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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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Thursday 8th November

Dan Reed Network

Dan Reed and Dan Pred met in high school in Aberdeen, South Dakota, and after a time pursuing music studies at Northern State University, the pair returned to Portland and formed the Dan Reed Network in 1984. The funk rock band had their biggest success in the UK with their third album, The Heat, in 1991, but by 1993 had decided to go on hiatus.

Dan Reed Network played a ‘one time only’ reunion show on New Years Eve 2012 with all original band members on stage in the US. The members found it was incredibly fun being back together, and, consequently, DRN decided it was a good time to bring the band and the music back, touring and releasing new material with the 2016 album ‘Fight Another Day’.

Cant wait to have them play Riverside

Doors: 7:00
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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Sunday 25th November

Beak>

BEAK> were formed in January 2009 by three Bristol musicians, Billy Fuller, Matt Williams and Geoff Barrow. Sometimes a band can be no more than the sum of it’s parts, but BEAK> are an equation in which it’s impossible to define equivalents or totals. Instead the meeting of three talents form a foundation from which ideas assimilate and propagate

Ticket: £15.00 Buy Now
Doors: 7PM
Age: 14+

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Friday 30th November

Holy Moly & the Crackers

2017 and 2018 have been huge years for female-fronted Holy Moly & The Crackers. The ever-evolving folk-alt-rock band from Newcastle Upon Tyne released their new album ‘Salem’ in July 2017 on their own Pink Lane Records label, and the album received acclaimed reviews from R2 Magazine, Folk Radio UK, The Crack, Clash, No Depression, Blown Speaker and has been championed by BBC Introducing and RadioX.

Following the album release, HMATC have toured the UK twice, selling out venues across the country, and made successful debuts in The Netherlands, France, Germany and Italy as well as continuing their success on the festival circuit: They’ve pulled off an accoladed appearance at Glastonbury, appeared at Boomtown Fair, Bestival + Camp Bestival and graced the main stages at festivals such as Beautiful Days, Bearded Theory, Moonbeams + Colours of Ostrava (CZ).

‘Salem’s’ lead single, the barnstorming indie-rock anthem ‘Cold Comfort Lane’, has been included on major Spotify playlists including Fresh Find & New Noise – with the band clocking up 1 million streams on the platform. The band has also had significant sync success, with ‘Cold Comfort Lane’ used by E4, BT Vision, Capital One, Ultimate Ears, KIA Sportage Cars and the credit title track for the blockbuster movie Oceans 8.

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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Tuesday 4th December

Hinds

A garage pop / surf rock band from Madrid. Hinds have been described as ‘Europe’s most exciting new band’ by the NME, and are Ana Garcia Perrote, Carlotta Cosials, Ade Martin and Amber Grimbergen. They are equal parts Ty Segall and Black Lips, Phil Spector and The Shirelles, but, in the final analysis, utterly and wholly Hinds.

Doors: 7pm
Age: 14+

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Friday 7th December

The Magpie Salute

American rock collective, The Magpie Salute, were born out of a brief reunion between former members of the Black Crowes when, in 2016, Rich Robinson was asked to perform and record for the Woodstock Sessions. However, their undeniable chemistry has led to a longer term project resulting in a series of shows in Europe and a 60 date US tour in 2017 and the release of their debut album in August 2018.

Catch them live at Riverside

Ticket: £27.50 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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Saturday 12th January

FOR THOSE ABOUT TO ROCK WITH LIVEWIRE AC/DC VS WHITESNAKE UK

Livewire the AC/DC Show
Live/Wire is The AC/DC Show. The hugely successful and unique six-man tribute to rock music’s greatest band
AC/DC, complete with cannons, a wall of Marshalls’ and over two hours of High Voltage
Rock ‘n’ Roll in a show critically acclaimed for its closeness in look and
sound to the real thing. Both Bon (Dave) and Brian (Podge) are present on the
Rock and Roll train for a night to remember and with the Rhythm section ‘locked
in’ the freedom of the stage and the music is given to Simon as Angus Young who
gives an uncanny performance with meticulous detail in appearance, energy and playing.

The band aim to put you slap bang in the middle of the show with hit after hit, and
you are expected to join in ! There’ll also be one or two gems thrown in for
the aficionados!

We’d be hung, drawn and quartered if we didn’t play all the classics, Back in Black, Rosie, Highway
to hell are all there, and the songs keep on coming until the cannons fire ceremoniously to
bring the evening to a superb crescendo. If by this time you are still standing…we salute you! Long Live AC/DC,
Long Live LIVE/WIRE

Whitesnake UK

WhitesnakeUK play tribute to the very best of David Coverdale’s multi platinum
selling band, Whitesnake.
From the early classic Moody / Marsden line up to the present day US incarnation,
faithfully reproducing timeless classics such as ‘Fool For Your Loving’ ‘Is This Love’ &
‘Here I Go Again’.

Ticket: £22.00 Buy Now
Doors: 7.00
Age: 14+

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Friday 8th February

DODGY

The first time round, Dodgy were only together for seven years but in that time they sold over a million records worldwide, released three albums and 12 Top 40 singles, including 3 Top 10s and the Top 5 hit ‘Good Enough’, still a staple of the Radio 2 playlist.

Now back together, the definitive line up of Nigel Clark, Andy Miller and Mathew Priest bring us those catchy summer hits including ‘Staying Out For The Summer’ and ‘In A Room’.

Doors: 7:00PM
Age: 14+

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Saturday 16th February

Hippo Campus

Fuzz guitars and Pumpkin-style melodies, with an acoustic leaning from this Minnesota four piece.

The band formed in 2013 and prior to graduating from performing arts high school, the band started on a break out trajectory following a series of talked-about performances at SXSW, which was immediately followed by their network television debut on Conan. They’ve since risen to the forefront of their genre on the backs of heavy touring and the strength of their debut album ‘landmark’.

Ticket: £15.00 Buy Now
Doors: 7pm
Age: 14+

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Saturday 23rd February

The Lemon Twigs

Sons of power pop songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Ronnie D’Addario, the Lemon Twigs was formed by brothers Brian and Michael D’Addario. Channeling some of the ’70s singer/songwriter energy of their father’s era with a healthy love of musical theater and an over-the-top performance display, the brothers began writing songs young and delivered their 2016 debut album, Do Hollywood, on 4AD while they at the tail end of their teenage years. Success came quickly for the band, with critical acclaim and a string of TV appearances as well as extensive touring.

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

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