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Milkshake legend Kelis to give rare performance at The Glasshouse

Posted on 10 May 2023


US hip-hop star Kelis is set for a rare live appearance in the North East this summer with a headline gig at iconic Tyneside venue The Glasshouse International Centre for Music on Tuesday 20 June 2023.

The singer, whose hits include Milkshake, Bossy, Millionaire and Trick Me, is making just 2 UK gig appearances ahead of a summer featuring prestigious festival shows including a headline set on Glastonbury’s West Holts stage.

Over 6 albums, starting with 1999’s Kaleidoscope (which featured breakout hits Good Stuff and Caught Out There), Kelis has sold over six million records and been recognized at the Brit Awards, Q Awards, NME Awards, and Grammy Awards ceremonies.

Her music mixes genres and influences—she has collaborated with R&B and hip-hop acts including Busta Rhymes and Clipse, electronic and dance producers such as Calvin Harris, Timo Maas, and Richard X, pop and rock acts Enrique Iglesias and No Doubt and indie and alternative musicians including Björk and Dave Sitek.

Kelis’ other passion is for food: she studied as a saucier at Le Cordon Bleu, released her first cookbook in 2015 and has lived on a working farm since 2020, which has led her to create Bounty and Full – a line of sauces and products created from her own land. From 2003 album Tasty (featuring, of course, Milkshake) to 2014’s album simply titled Food, and 2021’s Midnight Snacks, Kelis has proven that she believes everything is better smothered and dipped in sauce.

Support for the show is from Redcar-based rapper, producer and multi-instrumentalist Dylan Cartlidge whose debut album Hope Above Adversity is an inspiring, genre-blending ode to individuality and defying the odds.

The team at restaurant at The Glasshouse has even created a special pre-show menu featuring dishes inspired by Kelis’ food writing.

Be sure not to miss a one-off chance to enjoy a Tasty night of music featuring a Kaleidoscope of influences.


Tickets for Kelis at The Glasshouse (Sage One) on Tuesday 20 June 2023 are on sale now from the website and box office, priced £32.50 for all standing and seated tickets. Kelis | Sage Gateshead

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