Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Texas Rolling Back the Years

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Texas Rolling Back the Years

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Texas, Hall One, Sage Gateshead Texas' first album Southside was released in 1989, which means you would have been able to buy it at Our Price in the Metrocentre, but only just.

And if I'm showing my age there, I wasn't alone in doing so on Monday night at Sage Gateshead as Texas rolled back the years to treat the crowd to a night of hits old and new.

The band are touring on the back of their recently released greatest hits double album '25', named with reference to the number of years since Southside first troubled the charts.

The show kicked off with lead singer Sharleen Spiteri performing a solo version of the band's most recent single 'Start A Family', before she was joined on stage by the rest of the band for a hugely enjoyable romp through their back catalogue.

The singles were played in broadly chronological order, from 'I Don't Need A Lover' through to 'The Conversation', but with the odd hit dropped in out of kilter to keep the audience on their toes. …

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