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Eurythmics Newcastle City Hall 1983

Eurythmics Newcastle City Hall 1983
Touch tour
I’ve only seen Eurythmics once in concert, during their Touch tour at Newcastle City Hall in 1983. By this point in their career they had enjoyed quite a few hits, and the City Hall was packed. I’d seen the Tourists a few times, and had also see Dave Stewart in Longdancer in his early days playing in his home town Sunderland. The set consisted of all the hits to date, and was pretty good too. I don’t recall who the support act was; it all seems a long time ago, although actually, compared to some gigs I have blogged about it of course isn’t that long ago… They were a major band by the time of this 1983 tour, and had a lot of great songs. Annie and Dave were due to play at Live Aid in Wembely, and I would have seen them at that concert, but as I recall they pulled out because Annie was unwell. Setlist (from the London gig of the tour): The First Cut; Never Gonna Cry Again; This Is the House; Here Comes the Rain Again; Regrets; The Walk; This City Never Sleeps; Who’s That Girl?; I Could Give You (a Mirror); Take Me to Your Heart; Cool Blue; Love Is a Stranger; Somebody Told Me; Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This); Right by Your Side; Wrap It Up; Jennifer