Indie-rock band The Charlatans are to round off a fantastic year with an extension to their UK tour, including a date in Newcastle.
Founded in the West Midlands in 1989, they have been a constant on the British music scene ever since, despite line-up changes and the tragic deaths of two members.
Their best-known songs include The Only One I Know, North Country Boy, Love Is The Key and, from more recent years, Blackened Blue Eyes.
Tim Burgess and co begin the winter extension to their tour at Rock City in Nottingham on December 8 and play seven more dates around the country before finishing at Brixton Academy in London 11 nights later.
The North East leg is at the O2 Academy in Newcastle on Thursday, December 17, and tickets, priced £27.50 plus the usual booking fees (unless you pay in cash), are available now from the venue, by calling 0844 477 2000 or online HERE.
Support comes from Sunderland's own Frankie & The Heartstrings.
The Charlatans released their 12th studio album Modern Nature in January to excellent reviews, some citing it as their best ever. It reached No 7 in the UK charts.
Their singles, So Oh, Come Home Baby, Let The Good Times were rapturously received at radio and all A-listed at 6 Music, proving their enduring appeal for a more discerning audiience.
Following a sold-out UK tour in March, the band appeared on Later With Jools Holland in April.
The festival season saw them working flat out, starting with a triumphant secret opening slot at Glastonbury, where they drew record crowds, to headline appearances at Isle Of Wight, Truck, Tramlines and V Festival.
After this tour, the band will head off to Europe, America and Australia, and on their return they will be heading back into the studio to start work on their follow-up to Modern Nature.