Live review: McFly, Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle

ALL GROWN UP ... McFly's Danny Jones.
ALL GROWN UP ... McFly's Danny Jones.

SEVEN years ago, when they first burst onto the scene, McFly were teenagers – with an audience to match.

Nowadays, they’re all grown up, and entertain fans of all ages.

With a fiery and energetic performance, they kept the crowd going all night long.

This was the sixth time I’d seen them live, and was their most diverse set, reflecting their growing maturity.

There were soft-pop ballads like All About You, but also a touch of dance/hip-hop, especially a cover of Tinie Tempah’s Pass Out, fabulously rapped by Danny.

The majority of songs were drawn from current album Above The Noise, with If U C Kate, I Need A Woman, Party Girl, Shine A Light, going down a storm.

And there were some classic crowd-pleasers, such as Lies, One For The Radio, All About You and Obviously, mixed together into a Glee-style mash up, along with the song that kicked off their stardom, 5 Colours In Her Hair.

Last time I saw Danny, Tom, Dougie and Harry, they were on their own label, Super Records, and now they are back on their old one, Universal.

They constantly plugged their website Super City, which connects McFly with their fans, or Pioneers.

And not only did they have one support act, but they had three outstanding bands, That Sunday Feeling, City Stereo and The Struts, who warmed the crowd up well.

It was a top show, and great to see McFly are growing up with their audience.