The Amorettes kick off their UK headline tour in front of a packed out crowd at Think Tank Underground in Newcastle.

It’s been two years since the Scottish trio last performed in the North East and since that time the group has released their latest Top 40 studio album Born To Break. Following tours with the likes of The Dead Daisies and a busy summer festival season, the band are currently out on an extensive UK run in support of their latest offering.

With now several albums behind them, The Amorettes have amassed an arsenal of crowd-pleasing anthems. Tonight’s setlist is all killer and no filler.

The trio kicks off their 90 minute set with their frantic recent single “Born To Break” as they trounce their way an impressive opening featuring “Stealing Thunder” and fan favourite “Let The Neighbours Call The Cops”.

The Amorettes quite literally grab the ‘Bull By The Horns’ as they blast their way through tonight’s proceedings whilst simultaneously showcasing their latest release. The infectious melody and catchy hooks of “Can You Feel The Fire” is one of the highlights of the first half of the set. Likewise, the band turn it up to 11 during a fist-pumping airing of “You’ve Still Got Rock and Roll”.

This evening’s show is peppered with new material, with six tracks from Born To Break featuring in the band’s 16 song setlist, and they all most certainly hit the spot. Each of the new tracks is sandwiched between tried and tested Amorettes gold such as the emphatic “White Russian Roulette”, the hard-hitting “Get What’s Comin'”, along with the unmistakable “Bull By The Horns”. By doing so there is a nice balance to the set this evening. The band’s latest material sits seamlessly alongside cuts from their earlier releases.

The band wrap up their main set with a song which all in attendance can relate to “Everything I Learned (I Learned From Rock and Roll)”. Rather than doing the usual false ending, The Amorettes decide to remain on stage and go straight into the encore as they close out the show and the evening with “Hot and Heavy” and of course, a mass singalong ensues. Tonight The Amorette’s most definately ‘Give Em Hell’.

Newcastle’s Tomorrow Is Lost brought their crowd early in the evening as they performed their last hometown show of 2018. The band are getting ready to release their debut EP which is titled Shadowman on the 7th Dec. This being a release which has been 18 months in the making. With just a short time to make their mark, the group gives the local faithful a taste of what is to come by showcasing four of the five tracks on the EP, and most certainly win over a whole raft of new fans in the process. Expect big things to come from this incredibly talented Tyneside based outfit as we move into 2019.

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Event Date: 21-Nov-2018

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Adam Kennedy is an experienced music photographer based in northeast England. He has been shooting concerts for several years, predominantly with the band Vintage Trouble. In 2013, he was one of their tour photographers, covering the UK and Ireland tour including the headline shows and as opening act for The Who. As an accomplished concert photographer, Adam's work has been featured in print such as, Classic Rock Blues Magazine, Guitarist Magazine, Blues in Britain magazine, broadcast on the MDA Telethon on ABC Television in the US, used in billboard advertising for Renaissance Hotels in the US, and featured online via music blogs such as Uber Rock and Guitar Planet. He is also the official photographer at Newcastle Rock and Blues Club.

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