Snoop Dogg plays Teesside and Tyneside in one night

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US star Snoop Dogg played to crowds in Middlesbrough and Newcastle Photo: Terry Blackburn

The US rapper Snoop Dogg performed at an open-air concert in the centre of Middlesbrough and then went on to play a late-night set at a club in Newcastle on the same night.

A fan who saw the gig in Middlesbrough, Philip Stirzaker, said: ""Truly surreal to see something of such scale and magnitude in a town where nothing extraordinary ever really happens. Snoop was class."

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Snoop Dogg played the late-night set at Tup Tup Palace in Newcastle Credit: Terry Blackburn
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Snoop Dogg was discovered by Dr Dre Credit: Terry Blackburn
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US rapper Snoop Dogg had his first hit more than 20 years ago Credit: Terry Blackburn
Snoop Dogg, from California, was popular with fans on Tyneside Credit: Terry Blackburn
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Snoop Dogg has sold more than 30 million records worldwide Credit: Terry Blackburn