Featuring a performance from legendary local band, The Futureheads, to an uplifting reimagining of Fleetwood Mac’s iconic Rumours album, a range of world-class events are heading to The Fire Station this spring.
Here’s everything you need to know…
8 world-class events arriving at The Fire Station this spring!
Sunderland’s £18m game-changing cultural hub is open and what a start it’s had here in the city.
One of the biggest cultural venues to arrive in Sunderland, The Fire Station features an auditorium, bars, a restaurant, dance and creative writing studios and the Parade Ground; a 600-capacity outdoor performance space with an external stage and bar.
And after a blistering opening thanks to their Firestarters, the first programme of performances at the Auditorium that began in December, a new wave of world-class events are arriving at The Fire Station this spring.
Here’s our pick of 8 world-class events taking to The Fire Station stage this Spring…
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The Transatlantic Ensemble perform Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours
The unbelievably good Transatlantic Ensemble are heading to The Fire Station to blast through Fleetwood Mac’s iconic Rumours album this season.
Tickets are usually gone in a heartbeat for this one, as internationally renowned musicians and groove masters, The Transatlantic Ensemble put on one of the biggest and best music events going.
Expect a funky rendition of The Chain, a soulful version of Go Your Own Way and a euphoric performance of Don’t Stop from this outstanding bunch of uber-talented musicians.
Rendezvous Dance will bring their critically-acclaimed production, The Monocle, to The Fire Station.
The Monocle is the brainchild of celebrated, award-winning choreographer Mathieu Geffre. It’s set in a flamboyant lesbian nightclub in 1930s Paris and features six outstanding dancers and a wonderful singer.
Reimagining traditional theatre settings with an evocative show, settle in as the auditorium is transformed into a speakeasy club setting, as audience members participate in a thrilling and exciting performance that fuses elegant dance routines with groovy live music.
Gregory Alan Isakov
Having supported The Lumineers on their arena tour, join Grammy-nominated, horticulturist-turned-musician Gregory Alan Isakov for an exclusive show at The Fire Station this March.
Whether Gregory is singing a tender tribute to a grumpy coffee shop custodian, offering the audiences a sincere reflection as a touring musician or trying to understand Buddhism, this critically-acclaimed artist arrives in Sunderland armed with a back-catalogue of affectionate tunes that vividly captures the people and places he’s visited on his travels.
One of the 8 world-class events arriving at The Fire Station this spring!
This Is The Kit
A brilliant evening of joyous banjo belters awaits! This Is The Kit touches down at The Fire Station this March for an uplifting celebration of their brand new album, Off Off On.
Since their debut album, Krulle Bol, was released in 2008, This Is The Kit have unpicked emotional knots and woven remarkable stories to create critically-acclaimed albums, toured across the continent and featured at Glastonbury 2019.
Book your tickets now and look forward to a hypnotic evening of indie-folk rock and a voice you’ll not forget in a hurry.
Undoubtedly one of the 8 world-class events arriving at The Fire Station this spring!
An action-packed spring programme kicks off with a highly-anticipated show by former Maccabees frontman, Orlando Weeks.
Arriving at The Fire Station this spring, Orlando Weeks takes to the stage to celebrate his brand new solo album, A Quickening.
It’s a wonderfully eclectic record that charts his emotions and expectations ahead of imminent parenthood – so you can expect an unforgettable atmospheric performance from this beloved indie hero.
Get ready to dive into a rabbit hole of daft anecdotes, off-the-cuff one-liners and hilarious stories with Live at the Apollo star and sell-out sensation, Gary Delaney.
Arriving at The Fire Station for an exclusive night of side-splitting comedy, join one of the UK’s most sought after joke writers and longstanding Mock the Week special guest, Gary as he takes us through the laughing glass to bring you a brand new show with hit after hit of the kind of one-liners only a master jokesman could craft.
If you’re hunting for a snark or two this spring, Gary’s date at The Fire Station will have plenty.
Joanne Shaw Taylor
Settle in as award-winning guitarist and blues rock singer-songwriter, Joanne Shaw Taylor, takes to The Fire Station stage this spring to serenade Sunderland with songs from her latest, highly anticipated release The Blues Album.
Universally hailed as the UK’s premier blues-rock guitarist, Joanne was discovered by Sunderland music legend, Dave Stewart of the Eurythmics, at just 16.
Since then, Joanne has skyrocketed to become one of the most sought-after guitarists in the world of rock with an army of plaudits including Jimmy Cliff, Joe Bonamassa, Stevie Wonder and Annie Lennox.
One of the globe’s biggest guitar stars, be sure to catch this world-class event arriving at The Fire Station this spring.
The Futureheads – Acoustic & A Cappella
Firestarters draws to a close with a special one-off acoustic acapella show by Sunderland’s home-grown success story The Futureheads on Saturday 11 June.
A special opportunity to experience a different side to the band, The Futureheads promise a serene evening of music featuring a mix of acoustic and a cappella song arrangements, intricate four-part harmonies and plenty of audience patter.
Throw in iconic tunes such as Hounds of Love, The Beginning of the Twist and some exclusive tracks from their upcoming new album, a night with The Futureheads is shaping up to be a world-class night of music.
And there you have it. There’s our pick of 8 world-class events arriving at The Fire Station this spring that you need to know about. For more information about all events or to buy tickets, head to www.thefirestation.org.uk
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