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From The Jam

In 1982 The Jam released their last studio album The Gift. Often cited as one of the band’s finest albums, The Gift featured singles “Town Called Malice”, “Just who is the 5 O’Clock Hero” and “Precious”. From the Jam featuring original Jam member Bruce Foxton along with Russell Hastings who[…]

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Fastlove (A Tribute to George Michael)

Join Fastlove – A tribute to George Michael for an evening of sing-a-longs and celebration as you work through all the hits from across George Michael’s career. This incredible production takes you on a journey, from Wham to ‘Faith’ and beyond, it’ll be a night you won’t forget.

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Dressed To Kill: A Tribute to KISS

DRESSED TO KILL are the WORLD’s longest-running tribute to KISS. Exact-replica costumes, Pyrotechnics, blood spitting, fire-breathing AND authentic instruments: DRESSED TO KILL recreate both the look AND sound of a full-on KISS show, and have done so for the last 27 years. Since their formation in 1990, the band has[…]

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Big Country – The Crossing 35th Anniversary Tour

Join legendary Scottish band Big Country, as they celebrate their 35th anniversary with a headline show at O2 Academy Newcastle. With 10 albums under their belt and many a classic song, this will be a show fans of the band won’t want to miss. Curfew 10pm

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Elvana: Elvis Fronted Nirvana – Newcastle 2018

★ 2018 TOUR ANNOUCEMENT – SHOW ADDED ★ NEWCASTLE – O2 ACADEMY – SEPTEMBER 2018 ELVANA: ELVIS FRONTED NIRVANA! From the bowels of Disgraceland, Rock & Roll icons of the afterlife are raised from the dead! Rock & Roll meets Grunge as Elvis fronts Nirvana and gives the band the[…]

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Newcastle Pride 2018

Newcastle Pride 2018 Newcastle Pride the largest free pride is back over 3 day Friday 2Oth July 2018- Sunday 22nd July. 2018 will mark the 40th anniversary of the Rainbow Flag, created by Gilbert Baker. We will use Newcastle Pride, sponsored by NE1, to help celebrate this milestone, the meaning[…]

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The Vapors plus support + DJ Jacqui Carroll

The Vapors return to Newcastle for the first time in 35+ years to perform songs from their 2 albums New Clear Days and Magnets including their worldwide hit ‘Turning Japanese’, News at Ten, Jimmie Jones, Waiting for the Weekend, Letter from Hiro and more. Support to be announced plus DJ[…]

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The Vapors at The Cluny

UK New Wave band formed in 1979 – The band reformed in 2016 after 35 years apart but were originally co-managed by Paul Weller’s Father John and The Jam Bass player Bruce Foxton. They were discovered by Foxton whilst playing in a pub in Guildford and invited to tour with[…]

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Pist.On

Melodic metallers Pist.On are returning after a 15-year hiatus with a handful of live UK shows, where they’ll be, in their own words, “kicking ass on stage”.

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The Jam’d Live! Cluny, Newcastle.

Widely regarded now as the Uk’s most authentic and leading tribute to The Jam, The Jam’d are totally committed to giving an unforgettable, authentic performance with all the energy, passion and style of the Woking 3. As full time touring professional musicians, and massive Jam fans themselves, the band don’t[…]

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The Skids

Following last years 40th anniversary tour, Dunfermline based punk rockers The Skids come to O2 Academy Newcastle as they continue to play from their illustrious catalogue.

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Machine Head

Metal Titans Machine Head are returning to the UK, following the release of their ninth album, Catharsis and they’re ready to riff some faces off. Continuing their ‘Evening With’ shows, the band will be playing for over two and a half hours solid, so make sure you get your tickets[…]

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Reef / The Wildhearts / Terrorvision

Reef / The Wildhearts / Terrorvision – The Britrock Must Be Destroyed! Tour Plus Special Guests In a glorious collision of anthemic British rock, three of the most entertaining, feel-good and party-hard bands the UK has ever produced are coming together to tour the UK next May.

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Rita Ora

O2 Priority Pre-sale – Wednesday 1st November 2017 @ 10.00am General on-sale – Friday 3rd November 2017 @ 10.00am Rita Ora is back and alongside the release of her latest singles ‘Your Song’ and ‘Anywhere’, she’s also returning to the stage for an epic UK headline tour in May 2018.[…]

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The Verve Experience

The Verve Experience are hitting the road to celebrate the re-release of The Verve’s influential album Urban Hymns. They’ll perform classic hits from the record and put on a show that’s as close to the real thing as you can get! Curfew 10pm

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Whitney Rose & Band + Support

The Austin Texas based sultry Country songstress returns to Newcastle. Not to be missed “This Texas-based singer’s 21st-century update of classic country’s most cherished ideals – boot-stomping rhythms and take-no-guff lyrics – is rich with sly wisdom, its full-bodied arrangements putting the spotlight on her sweetly tart soprano.” – ROLLING[…]

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An Evening with Gary Lucas (Jeff Buckley/Captain Beefheart)

‘One of the best and most original guitarists in America’ -Rolling Stone ‘One of the 100 Greatest Living Guitarists’ -Classic Rock ‘The Thinking Man’s Guitar Hero — A-List’ -The New Yorker ‘Legendary left-field guitarist’ -The Guardian ‘The world’s most popular Avant-rock guitarist’ -The Independent Gary Lucas is one of the[…]

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Blitzkrieg at Think Tank

Blitzkrieg album launch party , at Think Tank Newcastle The First Blitzkrieg studio album under the Mighty Music label in Denmark , since 2015s A Time of Changes 30th anniversary re-recording and 2013s Back from Hell album. As well as the album release celebration , Blitzkrieg will be playing a[…]

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Plan B

With his new album Heaven Before Hell Breaks Loose set for release in April, award-winning artist Plan B will also be embarking on a headline UK tour, his first in nearly six years, to premiere his new material live. Age Restriction: 8+ (Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult)[…]

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The Amy Winehouse Experience

Lioness provide an authentic tribute to the precocious talent featuring TV’s ‘Stars in Their Eyes’ finalist Emma Wright as Amy Winehouse plus a full seven piece backing band to recreate the authentic sound of this heady mix of jazz, soul and pop. With a full stage show showcasing the talent[…]

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The Amy Winehouse Experience…A.K.A Lioness

Lioness are an authentic tribute to the magnificent Amy Winehouse, who take you on an emotional journey, showcasing the talent of the songstress. With a heady mix of jazz, soul and pop, Lioness will have you singing and dancing throughout their live shows.

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Dirt Box Disco

Having played with the likes of The Misfits and Stiff Little Fingers in the past, Dirt Box Disco are ready to bring their unforgettable rock ‘n’ roll stage presence to O2 Academy Newcastle in April.

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Sheesham Lotus & Son + Support

Famously referred to as “Mississippi Sheiks meet Doctor Seuss as curated by HG Wells” Sheesham and Lotus & Son have created a sonic and visual presentation of old time high stepping music which is completely unique. Fiddle, Banjo and Sousaphone make up the core of this outfit, complimented by Contrabass-Harmoniphonium,[…]

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The Dead South – Cluny Newcastle

eastside events present The Dead South plus guests Newcastle Cluny 2 Wednesday 25th April 2018 Tickets £12.00 Doors 7.30pm This is where the quartet The Dead South comes from, and fits perfectly within this description. The debut album “Good Company” revealed the four hatted, hairy and bearded fellas, with singer[…]

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Sharon Needles – Battle Axe Tour

Having already released two exceptional albums and being crowned the winner of RuPaul’s Drag Race (Season Four), Sharon Needles is back and ready to deliver her new album Battle Axe to UK crowds.

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Lilly Hiatt & Band + Support

Lilly Hiatt’s forthcoming album Trinity Lane blends the Nashville-based artist’s honest lyricism with her driving roots-rock sound. And while the album paints a portrait of struggle and self-discovery, Hiatt is a person of lightheartedness and disarming warmth. She cites the Pixies, Breeders, Dinosaur Jr., and her favorite, Pearl Jam as[…]

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WE ARE NOT DEVO

Pay attention to your Gut Feeling, come watch us and spend quality time with your friends Jerkin Back ‘n’ Forth to avoid fast falling Space Junk. Don’t Shrivel Up for the Girl U Want; Be Stiff. Use your God given Freedom of Choice to Slap Your Mammy or simply Whip[…]

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Badness: A Tribute To Madness

Since their formation, Badness have become known as one of the top Madness/Ska tribute bands in the country, selling out many of their headline shows. Taking on many of Madness’ hits, as well as other anthems from the 70s and 80s ska era, they’re a must-see for any ska fan.

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