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Snow Patrol at the Metro Radio Arena

Snow Patrol at the Metro Radio Arena

Words by Ann-Christin Korsing Snow Patrol are on their UK/Ireland Tour with their album Wildness, which was published in May. First stop: Newcastle. The crowd slowly filled the Metro Radio Arena while entertained by two pre-acts: Roe and Foy Vance, both Irish singers like Snow Patrol. Roe was clearly touched: “I try not to cry” […]

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Review: Jess Glynne at the Metro Radio Arena

Review: Jess Glynne at the Metro Radio Arena

Words by Samantha Boal and Christy Laverty ‘Tickets to this performance were provided free of charge as part of University of Sunderland partnership with Metro Radio’ With her songs being hit after hit, the future support act for the Spice Girls reunion tour, Jess Glynne, is adding to the girl power movement. The performer blew […]

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Preview: Manic Street Preachers return to Newcastle

Preview: Manic Street Preachers return to Newcastle

Words by James Copley Manic Street Preachers return for a mega-gig at Newcastle’s Metro Radio Arena NME God-Like Genius award winners, and Arguably Wales’ finest rock & roll export, return to the North East on Monday April 23. The Blackwell-born band arrive for a second indie sing-a-long in as many years, after last year’s incredible […]

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REVIEW: The Script at Metro Radio Arena

REVIEW: The Script at Metro Radio Arena

What does freedom mean to you? That is the question The Script asks their fans. The concert generates answers from supporters around the world about the importance of being free. After a two-year absence from Newcastle, alternative pop-rock band The Script returned to animate the Geordies at the Metro Radio Arena. The trio were greeted […]

 Lewis Goodwin

Kasabian Rock Newcastle

Kasabian Rock Newcastle

Kasabian opened their ‘For Crying Out Loud’ tour at Newcastle’s Metro Radio Arena. A packed out arena took the noise level to 104 decibels at one point, creating an electric atmosphere. Kasabian fan, Ben Thompson claimed: “it was the best gig I’ve ever been to, they were class.” The rock band performed new hits ‘Bless […]

 Courtnie Kerr

LIVE REVIEW: Liam Gallagher – As You Were Tour, Newcastle

LIVE REVIEW: Liam Gallagher – As You Were Tour, Newcastle

Twelve years and one less brother later, Liam Gallagher returned to a sold-out crowd of 11,000 at Newcastle’s Metro Arena last Wednesday for a night of 1990s nostalgia. Surrounded by a wave of pretty green, paisley and bucket hats — there was no doubt that this crowd was ready for a night to remember with […]

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Sabrina Carpenter stuns in her first European concert at the Metro Radio Arena

Sabrina Carpenter stuns in her first European concert at the Metro Radio Arena

Sabrina Carpenter chats to Northern Lights about pursuing her love for music and supporting The Vamps on their Middle Of The Night tour.

Starting as a small town girl from Pennsylvania, USA, to setting foot on her first European stage, Sabrina Carpenter is the girl you need to have on your playlist. At the age of six, Carpenter’s passion for music and a desire to perform was inspired by the artists her parents listened to. Speaking to Northern Lights, she said: “I […]

 Courtnie Kerr

Twitter Livestreaming vs Live Music: Will social media take over the North East music scene?

Twitter Livestreaming vs Live Music: Will social media take over the North East music scene?

Twitter has teamed up with Livenation to stream live concerts, but will this have an impact on the North-East music scene? With venues like the O2 Academy, Metro Radio Arena and Think Tank, Newcastle is renowned for live music and shows, hosting a variety of names from Ed Sheeran to Iron Maiden. Twitter plans to […]

 Paul Barclay

Review: Mötley Crüe at Metro Radio Arena

Review: Mötley Crüe at Metro Radio Arena

Since 1981, the self proclaimed Saints of Los Angeles, Mötley Crüe have been rocking all over the world with their brand of sleaze filled, occasionally glammed up rock 'n' roll. But now, after 34 years, it is coming to an end.

After embarking on a final world tour which ends on New Years Eve in Los Angeles, the band will then be calling it quits and having a very well deserved rest. So, with this in mind, do they still rock live? Before we find out, we first have the theatrics of Alice Cooper. Watching some […]

 Lauren McLeish

Review: 1D bring ‘On the Road Again’ tour to Newcastle

Review: 1D bring ‘On the Road Again’ tour to Newcastle

The boys who didn’t win X-Factor may be an original member down but that in no way compromises One Direction’s ability to perform effortlessly to the masses. On Monday night they swept away the crowd with their powerful voices and prodigious stage presence. Kicking off their huge set of 25 songs was Clouds which the […]

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