Little Mix: Salute Tour Review

For those of you Little Mixers who love locals Jade Thirlwall and Perrie Edwards, you would have treasured Little Mix’s Salute Tour as they ended it with a big explosion.

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They local girls expressed how happy they were to be here in their city for the Little Mix tour and how the songs were for their family and friends here in the North East.

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Little Mix were supported by three acts, one being MoMusic, before they came on stage.

The girls opened their tour to the sound of sirens and fire blazing to start their first song of their debut single Salute.

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They sang most hits from their new Salute Album including Nothing Feels Like You, About a Boy and Good Enough, with the outstanding vocals from the fans favourite song, Towers.

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They also played their most popular hits Change your Life, where the crowd held up signs saying “Thank you for teaching us to be strong”, and DNA where the girls dressed up in matrix style outfits.

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A mash up of some chart songs were then put into a dance routine before the ladies burst into the songs, Little Me and Move.

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Closing the concert with their number one hit, Wings, the South Shields girls were left in tears as they were overwhelmed with their hometown.

Agony Aunt Talks Life

County Durham’s ITV star, Denise Robertson, explains how being an agony aunt is not always easy.

In 1976, on an agony aunt column she used to run over the radio, a woman rang who was in the process of committing suicide.

Denise said: “I had to try and talk her out of it while we tried to find out where she was.”

She explained how once it was over she remembers sitting in her car, not having the strength to drive home, wondering if she’d done the right thing.

Now Denise works on This Morning, has five media jobs, is a patron for 47 charities, a grandmother to eight and a great grandmother to four.

But recently she has also battled it out with Andrew G Marshall on This Morning saying his: “theory was a step too far.”

Andrew G Marshall, a marriage counsellor, explained how he believes that wives should say sorry to win back their cheating husbands.

However Denise disagreed and said: “You should not have to say I’m sorry if you are the wronged person.”

She has been on This Morning for 26 years as an agony aunt although she did not plan to be one; it was through force of circumstance.

After her first husband died of cancer, she remarried and had four step-children to care for.

However, her second husband’s business went under which meant all the family were living off her income.

To up her income, she started writing about things that had happened to her but then people started to write in to her about their problems.

Once she started opening the letters and heard people’s problems, she realised her problems weren’t so huge: “You can feel very sorry for yourself until you find out what has happened to another person and then all of a sudden you think I’m not as unlucky as I thought I was.”

This Morning then wanted to hire her as an agony aunt for six months and offered her a sum of money she could not refuse but it turned out that she ended up staying.

Now 70 per cent of her letters come from the under 30s and she said how she will never quit her job as long as the letters keep coming in and as letters have gone up 135 percent since the previous year, she will not be quitting anytime soon.

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Little Mix are coming to Toon

The local pop stars are coming to Newcastle Metro Radio arena this May as their band, Little Mix, bring the Salute Tour to the North East.

Jade Thirlwall and Perrie Edwards, both born and raised in South Shields, are coming back to their hometown Tyne & Wear with band members Jesy Nelson and Leigh-Anne Pinnock to perform at Newcastle on Saturday 17 May, 2014.

Their band Little Mix started on the television show X-Factor in 2011 and was the first group ever in history to win.

Now they have released two debut albums, eight singles and one charity single.

The band stated on the Newcastle Metro Radio Arena’s site: “We’re so excited to be preparing for our first arena tour! It’s incredible to think we’ll be playing for so many people every night. We are going to be pulling out all the stops to make sure it’s as unforgettable for our Mixers as it will be for us.”

And their Mixers are already excited, one fan from Cumbria, @Donna1DLMDV, posted on Twitter: “@LittleMix ‪#SaluteTour in ‪#Newcastle you excited?? I’m gonna be there.”

A Newcastle fan girl, @gosh_jesyx, also tweeted: “I’m from Newcastle and I’m going to the salute tour yay!”

The Salute tour is based on their second studio album that followed their successful debut album DNA that charted number two in the UK and within the top five in four other countries including the US.

So far Salute has made number four in the UK albums chart, number seven in the Irish Albums chart and number one on the US iTunes chart.

After being in the music industry only three years, they have now sold over 5 million singles and 2.5 million albums worldwide as of 2013.

The girls are only in their 20s and their last tour was sold out.

Now they are hoping the new tour, Salute, will be as successful.