Kaiser Chiefs stars back Newcastle's new music therapy centre by breaking the ground at the Jesmond site.
The band played a hit-packed set including Everyday I Love You Less and Less, Ruby and I Predict a Riot.
Kaiser Chiefs frontman, Ricky Wilson, is set to headline a charity concert to coincide with the Great North Run.
Tickets go on sale this morning (at 9am) for a very different kind of Kaiser Chiefs' gig.
The band are performing in Dalby Forest near Pickering in June. It's part of Forest Live, a series of events organised to promote wildlife conservation.
Now in their sixteenth season, Forest Live gigs take place at seven forest locations. The gigs aim to have an eclectic range of international artists, all in an unusual location.
Kaiser Chiefs will support Foo Fighters when they play the Stadium of Light in Sunderland.
British indie rock band Kaiser Chiefs are set to perform in Newcastle as part of their UK tour.
The band have announced dates for nine shows across the UK, including the Metro Radio Arena in Newcastle on 5 February 2015.
Kaiser Chiefs held sell-out concerts at the same venue in 2007 and 2009.