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Def Leppard announce North East arena date

British rock icons Def Leppard have announced they will play the North East later this year.

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Dolores O'Riordan has died at the age of 46.

Cranberries singer Dolores O' Riordan dies at 46

The Cranberries singer Dolores O'Riordan has died in London at the age of 46, her publicist has confirmed.
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Brooke Bentham

South Tyneside’s Brooke Bentham among rising stars celebrated at North East music festival

Rising music stars of the future, including South Shields songbird Brooke Bentham, will be showcased at Sage Gateshead in January when the New Year New Artists’ festival returns.

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Iain Broudie and The Lightning Seeds have been announced as the headliners for Stockton Calling 2018.

Indie legends The Lightning Seeds confirmed as headliners for Stockton Calling

Indie-pop band The Lightning Seeds have been announced as the headliners of this year's Stockton Calling.
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Nights on Broadway - the Bee Gees Story

Win five pairs of tickets to five Sunderland Empire shows

A host of one-night spectaculars are set to hit the Sunderland Empire stage this month – and we have a pair of tickets to give away to each show.

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Candi Staton at Sage Gateshead

Review: Candi Staton, Sage Gateshead

2017 has been quite a year for lovers of music in the region with a rich and diverse range of artists playing across a multitude of venues from Kraftwerk to Blue Oyster Cult; The Stranglers to Michael Kiwanuka along with big hitters Queen, Phil Collins, Iron Maiden and Little Mix meant there was something for everyone.

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Among those we lost in 2017 were, clockwise from top left, Chris Cornell, Chuck Berry, Glen Campbell and Tom Petty.

Thank you for the music: 17 rock and pop idols who died in 2017

2017 was another sad year for the world of music, as it lost some true originators, as well as some more modern stars.

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Nadine Shah

First wave of acts announced for Deer Shed Festival

South Tyneside songbird Nadine Shah is among the first acts announced for next year’s Deer Shed Festival in Topcliffe, North Yorkshire.

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Review: Pet Shop Boys - Yes & Elysium reissues

Review: Pet Shop Boys - Yes & Elysium reissues

These lavish re-issues CDs from much-loved Britpop duo Pet Shop Boys are the perfect Christmas gift for that electro-pop-loving hipster in your household.

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The Boomtown Rats, featuring Bob Geldof, are coming to Sunderland.

Sunderland's new Kubix Festival announces line-up for second day

Sunderland's newest music event, Kubix Festival, has announced its second day line-up, and the supporting cast for opening-day headliner Ronan Keating.
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File picture from 2008 of brothers Noel (left) and Liam Gallagher, as the pair have reached a Christmas truce, the younger Oasis brother has revealed. Picture by  Zak Hussein/PA Wire

Liam and Noel Gallagher reach Christmas truce

Liam and Noel Gallagher have reached a Christmas truce, the younger Oasis brother has revealed.

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To The Outside of Everything: A Story of Post Punk 1977-1981 (Cherry Red).

Review: To The Outside of Everything: A Story of UK Post Punk 1977-1981

Post-punk was the catch-all term applied to much of the music which followed the original punk explosion of 1976-77.

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Kate Rusby will present her Christmas show at The Sage Gateshead.

Six North East gigs to see in the next seven days

It might be the week before Christmas, but there's still plenty of gigs to get you in the festive spirit.
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Sam Lavery is set to embark on her first solo tour.

X Factor singer Sam Lavery set for her first solo tour

X Factor finalist Sam Lavery is set to embark on her first solo tour, including two dates in her native North East.

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Catfish and the Bottlemen by Jill Furmanovsky

Catfish and the Bottlemen to headline new North East music festival

Catfish And The Bottlemen will headline a new music festival, This is Tomorrow, set to launch on the banks of the River Tyne in May 2018

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Michael Bolton is heading to Sunderland

Michael Bolton announces Valentine’s Day gig in Sunderland

Michael Bolton has announced he will play Sunderland in one of only a handful of tour dates for 2018.

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Simple Minds

Simple Minds, The Pretenders and KT Tunstall announce Emirates gig

It’s been announced this morning that Simple Minds and The Pretenders with special guest KT Tunstall will play a big outdoor North East gig next summer.

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Boy JUmps Ship are playing a fundraising gig for the Chloe and Liam Trust.

Seven North East gigs to see in the next seven days

The countdown to Christmas may be underway, but there's still plenty of gigs to see this week.
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Chris Rea performing in Oxford moments before he collapsed on stage. Pic: @Darren_Fewins/Twitter/PA Wire.

Singer Chris Rea cancels gig after collapsing on stage

North East singer Chris Rea has cancelled 's scheduled concert tonight will not go ahead after he collapsed on stage last night.

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The Fall singles box set is available in 3CD or 7CD editions.

Review: The Fall - The Singles 1978-2016

Post-punk legends The Fall have always been a bit of a marmite band, who you either love or hate.
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