The Newcastle City Hall is a concert hall located in Newcastle upon Tyne, England from 1927. It has hosted many popular music and classical artists throughout the years, as well as standup and comedy acts. In May 2019, the Theatre Royal Trust transferred the City Hall operations to Academy Music Group, and the venue was renamed as O2 City Hall Newcastle.

On the 17th of March 1982 Iron Maiden recorded one of their most famous music videos, “The Number of the Beast” at Newcastle City Hall. From Bruce Dickinson’s book “What Does This Button Do?”: “We had driven down from Edinburgh at a ridiculous o’clock in the morning, because Rod thought it a good idea to shoot ‘The Number Of The Beast’ video there all day, immediately before the show. We brought in the ballroom dancers to use as extras, with 666 pinned to their backs. Anyway, we had to hold the doors because we were still filming half an hour or so before the audience were due to come in. Of course, we were all exhausted. We went on stage, quite a small stage, and Steve and I spent a bad-tempered show like two rutting stags locking antlers. Rod needed to separate us backstage”.

Motörhead recorded the majority of the tracks for their live album, “No Sleep ’til Hammersmith”, at the City Hall on 29th and 30th March 1981.

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