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Stereophonics
Ahead of huge outdoor shows and festival appearances this summer, Stereophonics have announced three intimate warm up dates in Leicester, Hull and Llandudno for May 2019.

Stereophonics released their gold certified, Scream Above The Sounds last year which was their 10th studio album including six number one albums, Keep The Village Alive (2015), Performance and Cocktails (1999), Just Enough Education To Perform (2001), You Gotta Go There To Come Back (2003), Language. Sex. Violence. Other? (2005) and Pull The Pin (2007).

As one of Britain’s best live bands Stereophonics have been touring and performing to sell-out crowds across the globe. This summer sees Stereophonics performing at This Is Tomorrow Festival, Westonbirt, Eden Project and Lytham Festival, and their massive show in Singleton Park, Swansea which sold out in ten minutes.

Tickets £41

21/05/2019 19:00
Michael Ball

Multi-platinum recording artist and national treasure Michael Ball has announced a 21-date UK tour, supporting his forthcoming studio album Coming Home To You set for release in 2019. The double Olivier Award winner will hit the road in April 2019 until the end of May next year.

Having received critical acclaim for his performances in the West End and on Broadway in shows including Les Miserables, The Phantom of the Opera and the smash hit musical Hairspray, the radio and TV host has since sold millions of albums and toured multiple continents across the world.

The Classic BRIT Award winner’s album Together with Alfie Boe was Christmas Number 1 in 2016 and their second album Together Again in 2017 went straight to number one, boasting combined sales of more than 1 million copies. Now Michael Ball is set to embark on his next live solo project with a 2019 UK tour which promises an evening of entertainment.

Tickets £61.50 £51.50 £41.50



22/05/2019 19:30
Howard Jones
Acclaimed synthpop pioneer Howard Jones will be touring the UK in May 2019 to celebrate both the release of his brand new album Transform and 35th anniversary of the release of his debut album Human’s Lib. Howard will be joined by very special guests China Crisis.

Transform, Howard’s first release since 2015’s multi-media album Engage is scheduled for May 2019 and sees Howard returning to his electronic pop roots. "It’s been a long time since I have made an album full of electronic based pop tunes, I know it’s the record many of my fans have been waiting patiently for." On at least two of the new songs Howard is collaborating with the electronic US producer BT. "I have been a huge fan of BT’s for many years,’ comments Howard ‘we finally met and have been working and developing two new songs which I am really excited about, he is beyond doubt one of the most gifted electronic musicians out there."

Howard is in some of the best live form of his life, 2018 was packed with 50 headline US shows and a summer of festival appearances. On presenting the new show Howard promises that he will be "bringing a lot of synths" and that ticket holders are in store for both a "sonic and visual feast."

As well as performing songs from the new album, concert goers can expect to hear many classic songs including What Is Love, New Song, Pearl In The Shell, Things Can Only Get Better and Hide and Seek (which he performed at Live Aid). To coincide with the 35th anniversary, Cherry Red Records are releasing box sets of both Human’s Lib and Dream Into Action in November 2018.

Joining Howard will be China Crisis. Eddie Lundon and Gary Daly will be performing their unique and glorious Mersyside pop with hits such as Wishful Thinking, Black Man Ray and Working With Fire and Steel.

Tickets £39 £29 £19 VIP* £100.50

*Howard Jones Ultimate VIP Package
Top price seat within the first three rows
Exclusive acoustic set performance pre-show
Intimate Q&A
Photo taken with Howard
Pre-signed photo/limited edition 2019 VIP tour poster
VIP commemorative tour laminate

29/05/2019 19:00
Quadrophenia The Album Live

“Brilliant, a triumph for rock history. Well deserved standing ovation at the end.” Bedford Today

“This is serious stuff, the orchestration is sublime.” Evening Standard

Produced by Concept Concerts this production, acclaimed by a Sunday Times journalist as “mighty, moving and unstoppable,” sees eight-piece band, The Goldhawks, deliver a stunning live performance of The Who’s smash hit concept album, Quadrophenia. From the very first show it has received standing ovations.

Released over 40 years ago in October 1973, The Who’s second rock opera was Pete Townshend’s homage to a pivotal moment in British youth culture. The album tells the story of Jimmy, a Mod, by chronicling his dissatisfaction with life, work, love, home, and family life. It served as an ode to teenage angst and counterculture rebellion, as well as a criticism of the British class, economic and educational systems - but you don't need to be clued up on the history of the Mods and Rockers to enjoy this show. At its core, Quadrophenia, which peaked at number two on the UK and USA charts, is just about teenage confusion, conflict and frustration.

Backed with exciting, and sometimes heart-wrenching, large-screen projection of archival footage, the emotions, tension and raw power that the music demands is delivered masterfully by the fabulous, charismatic band, The Goldhawks, with amazing replication of The Who’s sound.

To send you home on an even bigger high there are a few all-time classic Who hits to close the show!

"Absolutely first class.....Having toured with The Who for 10 years I can safely say that this band is the next best thing and the closest you will ever get to the real thing." Wolfy Foxlow, close friend of Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey

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Tickets £23.50

15/06/2019 20:00
Paul Young
Everyone’s favourite 80’s crooner Paul Young is back on tour, performing his much loved album No Parlez in celebration of 35 years since it’s release.

No Parlez was Paul’s debut album. It reached number one in the UK charts in 1983 for five weeks and fast became triple platinum. The album produced Paul’s first UK number one single – The Marvin Gaye cover of Wherever I Lay My Hat and hits Come Back & Stay and Love of The Common People. The album also features a cover of Joy Division’s Love Will Tear Us Apart.

Originally in early 80’s band Q-Tips, Paul Young went solo in the 80’s and his career took off with No Parlez and further top 10 hits such as Everytime You Go Away and Everything Must Change. He is also a Brit Award winner for Best Male vocalist, sings the opening lines on the original Band Aid single Feed The World and performed at Live Aid in 1984. Paul is a keen chef, biker and fan of all things Mexicana! A family man, always happy to be touring  his classic hits as a solo artist or with his Tex Mex/ Americana band Los Pacaminos. 

Tickets £44 £31.50
Restricted view £21.50



 
18/06/2019 19:00
Blossoms
Blossoms have announced a series of new warm up shows, including De Montfort Hall, in advance of key festival shows this summer including Reading & Leeds, Community Festival, parklife and Benicassim.

Blossoms recently launched their Blossoms Pubcast. The podcast, which is currently top of the iTunes podcast charts, is based at The Blossoms pub that gave the band their name in Stockport and a new episode runs each week.

Tickets £24



 

20/06/2019 19:00
Amit Kumar Live in Concert

Amit Kumar is an accomplished playback singer and prodigy son of the late maestro legend Kishor Kumar. His repertoire, much like his famous father includes noted works in film composing, writing, production and direction. Working with the late musician maestro R.D. Burman he attained national fame and has recorded over 170 Hindi songs.

Amit will be joined on stage by Shailaja Subramaniam and Ketan Kansara

See you there!

Tickets £61.50 £51.50 £41.50 £31.50 £21.50

23/06/2019 19:00
Sum 41

Sum 41 have announced four UK headline dates for June, around their previously announced summer European festival appearances. Speaking of the shows, frontman Deryck Whibley says, “We are doing a bunch of large festivals this Summer and we thought it would be fun to do a few intimate shows - the UK felt like the perfect place for that!”

Last week, Sum 41 announced their seventh full-length album, Order In Decline, will be released July 2019 on Hopeless Records . Looking back at the band’s storied 23+ year career, Order In Decline is undoubtedly Sum 41’s heaviest and most aggressive album to date, while also being their most dynamic and raw.

During three years of relentless touring surrounding the band’s massive comeback record 13 Voices , frontman Deryck Whibley was feverishly putting together song ideas that would eventually become Order In Decline. Within three weeks of returning home, the majority of the music for the new album was written and then it was time for lyrics.

Unconsciously, Whibley saw lyrics reflecting his reactions to seeing the pervasive division, racism and hate around the world, even more so punctuated by the repulsive social and political turmoil invading his own home nations of the United States and Canada. “The last thing I wanted to do was write a social or political protest record, and Order In Decline is not that,” Whibley clarifies. Instead, Order and Decline is a burst of uninhibited feeling, a page out of his journal, a window into his soul that reflects on extremely personal and vulnerable events, because as he confesses, “It’s also very hard not to have feelings about everything that’s going on in the world.”

Armed with the most honest and personal songs of his career, Whibley poured everything he had into the album. Producing, engineering, and mixing the album in his home studio, he painstakingly crafted and fine-tuned each song, highlighted by fast and full riffs, guitar solos from lead guitarist/backing vocalist Dave Brownsound, harmonious chords from guitarist Tom Thacker , and the heavy, heart-thumping rhythm section of bassist/backing vocalist Cone McCaslin and drummer Frank Zummo.



Tickets £29

24/06/2019 19:00
Gurdas Maan Live in Concert

Legendary singer-songwriter, Gurdas Maan, returns to the UK this summer in what is set to be yet another sell-out tour.

Globally renowned for his inspirational lyrics and enthralling stage presence, Maan has been entertaining UK fans for four decades.

Maan's instantly-recognisable persona and musical prowess will once again grace the De Montfort Hall stage in the sizzling summer heat on Sunday 14 July.

Branded as “one legend for all generations”, the tour is scheduled to be a series of shows inclusive of all. From great grandparents to the youngest of Maan fans, Gurdas Maan Tour 2019 is set bring everyone together.

So, get your tickets now and reserve your seats to witness the icon in full form.

Tickets £101.50 £76.50 £56.50 £46.50 £36.50

 

14/07/2019 19:00
Bugzy Malone, Yxng Bane and Wretch 32

De Montfort Hall are opening up their gardens for a series of large-scale outdoor events this August #gigsinthegardens...

Friday 16 August: Bugzy Malone, Yxng Bane and Wretch 32

Bugzy Malone
Mancunian wordsmith Bugzy Malone is one of the UK’s brightest grime talents.
The artist’s debut album Walk With Me reached Number Two on the UK iTunes album chart and his music videos have had millions of views on YouTube. His freestyle submission on the Radio 1/1 Extra YouTube channel was the first to hit one million views, helping dub Bugzy The Evil Genius.

Yxng Bane
Yxng Bane first made waves when he dropped Lone Wolf on Soundcloud two years ago as a 19 year old.

Despite being an unknown artist without a following, the song amassed 790,000 plays. Since then Yxng Bane’s released a stream of dancehall-fused rap and R&B tracks and is yet to release an official music video that hasn’t topped a million views.

Wretch 32
North Londoner Wretch 32 has come a long way since his days with Grime collective Combination Chain Gang.

In 2011, the rapper hit the peak of the UK charts with Don’t Go, one of three top five charting singles from his debut Black and White.

Nudging a million followers on Twitter, Wretch 32 will be charming the outdoor crowds of De Montfort Hall this summer.

Tickets £38.50 in advance

All under 14s must be accompanied by an adult (18+)
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16/08/2019 17:00
Busted and Scouting For Girls

De Montfort Hall are opening up their gardens for a series of large-scale outdoor events this August #gigsinthegardens...

Saturday 17 August: Busted and Scouting for Girls

Busted
Busted broke into public consciousness in 2003 with a fistful of hook-laden pop songs.
This summer the group return to De Montfort Hall with Half Way There, a collection of semi-autobiographical numbers charting growing up, the importance of friendship and light-hearted mentions about Macaulay Culkin.
Lifelong fans of the band can expect to love their new material while rejoicing to a choice  selection of their older hits.

Scouting for Girls
Scouting for Girls’ debut LP featured three Top 10 hits - She’s So Lovely, Elvis Ain’t Dead and Heartbeat.

The pop-centric London trio will be bringing a collection of new material and classic songs on tour this summer.

In August, fans can expect to hear their piano-laden melodies in the verdant gardens of De Montfort Hall.

Tickets £48.50 in advance

All under 14s must be accompanied by an adult (18+)
Tickets will be issued four weeks in advance
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17/08/2019 17:00
Kaiser Chiefs, The Vaccines and The Twang

We are opening up our gardens for a series of large-scale outdoor events this August. Join us for a summer of fun…

Indie icons, Kaiser Chiefs continue their reign of being one of Britain’s most treasured bands. They will be performing tracks from across their extensive catalogue of work, hot on the heels of the release of their new album.

The Vaccines come to De Montfort Hall’s gardens followingtheir sold-out 2019 tour. The return to their roots with new album Combat Sports; ranging from pure rock nroll through to powerpop. They are without a doubt one of the biggest and mostadored British Bands of 21st century.

Birmingham rockers The Twang formed in 2004 and are best known for songs including Twit Twoo, Elusive Soul and Put It On The Dancefloor.

Tickets £48.50 in advance 

All under 14s must be accompanied by an adult (18+)
Tickets will be issued four weeks in advance
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18/08/2019 17:00
Groove Armada (DJ Set), Pete Tong and Danny Howard

De Montfort Hall are opening up their gardens for a series of large-scale outdoor events this August #gigsinthegardens...

Friday 23 August: Groove Armada (DJ Set), Pete Tong, Danny Howard

Groove Armada
Groove Armada have been one of the best loved and biggest selling dance acts for more than two decades.

Andy Cato and Tom Findlay began putting 12 inches together for London clubbers in the mid-90s before striking gold with downbeat anthem At The River.

Seven albums later, the duo continue to push their mellifluous beats and blazing live shows for the enchantment of dance fans the world over.  

Pete Tong
Few dance DJs can claim the influence that Pete Tong has commanded for the past 20 years.

As the scene’s global ambassador, Pete Tong’s Essential Mix continues to act as taste setter while the DJ, now resident in the US, continues to push boundaries – in the clubs and on the radio - for all denominations of electronic dance music.

Danny Howard
Dance music broadcaster, DJ and producer Danny Howard gets a million listeners tuning in to his Saturday afternoon Dance Anthems slot on Radio 1.

His work as a music producer has seen him garner a global audience and was helped in no small way when dance music legend Erick Prydz asked Danny to remix Break Down The Doors.

These days Danny is capitalising on the re-emergent electronic dance scene with summer dates across the UK and Europe.

Tickets £38.50 in advance

All under 14s must be accompanied by an adult (18+)
Tickets will be issued four weeks in advance
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23/08/2019 17:00
Years & Years and Jax Jones

Synth-pop outfit Years & Years’ sound has been described as electropop mixing R&B and 90s house sounds. Their biggest single King from their debut record reached number one in the UK singles and made top 10 charts around the world.

With their second album PaloSanto, lead singer Olly Alexander’s creativeambition has found its pure physical pulse. Years and Years have crafted theirown special landmarks that feel intuitively connected to great British popclassicism while standing bolt upright on a world stage next to Drake, TheWeeknd and Rihanna.

The confidence that propels the full-blooded fantasia of Palo Santo connects to where we are as a country, as a world, at a stark moral cross roads, between left and right, old and young, hypocrisy and truth, rightand wrong. It is about pop music taking the reigns, steering us out of theterrestrial universe and rethinking everything from the outside. It’s about outlier pop as futurism, once more, about offering solutions when the world is failing you.

Ultimately, it is driven by a deeply personal and only occasionally otherworldly life force. “Now I’m not afraid of what people think of me,” says Olly Alexander. “That’s a new feeling for me.”

Jax Jones
brings a compellingly idiosyncratic approach to pop music, underpinned by a belief that pop — and house, and every other sort of music — is at its best when the rules are bent slightly out of shape. Peppered with London slang and pop culture references that didn’t always make sense to other writers who just wanted their songs to hit as many demographics as possible, Jax’ unique songs resonate with his thousands of fans.

“I try to make everything super real,” Jax says. “When youmake it colloquial and conversational it doesn’t sound like traditional writing.” And that, he says, is where the magic comes from. “I used to rein myself in,” he acknowledges. “When I was starting out in the music industry I’d be ashamed of how I spoke —  this Chinese Turkish boy from south east London who could solve the mysteries of quantum mechanics, but nobody would listen because of how he spoke. It felt like a real boys’ club for privately-educated people talking about Chelsea.” And now? “Now it feels like the music industry’s gone rogue,” he grins. “One of my favouritethings about success is that I can finally act like the person I truly am.”

Tickets £48.50 in advance

All under 14s must be accompanied by an adult (18+)
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25/08/2019 17:00
Bardi Symphony Orchestra

We are opening up our gardens for a series of large-scale outdoor events this August. Join us this summer for #gigsinthegardens...

Monday 26 August: Bardi Symphony Orchestra: music from stage and screen

The Bardi Symphony Orchestra are promising a spectacular finale to our Gigs in the Gardens summer series.

The local musicians will be performing a raft of popular film and stage classics before a firework encore.

The performance’s first half will feature The Imperial March from The Empire Strikes Back, Gabriel’s Oboe from The Mission, The Lion King Suite, Moon River, the Les Miserables suite, plus music from Out Of Africa and Pirates Of The Caribbean.

The second half will include scores from The Big Country, West Side Story, The Pink Panther and Phantom of the Opera, a James Bond medley and a singalong finale from The Sound of Music.

For the firework encore, the audience will be treated to some of film composer John Williams’ most popular works, including Star Wars, Jaws, Superman, Harry Potter , Indiana Jones and ET.

Tickets £10
Chlidren under 18 go free but still require a ticket

All under 14s must be accompanied by an adult (18+)
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26/08/2019 17:00
Hozier

Hozier has announced details of his UK and European tour this year, which comes just ahead of the release of Hozier’s new album Wasteland, Baby!, due for release on 1 March. Upon pre-ordering the album, there is special access granted to purchase pre-sale tickets to this tour, before they go on general sale on 22 February, via www.hozier.com

Wasteland, Baby! follows Hozier’s recent Nina Cried Power EP. The EP, which features multi-Grammy Award-winning artist and performer Mavis Staples and instrumentation by renowned Grammy Life Time Achievement Award recipient, Booker T. Jones, has been streamed over 27 million times since its release in September last year. The title track of the EP also opens Wasteland, Baby! and has already proved incredibly successful for Hozier.

Barack Obama included the song in his favourite songs of 2018 playlist and the track was the subject of the Song Exploder podcast’s first episode of 2019. The latest single taken from the album, Almost (Sweet Music) has already had over 13 million global streams since its release.

Hozier first rose to prominence following the release of his globally successful, triple platinum single Take Me To Church, the video for which has been viewed over 250 million times on YouTube. The track was nominated for ‘Song Of The Year’ at the 2015 Grammy Awards, won ‘Song Of The Year’ at the 2015 Ivor Novello Awards, won ‘Song Of The Year’ at the 2015 BBC Music Awards and won ‘Top Rock Song’ at the 2015 Billboard Music Awards, where Hozier also won ‘Top Rock Artist’. Take Me To Church has sold 2.23 million copies in the UK to date. Hozier also saw great success with Someone New, which went gold and Cherry Wine and From Eden both being certified silver.

Wasteland, Baby! is the follow up to Hozier’s critically acclaimed self–titled debut album, which has now amassed over 2.1 billion streams on Spotify alone. The album has sold over 850 thousand copies in the UK, going platinum in the process, while the record has sold 4.4 million copies worldwide. Hozier’s total, global streams now stand at 4.5 Billion, and he received a nomination for ‘Best International Male’ at the 2015 Brit Awards.

Tickets £36.50 £31

16/09/2019 19:00
MILOS The Voice of the Guitar

This concert is a journey through music and time. It uses the classical guitar and its unique voice as a vehicle, showcasing a full range of colours and influences, through the works and musicians that defined it.

Whilst the names of some of the composers in this programme may be unfamiliar, the music itself will often be much better known. More familiar composers will reflect Miloš’s classical training at the Royal Academy of Music, whilst other pieces will showcase the link to his early training in Montenegro and his interest in the guitar as an instrument that is an intrinsic part of the Mediterranean environment he grew up in.

In those early days, Andres Segovia was a particular influence on Miloš and the latter part of the programme demonstrates his subsequent devotion to the music of Latin America and the expansion of the technical and expressive qualities of the instrument.

Concluding the programme, Miloš showcases his latest project with the music of The Beatles.

Tickets £36.50

21/09/2019 19:30
The Glenn Miller Orchestra
Ray's in the mood, as the world’s greatest big band transports you back to the heady days and music of the 1940s, with the fabulous harmonies of the Moonlight Serenaders and the sublime vocals of Catherine Sykes and Mark Porter.

We are also proud to present, with the sounds of the Andrews Sisters, the Polka Dot Dolls.

This year marks the 75th anniversary of Glenn Miller’s arrival in UK with his Army Air Force band to support the troops in the Allied Invasion of Northwest Europe. He played around 80 concerts and broadcasts including, famously, a sell-out concert at the De Montfort Hall on 11th September, 1944.

The Glenn Miller band played for 4000 men of the US 82nd Airborne Division prior to their deployment the following Sunday in The Arnhem Operation. There is a memorial to the 82nd Airborne Division in Victoria Park as they were based in Evington.

Sadly, Glenn Miller disappeared on a flight to Paris just three months later.

The current UK orchestra was formed by Ray McVay in 1988 under licence from the Glenn Miller Estate. It has exactly the same line-up as Glenn’s original band, five saxes, four trumpets, four trombones and three rhythm plus male and female vocalists. It’s as near to the original sound as you can possibly get!

We’re proud to say we’ve already played the 75th anniversary of the Dambusters last year.

The show features classics like, In the Mood, Moonlight Serenade, American Patrol, Little Brown Jug, Tuxedo Junction and the song that became pop history’s first gold disc, Chattanooga Choo Choo!

Audiences of all ages will be thrilled by the sound of this amazing Big Band.

Pre-Show Cream Tea Sittings 1pm and 2pm
Tickets £6 per person available from Box Office 0116 233 3111

Tickets £24.50
Concessions £22.50




29/09/2019 15:00
What's Love Got To Do With It?

What's Love Got To Do With It? is the joyous new show celebrating the music of the incredible Tina Turner.

Brought to you by the award-winning producers behind the hugely successful Whitney - Queen Of The Night, What’s Love Got To Do With It? is the ultimate tribute concert to one of the most iconic and loved musical artists of our generation.

In this brand new touring theatre show, audiences can expect a night of high energy, feel-good rock-and-roll featuring Tina's greatest hits performed by the amazing vocal talent of Elesha Paul Moses (Whitney - Queen Of The Night, The Voice, X Factor) supported by full ten piece live band.

In a breath-taking career spanning over 50 years, audiences can look forward to hearing stunning musical arrangements of Tina's most-loved classic hits including; Private Dancer, What's Love Got To Do With It?, Proud Mary, River Deep, Nutbush City Limits, Simply The Best and many more.

This not-to-be missed musical experience is a stunning celebration of one of the greatest female singers of our time.

What's Love Got To Do With It? will be touring UK theatres in 2019 and 2020.

£29.50 £26.50
Concessions £27.50 £24.50

02/10/2019 19:30
Midge Ure

Brought to life by Midge Ure and Band Electronica, this is the very first time in the 40 years since it was made that the Vienna album will be performed in its entirety. It is also the first time that many of the songs from the debut Visage album will be played live.

At the end of the 1970s momentous change was afoot in Britain and the world – in society, politics, fashion and culture – and the musical landscape was also about to change forever. The guitar-driven dominance that had propelled rock and punk throughout the decade was about to end, as synthesizers signalled the sound of the future and video transformed the look of the pop charts. The 1980s were about to explode into life and nothing would be the same again.

At the heart of this seismic leap into a futuristic new dawn were two records that set the template for much of what was to follow. Visage’s single Fade To Grey from the band’s debut eponymous album and Ultravox’s single Vienna from the album of the same name were global hits that shared the same stark ambience, European aesthetic and electronic heart. The albums that birthed those landmark singles expanded that sonic palette even further and brought the art-school alternative into the very centre of the mainstream.

Both records were co-written, recorded and produced by one of the leading characters in British music, Midge Ure, and not only transformed the charts around the globe but his life in the process.

"Autumn 1979 was a pivotal point in my career trajectory" Midge Ure explains. "Over the previous two years I had grown from pop band (Slik) to post punk band (The Rich Kids) to being a stand in guitarist for Thin Lizzy. Over the course of autumn into winter 1979, while working on the Visage project with Billy Currie, I was invited to join Ultravox. The work we did that winter on the Vienna album was an exhilarating rush of creativity the likes of which I had never experienced before.

"Forty years later I want to celebrate this period and as we pass from 2019 into 2020 play the Vienna album in its entirety along with highlights from the eponymous Visage album. Join me and my Band Electronica celebrating the year of release for both the Vienna and Visage albums...1980."

Four decades on, as we come towards the end of another turbulent decade, momentous change is once again afoot in Britain and the world. Can we face the next decade with the optimism and futuristic brightness that flooded the 1980s, and will there be a new cultural birth that will change music, fashion and society?

The 1980 Tour reminds us that these things are possible. Both Vienna and Visage were the sound of the future… and yet still sound unearthly, romantic, impossibly beautiful and full of promise.

The music will be performed in a stage setting designed to reflect the atmosphere and ambience the albums deserve.

Tickets £34 £29 £26

08/10/2019 19:00
Squeeze Plus Special Guests Heaven 17

Squeeze have announced their brand new tour The Difford And Tilbrook Songbook 2019, which will see the South-London legends play their extensive list of hits as well as some rare, lesser known gems from their back catalogue and solo careers.

"I am over the moon to be announcing the 2019 tour with Squeeze", says Glenn Tilbrook. "We’ve had something of a renaissance in the last few years, and look forward to this continuing, as we will play a set of songs that are both new, contemporary and as innovative as people have come to expect from us, along with the old beauties. I’m also excited to have Heaven 17 with us, what an extraordinary time we will have!"

With two critically acclaimed albums in the past three years, and a live show that has seen them headline numerous festivals in the UK (as well as sell their own sold out shows across the country), "something of a renaissance" seems like an understatement. Ever hardworking, the band will be bringing their scintillating live performances to adoring UK fans again in 2019, treating them to not just the hits, but also rarities that span their 45 year career both as Squeeze and solo artists. The incredible reviews of their 2017 tour speak for themselves.

Chris Difford adds "I feel excited about the tour. It’s a great band full of dedicated, hardworking, passionate people and we have a fabulous catalogue of songs to dip in and out of, so I feel completely blessed. I can’t wait to strap on the electric guitar again and sing the songs that got me where I am today.”

Lauded as a song writing duo, Difford and Tilbrook have been compared to Lennon and McCartney since their first release in 1978, Take Me I’m Yours, which blasted Squeeze into the forefront of the UK music scene.

Following up with hits such as Cool For Cats, Up The Junction, Goodbye Girl, Pulling Mussels From The Shell, Tempted, and so many more, Squeeze established themselves as not just a passing footnote in New Wave history, but as an important and vital part of quintessential British music. These hits also established Difford and Tilbrook as some of the most prolific writers of their time, with both amassing a wealth of melody rich earworms over the past four decades, both as Squeeze and also in their solo work too.

The Difford and Tilbrook Songbook 2019 is a tour that will capture the works of two of the most talented songsmiths working today.

"Anyone who experiences them will know this band remains essential for all the same reasons they always were." **** The Scotsman

"Now is the time to use ‘national’ and ‘treasure’ and now is the time to see Squeeze live." ***** Buzz Magazine

"Squeeze raise the roof!" Live review, The Sun

"Difford and Tilbrook deliver a rousing reminder of their talent for tuneful and touching glimpses of everyday life. ****" Live review, The Guardian"A stunning evening supplied by quite a stunning band." ***** Live Review, The Western Mail

"Squeeze are deserved national treasures and remain the provider of one of the finest evening’s musical entertainment you can find." Northern Echo, Live Review

Tickets £51 £37.50
VIP The Songbook Package £125


22/10/2019 19:00
Oysterband and June Tabor Fire and Fleet Tour

One of the most exciting collaborations in folk music, Oysterband and June Tabor, resumes this autumn for a major tour. With separate distinguished careers to pursue, their appearances together are necessarily rare, so this is a must-see opportunity to catch them live.

The majesty and control of June’s voice combine with the passion of John Jones’ singing and the dynamic drive of Oysterband to illuminate dark traditional ballads and contemporary classics alike - witness their moving duet version of Joy Division’s Love Will Tear Us Apart, widely regarded as the best-ever reinterpretation of that much-covered track. Songs from their seminal 1990 album Freedom and Rain and their multi-award-winning 2011 follow-up Ragged Kingdom will of course be featured, plus exciting new material.

"...a marriage made in heaven." Rolling Stone

"If you can’t appreciate June Tabor, you should just stop listening to music." Elvis Costello

Tickets £24

27/10/2019 19:00
Sixties Gold

Hermans Hermits – 55th Anniversary
The Merseybeats
The Marmalade
Wayne Fontana And The Mindbenders
Love Affair’s - Steve Ellis

Sixties Gold 2019 returns with an even stronger line-up of artists that, between them, scored over 50 chart-topping UK hits.

Hermans Hermits - one of the biggest selling bands of the 60’s. From their beginning in Manchester in 1964, the band has chalked up 23 hit singles, 10 hit albums, appeared in three major movies and to date they have sold in excess of 75 million records. This year is their 55th Anniversary tour. Hits include: There’s A kind Of Hush, Silhouettes, Can’t You Hear My Heart Beat, Wonderful World, A Must to Avoid, and many more.

The Merseybeats - another success story from the Liverpool, Merseybeat boom years. Great memorable hit records including; Sorrow, I Think of You, and Wishin’ and Hopin’.

The Marmalade - champions of the Scottish Beat in 1968, adding another dimension to the sound of the classic pop song, with great harmonies. Hits include: Lovin’ Things, Reflections of My Life, Falling Apart at The Seams, Cousin Norman, and their Lennon & McCartney composed No.1 smash hit Ob-la-Di Ob-la-Da.

Wayne Fontana & The Mindbenders - another of the iconic bands from Manchester, also on his 55th Anniversary tour. Wayne had his first hit in 1964, Um, Um, Um, Um, Um, Um, followed up with The Game Of Love, Pamela Pamela, and Groovy Kind Of Love.

Steve Ellis - the original lead vocalist and founder of Love Affair who had five Top 20 singles, including their No. 1 hit Everlasting Love.

Re-live the magic of the 1960s with five of the biggest chart acts of the decade.

Tickets £36.50

A limited number of 2-4-1 Carer Scheme tickets are available for this performance, on a first come first served basis.

01/11/2019 19:30
The Music of Bond
John Rigby conductor
London Concert Orchestra
Louise Dearman
vocalist
Tim Howar vocalist

Be shaken and stirred by the music of the world's most famous secret service agent. Relive the excitement of James Bond with hit after hit of music and songs that are licensed to thrill. Performed live by our stunning show band and sensational vocalists.  

Including Goldfinger, Diamonds are Forever, From Russia with Love, Skyfall, Writing's On The Wall, Live and Let Die, For Your Eyes Only, Moonraker, The Man With The Golden Gun, A View To Kill and many, many more.

Tickets £39.50 £34.50 £27.50
Concessions £27.50 £32.50 £25.50
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03/11/2019 15:00
Jools Holland and His Rhythm and Blues Orchestra

Musical virtuoso Jools Holland and his distinguished Rhythm and Blues Orchestra have announced dates and special guests for their well-renowned autumn/winter UK tour for 2019.

Accompanying Jools with the Rhythm and Blues Orchestra on their annual excursion around the UK will be the supremely talented Ruby Turner, with her breath-taking gospel, soul and rhythm and blues vocals, Louise Marshall, with her beautiful soul and jazz tones, as well as original Squeeze member and powerhouse Gilson Lavis on drums.

Additional special guests will include Pauline Black and Arthur 'Gaps' Hendrickson from the legendary ska band The Selecter. The band are celebrating their 40th anniversary with an extended European/UK tour that will see them on the road for most of 2019. Now also joining Jools and the Orchestra on the road, they will be entertaining audiences throughout the country with their energetic live performances, which include the show stoppers On My Radio, Train To Skaville and Too Much Pressure.

Previous special guests who have performed with Jools on his UK tours include the likes of Lulu, Joss Stone, Roland Gift, Melanie C and most recently Marc Almond who released a joint album with Jools in November 2018, A Lovely Life To Live.

With a tremendous collection of Jools tunes and other boogie-woogie classics to choose from, Jools’ UK tour is set to be an unforgettable night out that will have audiences on their feet!

Tickets £43.50
Restricted view £31.50



28/11/2019 19:30
Adam Ant

Pop icon, Adam Ant, performs his landmark, solo album Friend or Foe for the first time, live in its entirety, as well as classic chart-topping singles and personal favourites.

Following a world tour to sold-out venues throughout the UK, USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, Adam Ant confirms returns for his 2019 Friend or Foe UK Tour this winter.

Friend or Foe album was Adam’s first release as a solo artist and included three hit singles. The massive hit Goody Two Shoes reached number one in the UK, Friend or Foe, the single, was another top 10 hit in the UK while Desperate But Not Serious was the album’s third UK smash. Friend or Foe his most successful solo album to date, made number five in the UK and was certified gold album status on both sides of the Atlantic after selling over 100,000 copies.

From his early punk days in London to his explosion on the world stage that would lead to him becoming an icon, Adam Ant’s musical career spans the course of nine albums and 22 chart-topping singles worldwide. At one point, Adam had eight singles in the UK Top 40 in one week!

Adam Ant facts:

22 hit singles
Q Icon award
2 Ivor Novello awards
Winner of first Brit Award
Grammy nominee
MTV's sexiest man alive
Eight singles in the Top 40

Tickets £40 £36.50


29/11/2019 19:30
The Australian Pink Floyd

Having sold over four million tickets in 35 countries, The Australian Pink Floyd Show is rightfully hailed as one of the leading concert performances currently operating. The Times described them as “The Gold Standard”. This act is so good they were even engaged by David Gilmour to perform at his 50th birthday celebration!

Forming in 1988, the band began their venture as a part of the wave of Australian tribute bands that included Bjorn Again and The Australian Doors to arrive in the UK in the early 1990s. In 1993, The Australian Pink Floyd Show performed at the first international Pink Floyd fan convention organised in conjunction with Brain Damage, the Pink Floyd fan magazine, at Wembley Convention Centre. Throughout the 1990s, the band played predominantly in the UK, gradually refining their show and developing a solid reputation on the live music circuit.

The following decade saw the band playing bigger and more prestigious venues including the Royal Albert Hall in 2003. In 2004 the band embarked on its arena tour in celebration of the 30th anniversary of Pink Floyd’s The Dark Side of the Moon, a tour that took the band on to its first major European and North American tours. The band continued to perform worldwide and has played to sell out audiences throughout Europe, UK, America, Canada, South America, Israel and Russia.

Over the following years the band has continued to cement its reputation, releasing several live concert DVDs and CDs and playing at major European festivals. Its first appearance in Malta became a national event with 15,000 people in attendance – even the Maltese prime minister came to meet the band backstage.

In 2010, TAPFS became even more ambitious and were the first band in the world to tour with a stereoscopic 3D projection show. Striving to reproduce the Pink Floyd experience and bring the music to new audiences, the show continues to include a stunning light and laser show, video animations, filmed sequences on a large circular LED screen and other special effects. To accompany these visuals are several large inflatables including a giant pig and their own distinct Pink Kangaroo.

The band has played with other musicians over the years who have performed with Pink Floyd – including Guy Pratt, Durga McBroom and her sister Lorelei McBroom (who is now a regular member of the current TAPFS line-up). The band have often used the services of long time friend and respected sound engineer, Colin Norfield, who also worked with Pink Floyd during their Division Bell tour of the early nineties and with David Gilmour on his solo tours.

In 2013 the band toured with a new show that celebrated the 40th anniversary of The Dark Side of the Moon and released another live DVD, CD and BluRay (Eclipsed by the Moon) whilst continuing to develop new ideas for the show to the delight of its fans worldwide.

Tickets £41 31 VIP* £80.50





03/12/2019 18:30
Fisherman's Friends

The film about their incredible story has taken the box office by storm, already grossing $10 million in the UK alone. An outstanding achievement for a British independent film.

Fisherman’s Friends is a small film with a big heart. The movie tells the remarkable story of The Fisherman’s Friends, the original ‘buoy band’ bound together by lifelong friendship and shared experience, who for 40 years have met on the harbour wall of their home fishing village on the north coast of Cornwall to sing the songs of the sea. It stars Daniel Mays, James Purefoy, Tuppence Middleton and Noel Clarke with cameo appearances from the group whose voices also appear on the soundtrack.

A decade ago they were persuaded to sign the million-pound record deal that saw their album Port Isaac’s Fisherman’s Friends go Gold as they became the first ever traditional folk act to land a UK top ten album. Since then they have released four more best selling albums of shanties, sang at HM The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations, played Glastonbury festival and been honoured with the Good Tradition Award at the prestigious BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards.

What’s more, in an incredible twist of fate, Pete Hicks who appears in the on-screen Fisherman’s Friends has now joined the actual line up and will be out on tour with the boys this autumn.

“Singing live is what we’re all about, it’s why we started the group in the first place,” says MC and bass man Jon Cleave, instantly recognisable from his extravagant moustaches.

“The film has been a wonderful and is something we can all be very proud of, but we’re itching to get back on the road, renew some old friendships and make lots of new ones as well.”

Released alongside the Fisherman’s Friends film, the group’s latest album Keep Hauling album features 17 sea shanties – some old, some new and some slighty blue.

Cornwall’s best-known musical export, the Fisherman’s Friends have also been the subject of an ITV documentary, released the hit albums One and All (2013), Proper Job (2015) and Sole Mates (2018) and every year play to tens of thousands of fans at home and abroad.

The Fisherman’s Friends are: fisher brothers John and Jeremy Brown; writer/shopkeeper Jon Cleave; smallholder and engineer John ‘Lefty’ Lethbridge; builder John McDonnell (a Yorkshireman who visited Port Isaac more than 30 years ago and never left); Padstow fisherman Jason Nicholas; film maker Toby Lobb and the new boy, former ambulance driver Pete Hicks.

Tickets £35 £26.50




24/02/2020 19:00
The Boys Are Back

The boys are back!

Catch 5ive, A1, Damage and 911 at venues all over the UK in February and March, bringing you a hit-packed show of pop classics. Four acts, one unforgettable night!

Tickets £34 £28 £24
VIP meet and greet - additional £59.50 - available from Eventbrite only


 

11/03/2020 20:00
The King is Back
Ben Portsmouth - The World’s Number One Elvis Tribute Artist

Ben, a multi talented musician, singer and songwriter had Elvis's DNA in his blood from an early age. His father was an avid Elvis fan and Ben grew up on a diet of Elvis songs. Having honed his musical talent Ben started his journey as an Elvis tribute artist in 2005 when he formed the Taking care of Elvis band. Audiences quickly realised that this was someone with a special talent.

He looked like Elvis, sang like Elvis and had an on stage charisma that had audiences believing at times they were watching the King himself. This talent saw Ben rapidly rise through the ranks of Elvis tribute artists.

In August 2012, Ben made history when he won the Elvis Presley Enterprises Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest which took place in Memphis, crowning Ben as the Worldwide Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist, the first artist from outside the USA to ever win this prestigious title.

Fans from all over the world declare Ben Portsmouth as the closest they have ever seen to Elvis Presley. Social media forums are overwhelmed with fans demanding his return to their country.

On this night, you will see the live performance that left David Letterman at a loss for words exclaiming, “Oh my God, Oh my God!” when Ben headlined his show in February of 2013.

Internationally renowned as one, if not the best Elvis tribute in the world today, Ben Portsmouth will bring his unique style and charisma and will show audiences why he is regarded as the best in the business.

Tickets £35 £31
Restricted view £28

28/03/2020 19:30
The Sensational 60's Experience

The biggest and best 60’s show touring the UK, returns to De Montfort Hall Leicester for one night only.  With a brand new production for 2020 celebrating their tenth anniversary. The Sensational 60’s Experience brings you a three hour 60’s spectacular of pure nostalgia. The show with the definite feel good factor will transport you back to that magical decade that was the 1960’s. Five legendary names take to the stage and deliver to you a night never to be forgotten where you’ll find it impossible to remain in your seat. This is must see 60’s show for 2020.

Starring Mike Pender (Original voice of The Searchers), The Trems (All former members of The Tremeloes), The Fortunes, The Swinging Blue Jeans and The Dakotas. Hits include Needles and Pins, Silence Is Golden, Storm In A Teacup, Hippy Hippy Shake, Little Children plus many more.  Step back in time to when pop music was at its very best.

Book early to guarantee your seat.

Tickets £29.50 £27.50





 

25/04/2020 19:30