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Some Guys Have All The Luck

THE ROD STEWART STORY

Some Guys Have All The Luck is a fantastic theatrical production celebrating the career of one of rock's greatest icons, Rod Stewart – from street busker through to international superstar!

Paul Metcalfe delivers an authentic and charismatic performance assuming the persona of this legendary singer-songwriter and performer right down to the last detail - from the distinctive vocals to the swaggering showmanship and sheer fun that have made Rod Stewart one of the most loved performers of all time.

The show includes all the massive hits from Rod’s incredible career, classic rockers like Maggie May, Baby Jane and Da Ya Think I’m Sexy through to big ballads such as Sailing, You’re In My Heart, and Tonight’s The Night as well as favourites from his days with the Faces such as Stay With Me and Twistin The Night Away and timeless Motown tunes from the album Soulbook.

"I've seen some Rods in my time but Paul is the best one I've ever seen." Don Stewart, Rod’s brother

"I thoroughly enjoyed the show. Paul's voice and mannerisms were the closest I've ever seen to Rod himself." Mary Cady, Rod’s sister

Tickets £24



31/01/2019 19:30
The Classic Rock Show

The classic rock fan’s ultimate live juke box!

From AC/DC to ZZ Top and everything in between, including Led Zeppelin, Dire Straits, Queen, The Eagles, Lynyrd Skynyrd and Meatloaf plus much, much more.

Anthem after anthem, riff after riff, solo after solo, The Classic Rock Show brings the original recordings back to life on stage; with a huge sound and light show to match. Culminating in a show-stopping guitar duel that is definitely not to be missed.

A gem of a rock show - sore throat guaranteed!

05/02/2019 19:30
Thunder

PLEASE REMAIN SEATED

Thunder
will release their brand new studio album Please Remain Seated on 18 January 2019 through BMG. The album, released as the band enter their third decade, is a collection of radically reworked versions of songs from throughout their extensive catalogue. This album will raise eyebrows, hackles and heartbeats in equal measure. Please Remain Seated is the sound of a band taking a strange journey into their own music, but also distilling thirty years of playing together in order to create something truly compelling, taking in flavours of rock, blues, jazz and soul along the way. The album has been mastered at half speed for dynamic range. The band will tour Please Remain Seated across the UK in February 2019.

Danny Bowes said: “We’ve never been the kind of band that wanted to make the same album over and over, and we’ve never been scared to try new things. In fact, making Thunder music over the past 30 years has taught us that the more we challenge ourselves, the better we get. Having re-imagined and re-recorded Love Walked In in 2017, we were very stimulated by the process, and wanted to try it on other songs. We made it as live as possible, jamming ideas until we found an arrangement that felt good. We set ourselves three rules: work fast, don’t aim for perfection, and make it different to the original. Some songs fell together spontaneously, and some took a series of strange left turns before ending up in a place none of us predicted."

"By shaking up old tunes in this way, we forced ourselves to rethink how we felt about them. We think it’ll probably be the same for fans when they hear them. It’s not supposed to be a ‘Best Of’, and it’s not a change of direction, it’s just another brief stop along the journey to where we’re heading (wherever that is). We really like it, and we hope others will too."

Since forming in 1989, Thunder have notched up 20 top 50 singles, two gold albums, and cultivated a reputation as consummate live performers. Their last album – 2017s Rip It Up – hit number three in the UK album charts, giving the band their highest chart placing in 22 years. Please Remain Seated is the result of all those miles on the clock and represents the sound of a band having fun. The smiles on their faces are almost audible, and the occasional bit of inter-band banter that made the final cut just underlines the d’esprit de corps that has always been there with Thunder. Half of the tracks feature additional musicians who’ve performed at the famed Christmas shows and there’s even a choir on one track!

Please Remain Seated may be a quieter album – the delicate sound of Thunder if you will! – but this collection underlines the strength of the songwriting and musicianship, and it also proves that great (even unexpected) things can happen when a band is prepared to step out of its comfort zone and challenge itself, even after 30 years.

Tickets £40 £35 £30


09/02/2019 19:00
The BBC Big Band Featuring Claire Martin

Multi award-winning jazz vocalist and radio presenter, Claire Martin OBE, joins the internationally acclaimed BBC Big Band for a unique celebration of the legendary leading ladies of the Big Band, including Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Judy Garland, Peggy Lee and their contemporaries.

Through a diverse repertoire arranged and curated by the BBC Big Band and Claire Martin, the concert celebrates the music of the 20th century’s most iconic vocalists, whose legacy and influence defines a classic era of jazz singing.

Enjoy the classic songs that made them stars, such as That Old Black Magic, I’ve Got The World on a String, Too Darn Hot and many more. Plus plenty of popular Big Band hits from the groups that the divas loved to work with, including Artie Shaw, Count Basie and Benny Goodman.

An evening of feel-good music inspired by the most glamorous women in jazz!

"World-class musicians … a brilliant musical force."
The Telegraph

Tickets £29
Concessions £27

28/02/2019 19:30
Vampires Rock: featuring Sam Bailey
Sam Bailey is about to get her teeth into a real rocker of a show when she takes the role of the Vampire Queen in the hit touring musical extravaganza Vampires Rock Ghost Train for the 2019 spring tour.

For more than two decades, Steinman and his crew have returned to our stages night after night and delivered exhilarating performances that have been packed with energy, fabulous dance routines, spectacular special effects and of course, amazing music that has everyone up on their feet. Throwing just the right amount of fun and humour into his script ensures that Steinman always has the audience roaring with laughter.

This rock-tastic, hilarious, musical concert lives up to its rocking reputation. A tongue in cheek story, spellbinding cast, fangtastic fire routines, guitar gods and sexy vampettes take you on a ride through some of the greatest eighties classic rock anthems ever! Throwing just the right amount of fun and humour into his script ensures that Steinman always has the audience roaring with laughter. Including tracks from Queen, AC/DC, Meat Loaf, Journey, Guns n Roses and many more.

In 2019 X Factor winner Sam will be stepping into the shoes of legendary singer and actress Toyah Willcox who played the part for two years performing over 200 shows.

Sam will be joined on stage by creator and star of Vampires Rock Steve Steinman, plus a full cast of dancers, singers and musicians. For the past fifteen years Vampires Rock has played to more than a million people and has a growing army of fans who follow the show year after year as it tours in all the major theatres and concert halls country wide.

Prepare for a night of mischief and mayhem.

Tickets £31
Groups of 10+ £28.05



01/03/2019 19:30
Mike & The Mechanics
Mike and The Mechanics, who have sold over ten million records worldwide – announce their 2019 nationwide Looking Back Over My Shoulder Tour. An epic run of 34 UK concerts in February, March and April, including the prestigious Royal Albert Hall next year on April 1st, 2019.

Mike and The Mechanics are Genesis founding member Mike Rutherford (Guitar) – one of the UK’s most prolific R&B singer, Andrew Roachford - Lead and backing vocals – (whose previous hits include Cuddly Tour and Family Man) and Canadian-born singer, Tim Howar - lead and backing vocals – who formed and toured with his band Vantramp, with the likes of Rod Stewart and Paulo Nutini.

Tim shares vocal duties with Roachford and they both add a new soulful dimension to the band’s already established sound.

Following on from their recent sold-out tour in the US, the Looking Back Over My Shoulder Tour in 2019, will include tracks from their highly acclaimed latest album Let Me Fly. Also included will be their massive 80s hit single The Living Years which became a number one hit in the US. The single then went onto become a global success. Their other classic hits will include, Silent Running, All I Need Is A Miracle, Word Of Mouth, Another Cup of Coffee and the unforgettable Over My Shoulder.

£41.50 £36.50 £34

08/03/2019 19:30
Brit Floyd: Another Brick in the Wall 2019 - 40 Years of The Wall

Another Brick in the Wall 2019
Celebrating 40 years of The Wall, plus much more.
 
Brit Floyd, the world’s greatest Pink Floyd tribute show, returns to the stage in 2019 with its most ambitious and best production yet, a very special 40th anniversary retrospective of Pink Floyd’s iconic rock opera, The Wall.
 
Released in November 1979, a semi-autobiographical concept album from the mind of Pink Floyd founding member Roger Waters, The Wall remains one of the biggest selling albums of all time, and an important moment in Rock music history.
 
As well as performing a host of musical highlights from The Wall, Brit Floyd will perform classic gems from The Dark Side of the Moon, Wish You Were Here, Animals and The Division Bell plus lots more.
 
The Brit Floyd show has truly become a phenomenon, widely regarded as the world's greatest live tribute to Pink Floyd. Faithfully recreating the scale and pomp of the final 1994 Division Bell tour, complete with a stunning million dollar light show, large circle screen and arch plus moving lights, lasers, inflatables and theatrics. A Brit Floyd show really is as close as fans will get to experiencing the magnificence of a Pink Floyd show live.
 
Brit Floyd is more than a tribute!
 
It really is as good as they say - believe the hype and don’t miss it! 
 
"The perfect rock show." LA Times
 
"Magnificent… a musical masterpiece." Ticketmaster

Tickets £44 £33 VIP* £104

*Brit Floyd's VIP Meet and Greet Soundcheck Experience includes:
Special Brit Floyd tour pass and lanyard
Private sound check experience
Special bonus performance of two classic Pink Floyd songs not featured in the show
Meet and greet with artists
Photo and signing opportunity


10/03/2019 20:00
Billy Ocean

Following his sold out tour last year British soul icon Billy Ocean has announced a huge UK headline tour for November and December 2018 where he will perform the best of his greatest hits and favourite tracks. Due to phenomenal ticket demand nine new dates have been added to the tour for March 2019.

Billy Ocean is the biggest selling black recording star Britain has ever produced and has sold over 30 million records in his lifetime to date. Having achieved extraordinary success as both an artist and a songwriter, Billy has collected multiple Gold and Platinum records across the world and hit the number one spot worldwide in the pop charts including the USA, Australia, Germany, Holland, and the UK.

2016 saw the Here You Are: The Best Of Billy Ocean album released in the UK, gaining a Top 10 chart position at Number 4 this was Billy’s highest charting album since 1989.

Billy is set to headline numerous key festivals this summer including BBC Radio’s Biggest Weekend in Coventry and is currently working on his next album.

Tickets £46.50 £36.50 £24 VIP* £86.50

*VIP package includes:
Top price seated ticket in first five rows
Limited edition VIP tour gift
Commemorative Billy Ocean tour lithograph
Souvenir VIP Billy Ocean laminate and lanyard



11/03/2019 19:00
Paul Carrack

Paul Carrack returns stronger than ever with These Days.

Paul Carrack, one of the most revered voices in music and a figurehead of soulful pop for decades, will return to the delight his legions of admirers with the new album These Days on 7 September. The most accomplished collection of songs in his distinguished career, it features 11 brand new compositions, six of them Carrack solos and five co-writes with his old Squeeze bandmate Chris Difford.

'The Man With The Golden Voice,' as Carrack was described in the BBC television documentary about his life and times, has pulled out all the stops with These Days. The stirring, performance-based set features a stunning line-up, with Paul on keyboards and guitar; his vastly experienced colleague Jeremy Meek on bass; and two hugely renowned players completing the core line-up, Robbie McIntosh (Paul McCartney, Pretenders, Norah Jones, John Mayer et al) on lead guitar and Steve Gadd, universally acknowledged as one of the top musicians in the world, on drums.

These Days is the follow-up to 2016s Soul Shadows, which featured such new favourites as Keep On Lovin' You and Let Me Love Again to add to a solo songbook including Satisfy My Soul, Eyes Of Blue, Good Feelin' About It and That's All That Matters To Me Paul's remarkable history has also embraced his time with such bands as Ace, Squeeze and Mike + the Mechanics, as the voice of staples like How Long, Tempted, The Living Years and Over My Shoulder.

He's been equally in demand as a vocalist and instrumentalist for many years, with such names as Elton John, the Eagles, Diana Ross, Nick Lowe, Roxy Music, the Smiths and countless others. In 2013, Paul was hand-picked by Eric Clapton as a member of his band and continues to fill the role with distinction.

After his latest, acclaimed UK tour early in 2018, which included his latest headliner at the London Palladium, Carrack plays five dates in Holland in October ahead of yet another packed British itinerary in early 2019.

Tickets £41 £36



15/03/2019 19:30
Rumours of Fleetwood Mac

Rumours of Fleetwood Mac, the world’s finest tribute to Fleetwood Mac, returns to the stage in 2019 with its 'Anniversary Tour’, a brand new show celebrating 50 years of the very best of Fleetwood Mac, including a very special blues set paying tribute to Fleetwood Mac's legendary Peter Green era.

Channeling the spirit of Fleetwood Mac at their very best, Rumours of Fleetwood Mac offers a unique opportunity for fans, both old and new, to rediscover the songs and performances that have ensured Fleetwood Mac’s place as one of the most loved groups of all time.

Personally endorsed by Fleetwood Mac founding member, Mick Fleetwood, Rumours of Fleetwood Mac is the ultimate tribute to one of rock and roll’s most remarkable groups.

Tickets £36 £26

 

17/03/2019 20:00
KT Tunstall + Special Guests

Following 3 sold out intimate rock club shows this September, Brit and Ivor Novello Award winning singer and songwriter KT Tunstall, who is about to release her 6th studio album, WAX, announces a full UK & Ireland tour for March 2019. Touring for the first time with an all-female band.

In September KT released lead single The River, taken from her forthcoming sixth studio album WAX, which will be released October 5 on Virgin Records. WAX was entirely self/co-written and is produced by Nick McCarthy, founding member of multimillion selling band Franz Ferdinand, with co-production from duo MyRiot (London Grammar, Birdy). The album also features co-writing contributions from her frequent creative collaborator Martin Terefe and Kings Of Leon producer/ mentor Angelo Petraglia. Drumming duties from seasoned LA-based musician Denny Weston Jnr, and guitar from longstanding friend and collaborator Charlotte Hatherley amongst others, with KT on guitar, synths and vocals throughout.

Following the success of 2016’s Top 10 album KIN, forthcoming album WAX is the second of a trilogy which explores themes of spirit, body, and mind. This album focuses on the body, and our complex relationships with physicality.

KT Tunstall emerged in 2004 with Eye To The Telescope. She has since released a further four critically acclaimed albums and her songs have been used everywhere from the opening credits of The Devil Wears Prada to Hillary Clinton’s 2008 campaign theme. Her last album KIN, released in 2016, received rave reviews and debuted at No.7 on the official UK Album Charts.

Recently KT has been awarded the Inspirational Artist gong at the Women In Music Awards. She was chosen as the first ever female Grand Marshal (following the likes of Sir Sean Connery) to lead April’s annual New York Tartan Week parade. In May she and Mike McCready, of legendary multimillion selling Pearl Jam, also released a cover of Tom Petty’s huge hit single ‘I Won’t Back Down’ with proceeds going to Pearl Jam’s Vitalogy Foundation. KT has spent the summer touring worldwide with superb artists including, The Pretenders, Simple Minds and Barenaked Ladies.

Seated £39 £19
Standing £29

Up Close VIP Package
- A general admission standing ticket OR top price seated ticket is included in this package
- Gain early entry to the venue and watch part of KTs soundcheck
- After the soundcheck, KT will spend some time answering questions in an intimate Q&A
- Have your photo taken with KT
- Receive a piece of limited edition pre-signed tour art
- VIP gift

Seated £110.50
Standing £100.50

22/03/2019 19:00
Gabrielle

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.

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





25/03/2019 19:00
Magic of Motown

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



05/04/2019 19:30
An Evening With Alfie Boe

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


11/04/2019 19:00
The Specials

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.

Tickets £41.50

24/04/2019 19:00
Marillion Weekend UK 2019

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 

EVENT INFORMATION

Tickets
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. 

Accessible seating
If you require accessible seating, or have any access requirements, please contact our box office for further advice - 0116 233 3111 or dmh-office@leicester.gov.uk

Doors
Doors to the auditorium will be open from 7pm, exact running times for each night will be confirmed shortly.

Security
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.

Venue Parking
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.

Catering
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.

Children
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.



26/04/2019 19:00
Newton Faulkner

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.

Tickets £34 £24



 

05/05/2019 19:00
UB40

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

11/05/2019 19:00
An Evening with Katherine Jenkins

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

 

14/05/2019 19:00
Walk Right Back - The Everly Brothers Story

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.

Tickets £24

16/05/2019 19:30
The Vamps: Four Corners Tour

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).

20/05/2019 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
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
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 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
Dr Hook: The 50th Anniversary Tour

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

04/12/2019 19:30