The U.K.’s Sunderland Echo has a wonderful new interview with Dave Stewart ahead of his homecoming gig there on September 3rd:

“SURROUNDED by the palm trees and heat in his LA home, superstar Dave Stewart reminisces about Sundays at Seaburn Beach and learning his craft playing impromptu gigs in Sunderland shops.

 Although he has millions of record sales and countless awards under his musical maestro belt, Dave has never forgotten his roots.

The man who founded ’80s super group Eurythmics with Annie Lennox, has fond memories of growing up in Ettrick Grove, and says he’s looking forward to seeing if he can spot the faces of fellow pupils from Barnes Junior and Bede Grammar School at his forthcoming Sunderland gig.

It’s a show that, though four months away, is already creating a buzz.

It will see the singer, songwriter and record producer open a four-date tour to mark the release of his latest solo album, The Ringmaster General, at the Sunderland Empire on September 3.

It will be a special gig for Dave in more than ways than one. 

 Click here to read the entire interview.