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The health and safety of audiences, musicians and staff at Sage Gateshead is our priority. Keep up to date here.

 

Wednesday 18 November 2020   |   8:00pm

Ghostpoet plus support Tony Njoku

plus support Tony Njoku

Ghostpoet

Tickets on sale from 10am Friday 13 March. (12noon via Box Office).

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Tickets – £19.10

Ghostpoet has announced his new album ‘I Grow Tired But Dare Not Fall Asleep’, released through Play It Again Sam on May 1st. Alongside this he shares a first taster of the record, “Concrete Pony”, accompanied by a visionary, mind-bending video.

The two-time Mercury Prize nominee Ghostpoet (aka Obaro Ejimiwe) follows up 2017’s acclaimed ‘Dark Days + Canapés’ with a record which couldn’t feel more prescient, a dystopian snapshot of the universal unease and anxiety we feel as we enter into this new decade, an uncertain future distilled across these 10 vital tracks.

The bluesy, gritty ‘Concrete Pony’ is the perfect entry point to the record – in Obaro’s own words; “It’s a snapshot of where were at as a society I feel, we seem to have everything and nothing at all. Infinite possibilities and choices galore but we seem set in stone, frozen in place, oblivious to the storm clouds in the distance…”

The video, shot by Thomas James, acts as a brilliant companion piece. With its distinctly Lynchian feel, surreal, foreboding and beautifully cinematic, it is a must watch.

Recorded in London and written, arranged and produced by Ghostpoet, ‘I Grow Tired But Dare Not Fall Asleep’ incorporates a myriad of sounds and styles but is anchored by the more alt-rock sonics presented across his last two records. It features guest vocals from an eclectic mix of artists; Art School Girlfriend, Skinny Girl Diet’s Delilah Holiday, SaraSara and Katie Dove Dixon. Obaro has always had a keen ear for collaboration, having worked with the likes of Massive Attack, Nadine Shah, Melanie Di Biasio, Maximo Park’s Paul Smith and Damon Albarn’s Africa Express amongst others across his distinguished career.

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Wednesday 18 November

£19.10