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7 North East gigs to see in the next 7 days

From '80s pop to drone rock, there's live music to suit every taste in the region this week.
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Fans queue up to buy tickets for Gary Barlow's Sunderland Empire concerts at the venue's box office. Pic courtesy of BBC Newcastle.

Music fans queue for tickets to Take That star Gary Barlow's Sunderland concerts

Music fans have been queuing up to get their hands on tickets to Gary Barlow's Wearside concerts.
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Hacienda Classical was staged in Herrington Country Park in 2016.

Let's Rock the North East retro festival to take place in Sunderland next year

A huge retro festival promising a fabulous line-up of 80s music will be staged in Sunderland next year.
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Sir Cliff will return to the North East next year. Picture: PA.

Cliff Richard to visit North East on 60th anniversary tour

He's released more than 100 albums and spent the equivalent of 20 years in the UK charts.
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Sam Smith

Sam Smith announces North East tour date

Sam Smith has announced a North East tour date.

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Peter Hook

Peter Hook on the Hacienda, New Order and setting sail with the North Sea Sounds DFDS cruise

New Order legend Peter Hook is getting ready to rock the boat when he sets sail for this year’s series of North Sea Sounds music cruises.

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Tom Robinson on stage.

Tom Robinson on why he’s glad to be grey and hitting the road again

Four decades after first hit 2-4-6-8 Motorway, the Tom Robinson Band are hitting the road to revisit their classic album Power In The Darkness.

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Don Airey, on keyboards, with George Shovlin and the Radars at the Harbour View

Deep Purple musician makes surprise appearance on Sunderland pub stage

A musician with one of Britain’s biggest rock bands raised the roof at a Roker pub when he made a surprise appearance.

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Public Service Broadcasting.

Review: Public Service Broadcasting, Boiler Shop, Newcastle

Having seen Public Service Broadcasting several times and loved them, I wondered how they'd handle latest album Every Valley live.
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Aidan Martin competes in the six chair challenge. Picture by SYCO/THAMES TV.

South Shields X Factor hopeful Aidan Martin safely through to next round

South Tyneside’s latest X Factor hopeful’s dream is still alive after he made it through the ‘six chair challenge’ round of the competition.

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Public Service Broadcasting play the Boilershop in Newcastle on Tuesday.

7 North East gigs to see in the next 7 days

With the students back in our towns and cities, there's plenty of gigs around for music fans to enjoy right now.
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Bryan Adams on stage

Bryan Adams announces North East tour date

Bryan Adams has announced he will return to the North East next year.

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Gary Barlow performing during the One Love Manchester benefit concert for the victims of the Manchester Arena terror attack at Emirates Old Trafford. Picture by Dave Hogan

Take That star Gary Barlow to perform in Sunderland

Take That singer Gary Barlow is heading to Sunderland on a UK tour.
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Gay rights activist Tom Robinson still glad to be singing debut hits

AUDIO CHAT: Gay rights star Tom Robinson still glad to be touring debut hits 40 years on

GAY rights activist Tom Robinson is still glad to be touring his debut classic hits 40-years on.

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Nadine Shah has played a homecoming gig at Sage Gateshead this week.

Review: Nadine Shah, Sage Gateshead

Don't let anyone tell you that new artists aren't making political music - particularly when gems like Nadine Shah have practically grown up on your doorstep.
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Sunderland Symphony Orchestra will hold its autumn concert this weekend.

Sunderland Symphony Orchestra to ring in new season with concert

The Sunderland Symphony Orchestra will be holding its autumn concert on Saturday at 7.30pm in West Park Church, Stockton Road.

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Margaret Thatcher was briefed on Sex Pistols for Smash Hits interview - to lift public image with young people

Margaret Thatcher was briefed on The Sex Pistols ahead of an interview with teen pop magazine Smash Hits and warned: "You may not enjoy this."

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North East singer Nadine Shah plays a homecoming gig at The Sage Gateshead this week.

7 gigs to see in the North East in the next 7 days

There's the usual wide array of gigs to see for North East music lovers this week.
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Radiohead's Thom Yorke.

Radiohead and Kate Bush among British nominees for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Radiohead, Dire Straits and Kate Bush are among the British acts nominated for induction into next year's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, each of them receiving their first nod for the prize.

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Take a look at our list of the top 12 collectible records.

Could you have vinyl worth thousands in your collection?

A rare vinyl recording originally being sold for £1.99 by an Oxfam shop is now being offered online by the charity for £2,000.

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