Gig Preview: The Smyths - o2 Academy Newcastle

Tom Moorcroft previews The Smyths upcoming Newcastle show in May.

Tom Moorcroft
26th April 2019
Photo Credit: Twitter @thesmythsuk

On Friday May 17th, The Smyths, tribute act for the notorious Manchester band The Smiths, will be playing at the o2 Academy in Newcastle.

Attending a variety of locations around the UK as part of their ‘35yrs’ tour, fans of The Smiths can be assured that this is the closest to seeing them live in today's current music scene, with both Marr and Morrissey engaging in solo endeavours after the band split in 1987. Forming in 2003, The Smyths have cemented themselves as one of the more celebrated cover acts, blending Marr-esque guitar tones and Morrissey style vocals bound to make anyone in attendance who closes their eyes question whether they’re in 2019 or 1982.

In a music climate seeing amazing bands such as The Smiths splitting to engage in solo efforts, cover bands such as The Smyths challenge the prejudice that many people have towards replicated acts, whilst allowing fans to reminisce in the music talents of the past. Anyone in Newcastle wanting to regrasp a part of Britains music past, or change their negative prejudice of cover bands in music present and future, cannot afford to miss out on May 17th, with tickets available now via Ticketmaster for £17.65.


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AUTHOR: Tom Moorcroft
Head of Sport for The Courier. Current 3rd year English Literature and History student. Love writing about sports/music, playing the guitar and Everton FC!

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