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Friday 3rd August

Hobo Johnson

California-based alternative hip-hop artists Hobo Johnson & The Lovemakers have announced their first-ever UK headline tour following the wild success of their latest single “Peach Scone,” which captured the attention of millions worldwide.

This Show is now completely Sold Out

Ticket: £14.85 Buy Now
Doors: 7:00PM
Age: 14+

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Thursday 9th August

SOULFLY

Armed with Cavalera’s four-stringed guitars, unmistakable growl and instantly recognizable riffage, the muddy tones and constant rhythmic bounce of SOULFLY have retained their gritty edge while pushing the boundaries of what’s possible in metal.

Lastest album »Savages« was a career-defining moment, solidifying the line-up with longtime lead guitarist Marc Rizzo (who has been in SOULFLY almost as long as Max was in SEPULTURA), bassist Tony Campos (Static X, Ministry, Prong) and Max’s 21 year-old Zyon, who splits his time between drumming in LODY KONG and now SOULFLY. 2018 there back with new material

Most bands slow down with age — not Soulfly.

Ticket: £17.60 Buy Now
Doors: 7:00
Age: 14+

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Monday 20th August

Pussy Riot

Pussy Riot are a Russian punk rock and protest art group from Moscow.

Formed in 2011, the band gained notoriety after three members of the group were arrested for hooliganism after they staged a performance inside Moscow’s Cathedral of Christ the Savior.

Pussy Riot’s Maria Alyokhina brought her theatrical show ‘Riot Days’ to the UK and Ireland in November, which retells the story of their infamous performance, and will also feature Alexander Cheparukhin, as well as members of Asian Women On The Telephone.

Pussy Riot tour the US in spring 2018, followed by a string of UK Riot Day shows in August, includinga run of shows at the Edinburgh Fringe. Catch them live At Riverside this August

Ticket: £17.60 Buy Now
Doors: 7:00PM
Age: 14+

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Sunday 2nd September

L.A. Guns

After more than a decade apart, Tracii Guns and Phil Lewis reunited under the L.A. GUNS’ banner and in 2017, released arguably the most critically praised album of their catalog, “The Missing Peace”. Landing at #12 Top Record Label Independent Current Albums, #17 Top Current Rock Albums, and #47 Top Current Albums on the Billboard charts in the U.S., plus numerous international charts, clearly the most important critics, the fans, agreed with the consensus of how truly great their new studio album is.

With a new found energy and enthusiasm the band return to UK Shores for a series of intimate dates including this Riverside date

Ticket: £22.00 Buy Now
Doors: 7:00PM
Age: 14+

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Thursday 6th September

The Devon Allman Project

We’re extremely pleased to announce that The Devon Allman Project will embark on a Planet Rock presents tour this autumn.

Taking in Bristol, Bilston, London, Newcastle, Leeds and Manchester in September, Devon’s six-piece blues rock band will be joined by Duane Betts at all shows.

The setlist each night will feature a set of Duane’s original recordings, Devon Allman originals and songs by Devon’s former bands Royal Southern Brotherhood and Honeytribe.

In homage to Devon’s late-great dad Gregg Allman and Duane’s dad Dickey Betts, each night will culminate with an encore set including Allman Brothers songs with Devon, Duane and special guests participating.

“We’ve had this enduring friendship ever since we were kids,” Devon says of Duane. “We’ve always talked about going out on tour together, and now the time seems right. He’ll start the show, then I’ll do my portion and finally the two of us will share the stage for the encore.”

The tour will, he says, be about comfort, remembrance and a special bond between musical brothers, sentiments that are especially meaningful at this particular time.

Ticket: £22.00 Buy Now
Doors: 7:00PM
Age: 14+

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Friday 7th September

Steve Davis & Kavus Torabi

6 time Snooker World Champion, Steve Davis will be gracing the decks at Riverside for an extended DJ set with his NTS Radio co-resident, Gong’s Kavus Torabi!

An explanation of their live DJ set is hard to pin down but expect an eclectic ride, from left-field Prog to quality Electronic and top end Techno. Steve and Kavus will take you on a three hour trip round their broad musical enthusiasms and tastes. Bring your ears, bring your dancing shoes (bring your ticket).

(As an aside, Steve’s and Kavus’ agent is also the agent for Flying Lotus and Thundercat among others! He enjoyed their sets so much he signed them up!)

 

Ticket: £6.60 Buy Now
Doors: 10:00PM
Age: 18+

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Thursday 27th September

Against the Current

Against The Current (often abbreviated as ATC) is an American pop rock band based in Poughkeepsie, New York, and formed in 2011. The band currently consists of lead vocalist Chrissy Costanza, guitarist Dan Gow, and drummer Will Ferri. The group gained a sizable online following after posting covers of various popular songs on YouTube.

The band’s first EP, Infinity, was released in May 2014 under their own label. The band followed Infinity with their next EP, Gravity, which was released on February 17, 2015. Shortly afterward, they signed to the record label Fueled by Ramen. Their debut full-length album, In Our Bones was released on May 20, 2016. Wit New Music to air there back on UK Soil and more importantly back at Riverside

Ticket: £16.50 Buy Now
Doors: 7:00PM
Age: 14+

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Wednesday 3rd October

The Coral

Back with New Material The Coral have announced a string of UK headline dates this October, including a return date to Riverside. The band originally opened the Venue and have returned on each tour since. We can’t wait to welcome them back……

Doors: 7:00PM

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Sunday 7th October

Hollie Cook

Hollie Cook is a British singer and keyboardist. She was a part of the last line-up of the legendary all-female punk/reggae band The Slits. From 2010, Cook has also had a career as solo artist working with producer and songwriter Prince Fatty. In 2011 she released her first and self-titled reggae album Hollie Cook. She calls her own music “tropical pop”, and has a passion for reggae and female rocksteady and reggae singers, such as Janet Kay and Phyllis Dillon, combined with classic 1960s girl groups

We cant wait to catch this live at Riverside

Ticket: £14.85 Buy Now
Doors: 7:00PM
Age: 14+

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Thursday 11th October

The Story So Far

The Story So Far formed in Walnut Creek, California in 2007. Their name is taken from the New Found Glory song “The Story So Far”. Signed to Pure Noise Records and three Albums in we’re excited to welcome them back to Riverside to see what they’ve been cooking up for Album Four

Ticket: £18.70 Buy Now
Doors: 7:00PM
Age: 14+

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Friday 12th October

Teleman

“I don’t know if other bands do this,” says Tommy Sanders, Teleman’s singer and guitarist, “but in our rehearsal room we had a white board, and for each song we’d write the chords up on the white board, write the structure out. We’ve got different colour pens and stuff. It’s very professional.”

The art of songwriting has been the driving force behind Teleman’s second album Brilliant Sanity: the process of crafting of the immaculate pop song, the dogged pursuit of the perfect hook. The result is an album that appears fastidiously and impeccably made, but also charged with joy.

The band’s first record, 2014’s Breakfast, was a quite different affair. Put together largely in the studio, with drummer Hiro Amamiya only joining the band a couple of songs into the session, Sanders recalls how “We recorded the songs before we knew how to play them, in a very bitty way, building them track by track, rather than just getting in a room and playing them.”

Since then, both the band and their songs have solidified. Now a four-piece made up of Sanders, his brother Jonny on synths, Amamiya on drums, and Pete Cattermoul on bass, the process of touring has honed them into a spectacular a live act, fleshing out those studio-forged tracks, so that by the end of the touring cycle, Sanders says, “We’d made up our minds that we wanted to record our next record in a very different way. Just us, in a room, playing together, to each other, in a very live and spontaneous way.”

 

Ticket: £16.50 Buy Now
Doors: 7:00PM
Age: 14+

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Thursday 18th October

The Blockheads

Formed in 1977 to promote Ian Dury’s album New Boots and Panties on the first Stiff Records tour of the UK. The Blockheads are fronted by Derek ‘The Draw’ Hussey, who was Ian’s best friend and is now the band’s vocalist and wordsmith. Chaz Jankel, Norman Watt-Roy, John Turnbull and Mick Gallagher still remain from the original band and the current line-up is augmented by John Roberts on drums and a rolling line up of saxophonists including Gilad Atzmon, Terry Edwards or Dave Lewis. These legendary Brit-Funkers will be playing all the old favourites and new material.

Ticket: £22.00 Buy Now
Doors: 7:00PM
Age: 14+

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Friday 19th October

Black Honey

Brightons finest return to Newcastle on a whistle stop tour of the UK

Fresh from appearances at Think Tank? and Hit the North Festival they hit Riverside this Autumn after a Summer of Festivals with new material in tow

Get tickets while they last

Ticket: £12.10 Buy Now
Doors: 7:00PM
Age: 14+

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Saturday 20th October

Attila / Eskimo Callboy

Attila are an American metalcore band from Atlanta, Georgia, formed in 2005. They have released seven full length albums. Though their original formation was in 2005, the band did not start touring full-time until around 2010. Their most successful album, About That Life, was produced by Joey Sturgis, released on June 25, 2013, and debuted on the Billboard 200 chart at number 22. Attila has toured across the United States with bands such as Hed PE, Arsonists Get All the Girls, See You Next Tuesday, Insane Clown Posse, Emmure, Chelsea Grin, Oceano, Falling in Reverse, and Metro Station

Ticket: £13.20 Buy Now
Doors: 7:00PM
Age: 14+

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Tuesday 23rd October

Idles

IDLES met as a quintet at the death of the indie scene in Bristol and began making visceral and sometimes unlistenable post-punk to a growing crowd. They began with their own club night Batcave and practicing religiously until they felt they had found their sound and their live show; with that in check they have now completed their first album and are savaged in hunger to play their music. They want to give themselves and their art to the audience in a concise and violent way unrivalled by their peers. They have no qualms in terrifying and entertaining in the same breath. They celebrate their influences in a vitriolic and belligerent sound that is both familiar and new. They are a nose-bleed on the ears and they’re here to show you they care.

Doors: 7:00pm
Age: 14+

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Wednesday 24th October

Gaz Coombes

The former Supergrass frontman, now a solo artist. No longer getting caught by the fuzz, but thankfully Gaz’s sound has not matured TOO much. The catchy punky indie-rock songs are still there, but perhaps with a little more depth. Things are still alright!

Touring in support of his latest album we cant wait to catch him in such intimate surroundings

Ticket: £21.45 Buy Now
Doors: 7:00
Age: 14+

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Thursday 25th October

Yellow Days

This October, the soul soothing sounds of Yellow Days arrives in the Toon to perform at Riverside Newcastle!

Enthusing the spirit of classic soul with contemporary indie guitar elements, Yellow Days is carving out it’s own lane that is truly something special.

Tickets on sale Friday 25th May at 9AM

Doors: 7:00pm
Age: 14+

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Saturday 27th October

Neil Hilborn

Excited to welcome back Neil Hilborn to Riverside for more token word poetry. His poems often detail personal experiences and battles with mental illness. He is best known for his poem “OCD”, which has received 75 million views online. Hailing from Houston Texas we’re overjoyed to have him back in the North East for this intimate date

Ticket: £16.50 Buy Now
Doors: 7:00PM
Age: 14+

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Thursday 1st November

Cud

Leeds-based four piece who during the 90s released 5 albums, 17 singles and several John Peel sessions. Perhaps best known for their top 40 hit ‘Rich And Strange’. After splitting in 1996, they are playing shows once again and we finally get to bring them to Riverside

Doors: 7:00pm
Age: 14+

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Saturday 3rd November

Gimp Fist

We can’t wait for Gimp Fist to hit Riverside Newcastle for round two on Saturday the 3rd of November!

For most of us there are old English bands that took place in our personal history of Punk, Oi! or whatever! Some of us have seen those bands in the past and some of us listen to their music on CD or see their shows now (often not the better ones).

However with this band you have the old power and authenticity in the present. Good music, great songs and lyrics – this is Gimp Fist now. Also on their gigs they transfer those feelings and the power to the crowd. Visit their Myspace-Site or their shows and buy their albums – you will not regret it.

Ticket: £10.00 Buy Now
Doors: 19:00
Age: 14+

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Wednesday 7th November

Go Go Penguin

GoGo Penguin have managed to create a sound that is wholly their own – anthemic melodies from pianist Chris Illingworth hypnotise over rolling, skittering beats from drummer Rob Turner, all propelled forward by pulsing acoustic bass lines from Nick Blacka.

Their instrumentation might be the archetypal piano trio but while the melodic, harmonic and structural ideas are influenced by both classical and jazz, the rhythms are drawn from across the rich history of the UK rave scene. It’s this meeting of opposites that makes their unique acoustic-electronica sound so exciting, drawing on a heady brew of influences from Brian Eno, Debussy and John Cage to Squarepusher, Aphex Twin and Massive Attack, with a dose of the grey, rain-streaked urbanity of Manchester thrown into the mix.

Ticket: £20.35 Buy Now
Doors: 7:00PM
Age: 14+

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Saturday 10th November

Exploited + GBH

The Exploited are a Scottish punk rock band from Edinburgh, Scotland, formed in 1979, in Edinburgh by Stevie Ross and Terry Buchan and later by ex-soldier Wattie Buchan (Terry’s brother). They signed to Secret Records in March 1981, and that year released their debut EP Army Life.

The album Punks Not Dead followed that year. The band maintained a large cult following in the 1980s among a hardcore working class punk and skinhead audience. Their songs have been covered by Slayer and Ice-T, and despite many lineup changes, Wattie has remained as the Exploited’s singer and leader.

Charged GBH, commonly known as GBH, are an English street punk band which was formed in 1978 by vocalist Colin Abrahall, guitarist Colin “Jock” Blyth, bassist Sean McCarthy (replaced by Ross Lomas by the time they had signed to Clay records) and Drummer Andy “Wilf” Williams. GBH were early pioneers of English street punk, often nicknamed “UK82″, along with Discharge, Broken Bones, The Exploited and The Varukers. GBH have gone on to influence several punk rock musicians.

The name GBH was inspired by then-bassist Sean McCarthy’s trial for grievous bodily harm. Though the core line up of Colin, Ross and Jock has stayed the same throughout their history the drum stool has been occupied by a number of incumbents following Wilf’s departure after the Midnight Madness and Beyond album and Oh No It’s GBH again 12” ep. 1986 saw the arrival of German drummer Kai Reder who played on three albums and an EP (No Need To Panic, A Fridge Too Far and From Here To Reality, as well as the “Wot A Bargain” 12″), Kai was then replaced by American, Joe “Fish” Montanero for one album (Church of The Truly Warped), this was the band’s last release for the Rough Justice label. The drum stool was then occupied from around 1994 by former Bomb Disneyland/Bomb Everything drummer Scott Preece, who has remained to this day and played on all releases since.

Ticket: £18.00 Buy Now
Doors: 19:00
Age: 14+

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Wednesday 14th November

Dashboard Confessional

American acoustic and electric guitar driven emo act who won the MTV Video Music Award for their song ‘Screaming Infadelities’ which featured on the soundtrack to Shrek 2 and Spiderman 2. Dashboard Confessional began in 1999 as a side project of lead singer Chris Carrabba’s band ‘Further Seems Forever’. They soon built a reputation for their intimate and enthusiastic live shows and emotionally intense music.

Excited to bring them to Riverside this Autumn

Ticket: £27.50 Buy Now
Doors: 7:00
Age: 14+

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Thursday 15th November

A

Wheatus, Inme

This London-based Alternative-Rock act had its roots in Wrentham, Suffolk ENGLAND, where, in the early ’90s, identical twins Jason and Adam Perry along with brother Giles decided to form a band; initially called Grand Design, they changed their name to A, simply to be the first entry in any printed music book; in 1996 the band were signed to London Records, at that time, A comprised Jason Perry on vocals, Mark Chapman on guitar, Giles Perry on keyboards, Daniel P. Carter on bass and Adam Perry on drums.

A year later they released their debut album, “How Ace Are Buildings”.
In September 2000 the band issued the second full-length disc titled “A Vs. Monkey Kong”.
With their third album, “Hi-Fi Serious”, A finally broke into the mainstream, the record rose to #18 on the Official U.K. Albums chart spawning the #9 single “Nothing” and the top 20 hit “Starbucks”; the album’s success opened doors for the group, not only did they land ever larger gigs across Europe, America and Japan, they also peppered the world’s festival stages, returning to their native England with a quarter of a million records sold worldwide.

They hit Riverside with heavyweight support from Wheatus and Inme

Doors: 7:00pm
Age: 14+

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Friday 16th November

Stone Foundation

Stone Foundation are a seven piece outfit who are based in the Midlands. They play a blend of Rock ‘n’ psychedelic Soul and are fast becoming a compelling live attraction. Back for there second appearance at Riv this Autumn there live show is not to be missed

Ticket: £16.50 Buy Now
Doors: 7:00
Age: 14+

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Friday 23rd November

Black Grape

Following the demise of Happy Mondays, Shaun Ryder formed Black Grape and had even greater success. Their infectious blend of rap-meets-pop won over the Britpop audience and dance lovers alike. Teaming up with Kermit (ex-Ruthless Rap Assassins), Black Grape’s 1995 debut platinum album ‘It’s Great When You’re Straight…Yeah’ charted at number one and spawned three hit singles. Then, a decade after second album ‘Stupid Stupid Stupid’, Shaun and the boys returned with 2017’s top 20 album ‘Pop Voodoo’ and continue to be a thrilling live experience.

Ticket: £27.50 Buy Now
Doors: 7:00PM
Age: 14+

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Saturday 24th November

Magnum

Classic seventies rock outfit with vocalist Bob Catley, re-formed and back on the road with their strongest material for years. So excited to have them back in such an intimate setting. Tickets on sale now

Ticket: £25.85 Buy Now
Doors: 7:00PM
Age: 14+

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Friday 30th November

Holy Moly & the Crackers

Holy Moly and the Crackers are a “gypsy folk and roll” band, based in the UK. They released their debut album “First Avenue” in October 2012 and an EP “Lilly” a year later – described as “a re-imagining of three traditional folk/blues songs that evokes eras of whiskey and guns on modern punk folk steroids”. These guys are musically competent and creative young people whose own feel good material is astonishingly good considering their relatively short time on the music circuit.

Ticket: £11.00 Buy Now
Doors: 7:00PM
Age: 14+

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Monday 3rd December

The Wandering Hearts

A four piece, folk-pop / Americana / Country band from London who are reminiscent of First Aid Kit, Of Monsters and Men and Chris Stapleton, whilst keeping their British roots at the very heart of their music. Their seamless vocal harmonies and pop sensibility add a twist of Fleetwood Mac too. Coming this Autumn to Riverside

Ticket: £14.10 Buy Now
Doors: 7:00PM
Age: 14+

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Friday 7th December

Martin Stephenson & the Daintees

Martin Stephenson & the Daintees are a British rock/folk/pop band combining elements of “rockabilly, show tunes, rootsy pop, straight-ahead rock and punk”.

Releasing four critically acclaimed albums on Kitchenware, Boat to Bolivia (1986), Gladsome, Humour and Blue (1987), Salutation Road (1989) and The Boys Heart (1992), the band split in 1992.

The Daintees reconvened in 2008 to release Western Eagle, the first studio album in 15 years,followed in 2012 with California Star.

Catch them live at Riverside

Ticket: £19.25 Buy Now
Doors: 7:00PM
Age: 14+

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Saturday 15th December

Fleetwood Bac & Too Petty

Fleetwood Bac were the world’s first Fleetwood Mac tribute show. The classic Mac sound, the look, the mystical atmosphere and that infamous on-stage chemistry are all portrayed with the passion and energy that got them the ultimate seal of approval from the real Fleetwood Mac members including Mick ‘Big Daddy’ Fleetwood and original Mac guitarist Peter Green!
Included in a spectacular 2 hour show are several songs from the Peter Green days, plus some of Stevie’s biggest solo hits

Ticket: £19.25 Buy Now
Doors: 7:00PM
Age: 14+

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