All Time Low

Saturday 25th March 2017 @ O2 Academy Newcastle

American pop punk band All Time Low took Newcastle’s O2 Academy by storm, selling out the 2,000 capacity show in record breaking time.

With support from Waterparks and SWMRS, the stage was set for the band to have an amazing show, with the crowd already warmed up. The set was energetic from the start, with the band covering all of the stage and jumping and interacting with fans in the audience.

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The night consisted of songs both old and new, with the band opening with the catchy Kicking and Screaming from their 2015 album, future hearts. Fans were took on a journey through songs such as Canals, Missing You, Somewhere in Neverland and Weightless. Alex Gaskarth, the bands front man, lead the crowd in song and chatted to them in between songs making them feel like the most important part of the show.

The band put on a an amazing show, completed with blow up beach balls during Somethings Gotta Give. They concluded their encore with a crowd favourite, Dear Maria, Count Me In, from their second studio album So Wong, It’s Right. the iconic pop punk songs which fans know and love had the room jumping and screaming the lyrics back to them all in the closing number.

Fans will remember this concert for a long time to come, as they were took on a music journey filled with passion, love and excitement.

 

 

 

The 1975

Sunday 18th December @ Metro Radio Arena

The band welcomed a sold out crown in Newcastle Metro Radio Arena, and spent their almost 2 hour set charming and teasing the audience with every move they made.

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Opening whilst playing in total darkness- before bursting into the vibrant Love Me, UGH!, Heart Out and Change of Heart, which set the scene for a loud and emotional roller coaster of a concert. There was dancing, tears, laughter and loud music- it was truly amazing! For an arena gig, they delivered exactly what the crowd were looking for, with a combination of intimate songs which makes you think that you’re in a room alone with them- and not with a capacity of 11,000, with their sound filling the large venue.

Matty Healy, Newcastle born and bred, took the time in between songs to really talk with their fans, whom most had been queuing outside all day to see thee band. He urged the fans to lead the way and be the voices of progression, before launching straight into Loving Someone, which projected the LBGT flag in fron of them, telling everyone they stand for equality.

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They played the hits from their self titled debut album with Sex, Robbers and Girls- which all got the crowd belting out. The concert ended with everyone jumping in unison singing to the closing song, The Sound, at Mattys command.

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Whenever The 1975 play in Newcastle they put on a spectacular performance. University O2 Academy, Metro Radio Arena – all have been incredible and I look forward to the next chapter of their journey.

 

The Best Of…The Kooks

Thursday 27th April 2017  @  O2 Academy Newcastle

 

The Greatest Hits and New Material

With support acts Fickle Friends and Clean Cut Kid, the audience was warmed up and prepped well. The atmosphere was electric as The Kooks opened with their iconic song ‘Eddie’s Gun’ from their debut album Inside In Inside Out, followed by Always Where I Need To Be and See The World- where a mosh pit had already been formed. The crowd was worked up into a frenzy and bounced off of the bands energy while on stage, which set the tone for the whole concert.

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Following some slow songs like Seaside- Luke Pritchard, the lead singer, vocals were put on show. They also played some songs from their third album Listen, including  Bad Habit- which played a big hit with the crowd. The crowd reacted well to any song which the band played, showing how successful The kooks have been over their 10 years of being a band. While the performance ended, the crowd were still yet to hear their infamous single, Naïve, which really helped to put the band on the map in the music world. During the encore, as the chords were played, there was a roar of cheers from the crowd as everyone was singing along to all of the words.

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I left the O2 completely blown away with how amazing they are live and how good they interacted and included the crowd. Covered in peoples drink and with only one shoe- it is safe to say that The Kooks still have it- even after 10 years.

 

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