The 35,000 strong crowd screamed the lyrics to Brokenhearted when Lawson performed the new track at North East Live. Backstage they told ITV News Tyne Tees about travelling the world and how they'll be back in the region soon.
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Middlesbrough kept their unbeaten re-entry into the Premier League going drawing 0-0 at West Brom.
He has agreed a two-year contract at St. James' Park and becomes the tenth new face in the Magpies' first team squad this summer.
On the back of three consecutive Championship wins, the Magpies sit fourth, poised to move into the automatic promotion places.