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Clubs Editorial

kickstart20.jpg There will be plenty of THIS

Riverside in Newcastle are bracing themselves for a full night of 1980s hair metal and power ballads. You know you want to…

“In my life, there’s been heartache and pain / I don’t know if I can face it again / Can’t stop now, I’ve travelled so far / To change this lonely life…” – SING IT WITH ME – “I wanna know what love is / I want you to show me…” I reckon that there’s a more than even chance that you’re going to hear Foreigner at Kickstart My Heart, a night which is entirely given over to the gloriously overblown excesses of yore. I’m talking big, big hair, heavy, heavy make-up and the kind of sing-a-longs that they just don’t make any more. Immerse yourself in classics from Mötley Crüe, Kiss, Alice Cooper, Guns ‘n’ Roses, Aerosmith, Van Halen, Def Leppard, Bon Jovi, Twisted Sister, Poison, Whitesnake, Judas Priest, Black Sabbath, Ozzy and power ballads from the likes Starship, Meat Loaf, Bryan Adams, Heart, Europe, Prince, Toto and plenty more besides. Don’t stop believin’. I never have.

Kickstart My Heart, Saturday 4 April, Riverside, Newcastle, 11pm, £5. riversidencl.co.uk