Gabrielle has announced a UK & Ireland Headline tour for April and May 2019. Gabrielle will be performing both songs from her new album and showcasing her signature hits; http://www.gabrielle.co.uk/tour/
Under My Skin was released this July and charted in the UK charts at #7, her highest charting release since Rise topped the charts in 2000. Under My Skin is Gabrielle’s first studio album in 11 years and marks 25 years since the release of her debut single, Dreams. The number one single stormed the charts all over Europe and Australia, going Gold in the UK and cementing Gabrielle as one of the most exciting names in pop music. Two and a half decades later, album Under My Skin, is reminding the world of Gabrielle’s signature, heart-warming, soul-stirring voice. Under My Skin is released through BMG and is available on CD, Vinyl and all digital and streaming platforms here: https://Gabrielle.lnk.to/UnderMySkinPR.
Gabrielle is one of the UK’s most successful British singer-songwriters. She has sold over 5 million records in the UK alone and scored two number one singles, 10 Top 10 singles, a number one album and five Top 10 Albums. She is also a two time BRIT Award winner, receiving the Best British Breakthrough Act in 1994 and the Best British Female Solo Artist in 1997. Gabrielle has also won various MOBO Awards and an Ivor Novello for Outstanding Song Collection.
With support from Jahmene and AMiR
Tickets £36.50 £26.50 VIP* £100.50
*VIP Under My Skin Package
Best seats in the house
Meet Gabrielle before the show
Have your photo taken with Gabrielle by the VIP Manager
Exclusive gift chosen by Gabrielle
Custom VIP laminate
Music fans are invited to the biggest party of the year as the unstoppable Magic of Motown show steams into town!
Seen by over a million people, it's no surprise that the show is one of the biggest success stories in British theatre history, even performing for Her Majesty the Queen, as special guests at the Royal Variety Performance.
Prepare yourself for 40 back-to-back classic Motown hits, glittering costume changes, dazzling dance moves and outstanding musicianship in this explosive concert experience.
Celebrate the sound of a generation as the timeless music of Marvin Gaye, Diana Ross, Stevie Wonder, The Temptations, The Supremes, The Four Tops, Martha Reeves, Jackson 5, Smokey Robinson and more, are sensationally recreated for you by an exceptionally talented cast and band.
This breath-taking concert spectacular takes you on a musical journey through all your favourite songs, including: Ain’t No Mountain, Signed Sealed Delivered, Grapevine, Get Ready, Dancing In The Streets, My Girl, Blame It On The Boogie, Uptight, Endless Love, My Cherie Amor, All Night Long, Heatwave and many, many more.
This is a tribute show and is no way affiliated with any original artists/estates/management companies or similar shows.
Tickets £27.50 £25.50
Buy nine get 10th ticket free
One of the world's greatest classical singers Alfie Boe brings it back to the UK, announcing a 2019 tour in what is becoming another landmark year for the much loved tenor. Last month, Alfie revealed his return to the solo spotlight with the release of his vibrant and instantly classic album As Time Goes By.
The record, released in November, celebrates the golden era of music from the 30s and 40s, a time that is often overlooked - sandwiched as it is between the roaring twenties and rock 'n' roll.
Alfie is one of the best-loved vocalists of his generation and a hugely successful, multi-platinum selling artist. He has triumphed on theatre stages and in concert halls around the world and has two recent UK #1 albums under his belt for albums Together and Together Again, made with his great friend Michael Ball. The duo also won two Classic BRIT Awards earlier this year for Best Album and Group of the Year.
"I'm excited to get back on the road, especially with a new record that I'm so proud of. These songs are at their best when performed live!" says Alfie.
He adds, "We'll be enjoying some of great songs from my previous records, but I more than anything want to bring back to life an era when British audiences discovered a brand new kind of American music, full of energy, optimism and romance. I'd like to transport people to a time in their lives, a moment or even a style. I hope you all enjoy being transported there as much as I do!"
Tickets £66.50 £51.50 £36.50 VIP* £176.50 £126.50
*Ultimate VIP meet and greet £176.50
Seat in the first two rows
Exclusive and very limited photo opportunity to meet Alfie Boe in person
Have your photo taken with Alfie Boe by our VIP manager
Exclusive Alfie Boe VIP gift
Official Alfie Boe signed programme
Custom VIP tour laminate
* Up Close VIP £126.50
Seat in the first ten rows
Exclusive Alfie Boe VIP gift
Limited edition official Alfie Boe VIP tour lithograph
Custom VIP tour laminate
The Specials, one of the most electrifying, influential and important bands of all time, release Encore, their first new music for 37 years on 1 February. 2019 marks the 40th anniversary of the formation of The Specials and the legendary Two-Tone label in Coventry in 1979, and also marks 10 years since the band reformed to play some of the most vital and joyous live shows in recent memory.
The 10-song Encore was produced by Specials founding members Terry Hall, Lynval Golding and Horace Panter alongside Danish musician/producer Torp Larsen and indeed is the first time Hall, Golding and Panter have recorded new material together since the band’s 1981 number one single Ghost Town.
The Specials will take to the road in the UK and abroad throughout 2019 in support of the new album.
Support is from The Tuts.
Marillion Weekend UK 2019
Hold The Perfect Moment
Join Marillion for their bi-annual UK music convention, returning to De Montfort Hall for the second time. The band will be playing three different full set concerts over three nights, Sunday night will feature the Happiness Is The Road album.
More details can be found at www.marillionweekend.com
All tickets are to be purchased through De Montfort Hall.
Any tickets found to be purchased via secondary unofficial ticket agents will be voided and entry to the venue will not be granted.
To help combat ticket touts and make sure Marillion fans get tickets, the name of the lead booker will be printed on all tickets purchased. Your party must arrive together and the lead booker will be required to present ID that matches the name on the tickets.
Maximum four tickets per person.
Tickets for the weekend are general admission with balcony seating available on a first come first served basis. You will be able to move freely between seated areas upstairs and standing downstairs, subject to availability.
Tickets will be scanned on entry and exchanged for a weekend wristband.
If you require accessible seating, or have any access requirements, please contact our box office for further advice - 0116 233 3111 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Doors to the auditorium will be open from 7pm, exact running times for each night will be confirmed shortly.
For your safety, bag checks will be in operation so please allow extra time to access the venue.
Large bags and rucksacks are not permitted inside the auditorium, these will be stored seperately but we do advise not bringing them with you.
This is available to pre-book for the weekend, subject to availability. Limited free blue badge parking is available within the grounds, this must be pre-booked with box office.
Parking times: Friday 10am - 1.30am, Saturday 6pm - 1.30am, Sunday 6pm - midnight.
A real ale bar will be located in the Garden Suite.
Bar times: Friday and Saturday 6pm - 1am, Sunday 6pm - 11.30pm.
De Montfort Hall kiosks will be available selling fresh sandwiches, snacks, hot and cold drinks.
No under 16s are permitted in the standing area and all under 16s must be accompanied by an adult.
Weekend ticket (all three nights) £136.50
Parking (all three nights) £12
Individual day tickets are not available for this event.
Newton Faulkner has announced that he will kick off a year celebrating a decade in music with the release of his new single Wish I Could Wake Up. Continuing into 2019, his new album The Very Best Of Newton Faulkner…So Far will start an incredible year for Newton.
Newton’s highly anticipated new single Wish I Could Wake Up, is a brilliant reminder that there is more to the commerciality of Christmas and that the best gift is often already part of our lives. Talking about the new track, Newton comments, "This song’s about wanting to wake up next to someone special at Christmas, and how that person can make any day, Christmas or not, seem so much better just by being there."
Faulkner’s 31 track double album The Very Best Of Newton Faulkner…So Far will be released in March 2019 including fan favourites such as Dream Catch Me, Write It On Your Skin and Clouds as well as three brand new songs all showcasing Newton’s brilliance as a songwriter. In addition, Newton’s renowned cover versions will be presented on a second disc including newly recorded live versions of iconic songs Bohemian Rhapsody and Send Me On My Way that fans have been asking for years!
Newton comments, "The Best Of feels like a real milestone, I’m so proud of it as a body of work and the second disc was so much fun to make. I love the challenge of covering songs, which probably is reflected in my song choices. For people that have seen me live before, there are some old favourites and there’s also some tracks no one has ever heard me do."
To celebrate the release of his best of album Newton will embark on a run of nationwide tour dates in Spring 2019. See full dates below. Newton says, "It's going to be awesome to be doing a tour where the challenge isn't to do as much new stuff as possible, but just to do the best set, with the best songs from any point in my career."
Throughout Newton Faulkner’s immensely successful career he has sold over 1.5 million records with 180 million streams making him one of the UK’s most successful singer-songwriters this millennium. This year Faulkner has also taken to the stage performing as The Sung Thoughts of the Journalist in Jeff Wayne's UK Arena tour of The War of the Worlds.
Plus special guest, Charlotte
Tickets £34 £24
As part of their 40th anniversary celebrations, Britain’s world-famous reggae band UB40 will release their first new studio album in five years in September 2018, before embarking on an extensive nationwide 40-date UK tour in 2019.
Titled ‘For The Many’, the new album will be the Birmingham reggae veterans’ nineteenth studio album, featuring UB40 founder members Robin Campbell (co-vocals/Guitar), Brian Travers (saxophone/keyboards), Jimmy Brown (drums), Earl Falconer (bass/keyboards/vocals) and Norman Hassan (percussion/vocals), and long-time members Duncan Campbell (vocals), Martin Meredith (saxophone), Laurence Parry (trumpet) and Tony Mullings (keyboards).
Singer Duncan Campbell said, “After ten years of fronting UB40, for us to do an album of our own original material feels like this is the final hurdle for me. The album and its title reflect how UB40 are all in support of Jeremy Corbyn. Both of the songs I have written on the album also reflect this support of The Labour Party. We all feel this album is an album going back to what UB40 was all about. We are all excited for everybody to hear the album and looking forward to touring it.”
Co-vocalist and guitarist Robin Campbell added, “For The Many is a great mix of reggae styles, while the different artists we have collaborated with will appeal to more fans and tastes in reggae - it really is an album for the many. The 2019 UK tour is a continuation of our 40th year celebrations, as well as sharing tracks from our latest album. Forty dates around the UK instead of a few arenas means that our fans from all over the UK can get to see us much more locally and up close - truly a tour for the many.”
UB40 formed in 1978, naming themselves after the unemployment benefit form, before releasing their debut album Signing Off in August 1980 – considered by many to be one of the greatest reggae albums ever released by a British band.
It was the start of a career that has since seen UB40 have forty UK Top 40 hit singles and - with sales of over 100 million records – seen their albums reside in the UK’s Top 75 album chart for a combined period of eleven years, making UB40 one of the most successful British groups of all-time.
UB40 will showcase songs from For The Many alongside many of their seventeen UK Top 10 hit singles, including Kingston Town, Food For Thought, One In Ten, I Can’t Help Falling In Love With You, Don’t Break My Heart and Sing Our Own Song and, of course, Red, Red Wine, amongst other fan favourites.
Tickets £44 seated £39 standing
7pm doors - please note this is the time De Montfort Hall opens, not the start of the performance
Britain’s best-selling classical artist of the last 25 years, Katherine Jenkins OBE has announced the release of her new album Guiding Light, out 30 November via Decca Records. The release is also accompanied by the announcement of Katherine’s new 2019 tour An Evening With Katherine Jenkins.
For Katherine, the new album represents the culmination of a deeply emotional journey which began when her beloved father, Selwyn, died and found a new path when she became a mother. It is an album which speaks of life, hope, acceptance and a universal spirituality, and for Katherine there is a sense of a greater purpose to her performance.
Katherine will be touring new album, Guiding Light this spring and will be joined by one of the UK’s most versatile orchestras, The London Concert Orchestra, under Musical Director Anthony Inglis for the majority of the tour. The orchestra can be heard regularly at the Barbican, Royal Festival Hall and The Royal Albert Hall, providing audiences with an eclectic repertoire from popular classics and opera, to hits from ﬁlms and musicals. The London Concert Orchestra has worked with Katherine for the last two years in her series of hugely popular Christmas concerts.
Tickets £56.50 £41 £31
Diamond package £166.50
Gold package £86.50
After a phenomenal sell out tour in 2018, Walk Right Back is...BACK! From the Producers of That'll be the Day, the show tells the story of the most successful duo of all time - The Everly Brothers.
Featuring hits such as Bye Bye Love, All I Have To Do Is Dream and Cathy’s Clown, this unique concert-based musical entwines the wonderful, sad yet glorious story of The Everly Brothers around those trademark “harmonies from heaven”.
Follow the brothers rise to fame, through their decade-long feud to the glorious reunion that gave them back to the world, and back to each other.
The Vamps are certainly having a busy Summer!
Fresh from a US promo tour where they performed on some of the biggest TV shows in America, they now return to the UK with the announcement of their Four Corners UK and Ireland 2019 Tour. On top of this, they then release their highly anticipated new album Night & Day (Day Edition) on Friday 13th July.
The Vamps kick off their Four Corners UK and Ireland 2019 Tour on Saturday 27th April, then spend the next five weeks visiting all corners of the UK.
The Vamps will be joined on the tour by pop-rock trio New Hope Club and rising star HRVY*
*selected dates only
About the Vamps
The Vamps are one of the most successful British bands, achieving a huge amount of success and acclaim all over the globe. The Vamps have picked up over two billion streams globally and have 8.4 million monthly listeners and 1.7 million followers on Spotify. They are also one of the most watched artists on YouTube, with over 600 million video views.
Their most recent album Night & Day (Night Edition) scored the top spot on the Official Albums Chart and also stormed into the Top 10 on iTunes in over 20 countries including Argentina, Philippines, India and Australia. As well as their phenomenal record sales, they also have a huge live following.
The Vamps have done four European arena tours and have sold out the O2 Arena multiple times. Their most recent tour saw them sell over 100,000 tickets. They are also a force to be reckoned with on social media, with over six million likes on their Facebook, over 4.2 million followers on Twitter, 2.3 million followers on Instagram.
The Vamps are Brad Simpson (Vocals, Guitar), James McVey (Guitar), Connor Ball (Bass) and Tristan Evans (Drums).
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
“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
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
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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.
Advance tickets £48.50
Maximum eight tickets per transaction.
All under 16s must be accompanied by an adult.
Tickets will be issued four weeks before the show.
Strictly no sales on secondary ticket sites.
5pm doors - please note this is the time the gates open, not the start of the performance.
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.”
Advance tickets £48.50
Maximum eight tickets per transaction.
All under 16s must be accompanied by an adult.
Tickets will be issued four weeks before the show.
Strictly no sales on secondary ticket sites.
5pm doors - please note this is the time the gates open, not the start of the performance.
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
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.
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.
Concessions £27.50 £24.50
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
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
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
Hermans Hermits – 55th Anniversary
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.
A limited number of 2-4-1 Carer Scheme tickets are available for this performance, on a first come first served basis.
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!
Restricted view £31.50
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
MTV's sexiest man alive
Eight singles in the Top 40
Tickets £40 £36.50
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
In 2016/17 Dr Hook, fronted by the talented, charismatic Dennis Locorriere, took to the road once again in a sell-out world tour. Now, to celebrate five decades of timeless music, the band is announcing their 50th Anniversary Tour.
With songs from Dr Hook’s rich musical history - from the biggest hits to album favourites – including those we all love: Sylvia's Mother, Sexy Eyes, A Little Bit More, When You're in Love with A Beautiful Woman, Sharing the Night Together, The Cover of Rolling Stone, The Ballad of Lucy Jordan, and so many more.
This spectacular show is presented in an evening of not only great music, but one that also brings to audiences all the fun and humour that was synonymous with the name Dr. Hook.
Dr Hook’s 50th Anniversary Tour is a musical event simply not to be missed!
"The Dr Hook 50th Anniversary Tour is not only a celebration of the band’s long musical history but it’s also presented as a heartfelt ‘thank you’ to all the many fans who continue to keep the music alive by passing it on, from generation to generation.
The world has changed in so many ways over the past five decades. It’s a comfort and a joy to see people of all ages coming to the shows today, reminding us that some things stay strong within us and can keep us together forever." Dennis Locorriere
Tickets £40 £36.50 £34
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