Sage Gateshead: on sale now
New at the Sage Gateshead
Sage Gateshead is delighted to announce some fantastic shows, which go on sale on Friday 2 February.
The world’s greatest living explorer, Sir Ranulph Fiennes, offers a personal journey through his life, from his early years to the present day.
UK country superstars The Shires return to Sage Gateshead, following a successful two years in the country music chart, as well regular play on BBC Music.
Motown legends The Four Tops and The Temptations bring the sounds of the 60s to delight old audiences and new.
These are just some of the great shows that go on sale this Friday at Sage Gateshead.
Big Family Valentine Vamp
Wednesday 14 February, 1pm and 2.30pm
All you need is love! Grab the smallest loves of your lives and come on down to Sage Gateshead on 14 February for our Big Family Valentine Vamp.
Our adorable musicians are ready to meet you with some sweet singing, passionate playing, and devoted dancing to bring us all a very groovy kind of love.
These events are always popular so make sure to book early, and why not wear something red, pink, or lovely to show how much you care. The musicians are already choosing theirs!
Activities and content will be ideal for under 7s and their families, older siblings, extended family, and friends of all ages are very welcome too.
A friends and family ticket is available from Ticket Office for £12. (Four tickets, must include at least one child).
Our Finest Hour – Dunkirk and the Battle of Britain
Thursday 3 May, 7.30pm, Sage One
To coincide with the celebration of VE Day, we look back in words and music at the momentous turning point of World War Two, and Britain’s finest hour, from the miracle of Dunkirk to the decisive victory of the Battle of Britain.
From Vera Lynn and Gracie Fields to the Andrews Sisters and Glenn Miller, the songs and music of the 1940s are as well-loved today as ever. Featuring the songs that won the war, including We’ll Meet Again, The White Cliffs of Dover and A Nightingale Sang On Berkeley Square, as well as some of the classic music it inspired, including the Dam Busters March and the music from Ron Goodwin’s memorable scores to Battle of Britain and 633 Squadron.
With compelling film footage from the Imperial War Museum, the famous speeches of Winston Churchill, and the best tunes of the time from the dance halls and wireless, join the BBC Big Band and stars of the West End in a unique celebration of Our Finest Hour, presented by much-loved TV star Kevin Whately (Inspector Morse, Lewis, Auf Wiedersehen, Pet).
Sir Ranulph Fiennes
Tuesday 22 May, 7.30pm, Sage One
Named by the Guinness Book of Records as ‘the world’s greatest living explorer’, Sir Ranulph Fiennes has spent his life in pursuit of extreme adventure, risking life and limb in some of the most ambitious private expeditions ever undertaken.
Amongst his many record-breaking achievements, he was the first to reach both Poles, the first to cross the Antarctic and Arctic Ocean, and the first to circumnavigate the world along its polar axis.
In Living Dangerously, Sir Ranulph offers a personal journey through his life, from his early years to the present day. Both light-hearted and strikingly poignant, Living Dangerously spans Sir Ranulph’s childhood and school misdemeanours, his army life and early expeditions, right through the Transglobe Expedition to his current Global Reach Challenge, with a goal to becoming the first person in the world to cross both polar ice caps and climb the highest mountain on each of the seven continents.
Sir Ranulph Fiennes’ many endeavours have pushed his endurance levels to the very limits, inspiring generations and making him a pioneer of exploration with an unparalleled story to tell.
The Shires plus Andy Brown and Sinead Burgess
Monday 28 May, 7.30pm, Sage One
UK country superstars The Shires first entered the history books in 2015, when their debut album, Brave, became the first ever British country album to enter the UK Top Ten. Their second album, My Universe, also broke new ground by becoming the fastest-selling British country album of all time and reached the top three in the UK chart.
After an incredible two years, Ben Earle and Crissie Rhodes, hailing from Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire, have fast become a firm favourite in the UK country music scene. Now they’re making their mark in Nashville too.
With two gold certified albums under their belt within 12 months of each other and nine playlisted tracks across BBC Music, The Shires are back and they’re raring to go.
The Billy Joel Songbook
Tuesday 2 October, 8pm, Sage Two
Following on from his highly-acclaimed reunion concerts in the USA with Billy Joel’s original touring band, and now in its fifth, hugely-successful year, Elio Pace delivers this sensational and critically-acclaimed tour celebrating the phenomenal music of Billy Joel.
This powerhouse of a show, features more than 30 Joel classics, including Uptown Girl, Just The Way You Are and My Life, as well as fan favourites such as Scenes From An Italian Restaurant, Goodnight Saigon and Piano Man.
Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity to experience The Billy Joel Songbook in this electrifying concert performed by the dynamic singer/songwriter and piano player Elio Pace and his magnificent 6-piece band.
Hawkwind ‘In Search Of Utopia’ – Infinity and Beyond
Saturday 20 October, 7.30pm, Sage One
Due to overwhelming public demand, and having sold out the iconic London Palladium 10 months in advance, Hawkwind have announced further UK dates with their brand new concept show, In Search of Utopia – Infinity and Beyond.
For the very first time in their legendary career, the band will be joined by a live orchestra, in what promises to be amongst their most exciting and ambitious live concerts to date.
Soul II Soul Thirty Years Tour
Sunday 4 November, 7.30pm, Sage One
Iconic British band Soul II Soul are coming to Sage Gateshead.
With huge hits including Keep On Movin’ and the UK number one single Back To Life (However Do You Want Me), Soul II Soul progressed from being one of the leaders of the 1980’s warehouse scene to pioneering British black music around the world, securing long term critical and commercial success for themselves in the process.
Final Sixties Gold Tour
Tuesday 6 November, 7.30pm, Sage One
Following last year’s sold out tour, don’t miss this chance to see six acts whose 50 hit records defined the music of a generation.
Enjoy hits from The Searchers, The Merseybeats, The Fortunes, Love Affair’s Steve Ellis, Vanity Fare, and special guest PJ Proby.
An evening to be remembered and a must for all fans of the Swinging Sixties.
The Four Tops and The Temptations
Wednesday 21 November, 7.30pm, Sage One
Motown legends The Four Tops and The Temptations are true icons and epitomise the sound that shook the world in the 60s, and continues to delight audiences, old and new.
The Four Tops have a vast catalogue of hits, with 27 UK top 40 singles, which include I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch) and the 1966 number one Reach Out (I’ll Be There). The line-up for the tour includes original member Duke Fakir plus Ronnie McNeir, Lawrence Payton, and Harold ‘Spike’ Bonhart.
The Temptations were the first Motown group to win a Grammy Award, and have won three in total. In 2013, they were honoured with the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, a deserved tribute to a band that helped shape Soul and R&B music as we know it. Amongst their classics are My Girl and Papa Was a Rolling Stone. The line-up is founder member, Otis Williams, Ron Tyson, Terry Weeks, Larry Braggs, and Willie Greene Jr.