Animals and Friends to play Middlesbrough Town Hall

LEGENDARY: Animals and Friends will play a number of classics at the Town Hall

LEGENDARY: Animals and Friends will play a number of classics at the Town Hall

MIDDLESBROUGH Town Hall will host a combination of music legends when Animals and Friends and Steve Cropper play this Sunday

The show will see Animals hits like House Of The Rising Sun, We Gotta Get Out Of This Place and ” target=”_blank”>Let Me Be Misunderstood performed by original member and Geordie John Steel plus Mick Gallagher, Danny Handley and Peter Barton.

Accompanying them is Steve Cropper, who was once named the second best guitarist of all-time behind only Jimi Hendrix by MOJO magazine in 2003.

Drummer and founding member of the Animals, John Steel, spoke exclusively to Tside ahead of the gig.

“Middlesbrough is a local gig for me so I’m looking forward to it because we haven’t played there in a while,” said the 73-year-old.

“This is our forth tour with Steve Cropper and it’s a nice package. We’ll do a couple of hours but we like to stretch it out a little bit if we’re having fun.”

PACKAGE TOUR: Guitar legend Steve Cropper will join Animals and Friends on Sunday

PACKAGE TOUR: Guitar legend Steve Cropper will join Animals and Friends on Sunday

With 50 years passing since first topping the UK and US charts, John still has the buzz for performing live.

He said: “I feel really lucky to be doing this, something that I love doing. Why stop if you are enjoying yourself?”

“The band is in cracking form right now. We have had a couple of changes over the past couple of years but lineup is so tight at the minute.”

Tickets for the show are available from Middlesbrough Town Hall’s box office and doors open at 7:30pm.

Read more about John Steel and the blues rock legends the Animals in the next edition of Tside magazine (November 28).

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