Lindisfarne legends to follow in Sam Fender’s footsteps with fundraising show for North East Homeless

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The Lindisfarne legends will raise money in their hometown of North Shields

Geordie legends Lindisfarne will follow in the footsteps of Sam Fender by playing a fundraising show for the North East Homeless charity.

Former Lindisfarne members Ray Laidlaw and Billy Mitchell will put on a gig in the hometown of the band and the charity.

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The performance will be the last night of a UK tour later this year.

The show will celebrate 50 years of Fog on the Tyne, the album which escalated the band to worldwide acclaim.

The record was the UK's biggest selling album in 1971.

In the live show, Ray and Billy tell its remarkable story with a combination of rare video, unseen photographs, acoustic versions of their favourite Lindisfarne songs and tales from life on the road and in the recording studio.

Ray said: “North East Homeless does amazing work in our home town, work that unfortunately is now more crucial than ever.

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"It’s important to Billy and I that we can give something back to the community that has supported us from the very beginning.”

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Brian with Ray and Billy

Brian Burridge, Founder of North East Homeless added. “Lindisfarne have been such a big influence on me growing up, to have them supporting us is amazing.

"Having North East Legends like Ray and Billy is so important to us.

"It’s about Northerners looking after Northerners, in very difficult times”

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Fellow North Shields star Sam Fender recently put on a one-night-only spectacle at Newcastle's O2 City Hall to raise money for the charity.

The sell-out night brought in more than £130,000 for the cause.

Lindisfarne will play The Exchange in North Shields on Saturday, November 26.

Tickets are available here.

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