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American guitar legend Nils Lofgren heads for the Sage Gateshead

Long-time E Street Band member Nils Lofgren is to perform an acoustic set at Sage Gateshead in January

Nils Lofgren
Nils Lofgren

American guitar legend Nils Lofgren will be gigging at Sage Gateshead during a UK tour which kicks off in January.

A long-time member of Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band, Chicago-born Lofgren toured with the man they call ‘The Boss’ on his recent Wrecking Ball and High Hopes tours.

This year, as a member of the band, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The 63-year-old also released Face the Music, a 10-disc retrospective box set of his 45 years in the recording business.

Lofgren, cited by Sting as “one of my favourite musicians”, will be joined for an acoustic set by multi-instrumentalist Greg Varlotta.

Expect Lofgren favourites such as Shine Silently, I Came to Dance and Keith Don’t Go.

The Sage gig is on January 23. For tickets tel. 0191 443 4661

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