Local legends Lindisfarne prepare to kick off UK tour with two nights in North Shields

Folk rock legends Lindisfarne come to North Shields as part of their UK tour. Picture by Gren Sowerby.Folk rock legends Lindisfarne come to North Shields as part of their UK tour. Picture by Gren Sowerby.
Folk rock legends Lindisfarne come to North Shields as part of their UK tour. Picture by Gren Sowerby.
The 11 date tour kicks off in the North East.

Veteran folk rockers Lindisfarne take to UK stages again this spring with a series of live dates across the country.

The tour will start on the North East coast, a spiritual home for the band, with The Exchange 1856 in North Shields hosting the opening two nights over Saturday, February 10 and Sunday, February 11.

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Formed in 1970, the late Alan Hull and Rod Clements emerged from Tyneside with the band to carve out a place for themselves fronting one of British rock’s favourite early bands.

Famed for hits such as “Run For Home”, “Meet Me On The Corner” and “Lady Eleanor”, the ever-popular Geordies enjoyed a run of sell-out appearances in 2023 at over 50 venues across the UK.

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Looking ahead to the tour, Rod Clements said: “We’re not exactly shoe-gazers – we have a lot of fun on stage and I feel that permeates into the audience so that we all wind up sharing the moment.

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“People keep coming back to Lindisfarne and while that carries on, we carry on. Each year we seem to put on more shows and we’re thrilled to be playing the Exchange again”.

Today’s Lindisfarne comprises a five-piece line up of long-standing members fronted by original founder-member Rod Clements (vocals, mandolin, fiddle, slide guitar), Steve Daggett (vocals, guitars, keyboards), Paul Smith (drums), Ian Thomson (bass) and Alan Hull’s son-in-law Dave Hull-Denholm (vocals, guitars, piano).

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