Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Ten Good Reasons to Book Your Ticket; 10 THINGS

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Ten Good Reasons to Book Your Ticket; 10 THINGS

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Wet Wet Wet, The Big Picture Tour, March 11, Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle, 0844 493 6666 or www.metroradioarena.co.uk Twenty years ago, Wet Wet Wet released a cracking album called Picture This, which featured tracks like Julia Says, Don't Want to Forgive Me Now, Somewhere Somehow, She's All On My Mind, Morning and a Troggs cover which broke records all over the place.

We can't imagine they would have thought a 20th anniversary tour was ever written in the wind, but that's where we find ourselves this March. Fans of the Wets are in for a singa-long treat. Fans of Westlife can also get excited as the now Sunday-named Markus Feehily is supporting.

Little Mix: The Get Weird Tour, March 17, Metro Radio Arena Newcastle, 0844 493 6666 or www.metroradioarena.co.uk They had a smash hit single last year with the very catchy Black Magic and it seems the platinum-selling girl band - who can thank South shields for 50% of its membership, courtesy of Perrie Edwards and Jade Thirlwall - have certainly cast a spell on North East audiences. This arena date is the first of three which have been booked in of the Get Weird tour. Nathan Sykes will be making a guest appearance too. The lasses will be back on April 9 and 16. (See pages 8-9) Guys and Dolls, March 22-April 2, Theatre Royal Newcastle, 08448 112 121 or www.theatreroyal.co.uk Direct from the West End, this highlyacclaimed and 'exhilarating' production heads for Tyneside. Set in New York, it's a sizzling tale of gamblers, gangsters and nightclub singers featuring some of Broadway's greatest show-stopping tunes, including Luck be a Lady, Sit Down You're Rockin' the Boat and My Time of Day.

Rob Delaney: Meat, March 10, Gala Theatre Durham, 03000 266600 or www.galadurham.co.uk Twitter legend and star of the hit Channel 4 comedy Catastrophe, Rob Delaney brings his critically acclaimed Meat tour to Durham. Widely regarded as one of America's most gifted stand-ups, Rob has appeared on an array of panel shows such as Have I Got News For You, 8 out of 10 Cats and Would I Lie to You?.

North of England Brass Band Championships, March 12 (from 12pm) and 13 (from 10am), Gala Theatre Durham A weekend devoted to the wonder of the brass band is on the cards in Durham in March with the finest ensembles from all over the North of England competing across four sections. Sunday's proceedings will conclude with the Championship Section, with reigning champions The Reg Vardy Band looking to retain their title.

Jason Donovan: Ten Good Reasons and Greatest Hits Tour, Sage Gateshead, 0191 443 4661 or www.sagegateshead.com As lifelong Jason fans will be well aware, the star of stage and screen - think Joseph and his Technicolour Dreamcoat and Neighbours - is returning to his roots for a solo tour of his debut platinum (x5), 1989 album (that's cracking on 27 years ago, kids) Ten Good Reasons as well as the Greatest Hits album which followed later. …

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