired by the epic alt rock journeying of War On Drugs or Ryan Adams as the emotional vocal depths of Sharon Van Etten or Angel Olsen: all shot through with remarkably personal, direct lyricism which suggests a maturity and life ethic that's wise beyond her years. 'The Room Swayed' may have been written in an admittedly challenging period, but the results suggest Brooke Bentham is now looking firmly towards a bright future.


'The Room Swayed' EP - will be released on June 9



LIVE DATES

17 June - Surf Club, Tynemouth 

+ More TBA soon… 

Wednesday, 31 May 2017

#DAVIDFORD @davidfordisdead #singersongwriter is on tour, with a stop @thecluny 6/6

DAVID FORD
UK TOUR DATES ANNOUNCED 
ALL NEW UNMISSABLE TOUR BY ONE OF THE UK’S MOST IMPORTANT SINGER/SONGWRITERS 






“Unmissable – 5 out of 5.”  The Guardian
“One of Britain’s best.” The Times
“Genuine depth and striking authority.” Rolling Stone
"Smart, angry, witty, emotional songs, delivered with raw-throated passion.” The Telegraph
“Puts everything into every word.” The LA Times
“David Ford is the eternal thrill of a young man going way too far and pulling it off.” Word Magazine
“Sends a chill up the spine.” The Sunday Times

With four critically-acclaimed studio albums and a live show defined by the British music press as “unmissable,” DAVID FORD is essential listening for anyone who gives a damn about music.
Ford’s songs combine Americana, English melodicism and a touch of rock ‘n’ roll, tied together with finely-crafted lyrics. His emotive stories of social commentary, politics and love in a world going to hell are powerful, engaging and hark back to an era of classic songwriting. Think Tom Waits, Neil Young and Randy Newman. From raw-throated passion to delicate piano balladry, Ford’s music is intelligent, witty and authoritative. 

LISTEN TO DAVID FORD ON SOUNDCLOUD HERE - 

https://soundcloud.com/davidfordofficial

Hailing from the South Coast of England, Ford has been lauded by press and public alike throughout his decade-long solo career. His debut album, I Sincerely Apologise For All The Trouble I’ve Caused, was included in both The Times and Word Magazine‘s top ten albums of the year and his latest album, Charge, was described by press as his “best album to date. ” His records have achieved number one slots on iTunes and in February 2014, a bizarre twist of fate saw him travelling to Paris to receive the French Grammy award for song of the year. Ford ended 2014 with a sell-out tour of the UK backed by a string quartet, playing selections from his new mini-album, The Arrangement. Then in a shift of direction that has come to typify his uniquely eclectic brand of creativity, Ford toured the UK in May 2015 with a show he called “The One-Man Full-Band Show”. This featured Ford playing an entire stage full of instruments linked together by a home-made array of loop machines and triggering devices that helped him produce a full-on rock show played by one person.
A multi-instrumentalist and master of the loop pedal, Ford’s mesmerising live performances regularly sell-out venues on both sides of the Atlantic. As well as playing headline shows to his devoted and loyal fan base, he has toured with and supported artists such as Elvis Costello, Ray LaMontagne, Aimee Mann, Sara Bareilles, Gomez, Aqualung, Richard Ashcroft, Suzanne Vega, Augustana, Ingrid Michaelson and Jakob Dylan.
Despite countless plaudits, the songwriter flies below the radar for many, a subject he has documented in a book entitled, I Choose This – How To Nearly Make It In The Music Industry. Yet Ford’s exquisite songwriting and powerful live performances ensure he remains one of the UK’s most important singer/songwriters in the eyes of critics and genuine music lovers.




Tour Dates:

2nd June Islington Assembly Rooms, London
3rd June Arts Centre, Norwich
4th June Greystones, Sheffield
6th June Cluny, Newcastle
7th June Oran Mor, Glasgow
15th June Thekla, Bristol
16th June Talking Heads, Southampton
17th June Donkey, Leicester
18th June Deaf Institute, Manchester
22nd June Brudenell Social Club, Leeds

With support from Michele Stodart (The Magic Numbers)





#ianhunterandtherantband head to @Playhouse_WB 3/7 #mottthehoople #northeastrocks







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North Tyneside Council presents

Ian Hunter And The Rant Band

Monday 3rd July 2017

7.30 pm





The PLAYHOUSE Whitley Bay, in partnership with North Tyneside Council, is delighted to announce that Ian Hunter and The Rant Band will appear as part of the Mouth of the Tyne Festival on Monday the 3rd of July.

As leader of ‘70’s British rock legends Mott The Hoople and a hugely influential solo artist, Ian Hunter is widely revered as one of rock ‘n’ rolls most compelling performers, as well as one of its most articulate songwriters. As author of such immortal anthems as, All The Way From Memphis”, “Once Bitten, Twice Shyand Cleveland Rocksand the voice of such landmark albums as, All The Young Dudes”, “Mott”, “Ian Hunter” and Youre Never Alone With A Schizophrenic, he remains a hero to fellow musicians and fans around the world.

Whilst his achievements during his first decade as a recording artist would have been more than enough to ensure his iconic status, Hunter has never been one to coast on past glories. Indeed, in the past dozen years, hes made a series of riveting albums that stand with his best and most resonant work, while making a decisive return to touring, delivering incendiary live performances that show his fire to be burning as brightly as ever.

He was already a veteran of the London music scene by the time he joined Mott The Hoople in 1969. With Mott, he recorded four iconoclastic albums – “Mott The Hoople”, “Mad Shadows”, “Wildlifeand Brain Capersby the time they hit international stardom with the glam-rock anthem for a generation, the David Bowie penned, All The Young Dudes. The bands artistic and commercial success continued with Mottand The Hoople, between them, containing the hits, All The Way From Memphis”, “Honaloochie Boogie”, “Roll Away The Stoneand The Golden Age Of Rock ‘n’ Roll”. On their final tour, they took out a then little known band, Queen, who would have a hit single with a song about their experiences, Now Im Here. It would be the only time Queen would open for anyone and the band members would stay long term friends with Ian, contributing backing vocals to his All American Alien Boyalbum. Mott have also been credited by John Lydon (Sex Pistols) and Mick Jones (The Clash) as being one of the pioneers and inspirations behind the burgeoning punk/new wave movement. Later on, Ian would go on to produce Generation X’s “Valley Of The Dollsalbum and The Clash would play on Ian’s “Short Back ‘n’ Sidesrelease. Not many, if any, other artists could claim to have influenced bands as diverse as Queen and the Sex Pistols.

Mott disbanded in 1974 and Ian moved to New York, segueing into a celebrated solo career and quickly building a formidable body of solo work. The albums, “Ian Hunter”, “All American Alien Boy, “Overnight Angels”, “Youre Never Alone With A Schizophrenic”, “Short Back ‘n’ Sidesand All Of The Good Ones Are Takenbetween them featuring such diverse talents as the aforementioned Queen and The Clash, Mick Ronson, the then unknown jazz sensation, Jaco Pastorious and The E Street Band, of Bruce Springsteen fame.

Barry Manilow took one of Ians most personal songs, Shipsinto the charts and Great White had an international hit with their cover of Once Bitten, Twice Shy”.

Ian took time out to produce in the ‘80’s, returning in 1993, prompted by the death of his long time collaborator, Mick Ronson.

Since then, Ian has produced what many critics feel to be his best work to date, The Artful Dodger”, “Rant”, “Shrunken Heads”, “Man Overboardand When Im President. There are now a new generation of artists name-checking Ian as an influence; Jeff Tweedy (Wilco), Bobby Gillespie (Primal Scream), Taylor Hawkins (Foo Fighters) to name but three.



Mott The Hoople have reformed twice and played two hugely successful tours. If anyone had any doubts as to the long lasting appeal and influence of Ians music, you would only have needed to peak at the scenes in Mott The Hooples dressing room after their London show where they were joined by; Jimmy Page (Led Zeppelin), Mick Jones (The Clash), Chrissie Hynde (The Pretenders) and John Squire (The Stone Roses), probably four of the most influential artists of all time.

As always, whilst proud of his past achievements, Ian would prefer to focus on the future. “To me, music is holy” Hunter asserts, adding “For the first fifteen years of my life, I had no idea what I was here for. But then Elvis came out and it was, “Oh, that’s what I am here for”. Rock ‘n’ roll got me out and gave me a great life and I don’t know what I would have done without it. It’s all I know and my identity is all tied up with it”.

Tickets priced at £28.50 will go on sale at 10 am Friday 7th April 2017.
    
Tickets are available from the Box Office open Monday – Friday 10am – 4pm, Saturday 10.30am – 2.30pm plus until show start on event days. Tickets can also be purchased on the booking hotline 0844 248 1588* or online at www.playhousewhitleybay.co.uk.



*Calls cost 7p per minute plus your phone company’s access charge.

The legendary @CherylMikeJay formerly of #BucksFizz Play @Playhouse_WB #whitleybay on 29/9/17

Cheryl, Mike and Jay 
formerly of Bucks Fizz

Friday 29th September 2017



Early in 1981, four complete strangers sat in the drawing room of a house in Fulham and were told: “you are now Bucks Fizz”.

In the eight weeks between that first meeting and appearing on “A Song for Europe” on 11th March 1981, Bucks Fizz were hurled into a melee of rehearsing, recording, routining, styling, interviews and photography. All that hard work and effort was to pay dividends - they went on to win the Song For Europe and Eurovision Song Contest 1981 and became household names around the world.

With over 20 singles released over the next few years including 3 number ones, “My Camera Never Lies”, “Land Of Make Believe” and of course, “Making Your Mind Up”, they sold in excess of 15 million records, spending 219 weeks in the UK charts alone! “Making Your Mind Up” went to No 1 in nine countries!

This is going to be a great night and the band always look forward to their concerts in the North East so get your mind made up and book your tickets today!

Tickets costing £23.50 will go on sale at 10 am on Friday the 9th of December 2017.

Tickets are available from the Box Office open Monday – Friday 10am – 4pm, Saturday 10.30am – 2.30pm plus until show start on event days. Tickets can also be purchased on the booking hotline 0844 248 1588* or online at www.playhousewhitleybay.co.uk.

*Calls cost 7p per minute plus your phone company’s access charge.

Monday, 29 May 2017

#gigannouncement #ERASURE play #Newcastle's @CityH4ll on 4/2/18 @erasureinfo Check out the Vince Clarke #remix of #loveyoutothesky



ERASURE

ANNOUNCE 2018 TOUR

UNVEIL THE VINCE CLARKE REMIX OF ‘LOVE YOU TO THE SKY’
- OUT 2 JUNE ON MAXI CD & DIGITAL EP

NEW ALBUM – WORLD BE GONE – OUT NOW 

The Album, on Amazon

Exciting news:Erasure will return to Newcastle City Hall next year.

It’s hard to think of another songwriting partnership as golden as that of Erasure. For 32 years, without a break or break-up, Andy Bell and Vince Clarke have mined a rich seam of creativity that has led to chart-conquering singles, a string of immaculate albums, a BRIT, an Ivor Novello Award and now World Be Gone, their seventeenth studio album.


"Love You To The Sky" remix

It sees the duo enter their fourth decade with renewed creative charge. Instead of the heady, euphoric dance music of their 2014 album The Violet Flame, on World Be Gone the mood is thoughtful, reflective and reminiscent of 1995’s lush, experimental album Erasure.
Erasure’s buoyant grooves have often contained allusions to serious subject matter, but on their new album, World Be Gone they explicitly confront dark forces, while continuing to celebrate love’s light. ‘Lousy Sum of Nothing’ is a heartbreaking ballad for our post-truth age, with a sublime, sky-scraping chorus.




Since releasing their first single in 1985, Erasure have sold more than 25 million albums worldwide. Their 30th anniversary celebrations saw them deliver a Top 10 collection of singles, a 13-disc career-spanning box set and vinyl editions of their entire back catalogue. Since then, they’ve been busier than ever. In addition to recording World Be Gone, in 2016 Vince Clarke set up his own label, Very Records, releasing 2Square, his collaboration with Paul Hartnoll, and the Reed & Caroline debut, Buchla & Singing. Andy Bell continued to explore the character of Torsten through the critically acclaimed theatrical production Torsten The Beautiful Libertine and an album of the same name. A remix album, further detailing this “polysexual semi-immortal” character was released in 2016. Bell’s solo debut album, Electric Blue, has been remastered and repackaged for release in 2017.


Erasure plays Newcastle City Hall on Sun 4 Feb 2018.  Tickets are onsale from Friday 2 June - http://www.erasureinfo.com/concerts

ERASURE HEADLINE TOUR – 2018

31 Jan - Dublin Olympia

2 Feb - Dundee Caird Hall

3 Feb - Edinburgh Usher Hall

4 Feb - Newcastle City Hall

6 Feb - Liverpool Philharmonic

7 Feb - Hull City Hall

8 Feb - Manchester O2 Apollo

10 Feb - Cambridge Corn Exchange

11 Feb - Birmingham O2 Academy

12 Feb - Nottingham Royal Concert Hall

14 Feb - Ipswich Regent

15 Feb - Southampton O2 Guildhall

16 Feb - Cardiff St David’s Hall

18 Feb - Aylesbury Friars Waterside Theatre

19 Feb - Brighton Dome

20 Feb - Guildford G Live

22 Feb - Norwich UEA


23 Feb - London Eventim Apollo



ERASURE TOUR DATES WITH ROBBIE WILLIAMS - 2017

2 June – UK Manchester, Ethiad Stadium

3 June – UK Manchester, Ethiad Stadium

6 June – UK Southampton, St Mary’s Stadium

9 June – UK Edinburgh, Murrayfield Stadium

13 June – UK Coventry, Ricoh Stadium

17 June – IRE Dublin, Aviva Stadium

21 June – UK Cardiff, Ethiad Stadium

23 June – UK London, Stadium (Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park)


Newcastle-based electronic songwriter Peat Beat
is due to launch his new EP on 02/08/2017

Check out his Facebook Page




At @TyneOperaHouse 4/11/2017 @MarcAlmond takes us through the #shadowsandreflections of his music.

Marc Almond brings his Shadows and Reflections Tour to Tyne Theatre & Opera House Saturday 4th November 2017 One of Britain’s...