STOCKTON Globe has announced that McFly will be the first act to play at the venue since its closure in 1974.

On Monday (September 6), Stockton Globe will throw open its doors for the very first time since the 70s, and much-loved British pop act McFly will perform a special show for the launch of the historic Grade II-listed Art Deco venue, now operated by Ambassador Theatre Group (ATG).

McFly will have the honour of being the very first artists to perform on the Globe’s iconic stage following its spectacular £28 million restoration.

Speaking to the Northern Echo, Harry Judd, McFly's drummer, said: "We've played in some festival's, since Covid, but this is the first McFly only show. We've done like racecourses, where we're the only band playing, whereas this will be the first time we're playing at a venue where its just a McFly show.

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"It's an absolute honour to be the first band to play at the newly opened Globe. We're so excited to be asked, it's amazing first gig since the 1970s. It's amazing. We're really excited about it and also we're actually going on tour the week after so we're using this show to debut some songs off our latest album, that was released last year."

The act will launch the venue’s spectacular 2021/2022 music programme which features Paloma Faith, Jools Holland, Nick Cave and Warren Ellis, The Waterboys, Status Quo, UB40, the House and Garage Orchestra and much much more.

Throughout their career, McFly has achieved seven UK number-one singles, six top-ten albums.

McFly’s first studio album in ten years was released in 2020, and ‘Young Dumb Thrills’ includes singles ‘Happiness’ ‘Tonight Is The Night’ and ‘You’re Not Special’.

The Northern Echo:

Jo Ager, general manager of Stockton Globe, said: “I feel quite overwhelmed to finally be welcoming people into the magnificent Stockton Globe. We’re delighted to welcome McFly, one of the UK’s best loved bands, as the act to share this truly historic moment with us.

“This is an incredible moment for Stockton-on-Tees, and a testament to the tenacity of the Council, our wonderful volunteers and everyone who has supported us on this journey. This gig is the first of many, and we’re looking forward to celebrating for many more months to come.”

Councillor Jim Beall, Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council’s Cabinet Member for Health, Leisure and Culture, said: “So here we go, the very first show at the Stockton Globe since its stunning restoration and it is safe to say we are starting in style"

“With two number one albums and a string of top-40 hits in their repertoire, McFly will bring their much-loved brand of pop to Stockton in just a matter of weeks to get the venue truly up and running. It’s another feather in the cap for what is an outstanding programme of music, comedy and entertainment for us to look forward to. It will be a real night to remember at the Globe watching the first band grace its historic stage since 1975 – the good times are back at the Globe and are here to stay!”

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