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With the last of the social restrictions on live music being lifted this summer, it is finally time to get feet back on the floorboards and butts into seats again. While new shows are being planned and executed, it’s cause to pause and turn attention to all the postponed shows that have waited ever so patiently for their turn to shine, and this show is geared up to be worth the wait.

Americana singer-songwriter John Grant is finally set to take the stage of the great Sage Gateshead on Friday 10th September and will supply a thinly drawn line between battle-scarred piano-man and robust electronic auteur. Grant’s most recent album, Boy From Michigan, solidifies him as one the greatest songwriters of all time and presents a unique mixture of the songwriting of Elton John and the electronic experimentation of Kraftwerk, all while touting personal tales and present day US nightmares. Definitely a more sober affair, but nevertheless just as beautiful and powerful as his previous work. Audiences are in for a delightful evening; filled with brutal honesty, vindication and musical whimsy delivered with class.

Support comes from folk rock musician Teddy Thompson.

John Grant and Teddy Thompson play Sage Gateshead on Friday 10th September


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