Lucie Simon

Kiefer Sutherland joins kd lang at SummerTyne Americana

Kiefer Sutherland joins kd lang at SummerTyne Americana

Kiefer Sutherland is to headline this year’s SummerTyne Americana Festival at Sage Gateshead in July. The Hollywood superstar turned singer-songwriter released his debut album in 2016. His second album, Reckless & Me, comes out at the end of the month and has country music at its heart, taking influence from Americana, folk, rock, blues and more. Sutherland is famous for […]

 Paul Nicholson

Interview: The Shires “We always said that if people think we are together, then we’re doing our job right”

Mention country music and most people automatically think of America, cowboy boots and stetsons. But things are changing. There has been a huge surge in the popularity of country music here in the UK. So much so that there is an annual country music festival (Country2Country) which brings a group of the genre’s superstars to […]

 daniel benson

Nick Cave brings solo tour to the Sage

Nick Cave’s sold-out European tour reaches the Sage on April 29. He aims to create a unique and out-of-the-ordinary show and playing intimate venues is the perfect opportunity to explore his eclectic back catalogue. Expect the set to include songs from his band Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds’ most recent album Push the Sky […]

 sophieheward

Review: Drenge at The Sage, Gateshead

Review: Drenge at The Sage, Gateshead

In the midst of their second album Undertow slowly climbing the UK album charts, brothers Eoin and Rory Loveless brought their fierce whirlwind of grizzly grunge-rock to one of the region’s most intricately beautiful buildings, The Sage. With thunderous new bassist Rob Graham thickening up their already colossal sound, it was possibly one of the […]

 Paul Nicholson

Review: The Shires @ The Sage

Review: The Shires @ The Sage

The Shires are quickly establishing themselves as one of British music’s most unlikely success stories. They’ve brought country music to the mainstream, gaining regular airplay on BBC Radio 2, as well as dominating the track-listing A lists of most of the UK online country music radio stations. They are single-handedly changing the face of country […]

 sophieheward

Drenge announce new album and date at The Sage

Drenge announce new album and date at The Sage

Grungy brothers Eoin and Rory Loveless have been fairly quiet since their burst of festival appearances last summer, but at long last Drenge have announced their second album, Undertow, and a UK tour to go with it. They’ll be playing up a storm at the Sage in Gateshead on April 13. The duo recently made […]

 Lee Hawthorn

Black 'n' Blue to play at The Cluny this weekend

Black 'n' Blue to play at The Cluny this weekend

Seven-piece harmony rock group, Black ‘n’ Blue formed after meeting one another through the SAGE’s Silver Programme, which encourages over 50s to make and learn more about music. The Newcastle based group, fronted by two female singers and backed by five men playing various instruments, are set to bring their unique band to The Cluny on […]

 sophieheward

“It was inevitable” – Paul Smith on Peter Brewis collaboration, Frozen By Sight

“It was inevitable” – Paul Smith on Peter Brewis collaboration, Frozen By Sight

Maximo Park’s Paul Smith and Field Music’s Peter Brewis have come together to produce Frozen By Sight, a relaxing and poetic album consisting of Paul’s descriptive travel writing and Peter’s chamber-band arrangements. From the grey streets of Sunderland to the vibrant landscapes of Santa Monica, Frozen By Sight takes you on a musical journey all over […]

 Josh Hollis

Pet Shop Boys announce special Gateshead show

Pet Shop Boys announce special Gateshead show

The North East will witness a glorious electro-pop homecoming this September as the Pet Shop Boys return to the North East to play a special show at Sage Gateshead as part of their spectacular 2014 Electric Tour. The September 2 show will kick off a fantastic run of performances, concerts and announcements to celebrate the […]

 Taylor Pollmann

Premier Fleetwood Mac tribute band coming to Gateshead

This March a “landslide” of Fleetwood Mac songs will hit the Sage in Gateshead. Rumours of Fleetwood of Mac, a premier tribute band, will be hitting the Northeast venue on March 3. With tour dates across the UK, the United Sates and Europe later in the year, they can lay claim to being one of […]