Dave Stewart & Friends is taking the UK by storm with a once-in-a-lifetime performance. The English musician is best known for his work alongside Annie Lennox in Eurythmics. The duo won the Best New Artist award in 1984 at the MTV Music Awards and were inducted into the UK Music Hall of Fame in 2005.
Stewart, a Sunderland native, has been associated with numerous acts during his career, which started in 1971. He has been associated with a variety of acts, including:
- The Tourists
- Joss Stone
- Ringo Starr
- Stevie Nicks
- The Spiritual Cowboys
Stewart is celebrating his 65th birthday with Dave Stewart & Friends. He returned to North East England to celebrate his life and career with a first-ever performance at the Sunderland Empire Theatre.
The musician, which sold in excess of 100 million albums in his career, picked several rising stars to join him during his shows.
All of the rising stars are handpicked by Dave Stewart in an effort to give back to the community that helped him rise to fame.
Each act is filled with passion and a drive that helped Dave Stewart rise from a dreamer to one of the most recognized names in music.
Offering two hours of superb music, Stewart comes to the stage with his friends giving the audience a taste of many duo and trio performances. The Blackbird Diaries is on the card with “So Long Ago” and “Magic in the Blues” being on the list.
Exploding with talent, the entire night shows how Stewart has worked to bring artists together through his long career. “The Ringmaster,” as he has been called, brings “friends” on the stage that meld seamlessly together on the stage.
Between numbers, Stewart will go down memory lane telling stories from his life and giving fans a glimpse of the more intimate parts of life.
Nashville Sessions – The Duets Vol. 1, Stewart’s most recent album, is also a major part of the night’s events. Stewart duets with a variety of singers on his album, and some singers, depending on the night, will make it to the show.
Stewart & Friends will all make it to the stage by the end of the show to sing “Sweet Dreams.” Creativity and going back to his roots, Stewart’s performance shows that the newly 65-year-old still has the magic to ignite audiences.
Stewart shows no signs of slowing up or even hints that age has taken a toll on his musical genius.