Dance legend Judge Jules to close his tour in Sunderland in style

One of the biggest names in dance music will close his 2021 tour in style in Sunderland.

Thursday, 6th May 2021, 2:52 pm
Judge Jules is heading out on tour with a 10 piece orchestra

One of the scene’s best-known names for more than three decades, Judge Jules has never shied away from pushing the boundaries in dance music.

In 2021, for the first time ever, audiences will be able to experience the iconic tracks that have defined his career through a ten-piece live band with Judge Jules at the helm.

This is Judge Jules: Live will take in dates across the country and will end its run of gigs in Sunderland on November 19.

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Jules’s in-depth involvement in many of the recent wave of classical dance events, including Gatecrasher, Colours, Club Class and 2019’s Ministry of Sound tour, inspired the decision to create a new take on live dance music.

Each track has been reworked for the tour, which will feature a full ten-piece band, with brass, percussion, drums, bass guitar, lead guitar, keyboard, singers, and of course Judge Jules himself.

The DJ said: “There is something about music being played live that never fails to send shivers down your spine – it doesn’t matter what the genre is, hearing a track performed by live musicians on stage is something you cannot replicate in the studio, or even on the best nightclub environment.

"So, I decided to create my own bespoke versions of my all-time favourite records with a specially selected band. It’s taken a long time to put together, but finally we look forward to taking the Judge Jules Live tour on the road. This truly is a new take on the ‘live dance music’ phenomenon and the tour bus starts rolling shortly.”

He’s one in a number of big names lined up for the arena, with live performances allowed to resume from May 17 in line with the Government’s roadmap out of lockdown.

There’s been increased optimism in the events industry this month after test gigs took place in Liverpool with no social distancing.

It’s hoped that gigs and events can take place without restrictions from June 21.

*Judge Jules Live is at Rainton Arena on November 19, 2021. Tickets from

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