• Welcome to RFTK Promotions

    RFTK Promotions are a promotion team based in Newcastle Upon Tyne.

    Specialising in Rock, Metal, Goth and Industrial from both past and present, we run regular club nights and live shows.

    Please check our listings or see below for latest news and what is coming up.

  • Christian Death : Newcastle May 18th



    We’re thrilled to announce iconic US Deathrock act CHRISTIAN DEATH are playing The Cluny in Newcastle on May 18th to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the Catastrophe Ballet.


    Famed for classics like ‘Church of No Return’ and ‘This is Heresy’, the bands last album, ‘The American Inquisition’, also was released to positive feedback and secured 4 European tours when it was released in 2007.


    ‘Catastrophe Ballet’ is a legendary album, the one that marked the reformation of the band : a fusion of sounds caused by the effective merger of Christian Death and Pompeii 99 – it’s a true classic album and the band are expected to play many tracks from it.


    Tickets are £12 in advance and available from www.seetickets.com – www.ticketweb.co.uk – Reflex Records – Hot Rats Records.

  • Toxic / Tech Noir Club Nights


    Although we’re still looking for permanent homes for Toxic and Tech Noir, we have managed to secure a one-off night in THE DEN on Neville Street on Saturday February 8th 2014.

    We’re hoping that it’ll be a Saturday will cushion some of the below of us not (yet) being regular.

    We’ve managed to keep hold of our old price structure also : £3 before 11.30pm, £5 after (£2 for Rock Soc before 11.30pm) so that’s good news if you want a good deal.

    It’ll be the best in rock and metal – plenty of new tracks and favourites and classics and well… whatever the night shapes up to be.

    Room 2, we’ve got Tech Noir – the best in Industrial and EBM – we worked out the other day this will be the first time a night of this ilk has fell on a Saturday in Newcastle since July 2000, nearly 14 years ago!

    Whatever happens next, it’ll be a great party – so come on down and have some fun with us.


  • Love/Hate – final UK tour


    We’re pretty sad to announce the forthcoming Love/Hate tour will be their last, as the plan is to call it a day following the tour.  You can read more about that here : http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/jizzy-pearls-lovehate-to-call-it-a-day-after-u-k-tour/

    We are at least excited to announced that this tour will include THINK TANK in Newcastle on March 13th.

    Love/Hate were one of our favourite acts to work with in 2013 – and we packed out the venue for that show.  We’re obviously very pleased to be working with them again – and I hope you lot give them a farewell they deserve!

    Tickets are £12 and onsale now – Reflex, Hot Rats and online from www.seetickets.com

    Support comes from Knock out Kaine and Blackjack.

  • Eureka Machines !

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    We’re pleased to announce that the much-loved EUREKA MACHINES are returning to Newcastle.

    Hitting up Think Tank on March 6th, the lads are joined by local favourites Supercharger and Logoz.

    Tickets are very reasonable at only £7 – these can be bought now from Reflex and Hot Rats – and also online from www.seetickets.com

  • DJ Lethal : brings it on!


    Former Limp Bizkit and House of Pain turntableist brings h

    is solo DJ set to The Cluny 2 on February 


    The tour is designed to coincide with the Limp Bizkit tour, so fans can have a weekend of fun!

    Support for his set comes from Rossi Noise and Supanice.

    Tickets are £10 and on sale now from usual outlets.

  • Aesthetic Perfection AND Faderhead

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    Big event for you industrial fans!

    Aesthetic Perfection and Faderhead are both touring together in 2014, both doing full length sets!  If that’s not enough, they’re also joined by Terrolokaust.

    Of course, we’re telling you this because their dates include Newcastle!

    February 17th 2014 at The Cluny 2, an intimate venue for a big show! Your favourite bands right up close.


    This is a really exciting show to have, two bands with a proven track record for headlining playing together – and of course Terrolokaust who I know won a few of you over when they supported Icon of Coil.th AP and FH will have new albums out to coincide, Faderhead release ‘Atoms and Emptiness’ on February 3rd, while ‘Til Death’ from Aesthetic Perfection is released on February 11th.

    What is also good news… the price… you’d pay £12-£14 for any of these bands on their own, right?  Well… this whole package, three top quality bands…. £15.

    We expect tickets to fly out for this, we imagine that the venue will sell out or come close (only around 140 tickets on sale…) we will of course keep you up to date.  Advance tickets can be snapped up from : www.seetickets.com – www.ticketweb.co.uk – www.wegottickets.com and in person from The Cluny, Reflex Records and Hot Rats Records – or from the DJs at any Toxic or Charnel House night.

  • Show Reschedulements

    Due to the unexpected double-whammy closures of Trillians and Legends (both for unconnected reasons) we’ve been forced to re-house some of our forthcoming shows.

    New details as follows

    November 10th : The March Violets – this will now take place at The Cluny

    November 15th : American Head Charge – this will also now take place at The Cluny

    December 7th : Dyonisis – going ahead as billed at Butlers, as part of The Charnel House Christmas Party

    December 17th : Ashestoangels – going ahead as billed at Think Tank

    March 13th : Love/Hate – this will now take place at Think Tank

    March 19th : Tragedy – this will now take place at The Cluny 2

    Tickets for above shows still valid.


    As a side for this, we’d like to extend wishes to staff of either venue – we hope you find new work quickly.  We’d also like to extend thanks to staff of both venues who’ve helped us with the (eventual) smooth running of shows.

  • 2014 shows

    Well.  Our schedule for 2013 is likely to be finalised.  It’s unlikely that we’ll be adding to it due to time restrictions on being able to promote the shows, plus our own schedules.

    Just a re-cap on what we’ve got coming up – both gigs and clubs.

    November 9th – The Charnel House* [Goth night] @ Butlers
    November 10th – The March Violets + Anxiety of Love + Berlin Black @ Trillians
    November 15th – American Head Charge + RSJ + Maplerun @ Legends
    November 15th – Toxic Club Night [Metal/Rock/Alt] @ Legends
    November 15th – Tech Noir Club Night [Industrial/EBM/Electro] @ Legends
    December 7th – Dyonisis* / The Charnel House* @ Butlers
    December 17th – Ashestoangels + DEAD + Masamune + tbc @ ThinkTank/The Other Rooms
    December 20th (tbc!) Toxic / Tech Noir club nights @ Legends

    (*not an RFTK event)

    We are working on shows for 2014. For assorted reasons, we don’t expect 2014 to be as busy as 2013 – but then, it’s always difficult to guess – it all depends on who is touring, who makes sense to book and what other opportunities are presented to us.

    Full announcement in the coming days/weeks but here’s our first two we can let you know for 2014

    March 13th – Love/Hate @ Trillians
    March 19th – Tragedy (all-metal tribute to Bee Gees) @ Trillians

    If you saw either of those bands this year, I’m sure you’ll be all over them – and if you missed them, well, good chance to redeem yourself ;-)

  • The Charnel House announce Christmas Party – with Dyonisis


    Some friends of ours, The Charnel House, are bringing their Christmas Party back this year.

    The Charnel House is a long-running Gothic Rock/Darkwave/Dark Alternative night held once a month in Butlers, Newcastle Upon Tyne.

    In recent years, the Christmas Party had been dropped from their calendar – but they’re coming back with a bang this year.

    The party will be on December 7th and feature a live set from Dyonisis - Dyonisis have a good fanbase in these parts, partially cos they’re a great live band.   Elements of folk, prog, rock and a following in some Metal Female Voices circles (they were recently billed to play alongside acts like Lacuna Coil and Delain in Belgium) they’ve woo’d crowds around the country.

    The night also contains DJ slots from the house DJs, Ghost, Queenie and Kev (yep, the same Kev who DJs Toxic, although his sets are quite different at CH)

    The event will be £5 on the door on the night, although advance tickets are available for those who like that sort of thing from Reflex, Hot Rats, www.seetickets.com and www.wegottickets.com

  • Ashestoangels – we can’t get rid of them!


    We jest, we jest!  But yes, Ashestoangels are back again – this will actually be their 4th time in Newcastle this year – but they love touring and like playing here, so they wanted to do a little pre-Christmas tour for the fans.  Which is nice.

    They’re also bringing some friends with them – the tour will be co-headlined by DEAD – who are also a regular touring machine, though I don’t think they’ve done Newcastle recently.

    The date this time is December 17th – just a week before Christmas Eve.  They’ll be at ThinkTank @ The Other Rooms (where they played in September) and tickets are just £5 in advance.  You can get these from the usual outlets (Reflex, Hot Rats, www.seetickets.com , our store, etc.) but if you go to their website they do have assorted combo deals where you can reserve a copy of the album with your purchase and there are VIP packages also.

    If you’ve seen them before, you’ll know what to expect. If not, why not? They’ve got that half-in half-out goth-cum-metal-cum-emo combination going on – they’re an exciting live band who has built up a strong following with some killer live shows, emotional hooks and awesome tracks.

    The show will be opened by local band Masamune + possibly one more tbc.

    Don’t miss out, it’s gonna be a Christmas Cracker!