P Posted by Sandra on April 30 2013 0 Comments McFLY, News, tour

Again, to read the review click the read more button below as it contains spoilers from the tour.

The Best of McFly tour certainly lived up to its name as the band played to a capacity crowd up Westgate Road.

The band began their set with an a cappella version of Memory Lane, title track of their sixth album, Memory Lane: The Best of McFly, which illustrated their impressive vocal harmonies.

Harry, Dougie, Tom and Danny may be 10 years older than when they first burst on to the pop scene in 2003, but they can still definitely put on an energetic show.

The boys leapt around the stage thrashing their guitars just like old times and when they played the iconic Five Colours In Her Hair it was like I was 13 all over again.

The band tended to stick to old favourites and songs such as Obviously, Stargirl and I’ll Be OK went down a treat.

McFly, who have had seven number one hits, clearly have widespread appeal.

The Newcastle crowd was a mixed bunch of teens and 20-somethings, but older women, and a lot more men than I was expecting, were also there.

Vocally, the group was brilliant – sounding even better live than on their albums.

The band had a strong connection with their fans and they chatted to them like old friends from the stage between songs. They seemed to be in their element and had a lot of fun.

Some more recent tracks were neatly interspersed with the golden oldies.

Nowhere Left to Run was a particular highlight. It’s not a traditional McFly sound but it worked really well and seemed very current, showing why the boys are still selling records.

The encore – All About You and The Heart Never Lies – was a brilliant way to end the show and left me feeling like a carefree happy teenager. All in all, a great trip down memory lane.

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