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First making it big with intelligent, beautifully crafted pop hits in the new wave peak of the late 1970s and early ’80s, Joe Jackson‘s talent as a songwriter and rich, soulful voice is still going strong today. His first studio album is seven years was released in October last year, to great reviews and a European tour, which is at Sage Gateshead on Monday 8th February.

With hits like Is She Really Going Out With Him? Steppin’ Out, and the beautiful It’s Different For Girls, Joe Jackson has always been one of the more underrated songwriters we have. With new songs showcasing slick, smooth piano playing, there’s still a raw, earnest energy at the core, with intelligent, sharp lyrics. Acting as his own support act too, he’ll play a short solo set with just piano, before bringing out the band, and really letting rip.

Joe Jackson plays sage Gateshead on Monday 8th February.

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