Little Mix stars joined by Newcastle's Andy Carroll and fellow South Shields singer Joe McElderry as they visit Jade Thirlwall's new hometown bar the Red Door
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Jade, fellow South Shields-born bandmate Perrie Edwards, and Leigh-Anne Pinnock celebrated the end of the North East leg of their LM5 Tour – which saw the group perform three nights at Newcastle’s Utilita Arena – with a trip to the Red Door.
Newcastle United’s Andy Carroll and fellow South Shields singing star Joe McElderry were among those partying with Little Mix.
The 350-capacity venue, in Ocean Road, is owned by the Little Mix singer and will be operated by Red Door, who already have successful bars based in Liverpool and Chester.
Jade said: “I’m proud to come from South Shields. I love my home town and wanted to invest in the local economy. South Shields is a unique place with a lot to offer and I wanted to support that.
“I come back here to see my family and friends as often as I can. South Shields has always been known for being a great night out - it’s a town with a real party spirit so I thought where better to open Red Door.
“I wanted to find a company that would shake things up and bring something different to South Shields. Red Door has bars in Chester and Liverpool and it was clear they would be a really good fit for the venue.
“The main aim is to create an unforgettable experience for everyone who comes to Red Door.”
Red Door South Shields says it will offer a classic tunes of the town soundtrack, and a drinks menu taking customers through the golden age of cocktails in the 19th century to modern day favourites.
Lee Lynch, Red Door Managing Director, said: “We’re really excited to bring Red Door to South Shields.
“We know the people of the North East like a good party so we’re delighted to be expanding into the region.”
The bar opens to the public officially on November 2.