Bluetones say farewell with North East gig

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INDIE favourites The Bluetones will stop off in the North East as part of their final tour.

 They will visit Newcastle’s O2 Academy on Monday, September 12, in a series of shows that mark the end of an era for the band which has been going strong since the early 1990s.

 The Bluetones built a big following on the back of their brilliant debut album Expecting to Fly in February 1996.

 It knocked Oasis’ (What’s The Story) Morning Glory? off the Number 1 spot in the UK album charts and delivered three top 20 singles, Bluetonic, Slight Return and Cut Some Rug.

 Five more albums have followed – two of which made the top 10 – but the band members have announced they intend to make this next tour their last.

 Frontman mark Morriss said: “After 17 years and six albums, the time has arrived to call it a day and move on to other challenges

 “Before disappearing forever, though, we will be heading out for one last tour, as a chance to say farewell and thank-you to all the fans that have sustained us over these years.

 “It’s gonna be emotional.”

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