· The Mavericks - 30th Anniversary tour
· Contemporary singer/songwriter - Robyn Hitchcock
· Charles Esten - from the hit television show Nashville
· Following the release of his first album in four years -The Tallest Man On Earth
Monday 24 June, Sage One, 7.30pm
Grammy winners The Mavericks are an American musical treasure, with a sound that’s as rousing as it is stubbornly impossible to pin down.
Raul Malo and The Mavericks are no strangers to Sage Gateshead and we are delighted to be welcoming them back to perform all their hits and more on their 30th Anniversary tour.
Friday 18 October, Sage Two, 8pm
Robyn Hitchcock is one of England’s most enduring contemporary singer/songwriters and live performers.
Since founding the art-rock band The Soft Boys in 1976, Robyn has recorded more than 20 albums as well as starred in Storefront Hitchcock, an in-concert film recorded in New York, directed by Jonathan Demme.
Blending folk and psychedelia with a wry British nihilism, Robyn describes his songs as paintings you can listen to.
Wednesday 23 October, Sage One, 7pm
Known best for his role as Deacon Claybourne in the hit television show Nashville, Charles (Chip) Esten was born in Pittsburgh, PA, and grew up in Alexandria, VA.
After starting his acting career in Los Angeles, he made his theatrical debut in London, portraying Buddy Holly in the hit West End musical Buddy, and performed for HRM Queen Elizabeth in the Royal Variety Performance. During that run that he first appeared on the British version of Whose Line Is It Anyway.
Esten recently made musical history when he earned a Guinness world record title for his #EverySingleFriday campaign, which yielded 54 original songs that he wrote, recorded, and released, once a week, for 54 consecutive weeks
The Tallest Man On Earth
Monday 04 November, Sage One, 7.30pm
On April 19th, 2019, The Tallest Man On Earth will release his first album in four years. I Love You. It’s A Fever Dream was written, produced and engineered by Kristian Matsson and was recorded almost entirely in his apartment in Brooklyn, NY.
In recent years, Matsson has undertaken single oriented projects that incorporate writing, producing and self-releasing songs and videos in regular intervals, often with purposefully intense deadlines. He’s described finding inspiration in the entire process, and in particular in the satisfaction of making something and having it out quickly. For listeners and viewers the fascination has been in watching an artist work through his life, in problems and celebrations large and small, putting his thoughts out into the world while he’s still processing them himself and watching them evolve over time.
Hot Club of Cowtown
Sunday 17 November, Sage Two, 8pm
Award-winning Austin, Texas-based Hot Club of Cowtown may be the world’s most globe-trotting, effervescent string trio, whose joyful sound blends the traditional Western swing of the American southwest with European hot jazz influences of the same era. The Hot Club of Cowtown, celebrating its 21st year this season, also writes its own material and reinterprets everything from hoedowns to American songbook standards in its own, original style.
Voted Ameripolitan Western Swing Group of the Year 2015 and inducted into the Texas Western Swing Hall of Fame in 2004, HCCT has toured with Bob Dylan, Roxy Music and others and represented traditional American music throughout the world for the US State Department from Azerbaijan to the Sultanate of Oman. Ten studio albums, a global following, and the relentless passion of its live shows are the band’s continuing trademark.
Thursday 30 January, Sage Two, 8pm
The estimable London four-piece Turin Brakes are delighted to announce a UK Acoustic Tour for autumn 2019. The band - founder members and former primary school friends Olly Knights and Gale Paridjanian, along with long time bandmates Rob Allum and Eddie Myer - are one the finest indie bands of the last two decades. This is a chance to see the band in their first full stripped back acoustic tour since 2002. They will be playing a range of songs spanning their 20 year career, which includes seven top 40 singles and six top 40 albums with sales over a million worldwide.
"Raul Malo and The Mavericks are no strangers to Sage Gateshead and we are delighted to be welcoming them back. "
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