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  • 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.

    Join Our Mailing List using the panel on the right hand side, never miss a gig announcement or special offer!

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


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    We’ve dusted off the old mailing list and are going to start using it as a power of good. Use the button below to sign up for our mailing list, you’ll get an announcement for every big gig we do and a summary of what’s coming up. In some cases you’ll be able to purchase tickets before they go on general sale and there’ll be the occasional time where you even get a secret link for cheaper tickets : ooh.

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  • Zeitgeist Zero – first Newcastle show in 5 years!

    IMG_2925WebRFTK are pleased to announced we’ll be booking bands into The Globe, on Railway Street, one Thursday per month starting from July 31st.

    We’re stoked that the headliner for our first event will be Zeitgeist Zero - it’ll be their first Newcastle show since 2009, so a rare chance to see them in these parts.

    Zeitgeist Zero produce a sensational mix of precise electronica with elements of guitars, drums and keys intertwining seamlessly around passionate female vocals. This results in a sensational, critically acclaimed stage show that guarantees to draw in the audience with their visual effects and energetic stage presence.

    Entry is £5 (pay on the door or reserve your tickets from our ‘store’) and support acts will be announced soon.

    Til then, here’s a recent video Zeitgeist Zero put out.


  • Lockdown – Rock / Metal @ The Globe

    LOCKDOWN posterRock is back !

    As you’re probably aware we’ve been without a regular Friday night rock night since the closure of Legends last November.

    Well, good news folks…

    Starting July 11th, then the second Friday of each month, we’ve got LOCKDOWN which is a rock/metal night at The Globe (Railway Street, near the Arena)

    The main focus of the night will be the rock/metal genres, past and present, from Metallica to Mallory Knox, AC/DC to A Day to Remember, you know the drill.

    You can follow the night on Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/lockdownnewcastle

    Entry is £4 before 11.30pm or £5 after, but there will be a £3 guestlist – see facebook events for details.


  • Eric Martin – Intimate Solo Show

    BnvhTSmCUAA2SUD Eric Martin, the voice of Mr Big, is set to play a special intimate solo show in Think Tank in Newcastle on December 5th 2014.

    Playing a mixture of solo material and Mr Big songs, it’s a rare opportunity to see the legendary frontman in such a small setting.

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


  • Ayria / Inertia double headliner

    ayria_inertia posterSynth fans – do we have a night for you!

    June 20th at Think Tank, a special double-headline show with two bands that have never played Newcastle !

    From Canada.
    AYRIA

    (OK, she played Sunderland in 2009 with Cruxshadows, but that isn’t Newcastle!)
    Ayria is famous for her hits, they include ‘The Gun Song’, ‘My Revenge on the World’ and the fantastic new album ‘Plastic Makes Perfect’

    She’s toured the UK with Cruxshadows, VNV Nation and Angelspit and also played impressive sets at Infest.

    From London
    INERTIA

    Formed in 1992, this will surprisingly be their first Newcastle show.
    They’ve toured around the UK, Europe and US with many great bands, popped in all of the major ‘scene’ festivals for appearances and generally been established as one of the busiest and hardest working bands in the UK.

    Tickets for this show are a snip at only £10
    Available in advance from www.seetickets.com www.ticketweb.co.uk and locally at Reflex and Hot Rats Records.


  • Paresis : Free Entry Headline Show!

    PARESIS have been a bit of a live favourite up here. Since the first show supporting Aesthetic Perfection in Legends, Simon has woo’d crowds with his hybrid mix of sounds and styles – like a black metal Combichrist or industrial Darkthrone – the blend is unique but never boring.

    Although playing here three times, he’s not been in the region since the Faderhead support slot in 2012. Well… we think it’s about time to fix that.

    On May 16th PARESIS will play Trillians Rock Bar in Newcastle Upon Tyne – and – best of all – it will be FREE entry.

    Wait, what? Awesome band – no cover charge? That’s right.

    So come join us… a fun and affordable night :)


  • Christian Death : Newcastle May 18th

     

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    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

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    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

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    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.