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EVENT INFORMATION
Date
Date: Friday 7th - Sunday 9th June 2013
Date
Time: Friday: 7.30pm, Saturday: 2.30pm & 7.30pm, Sunday: 2.30pm
Date
Ticket Pricing: £22.50, £29.50, £32.50, £39.50 & £42.50
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FULL SHOW INFO
  • Friday 7th June 2013 7.30pm Performance
  • Doors Open: 6.30pm
  • Part One: 7.30pm - 8.50pm
  • Interval: 20 Minutes
  • Part Two: 9.10pm - 10.20pm
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  • Saturday 8th June 2013 2.30pm Performance
  • Doors Open: 1.30pm
  • Part One: 2.30pm - 3.50pm
  • Interval: 20 Minutes
  • Part Two: 4.10pm - 5.20pm
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  • Saturday 8th June 2013 7.30pm Performance
  • Doors Open: 6.30pm
  • Part One: 7.30pm - 8.50pm
  • Interval: 20 Minutes
  • Part Two: 9.10pm - 10.20pm
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  • Sunday 9th June 2013 2.30pm Performance
  • Doors Open: 1.30pm
  • Part One: 2.30pm - 3.50pm
  • Interval: 20 Minutes
  • Part Two: 4.10pm - 5.20pm

Important Event Information: We Will Rock You Sunday 9th June 2.30pm Performance
The Blaydon Races Sunday 9th June 2013


This year the famous Blaydon Races will take place on Sunday 9th June 2013 and will come along Railway Street on the eastbound carriageway and turn right at the Globe Pub (Plummer Street) and up onto Scotswood Road.

The race is due to start at 3.00pm on Collingwood Street and should be past the arena by 3.15pm

There will be road closures installed for the race and these will be implemented from 2.20pm and re-opened at approximately 3.30pm.

The Metro Radio Arena has a performance of We Will Rock You taking place on Sunday 9th June with a 2.30pm prompt start due to finish at 5.20pm so our patrons should not be affected by these road closures however please ensure enough time is left for your journey taking the event into consideration.

There will be a diversion in place for traffic - using the Railway Street westbound carriageway turning left down onto the Quayside and along to Forth Banks for access to the Railway Station or along the Quayside and left up Dean Street and 55o North as the rest of the Quayside is closed for the Market at that time.

The Swing Bridge will be open for traffic arriving from the Gateshead side.

  • No smoking
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Queen and Ben Elton's ‘We Will Rock You’

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Former Coronation Street star Kevin Kennedy and X Factor finalist and West End actress Brenda Edwards are to star in the first ever We Will Rock You Arena Tour, following their previous success in the roles. Kevin Kennedy, best known for his role as ‘Curly Watts’ in the long running soap Coronation Street, will reprise the role of ‘Pop’, a librarian who is stuck in his ‘hippie’ past and is searching to find answers to the end of rock music. Brenda Edwards who rose to fame in ITV1’s talent show ‘The X Factor’ will again play the domineering role of ‘Killer Queen’, Head of Globalsoft, the corporation responsible for the banning of all instruments and musical originality. Kevin and Brenda are currently starring in the West End production at the Dominion Theatre and will join the UK leg of the world tour to perform in Newcastle at the Metro Radio Arena from Friday 7th – Sunday 9th June 2013.

They will be joined by MiG Ayesa (Rock of Ages, Thriller Live) who will be reprising the role of ‘Galileo’ after successful international and West End runs since 2005 and Lucie Jones, who shot to fame as an X Factor finalist in 2009 and went on to perform in Les Miserables will perform the role of Meat.

Unprecedented success in theatres around the world has paved the way for ‘We Will Rock You’ to make the step into Arenas, where the Rock Theatrical will be performed in front of thousands of rock fans every night.

Speaking about the tour, Kevin Kennedy said: “I’m so excited to return to the We Will Rock You Tour, especially to be a part of the first ever Arena Tour, rocking out to thousands of fans every night. It’s going to be huge!”

Brenda Edwards is equally thrilled: “I love performing as Killer Queen and can’t wait to take We Will Rock You back on the road!”

Lauren Samuels will return to the role of Scaramouche after her run at the Dominion in 2011/2012. Khashoggi will be played by Sean Kingsley who has appeared in Les Miserables, Cats, and Billy Elliot.

The production is written and directed by Ben Elton, who has fashioned a hilarious futuristic comedy around more than 24 of Queen’s biggest hit songs delivered in a show that boasts the scale and spectacle that marked Queen’s live performances.

“This show is all about legend,” says Ben Elton. “We take the legend of Queen and create our own fantastical story of young kids battling the might corporations who want to suppress their individuality and their love of music. They need a hero who can help them in their struggle, and we have two – the dreamer Galileo and the sassy rock chick Scaramouche. Guess who ends up winning?”

On announcing the Arena tour, Queen’s Brian May said: “After our first 10 years in Rock Theatricality, this is the next giant step for We Will Rock You - and the show will feature a brand new arena-size design - a big night out for all!”

With a wink and many ironic sideswipes, WE WILL ROCK YOU is more than just a show title, more than a musical, and more than a rock concert - it is a promise: WE WILL ROCK YOU!

Tickets costing £22.50, £29.50, £32.50, £39.50 & £42.50 are available online, from the booking hotline number 0844 493 6666, and in person at the Metro Radio Arena Box Office.