What's On - Music & Dance
There’s a cyclist on the artwork of singer-songwriter Dan Owen’s latest EP and now we know why – he’s completing his latest tour of the UK completely by bicycle, aiming to carry all of his gig gear over around 850km in his own bid to support the fight against climate change. And his husky, lyrical-led folk music will make you want to saddle up and go along for the ride.
Singer, songwriter and guitarist Chantel McGregor is possibly one of the most versatile artists on the circuit, delivering an eclectic set that is a delight for blues purists, rock fans and lovers of fine music in any genre. Check her out for yourself when she comes to Darlington.
From his early punk days in London to his explosion on the world stage that would lead to him becoming a pop icon, Adam Ant’s musical career spans the course of nine albums and 22 chart-topping singles worldwide. Following a world tour, he will play his landmark ‘Friend or Foe’ album in its entirety – as well as classic chart-topping singles and personal favourites – in this performance at Middlesbrough Town Hall.
One of the ballet’s best-known and most popular love stories is performed by the magnificent Russian State Ballet – soaring from hope to despair, terror to tenderness, and melancholy to ecstasy on the wings of Tchaikovsky’s stunning score.
This year marks the 20th anniversary of Toploader’s debut album, Onka's Big Moka, which sold over one million copies and remained in the Top 5 of the UK album chart for over six months – earning them four Brit Award nominations and spawning the monster smash-hit single Dancing In The Moonlight. To celebrate, the band are due to release a brand new EP and will be showcasing material old and new on this special tour.
Having spent the last 11 months in hibernation resting that silky-smooth voice of his, Michael Bublé is ready to shine brighter than a string of Christmas tree lights once more this yuletide. The classic crooner is heading to Newcastle’s Utilita Arena to perform festive favourites alongside his incredible 32-piece band.
A real tour de force of feral garage-punk, Avalanche Party have already been hotly tipped for success by many in the industry. Don’t miss this cracking opportunity to catch these rockers in Middlesbrough before they truly hit the big time.