Teessider James Arthur tells Newcastle audience ‘I love Geordies me’ during first solo tour

JAMES ARTHUR ...wowed the crowd at a sold-out Newcastle City Hall.
JAMES ARTHUR ...wowed the crowd at a sold-out Newcastle City Hall.

James Arthur delivered a fantastic performance on Wednesday night at Newcastle City Hall, which was just one of his many sold out dates on his first solo tour.

Before the 2012 X Factor winner took to the stage, friend and support act Tich warmed up the crowd with her stunning vocals, which set the tone for the night.

Her energetic songs had the audience up on their feet dancing and clapping, and the Newcastle crowd made her feel so comfortable that she took off her shoes after two songs and gave her best Geordie impression.

Fans were screaming and on their feet as the lights went down and welcomed James to the stage as he kicked off his performance with his hit single You’re Nobody Till Somebody Loves You.

The young pop star rocked his classic look of black skinny jeans, an over-sized top, leather jacket and slick hair-do.

Humble throughout his show, James thanked fans, his band and team backstage for helping him achieve his dream. As the talkative singer shared the meanings of his songs from his debut album, James Arthur, the crowd responded with screams of ‘I Love You’, which made him smile.

After singing a few songs from his album, including Lie Down and Emergency, the singer said: “I feel like I’m home.”

He added: “Tonight’s going down in history”, which sent the crowd roaring.

Slowing things down, he showed off his vocal talents singing Roses, which features Emeli Sande on the record, but was accompanied by one of his gorgeous backing singers Sam. Together they delivered a heart-felt performance.

The tempo was turned straight back up as James dedicated his cover of Let’s Get It On, to the mature ladies in the audience. By the end of the song the stage was covered in a sea of bras and knickers.

After his final song Supposed, fans chanted for more and just like any professional artist James gave them exactly what they wanted. He finished his night at Newcastle City Hall with Is This Love? And his X Factor single Impossible.

While fans cheered, James announced “I love Geordies me”.

Special guests and friends, You Me At Six, were in the audience supporting James as well, so it’s clear is wasn’t just the crowd who had a good time. Let’s hope he’s back next year.