A Tynedale rock star has sold out a Newcastle venue ahead of his return to the North East next month.

Spike Gray – the lead singer of The Quireboys – will head to The Cluny in Newcastle as part of his “An Audience with…Spike” tour on Thursday May 27, with all tickets having now been sold.

Spike – who is originally from Haltwhistle – will visit the North East and both perform songs and also tell a few of his many stories from down the years at the event, which is set to to take place with social distancing measures in place.

“This is a socially distanced show and er take it very seriously,” said Spike.

“This is a great opportunity to play to a limited number of fans in an almost parlour like atmosphere.

“It is very much a show where the audience can get involved.

“Coming to Newcastle is like coming home for me and aI cannot wait.”

Spike and The Quireboys had several hits in the 1990s including 7 O’Clock, I Don’t Love You Anymore and Hey You.

They’ve also recorded several albums over the last 30 years, with their latest release 35 and Live having been released in 2019.

The night is set to compose of two 45 minute sets, with the performance set to feature a stripped back show where just Spike and his guitar will be on the stage.

The rock star is also set to give his take on the current music scene surrounding both himself as well as other artists.

The Cluny is one of the many venues in the arts and entertainment industry across the North East that has been hit badly by the restrictions imposed during the pandemic.

The show is set to play host to 56 ticket holders in The Cluny 2 venue.