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GALLERY: They walked on stage as HEROES, they left as LEGENDS

Pictures by Juan Mahony

It was a bittersweet night at Lizotte’s on Thursday as Newcastle’s one and only Heroes took to the stage for the very last time.

As testament to the mark the band has left on the Newcastle music landscape, Mark Tinson, Pete De Jong, Jim Porteus, and Phil Screen played to a packed house and revelled in every minute of it.

Opening with an ‘almost’ acoustic version of their iconic rocker The Star And The Slaughter the boys ripped into an all-killer, no-no filler set that was peppered with some great covers including The Who’s Won’t Get Fooled Again, Tomahawk Kid by the Sensational Alex Harvey Band, and St Louis by the Easybeats.

But it was those rockin’ Heroes tracks that the punters came to see – Baby’s Had A Taste, I Can’t Go On et al, and they more than lived up to the responsibility.

Especially with the closing track – a powerhouse reprise of The Star And The Slaughter that is sure to live long in the memories of all who attended.

While they may have already been legends before they hit the stage this swansong well and truly cemented that status.

Our snapper Juan Mahoney was there to catch the action. Check out his pics below!

Written by Newcastle Live

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