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Editors are touring the UK

EDITORS have announced a massive UK tour for October with tickets going on sale at 9am today.

EDITORS have announced a massive UK tour for October with tickets going on sale at 9am today.

After stealing the show at Glastonbury and reaching the top of the album charts, Editors have recently reaffirmed themselves as one of the UK’s hottest indie bands.

Their latest album, An End Has A Start, is currently number one in the charts and has been attracting rave reviews while their single, Smokers Outside The Hospital Doors, has been their biggest seller to date.

The band burst onto the scene with their debut album, The Back Room, in 2005, and are currently signed to Newcastle record label Kitchenware, which is celebrating its 25th birthday this year.

Editors will be playing Newcastle’s Carling Academy on Thursday, October 18.

Tickets will be priced at £15 and can be bought from 0871 2200 260 or online at www.gigsandtours.com .


Secret sax

TYNESIDE now boasts some fantastic new arts venues but here’s proof that they can also attract artists who shun such places.

Shadowed Spaces is an art tour with a difference. Funded by the Scottish Arts Council, it begins on Friday in Aberdeen and takes in Dundee, Easterhouse, Cumbernauld, Edinburgh – and (its only English stop) Newcastle on July 12. But nobody, apart from the organisers, knows exactly where.

Tickets are limited but free and if you have one you will be told to rendezvous at a certain location. You will then be guided to the chosen venue for a performance by three experimental musicians.

We are told that this is likely to be an atmospheric place not normally used for concerts or performances.

The musicians are Sean Meehan, a New York-based drummer; Tamio Shiraishi, a Japanese sax player also based in New York; and Ikuro Takahashi, a Japanese underground drummer and percussionist.

Your guide will be American Denis Wood, a “geographer and theoretician” whose early work was in something called psychogeography. For a free ticket call (01382) 909 900. or visit www.arika.org.uk


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