Without any explanation – and much to the disappointment of North East sleaze rock fans – Finnish quartet Reckless Love have scrapped November’s gig on Tyneside.

The Spinefarm Records stars were due to play the city’s Academy 2 venue in support of forthcoming album Animal Attraction

But in a bizarre move the band has turned its back on Tyneside and inked in a date for Manchester’s Academy 3 venue on the same night – November 28.

An unapologetic and brief statement on the Spinefarm website read:

Reckless Love, the flamboyant Finnish rockers who burst spectacularly onto the UK scene in 2010, have changed the town and venue of one of the shows on their headline UK tour in November. The show due to take place at Newcastle Academy on November 28 has now been moved to Manchester’s Academy 3 venue.

“This Manchester outing becomes a part of the band’s already announced UK run – seven dates spanning November 26 – December 3.”

Michael Monroe, Wednesday 13 and Crashdiet are also due to play Newcastle’s Academy – in the main room – on November 28. And there is speculation that promoters handling the Reckless Love tour felt ticket sales for their show would stall given the level of competition and similar nature of the venue’s alternative entertainment that night.

But North East fans who have already bought tickets for what was one of the most eagerly-anticipated gigs of 2011 will be seething. And few are likely to be in a position to make the trip to Manchester on a Monday night four weeks before Christmas.

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