An Intimate Evening of Songs and Stories with
Vega emerged as a leading figure of the folk-music revival of the early 1980s when, accompanying herself on acoustic guitar, she sang what has been called contemporary folk or neo-folk songs of her own creation in Greenwich Village clubs. Since the release of her self-titled, critically acclaimed 1985 debut album, she has given sold-out concerts in many of the world’s best-known venues. Known for performances that convey deep emotion, Vega’s distinctive, “clear, unwavering voice” (Rolling Stone) has been described as “a cool, dry sandpaper-brushed near-whisper” by The Washington Post, with NPR Music noting that she “has been making vital, inventive music” throughout the course of her decades-long career.
Bearing the stamp of a masterful storyteller who “observes the world with a clinically poetic eye” (The New York Times), Vega’s songs have tended to focus on city life, ordinary people and real-world subjects. Notably succinct and understated, her work is immediately recognizable—as utterly distinct and thoughtful as it was when her voice was first heard on the radio over 30 years ago.
ℹ️ Useful Information
Children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult.
5.30pm: Bars open
7pm: Doors to Sage One
7.30pm – 8pm: Sam Lee
8.20pm – 10pm: Suzanne Vega
11pm: Last orders
Timings are subject to change
? Construction works near Sage Gateshead
Site preparation works have now commenced on the NewcastleGateshead Quays development, to the east of Sage Gateshead. This means changes to the South Shore Road Car Park, pedestrian and car routes. Find out more.
Plus Sam Lee
Since he was nominated for the Mercury Music Prize with his first album, Sam Lee has taken a world of old songs and given them a sharp new focus. He’s received rave reviews for his first book The Nightingale, published by Penguin. On tour with Suzanne Vega, he’ll be featuring songs from his forthcoming album produced by Bernard Butler.
Sam is a founder member of Music Declares Emergency.
Dine With Us
We are delighted that our restaurant is back open!
Pre-concert dining is back! Our restaurant re-opens for the 22/23 season. Why not add dining to your ticket booking? Book online (by using the link below) or through Box Office.
Bookings close at 3pm on the day of the concert.