Built in the late 1920s, the Newcastle City Hall first established a reputation as one of the North East's premier classical music venues. But since embracing the pop explosion of the 1960s, it has welcomed everyone from The Beatles to Bruce Springsteen through its doors. Check out the range of Newcastle City Hall tickets on offer at StubHub.
From The Beatles to Bruce Springsteen
Part of a major city centre development, the Newcastle City Hall first opened its doors in 1927 and a year later installed its most unique feature, a Harrison and Harrison organ dubbed as the instrument's Rolls Royce. Soloists Kathleen Ferrier and Yehudi Menuhin and conductor Sir Malcolm Sargent were just a few of the major names from the classical world who performed at the hall over the next 40 years as it became a hotspot for various leading orchestras. The venue then embraced pop music in the 1960s, welcoming major acts such as The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and The Kinks as part of various package tours alongside the likes of Marianne Faithfull, Gene Pitney, Little Richard, Jerry Lee Lewis and Gerry and the Pacemakers. Since then it's become something of a pop and rock favourite, with Bruce Springsteen naming his 1981 show at the hall as one of his three best ever, while both Sir Elton John and Dire Straits have kicked off world tours there. You can both buy and sell Newcastle City Hall tickets on StubHub.
A live album favourite
Situated on Northumberland Road, the 2,135-capacity Newcastle City Hall has also been a popular choice of venue for live albums. Metal legends Motorhead's 1981 chart-topping LP, "No Sleep 'Til Hammersmith," was recorded at the venue, as was glam rockers Slade's "Slade on Stage" and prog giants Emerson Lake and Palmer's "Pictures at an Exhibition." Other notable performances include local heroes The Animals' one-off reunion show in 1968 and Lindisfarne's live debut in 1970, while London Grammar, Amy Macdonald, Jake Bugg and First Aid Kit are just a few of the more contemporary names to have graced its stage. The hall has also welcomed several stand-up comedians over the years including Jimmy Carr, Greg Davies, Al Murray, Frankie Boyle, Ross Noble and Billy Connolly. Check out the historic venue for yourself by purchasing one of the many Newcastle City Hall tickets on offer at StubHub.
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