Mike and The Mechanics announce two North East dates with tickets on sale this week

In what promises to be a nostalgia-fest for fans, rock supergroup Mike and the Mechanics will be blasting back through their hits on a huge tour next year which includes two dates in the North East.

The band, first formed in 1985 by Genesis co-founder Mike Rutherford, have just announced a Looking Back – Living The Years 2025 Tour and it will see them back-track through decades of rock treats. In the crowd-pleaser shows, which will get under way next March, they will be “playing all the hits and drifting into Genesis” too they say.

The UK tour will take in The Glasshouse in Gateshead on March 22 but there will be an earlier stop-off in the region, at Globe Theatre in Stockton on March 8, and tickets will go on sale this week. The tour follows on from the success of last year’s sell-out Refuelled! Tour and Rutherford said: “It’s exciting to announce that we will be touring The Mechanics again.

“Getting back on the road with the guys last year was a real pleasure.” The rocker, who will be 74 when he hits the trail again, formed the band initially “as a side project to Genesis” and during the eighties and nineties, fronted by Paul Young and Paul Carrack, there were number one hits across the world.

After the sudden death of Young in 2000 the band released one further album then called it a day. But then in 2011 Mike revived the name, with new band members and they have stayed the course – although last year’s tour was their first in four years.

Mike recalls: “We slotted back into the old ways, the old jokes and the camaraderie like it had been a day! We had so much fun on the last tour, and the audiences were so gracious and warm, when we played the final show in Dusseldorf we all agreed then that we wanted to do it all again.”

This time around fans can expect to hear such hits as Over My Shoulder, The Living Years and All I Need Is A Miracle alongside some Genesis classics. Tickets for the tour will go on sale this Friday, May 3 on Ticketmaster as well as Ticketline: see the band’s website here and find the full March-April tour dates below.

Looking Back – Living The Years 2025 Tour

March 3 – Glasgow, Royal Concert Hall

March 4 – Aberdeen, Music Hall

March 5 – Edinburgh, Usher Hall

March 7 – Perth, Concert Hall

March 8 – Stockton, Globe Theatre

March 9 – Manchester, Bridgewater Hall

March 11 – Nottingham, Royal Concert Hall

March 12 – Stoke, Victoria Halls

March 14 – York, Barbican

March 15 – Ipswich, Regent Theatre

March 17 – Cambridge, Corn Exchange

Tuesday 18 – Sheffield, City Hall

March 20 – Halifax, Victoria Halls

March 22 – Gateshead, The Glasshouse

March 23 – Llandudno, Venue Cymru

March 24 – Liverpool, Philharmonic Hall

March 26 – Leicester, De Monfort Hall

March 27 – Basingstoke, Anvil

March 29 – Bournemouth, Pavilion

March 30 – Portsmouth, Guildhall

April 1 – Southend, Cliffs Pavilion

April 2 – Northampton, Derngate

April 4 – Birmingham, Symphony Hall

April 5 – Eastbourne, Congress Theatre

April 6 – Oxford, New Theatre

April 8 – Guildford, G Live

April10 Bristol, Beacon

April11 – Swansea, Arena

April 12 – Plymouth, Pavilions

April 14 – London, Royal Albert Hall

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