What's On - Music & Dance
Performed by The Russian State Ballet of Siberia – set to an enchanting score played live by the company’s live orchestra – the most poignant of all classical ballets promises to delight audiences in a chilling and heart-rending tale of love, treachery and forgiveness from beyond the grave this January.
Kaiser Chiefs are undoubtedly one of the leading bands of their generation. Fronted by the charismatic Ricky Wilson, with Simon Rix on bass, Andrew White on guitar, Nick 'Peanut' Baines on keyboards and drummer Vijay Mistry, the band have had a string of anthemic hits, such as I Predict A Riot, Everyday I Love You Less and Less, and Ruby. They’ll be in Newcastle for one night only in January – don’t miss them.
Singer, songwriter, composer and multi-instrumentalist Paul Carrack has an incredible amount of experience in the music industry as a member of both Ace and Squeeze, and has written songs for the likes of the Smiths, Roxy Music and BB King. But after years of helping other artists succeed, the ‘man with the golden voice’ is now ready to reach new heights of his own with his latest solo tour – don’t miss it.
This spectacular celebration of Irish dance, music and song has dynamically tapped its way into the hearts of millions worldwide since its inception in 1999. Telling the story of two lovers, Lorcan and Aisling, who are blissfully unaware they are about to be led into a maelstrom of forbidden love, Gaelforce promises to mesmerise young and old.
Following his critically acclaimed 2017 album, All Change (which was was voted one of the top 10 albums of 2017 by BBC 6 Music) indie-rock musician Tom Williams is back on the road for a short run of dates across the country, as he tries out new material ahead of his next album.
In Italy, opera is even bigger than football, and after this spellbinding performance from Maestro Paul-Emmanuel Thomas – joined a cast of rising operatic stars from the Samling Institute For Young Artists and Sir Thomas Allen – you’ll understand why. A whole evening of glorious tunes, unchained passion and voices that’ll take your breath away? Sign us up.
British folk singer Jay McAllister – aka Beans On Toast – has developed a devoted cult following through his honest, passionately polemic songwriting style that deals openly with the topics of politics, drugs, love and… penguins?
The Anglo-Australian pop singer and TV personality has guilty pleasures Insania and Mysterious Girl to his name which, together with dance moves cultivated by his experience in 2015’s Strictly Come Dancing, can’t help but guarantee an unmissable show at Newcastle’s City Hall.
Tighten your laces, look to the band and don’t let your knees hit the ground, because this dance production from The Letter Room promises a sweat-soaked marathon with a Northern Soul. Packed with live music and wall-to-wall dancing, No Miracles Here is an anthem to feeling alive and keeping the faith.
Always popular on the circuit, Martin’s live shows are an exuberant tour-de-force of performing prowess – combining poetic intimacy with playful humour, and spiritual depth with a warm self-deprecation. You won’t regret this one.
Legendary rock icon (and original Cockney Rebel) Steve Harley has written and recorded 12 albums in a career that spans four decades, and continues to perform to sell-out audiences worldwide. Don’t miss this chance to see him perform one of the most-played singles in British radio history – it’s guaranteed to make you smile.
After the success of their sell-out theatre tour last year, the pop/classical crossover group and former winners of Britain's Got Talent are set to embark upon another massive tour of the UK in early 2019 – stopping off at Middlesbrough’s Town Hall as they take the Road to the Royal Albert Hall.
Having recently supported Manic Street Preachers on their arena tour, the In The Morning rockers are now out on their own UK tour in support of their new album, Move Through The Dawn. So if your friends haven’t heard the good news yet, Pass It On.
Celebrating all forms of this traditional English folk dance by taking over the town centre with a veritable hive of activity, don’t miss Darlington’s annual Morris Dancing Festival – where there’ll be plenty to get bells jingling and sticks tapping for all ages.