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Jackson Browne to get down at Sage Gateshead later this year

The legendary singer songwriter has booked a handful of dates to promote his new album, Standing in the Breach, including one on Tyneside

Jackson Browne has announced a clutch of UK dates including one at Sage Gateshead on November 20
Jackson Browne has announced a clutch of UK dates including one at Sage Gateshead on November 20

Jackson Browne will be getting down at Sage Gateshead later this year.

The American singer songwriter has announced a handful of UK dates as part of an international tour, booked to coincide with the release of his studio album, Standing In The Breach, which is out next month.

The autumn shows will see Jackson, who has written and recorded classic songs such as These Days, The Pretender and Running on Empty, take to the stage with his full band. The dates kick off on September 14 at the Kennedy Centre, Washington DC and finish up at the Royal Albert Hall on November 24.

But his Tyneside fans will be more interested in the gig on November 20, which will take place in Hall One of Sage Gateshead.

Accompanying Jackson on the road this fall are longtime band mates Val McCallum (guitar), Mauricio Lewak (Drums), Jeff Young (keyboards) and Bob Glaub (bass), with the addition of acclaimed multi-instrumentalist Greg Leisz (guitar, lap steel, pedal steel).

“This is my ideal band, with some of my favourite players, all of whom appear on the new CD, and whose combined gifts provide the musical foundation and emotional underpinnings of my new songs,” says Jackson.

Standing In The Breach, Jackson’s 14th studio album, is a collection of 10 songs which blend the deeply personal and political and explore love, hope, and defiance in the face of the advancing uncertainties of modern life.

“The interplay between Val McCallum and Greg Leisz on this album - the effortlessness of their chemistry is a gift really, that just dropped into my lap,” he adds. “I feel fortunate to have them out on the road for this tour.”

* Tickets for the date at Sage Gateshead are available from the box office on 0191 443 4661 or online at www.sagegateshead.com

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