What's On - Music & Dance
Giacomo Puccini’s melodrama of love, lust, cruelty and self-sacrifice, portrays relationships at their best and worst with uncompromising force. Fuelled by a heart-rending score – at times soaring and tender, at other times brutally powerful – Opera North’s sensational production is a poignant and compelling musical journey through the repercussions of revenge.
Having decided to hang up his dancing shoes after a prolific career that has seen him perform all over the world – from the West End to Broadway – one of Strictly Come Dancing’s best-loved professional dancers embarks on his farewell tour this October. Expect show-stopping choreography, cheeky chat and, of course, plenty of sparkle.
Everyone’s favourite 80s crooner Paul Young is back on tour, performing his much-loved debut album, No Parlez, in celebration of 35 years since its release – which includes hit singles Everytime You Go Away, Wherever I Lay My Hat and Love Of The Common People.
Known as the guest vocalist on Jonas Blue's single By Your Side and Jax Jones smash hit You Don't Know Me only a couple of years ago, Raye has now exploded onto the music scene with an eclectic new sound that continues to prove irresistible to fans across the country. Don’t miss the London hitmaker while she’s in Yorkshire.
Popular jazz singer Caro Emerald takes the ballroom jazz, cinematic tangos, grooving jazz tracks and infectious mambos of the golden age of Hollywood, and effortlessly blends them with smoking popular beats, catchy hooks and inventive production. She’s a natural-born talent, and her sojourn in Sheffield is not to be missed.
Bradford–born superstar Kiki Dee was famously the first UK artist to be signed to the legendary Tamla Motown label, before enjoying a string of chart successes (Don’t Go Breaking My Heart, anyone?). She returns to her hometown with musical partner of the last two decades Carmelo Luggeri, performing their spellbinding acoustic show.
Band. Beards. Brothers. Phil and Tommy Goodwin – aka Cellar Door Moon Crow – offer up raw urban rock, interweaved with the heavy beats and distorted vocals of their trademark sound, to their hometown locals as the take to The Leadmill’s stage once again. You won’t be disappointed.
Woman to Woman sees a unique and timeless collaboration between three of the UK’s most celebrated female singer-songwriters: Judie Tzuke, Beverley Craven and Julia Fordham. Expect all their much-loved classics – including Stay With Me Till Dawn, Promise Me, and Where Does The time Go.
Australian indie-rockers Middle Kids released their self-titled debut EP at the start of last year and have been on the road since – hitting up buzzy UK festivals like The Great Escape, as well as hitching a ride on tour with acts like Ryan Adams and Cold War Kids. Now it’s their turn to take centre stage in their first headlining tour of the UK.
If gypsy-folk-rock is your thing, you need to check out Holy Moly & The Crackers. The bombastic Geordie sextet are one of the hardest working bands on the international touring circuit – wowing their raucous and ever-expanding fan-base with squeezebox-growling, fiddle-shredding, brass-howling hoe-downs. Ones to watch.