Sage Gateshead is delighted to announce some fantastic shows, which go on sale on Friday 18 May.

90s rave pioneers Orbital bring a ground-breaking new show to the Concourse.

One of the country’s greatest songwriters, Richard Thompson, showcases his new album, 13 Rivers.

Fairground Attraction’s Eddi Reader performs some of her biggest hits.

Pioneer of the 5:2 diet, Dr Michael Mosley, shares an evening of fascinating tales and excellent advice.

These are just some of the shows going on sale today. Get your tickets now at Sage Gateshead.

Orbital

Saturday 11 August, 8.30pm, Concourse

Kent electro-dance duo Phil and Paul Hartnoll, better known as Orbital, are announcing a huge return to the music scene with a gig on the concourse at Sage Gateshead on 11 August.

After a barnstorming live reunion, which saw Orbital play to ecstatic audiences across Europe throughout 2017, Britain’s giants of electronic music announce they’re back for good, with new music and an upgrade of the legendary live show that transformed festivals across the world.

A mainstay of the 90s rave scene, Orbital found a huge fan base through their sample-heavy tracks, their complex arrangements, and their stance as activists. Never ones to shy away from political or environmental commentary, the duo have released tracks inspired by catastrophic world events and controversial subjects, such as genetic engineering. They headlined Glastonbury in 1994, introducing their unique music style to a wider audience.

The new single, Tiny Foldable Cities, is out now, with their first new album in five years, Monsters Exist, out 14 September. Monsters Exist is a more classically structured Orbital album than their previous release, Wonky, drawing inspiration from the international political landscape, from their pre-rave squat-punk roots right up to the volatile tensions and erratic rhetoric of today.

Book now: http://www.sagegateshead.com/event/orbital/

Richard Thompson: The 13 Rivers Tour plus Joan Shelley

Wednesday 24 October, 7.30pm, Sage One

Richard Thompson is one of this country’s greatest songwriters and most distinctive guitar virtuosos, capable of breath-taking drama and sublime delicacy. This skill prompted Rolling Stone to hail him as ‘a perennial dark-horse contender for the title of greatest living rock guitarist.’ His songs have been covered by everyone from Alison Krauss to Robert Plant.

This date is part of a national tour linked to the September release of his new album, 13 Rivers, which features the Electric Trio, his most thrilling and adventurous band.

Book now: http://sagegateshead.com/event/richard-thompson50064/

Eddi Reader

Friday 26 October, 8pm, Sage Two

Eddi Reader grew up in Glasgow and Irvine, Scotland, and it was in those towns that she learned to use music as a vehicle for communicating with others through busking and performing at the local folk clubs.

In the early 1980s, Eddi travelled around Europe with circus and performance artists, before moving to London where she quickly became a sought after session vocalist. She famously harmonized with Annie Lennox touring with the Eurythmics, after her time with successful punk outfit Gang of Four. It was the short-lived but warmly remembered Fairground Attraction that really brought her into the limelight and to the attention of a much wider audience. The single, Perfect, and parent album, First of a Million Kisses, both topped the British charts.

Her passion and instinct move people in a way reminiscent of those who have influenced her work. Her rare blend of meltingly true vocals and towering romanticism combine with an astute and pragmatic nature to make her a unique and powerful figure in contemporary British music. She has effortlessly developed into one of popular music’s most thrilling and affecting performers.

Book now: http://sagegateshead.com/event/eddi-reader50032/

Maximum Rhythm And Blues – The Manfreds with Georgie Fame

Wednesday 28 November, 7.30pm, Sage One

Join the legendary Manfreds and Georgie Fame for a fabulous evening of Rhythm and Blues nostalgia, and some of the greatest hits ever written.

The Manfreds, with an all-star line up of original members Paul Jones, Mike D’Abo, Tom McGuinness and Mike Hugg, with Rob Townsend, Marcus Cliffe and Simon Currie, will be recreating many of their greatest hits both as part of Manfred Mann and as successful individual artists.

With his much-loved blend of Jazz and Rhythm & Blues, Georgie Fame has consistently worked in the highest musical circles and has become an icon of the British music scene.

Featuring all their greatest hits, including 5-4-3-2-1, Do Wah Diddy, The Mighty Quinn, Pretty Flamingo, Fox On The Run, Handbags & Gladrags, Yeh Yeh, Get Away, The Ballad of Bonnie and Clyde and many more!

An all-star line-up with the hits to match!

Book now: http://sagegateshead.com/event/the-manfreds50050/

“Trust Fast Health” with Dr Michael Mosley

Thursday 21 February 2019, 7.30pm, Sage One

Dr Michael Mosley has changed tens of thousands of lives with his award-winning programmes and international bestselling books.

In this informative and entertaining live show, Michael Mosley, the man behind the iconic 5:2 Diet, will explode common health myths and offer fascinating insights into the workings of the human body.

He will take you on the unconventional journey that he himself has travelled, from swallowing tapeworm to uncovering revolutionary new ways to lose weight, get fit and reduce stress.

Book now: http://sagegateshead.com/event/dr-michael-mosley/

Mike & the Mechanics: Looking Back Over My Shoulder Tour 2019

Sunday 24 February 2019, 7.30pm, Sage One

Mike & The Mechanics, who have sold more than ten million records worldwide, announce their 2019 nationwide Looking Back Over My Shoulder Tour.

Mike & The Mechanics are Genesis founding member Mike Rutherford (guitar), one of the UK’s most prolific R&B singers Andrew Roachford (lead and backing vocals) and Canadian-born singer Tim Howar (lead and backing vocals), who formed and toured with his band Vantramp, with the likes of Rod Stewart and Paulo Nutini.

Howar shares vocal duties with Roachford, and they both add a new soulful dimension to the band’s already established sound.

Following on from their recent sold-out tour in the US, the Looking Back Over My Shoulder Tour in 2019, will include tracks from their highly acclaimed latest album Let Me Fly. Also included will be their massive 80s hit single The Living Years, which became a number 1 hit in the US. The single then went onto become a global success. Their other classic hits will include Silent Running, All I Need Is A Miracle, Word Of Mouth, Another Cup of Coffee, and the unforgettable Over My Shoulder.

Book now: http://www.sagegateshead.com/event/mike-and-the-mechanics-2019/