Music fans in Whitby have only a week to wait until Musicport 2014. More than 60 acts are taking part in the event 17th - 19th October.Read the full story ›
80's star Carol Decker and her band T'Pau, had been due to launch their Pleasure & Pain Tour on Wearside on October 2nd at the Pullman Hotel. The show has been postponed until February 12, due to unforeseen problems.
"Due to a sudden family illness, the forthcoming T'Pau tour has been postponed,” said a spokesman for the band.
“Dates have been re-arranged for early 2015 and all original tickets remain valid.
“Carol and the band wish to apologise for any inconvenience caused but are looking forward to seeing their fans next year and performing songs from their new album and classic hits.”
T’Pau became an instant hit with their first single, Heart and Soul, which was released in 1987 and led to the group becoming a worldwide success, It was followed by China In Your Hand.
Anyone who has bought tickets and requires a refund should contact The Pullman on 0191 5292020.
All Saints, Gabrielle, Texas and Lulu James performed at SoundWaves 2014 in South Shields. Rachel Sweeney was backstage for ITV Tyne Tees.Read the full story ›
The lead singer of AC/DC, Brian Johnson, is to receive an honorary degree from Northumbria University in Newcastle. The musician, who is from Gateshead, will be made an honorary Doctor of Music.
Others who will receive honorary degrees this summer include Vera Baird QC, the Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner and former Labour MP, and Baroness Howells of St David, a life peer who campaigns for racial equality.
As Cheryl Cole walked the red carpet in Gateshead before judging X Factor auditions, we asked her how much time she normally spends in the North East.
X Factor auditions are well underway in Gateshead, with hopefuls queuing to see the four judges - Simon Cowell, Cheryl Cole, Mel B and Louis Walsh. This man was pulled out of the crowd for an interview - could he be the next North East winner of the X Factor?
Geordie star Cheryl Cole will return to the North East later for X Factor auditions in Gateshead.
It is four years since the singer was last a judge on the show, but she will be back in the hot seat at the Baltic with the other three judges.
Geordie rock legend Mark Knopfler will perform at the Great North Run Million Opening Ceremony on Thursday 4 September. Organisers say a spectacular opening ceremony this year will herald the race which will see a millionth person complete the course.
This is believed to be a world first, and the milestone will be celebrated with an opening event which will feature live music, film and a dance performance, as well as star appearances, all held on the Newcastle-Gateshead Quayside.
Organisers say it will transform the River Tyne into an outdoor arena ahead of the Great North Run three days later.Mark Knopfler said: “I’m proud to have been a supporter of this great event from the beginning and am looking forward to being there to play ‘Local Hero’ "
Mark Knopfler is best known as the lead guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter for the global rock legends Dire Straits, who have sold over 120 million albums to date, and he was ranked number 27 in Rolling Stone magazine's list of 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time.
Saltburn's X-Factor winner James Arthur has confirmed that he is no longer with Simon Cowell's company, Syco.
There was speculation earlier this year that he had been dropped by the record label.
Last night, though, James Arthur posted these messages on Twitter:
Just to clear things up - I am no longer with Syco. I would like to thank all at the label for making a great record with me.
The US rapper performed to crowds at an open-air concert in Middlesbrough and then went onto play a late-night set at a club in Newcastle.Read the full story ›