‘The House of the Rising Sun’ singer, Eric Burdon, returns to his hometown this month with original guitarist Hilton Valentine supporting.
Everyone in the world knows that there’s a house in New Orleans that many refer to as ‘The Rising Sun’, but Eric Burdon & The Animals are returning to their band leader’s native North East where, chances are, they’ll remind you of the famous, old establishment’s location, request not to be misunderstood, and express a desire to get out of this place.
Support for the show comes from original Animals’ guitarist – North Shields-born – Hilton Valentine and his band, Skiffledog. As you might expect, these guys guarantee some good, old-fashioned blues tunes…just the ticket to get you in the mood for the main event.
Despite Eric being the ripe old age of 77, his voice still packs a punch and he and his band put on one hell of a show. Seriously, the guy is North East music royalty; he and his band inspired generations of artists and wrote gritty, working -class tunes about gritty, working-class subjects before it was cool to write gritty, working-class tunes about gritty, working-class subjects.
You can expect all the classic Animals’ tracks from a true master of the blues vocal performance – he’s been playing music for more years than many of us have been alive and he sure knows how to do it.
Eric Burdon & the Animals play at Newcastle’s City Hall on Saturday 23rd June. Tickets, priced from £46.00, are available at TheatreRoyal.co.uk (at the time of writing). And to find out what other music events are taking place at Newcastle’s City Hall this month, please also head to the aforementioned website.