Tom Gates comes alive on Hull stage 1-5th May 2019
Liz Pichon’s best-selling children’s story adapted for theatre The star of the award-winning Tom Gates series of books makes his stage debut in 2019 in a brand new story written specifically for the theatre. And it’s coming to Hull!
The producers behind the Olivier Award-nominated Gangsta Granny and the celebrated Horrible Histories stage shows have teamed up with acclaimed author and illustrator Liz Pichon to create an exciting new adventure for young and old alike. The show follows Tom as he tries to keep out of trouble while things go increasingly wrong at home and school. It features favourite characters from the stories including his best friends Derek and Norman and their band Dogzombies. It’s not easy to impress Amy Porter and moany Marcus Meldew is doing his best to disrupt things while their teacher Mr Fullerman keeps his beady eye on them all. Things get tricky when his grandparents - The Fossils - announce a big surprise and his Mum, Dad and sister Delia are doing everything to make his life difficult, which means Tom will need all the help he can get to save the day!
Adapted by Liz Pichon and Neal Foster with music by Mark Flannery, Tom Gates is perfect for all the family, especially children aged 5 to 12.
Tickets for Tom Gates Live at Hull New Theatre from 1-5 May, 2019 are on sale now. Book at the Hull City Hall Box Office, call 01482 300 306 or visit our website www.hulltheatres.co.uk to book online.
STRICTLY COME DANCING - THE PROFESSIONALS 2019 UK TOUR LINE UP - Bonus Arena, Hull on 19 May 2019.
With Strictly fever about to hit new heights, as the 16th series of the smash hit award-winning BBC One show returns to Saturday and Sunday night TV, fans will be delighted to hear the line-up of Strictly Come Dancing – The Professionals has now been released.
Starring 10 of the hugely popular and much-loved professional dancers from the Strictly Come Dancing television series, the 35 date tour kicks off at Salford’s Lowry Theatre on 3 May next year and will then dance its way around the country culminating at the Sunderland Empire on 2 June. The exciting line-up of magnificent dancers and Strictly TV favourites performing on the tour are: reigning Strictly champion Katya Jones; 2017 semi-finalist AJ Pritchard; two-time Strictly finalist Giovanni Pernice; 2016 Strictly finalist Oti Mabuse; Australian Open Champion Dianne Buswell; Professional World Mambo Champion and former Strictly finalist Karen Clifton; Two-time Ballroom and Latin World Champion Nadiya Bychkova; undefeated four-time British National Champion Neil Jones; three time Strictly semi-finalist Pasha Kovalev and 2017 Strictly finalist Gorka Marquez.
Audiences nationwide will enjoy the incredible talent of these multi award-winning world-class dancers as they perform stunningly choreographed Ballroom and Latin routines in exquisite costumes, with all the glitz, glamour, sequins and sparkle of the TV show - live on stage!
Only limited tickets remain for the show at the Bonus Arena on 19 May 2019. Priced from £40.40 (inclusive of booking fee) they are available from www.bonusarenahull.com or call 0844 8440444. Calls cost 7p per minute plus your phone company’s access charge.
BOYZLIFE (Playing the Hits of Boyzone and Westlife) re-scheduled September 2019 – UK Tour Dates announced.
Boyzlife brings together members of two of the biggest boybands in history, Boyzone and Westlife, to perform a whole host of their biggest chart hits. Brian McFadden enjoyed 12 UK and Ireland number ones as a member of Westlife, including a record breaking seven top spots in a row. The band also boast four number 1 albums and over 30 million record sales in total. Since Westlife, Brian has enjoyed international solo success, including a UK number 1 with ‘Real to Me’.
With Boyzone, Keith Duffy has enjoyed similar success, including 6 UK number one singles and 16 out of 17 of their first single releases making the Top 5. With 5 number one albums also to their credit, Boyzone achieved worldwide sales of over 25 million.
The unmissable Boyzlife show has already been performed for over 20,000 adoring fans since the pair came together in 2016. With two completely sold out tours under their belts in partnership with Hilton Hotels, as well as their unforgettable 2017 December Christmas Tour, this is an evening that is certainly not to be missed.
BOYZLIFE – September 2019 UK Tour Dates in our region are:
Sat 7th Sept HULL – The Welly
Sun 8th Sept MANCHESTER – Club Academy
Sun 15th September SHEFFIELD – Foundry
Tickets are available via the following:Tickets from £28.50 Box Office No: 0844 249 1000 Website – http://www.vmstickets.co.uk/ Limited VIP tickets are also available for each of the shows which includes a meet and greet, exclusive tour laminate and an item of merchandise - £60.00
THE BEACH BOYS AT THE BONUS ARENA 22nd JUNE 2019
The Beach Boys have birthed a torrent of hit singles and sold albums by the tens of millions. But its greater significance lies in the fact that The Beach Boys’ songs have forever changed the musical landscape. The band will be heading to the Bonus Arena, Hull as part of their UK tour on 22nd June 2019.
The Beach Boys are led by Mike Love and Bruce Johnston, who, along with Jeffrey Foskett, Tim Bonhomme, John Cowsill, Keith Hubacher, Christian Love and Scott Totten continue the legacy of the iconic band. Songwriter Bruce Johnston joined The Beach Boys in 1965, replacing Glenn Campbell, who filled-in for Brian Wilson when he retired. Highly regarded in his field, Johnston’s vocal work with such legendary artists as Elton John and Pink Floyd firmly established him among rock’s elite artists.
The Beach Boys are best known for the classics “Fun, Fun, Fun,” “I Get Around,” “Help Me Rhonda,” “California Girls” and the Grammy nominated “Good Vibrations”.
Tickets for this seated gig are priced £60 and £55 each (booking fees apply) from www.bonusarenahull.com or alternatively call 0844 8440444* Accessible tickets can be purchased by calling 0800 9884440 *calls costs 7p per minute plus your phone company's access charge
Jimmy Carr Brings New Show to Hull City Hall on 21st Sept 2019
Hull Theatres has today announced that one of the UK’s best-loved comics, Jimmy Carr is to return to Hull City Hall in 2019 with his brand new one-man show Terribly Funny.
The 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown host is known for his deadpan delivery and politically incorrect humour and Terribly Funny is no exception. The show contains jokes about all kinds of terrible things, including those that might have directly affected audiences and their loved ones. But remember they're just jokes!
Jimmy Carr – Terribly Funny comes to Hull City Hall on Saturday 21 September 2019.
Tickets Book via the Hull City Hall Box Office, call 01482 300 306 or visit www.hulltheatres.co.uk.
Ben Elton Sets Sights on Hull City Hall on 8th October 2019
More than 30 years ago, Ben Elton exploded into the national consciousness hosting Channel 4’s ground breaking Saturday Live. Now, after a 15 year absence, the Godfather of modern stand-up returns to the medium he did so much to define and he’s coming to Hull next October.
Back on the road with an all new stand-up show and coming to Hull City Hall on 8 October 2019, Ben promises to try and make sense of a world which appears to have gone stark raving mad. As Ben says: "The last time I toured I was still smarter than my phone. Things have definitely taken a funny turn."
Tickets for Ben Elton - Book at the Hull City Hall Box Office, call 01482 300 306 or visit www.hulltheatres.co.uk.
DIVERSITY TO BRING 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY UK TOUR TO THE BONUS ARENA ON 4th OCTOBER 19
Dance group Diversity will be coming to the Bonus Arena, Hull on the 4th October 2019 as part of their 10 Year Anniversary Tour.
In 2009 they entered Britain’s Got Talent and blew the judges away with their dynamic and creative dance moves. The public voted them their Britain’s Got Talent winners, and the group have now gone on to perform all over the world. Creator and choreographer Ashley Banjo said of the forthcoming tour “Born Ready is such an incredibly special tour for the whole Diversity family. 2019 marks 10 years since we won Britain’s Got Talent and since then we have continued to innovate, grow and achieve things that most said were impossible.
‘Born Ready’ will not only celebrate this and look back at some of the iconic Diversity moments over the past 10 years. But it will also look forward to the future, at how Diversity continues to evolve and how we plan to pass what we’ve created onto the next generation.
Be prepared for dance, illusions, mind blowing stunts and inspiring stories that will hopefully leave people amazed!”
Tickets from www.bonusarenahull.com or alternatively call 0844 8440444* Accessible tickets can be purchased by calling 0800 9884440. *calls costs 7p per minute plus your phone company's access charge
Hit West End Musical Set to Bring Sound of Motown to Hull City Hall on 25th June - 6th July 2019
The sensational West End hit, Motown The Musical, brings its unique sound to Hull New Theatre next June and it’s guaranteed to have audiences dancing in the street. With just $800 borrowed from his family Berry Gordy founded Motown Records and launched the careers of legendary artists including Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Smokey Robinson and the Miracles, The Temptations, and many more. This is the next chapter in Motown’s incredible history and is an experience you’ll never forget. Featuring over 50 classic hits including My Girl, What’s Going On, Dancing In The Street, I Heard It Through The Grapevine and Ain’t No Mountain High Enough.
Motown The Musical tells the thrilling tale of the man who broke barriers, fought against the odds to create something more than a record label. Discover the story behind Motown, the personal relationships, the professional struggles, and - of course – the music that made history, defined the sound of a generation and got the whole world moving to the same beat.
Motown the Musical comes to Hull New Theatre from 25 June – 6 July 2019. Tickets in person at the Hull City Hall box office, over the phone 01482 300 306 or online at www.hulltheatres.co.uk.
MADNESS announce Spring / Summer 2019 Racecourse shows
Madness are back announcing a string of outdoor racecourse shows for 2019. Currently on their ‘The Sound of Madness UK – December arena tour’, the first outdoor show kicks off at Uttoxeter Racecourse taking place on Saturday 18th May, where the Summer will see them playing the fabulous racecourse grounds including Chepstow, Ffos Las in Carmarthenshire, Lingfield in Surrey, Newcastle and Doncaster, finishing off at Wolverhampton – Racecourse on Friday 30th August.
Madness celebrate being one of the top 20 selling UK groups of all time, with seven top ten albums to their name. The band have reached the UK Top 20 charts twenty-two times, with over six million album sales.
Recently they’ve achieved gold status with their ‘Can’t Touch Us Now’ album, sold out shows across the country, and released their Full House – The Best Of Madness compilation. Madness promise to play all the hits and fan favourites including ‘Baggy Trousers’, ‘One Step Beyond’, ‘My Girl’, ‘Our House’ and ‘It Must Be Love’, plus some brand new tracks too.
For an action packed day out, why not celebrate a day of racing with friends and family, before dancing the night away with the delights of the wonderful Madness in concert finishing off a perfect Summer’s evening. A gig not to be missed
Tickets for the MADNESS – Doncaster show are available from: Saturday 20th July 2019
DONCASTER - Racecourse Box Office No: 0844 249 1000 Website – http://www.vmstickets.co.uk/
Gates Open – 3.30pm Early Bird Ticket price - £35.00 / Child (under 18) - £20.00 (Must be sold with an Adult Ticket)
Tickets for all Madness – Racecourse through www.vmstickets.co.uk
THE HUMAN LEAGUE announce HULL – Zebedee’s Yard show on Saturday 24th August 2019
First big act announced for Hull’s - Innercity Live.
THE HUMAN LEAGUE are back next Summer playing Hull’s – Zebedee’s Yard on Saturday 24th August . Performing at the historic Old Town site, The Human League are the first act to be announced as part of the 2019 line-up, following last year’s performances from Orbital, Happy Mondays, The Wombats and Chase & Status.
The Human League are so credible it’s incredible. In fact, they’re probably more highly regarded in 2011 than they were in 1981 when they released their landmark album Dare! They’re used to everyone from Madonna to Moby, Pet Shop Boys to Robbie Williams, citing them as an influence. Now the dubstep generation – notably, the acclaimed Darkstar, who cover the League’s 1982 B-side ‘You Remind Me Of Gold’ on their current album, North – have begun to pay homage to the original sound of Sheffield.
Tickets for THE HUMAN LEAGUE – August 2019 show are available from:
Saturday 24th August 2019 HULL – Zebedee’s Yard Box Office No: 0844 249 1000
Website – http://www.vmstickets.co.uk/ Gates Open – 5.00pm General Price - £35.00 / VIP Tickets - £55.00
JUNE 2019 onwards....
JESS GLYNNE ‘Live After The Races’ Doncaster Race Course Saturday 18th May 2019
Following the release of her brand new album ‘ Always In Between’, featuring the hits ‘I’ll Be There’ and ‘Thursday’, the first outdoor show kicks off at Doncaster Racecourse taking place on Saturday 18th May, where the Summer will see Jess playing the racecourse grounds including Lingfield Park Resort in Surrey, finishing off at Wolverhampton – Racecourse on Saturday 31st August.
Box Office No: 0844 249 1000 Website – http://www.vmstickets.co.uk/
Gates Open – 3.00pm / On-Stage – 9.00pm (tbc) Early Bird Ticket price - £37.50 Ages: All ages. Over 12’s pay full price
HERE COME THE BOYS SET TO PERFORM AT THE BONUS ARENA, HULL 17TH JULY 2019
Three of the biggest rock stars of dance combine their incredible talents in a brand-new show.
Watch Alja korjanec, Giovanni Pernice and Gorka Marquez, giants of the ballroom and Latin world battle it out on the dance floor, they will be visiting the Bonus Arena, Hull on 17th July 2019
The setting is a club, and the challenge is to find out who is the best on the dance floor!
They are here to impress, willing us to cheer them on, as they go head to head in a dance-off! Battling each other every night, in Latin, Ballroom, commercial and contemporary! They need you to decide who the champion is.
DJ’s will select the tracks, and spin the decks, whilst the boys will show you why they are the true heavyweights of dance.
From J.Lo to Bruno Mars, MJ, Gloria Estefan, dance anthems and club classics! Accompanied by a live percussionist and flamenco guitarist, with live vocals from Elizabeth Troy (formerly with Clean Bandit).
These dance-floor classics will have you out of your seat, whilst you feast on the visual delights of what our boys have in store for you!
Tickets for this seated gig are priced £25, £28.50, £37.50 and £42.50 each (booking fees apply) and from www.bonusarenahull.com or alternatively call 0844 8440444* Accessible tickets can be purchased by calling 0800 9884440
*calls costs 7p per minute plus your phone company's access charge
JAMES ‘Live After The Races’ DONCASTER – Racecourse show on Saturday 17th August 2019
Following the release of their brand new album ‘ Living In Extraordinary Times’ last year. Extraordinary times call for extraordinary music, James are back with new songs forged in these strangest of days.
The Mancunians returned in 2018 with the ‘Better Than That’ EP and they followed in August with their 15th studio album, aptly titled ‘Living In Extraordinary Times’. Taken together as shot and chaser they prove James to be as vital, visceral and urgent as ever.
James are one of British indie rock’s most celebrated and enduring bands. Formed in 1982 in Whalley Range, Manchester, their debut ‘Jimone’ EP was released in November the following year on Factory Records and made Morrissey and Johnny Marr into early fans. The band went on to produce a string of huge hits during the next three decades, including ‘Come Home’, ‘Sit Down’, ‘She's a Star’ and ‘Laid’.
Saturday 17th August 2019 DONCASTER – Racecourse Box Office No: 0844 249 1000
Website – http://www.vmstickets.co.uk/ Gates Open – 11.30am Early Bird Ticket price - £35.00
Ages: All ages. Over 12’s pay full price
THE UNDERTONES and special guest THE NEVILLE STAPLE BAND - Celebrating the 40th anniversary of The Undertones debut album & 40 years of ‘Two Tone’ announce Spring 2019 – UK Tour playing LEEDS O2 ACADEMY on Friday 10th May & MANCHESTER – O2 Ritz on Saturday 11th May
Formed in Derry, Northern Ireland in 1975, The Undertones became renowned for combining lyrical invention and musical flair with intelligent simplicity. Their anthemic Teenage Kicks, much loved by John Peel, is one of the most influential songs of the post-punk era.
On May 13, 1979 Seymour Stein's Sire records released the band's self titled debut album 'The Undertones'. To mark the 40th anniversary of its release, The Undertones now present a glorious set of classic tracks taken from what is considered by many to be one of the best punk albums of all time (Family Entertainment, Male Model, Jump Boys, Here Comes The Summer, Jimmy Jimmy), adding to them a whole bucketful of their iconic guitar pop hits & anthems, Get Over You, My Perfect Cousin, You’ve Got My Number, Julie Ocean, Wednesday Week, and, of course, Teenage Kicks.
Special guest Neville Staple, also known as The Original Rudeboy, is credited with changing the face of pop music not only once but twice.
Neville Staple’s 40 year career in the music business is well documented, from the early days with The Coventry Automatics, The Specials & FunBoy3 in the late ‘70s and ‘80s, to The Special Beat and various other collaborations during his solo career from the ‘90s up to the present day.
THE UNDERTONES and special guest THE NEVILLE STAPLE BAND – May 2019 shows include:
Friday 10 May LEEDS – O2 Academy Box Office No: 0113 389 1555 Website – https://academymusicgroup.com/o2academyleeds/events/1226430/undertones-tickets Doors – 7.00pm Tickets - £25.00 advance
Saturday 11 May MANCHESTER – O2 Ritz Box Office No: 0161 714 4140 Website – https://academymusicgroup.com/o2ritzmanchester/events/1226454/undertones-tickets Doors – 7.00pm Tickets - £25.00 advance
BLACKPOOL’S BIG EUROVISION PARTY featuring Katrina, Bucks Fizz, Sonia, Nicki French & Daz Sampson) comes to BLACKPOOL – Opera House on Friday 17th May 2019!
It’s nearly that time of year where it will soon be the Eurovision Song Content 2019!
This year sees the 64th edition of the contest taking place in Tel Aviv, Israel following the Israel’s victory last year in Lisbon, Portugal with the song ‘Toy’ performed by Netta.
This Spring, we have our own UK Eurovision Party! Why not step back in time and re-live some of the UK Entries at Blackpool’s Big Eurovision Party at Blackpool – Opera House on Friday 17th May (the day prior to the final taking place) featuring Katrina & The Waves, Bucks Fizz, Sonia, Nicki French and Daz Sampson.
A night of Eurovision Pop all live on stage performing their Euro hits.
Katrina , Sonia, Bucks Fizz , Nicki French and Daz Sampson
Tickets for the BLACKPOOL – Opera House show are available from:
Friday 17th May 2019 BLACKPOOL – Opera House Box Office No: 0844 856 1111
Website - https://www.wintergardensblackpool.co.uk/whats-on/blackpool-s-big-eurovision-party Tickets from £20.00
RED HOT CHILLI PIPERS - “Fresh Air” World Tour comes to the UK in May 2019 playing LOUTH Town all on Saturday 11th May 2019
There has never been anything quite like The Red Hot Chilli Pipers, from their formation in 2002 and a cameo appearance at T in the Park in 2004 with the Darkness to opening the main stage in their own right in 2014. The past fifteen years has seen the Red Hot Chilli Pipers become the most famous bagpipe band on the planet...ever! Bagpipes with attitude, drums with a Scottish accent and a show that carries its own health warning.
The bands achievements have reached incredible heights with their groundbreaking fusion of traditional Scottish music and rock/pop Anthems which they proudly call “Bagrock”. The Red Hot Chilli Pipers are a genuinely unique experience.
They captured the unique and explosive power of the Chilli Pipers in one unforgettable evening by the shores of Lake Michigan. Tracks include - Insomnia, Gimme All Your Lovin', Thunderstruck, Everybody Dance Now, Amazing Grace, Fix You, Chasing Cars, Wake Me Up , Don’t Stop Believin and We Will Rock You.
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RED HOT CHILLI PIPERS – May 2019 - UK Tour Dates include: Saturday 11th May LOUTH – Town Hall Box Office No: 01507 354336
Website – http://www.louthtownhall.co.uk/chilli-pipers.html
An Inspector Calls Set to Thrill Hull Audiences 24 - 28 September 2019
Stephen Daldry’s multi-award winning production of JB Priestley’s classic thriller An Inspector Calls is set to rock the Hull New Theatre from 24-28 September as part of a UK and US tour.
Hailed as the theatrical event of its generation, Daldry’s production of the classic novel has won 19 major awards including four Tony Awards and three Olivier Awards since it first opened in 1992. It has played to more than four million theatregoers worldwide and is the most internationally-lauded production in the National Theatre’s history.
Written at the end of the Second World War, the story begins when the mysterious Inspector Goole calls unexpectedly on the prosperous Birling family home, shattering their peaceful family dinner party with his investigations into the death of a young woman. His startling revelations shake the very foundations of their lives and challenge us all to examine our consciences. More relevant now than ever, this is a must-see for a whole new generation of theatregoers.
Tickets for An Inspector Calls at Hull New Theatre from 24-28 September 2019 Book at the Hull City Hall Box Office, call 01482 300 306 or visit www.hulltheatres.co.uk.
Sir Ranulph Fiennes: Living Dangerously - Explorer to give talk at Hull City Hall on 26th September 2019
Named by the Guinness Book of Records as ‘the world’s greatest living explorer’, Sir Ranulph Fiennes has spent his life in pursuit of extreme adventure, risking life and limb in some of the most ambitious private expeditions ever undertaken. Now he will share his stories at a talk at Hull City Hall this September. Amongst his many record-breaking achievements, he was the first to reach both Poles, the first to cross the Antarctic and Arctic Ocean, and the first to circumnavigate the world along its polar axis.
In Living Dangerously, Sir Ranulph offers a personal journey through his life, from his early years to the present day. Both light-hearted and strikingly poignant, Living Dangerously spans Sir Ranulph’s childhood and school misdemeanours, his army life and early expeditions, right through the Transglobe Expedition to his current Global Reach Challenge - his goal to become the first person in the world to cross both polar ice caps and climb the highest mountain on each of the seven continents.
Sir Ranulph Fiennes’ many endeavours have pushed his endurance levels to the very limits, inspiring generations and making him a pioneer of exploration with an unparalleled story to tell.
Sir Ranulph Fiennes: Living Dangerously is at Hull City Hall on 26th September, 2019. Book at the Hull City Hall box office, call 01482 300 306 or visit www.hulltheatres.co.uk to book online.
Milkshake! Live - Milkshake Monkey's Musical Show arrives at Hull City Hall on Saturday 12th October
Milkshake Monkey can’t wait to put on a spectacular new musical for families at Hull City Hall this October. But when stage fright hits, his favourite Milkshake friends come to help, creating the most dazzling show you have ever seen.
Be part of this fantastic production as you learn the amazing songs and dances with your favourite Milkshake friends, and watch as the music, the lights, the costumes and stage come together.
With great Milkshake friends, anything is possible. Starring Fireman Sam, Noddy, Shimmer & Shine, Digby Dragon, Wissper, Nella the Princess Knight and the Floogals, alongside two Milkshake Presenters, this brand-new show has plenty of laughter, audience interaction and great fun to get everyone up on their feet.
Milkshake! Live – Milkshake Monkey’s Musical will be performed at Hull City Hall on Saturday, 12 October. Book at the Hull City Hall box office, call 01482 300 306 or visit www.hulltheatres.co.uk to book online.
Alexander Armstrong: All Mouth and Some Trousers comes to Hull New Theatre on 6th November 2019
Pointless presenter brings one-man show to Hull New Theatre
In his revealing new one man show, All Mouth and Some Trousers, Alexander Armstrong will be baring all at Hull New Theatre this November. Expect candid stories, laughter, music and some relief that ‘baring all' is just a figurative expression.
Known from starring on everything from Armstrong & Miller to Pointless and from Hey Duggee to Classic FM, find out what lurks behind the mere noise.
There will be songs. There will be stories. There will be trousers* *With any luck
Alexander Armstrong: All Mouth and Some Trousers will be at Hull New Theatre on 6th November, 2019. Book at the Hull City Hall Box Office, call 01482 300 306 or visit www.hulltheatres.co.uk to book online.
Adam Ant: Friend or Foe UK Tour 2019 at Hull City Hall on 15th November
Pop icon Adam Ant will perform his landmark solo album Friend or Foe for the first time LIVE in its entirety at Hull City Hall this November. Following a world tour to sold-out venues throughout USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, Adam Ant will perform at the venue as part of a UK tour this winter.
As well as playing the album in its entirety, Adam Ant will perform classic chart-topping singles and personal favourites. The 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 #1 in the UK, was also #1 in Australia and hit #6 in the USA Billboard Chart.
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. His 1979 debut album Dirk Wears White Sox was the first number one album in the UK Independent Albums Chart.
As ‘Ant mania’ continued to sweep the nation, the Prince Charming album produced yet another #1 single, ‘Prince Charming’, and firmly established Adam Ant as a global star.
The Adam Ant Friend or Foe UK tour is at Hull City Hall on Friday, 15th November 2019. Tickets Book at the Hull City Hall box office, call 01482 300 306 or visit www.hulltheatres.co.uk to book online. For more information, visit http://www.adam-ant.com.
The ultimate tribute to the Goddess of Pop Cher comes to Hull City Hall on 22nd February 2020
Join Hull City Hall for a spectacular evening dedicated to celebrating the ultimate Goddess of Pop.
Tickets are now on sale for Believe – The Cher Songbook, an exhilarating tribute that turns back time, recreating the hits, the hair and the costumes from her breath-taking career spanning six decades.
Perfect for Cher fans new and old, experience outstanding musicianship and amazing production skills whilst reliving classic Cher songs including I Got You Babe, Gypsys, Tramps and Thieves, Just Like Jesse James, If I Could Turn Back Time, Walking in Memphis, Strong Enough and Believe – as well as songs from Mamma Mia and her new album Dancing Queen.
Believe – The Cher Songbook will be showing on Saturday 22 February 2020 at Hull City Hall- book at the Hull City Hall Box Office, call 01482 300 306 or visit www.hulltheatres.co.uk.
MASSAOKE – Night At The Musicals play MANCHESTER – Academy 2 on Friday 24th May 2019
Bring the sing to the greatest musicals of all time: Live band, giant screen lyrics, everyone sings together’.
Raise the curtain and the roof!
Sing and dance along with the fantastic Massaoke Band, guided by giant video lyrics, to all your favourite songs from shows including MAMMA MIA!, THE GREATEST SHOWMAN, GREASE, FROZEN, DIRTY DANCING, EVITA, CATS, LES MIS, JUNGLE BOOK, WE WILL ROCK YOU, PHANTOM, THE LION KING and many more
There's no karaoke spotlight here. The entire crowd is the star of this show, singing together in celebration of all the best-loved musicals from stage and screen. The result is set to be a euphoric and thrilling night out – where else can you belt out the greatest show tunes without being shushed by the person next to you? And don't worry: you don't have to be a brilliant singer to enjoy Massaoke; it’s all about sharing your love of music with a crowd of other like-minded people. It’s a unique, powerful and emotional experience. And it’s tremendous fun too!
Book your tickets now and bring the sing to the greatest musicals of all time.
Tickets for the MASSAOKE ‘Night at The Musicals’ – show are available from:
Friday 24th May 2019 MANCHESTER – Academy 2 Box Office No: 0161 832 1111
Website – https://www.manchesteracademy.net/order/tickets/13344545/massaoke-a-night-at-the-musicals-manchester-academy-2-2019-05-24-19-30-00 Tickets – £12 advance / £10 student Doors – 7.30pm / Show starts - 8.30pm
MAGNUM play HOLMFIRTH – Picturedrome on Wednesday 12th June 2019
Magnum, who regularly breached the Top 40 of both the singles and album charts in the Eighties and early Nineties, came together in the Midlands in the mid-Seventies and released their debut album 'Kingdom Of Madness' in 1978, followed by 'Magnum
II' in 1979 and their first live album 'Marauder' in 1980. During this period they toured relentlessly with the likes of Def Leppard, Blue Oyster Cult and Judas Priest.
1982's 'Chase The Dragon' album was the first to go Top 20, and was accompanied by a sold out UK tour. 1983's 'The Eleventh Hour', 1985's 'On A Storyteller's Night' and 1986's (Roger Taylor produced) 'Vigilante' album all fared similarly well but it
was 1988's 'Wings Of Heaven' LP which really broke the band into the mainstream, going gold, breaching the top 5 of the UK chart and spawning three top 30 singles - 'Days Of No Trust', Start Talkin' Love' and 'It Must Have Been Love'. During this
period the band regularly graced the stages of such venues as Hammersmith Odeon and major UK Festivals as Reading and Castle Donington.
Tickets for the Magnum - June 2019 shows are available from:
Wednesday 12th June HOLMFIRTH – Picturedrome Box Office No: 0844 249 1000
Website – https://www.eventim.co.uk/event/magnum-holmfirth-picturedrome-11657339/?affiliate=GCL Doors – 7.30pm
FLEETWOOD BAC play BARNSLEY – Birdwell on Friday 10th May 2019
FLEETWOOD BAC are the world’s first and best Fleetwood Mac Tribute Band, endorsed by Mick Fleetwood himself, the only Mac tribute to authentically replicate the classic ‘Rumours’ line-up.
Over the last few years they have received rave reviews from ‘The Stage’ newspaper, the U.K.s leading Fleetwood Mac fansites, the official Stevie Nicks website; and from ecstatic audiences wherever the band played, wowing audiences as far afield as Dubai, St. Tropez, the Cayman Islands and Monte Carlo, and twice selling out the world-famous Minack Theatre in Cornwall.
Fleetwood Bac have also been rated by The Times newspaper as one of the U.K.’s top 5 tributes, alongside The Bootleg Beatles, Bjorn Again and the Counterfeit Stones. The sound, the look, the mystical atmosphere and on-stage chemistry are all portrayed with the passion and energy that got the seal of approval from ‘Big Daddy’ Mick, and built up an excellent reputation amongst Mac fans through numerous tours, festival appearances, corporate events and TV and radio slots all over the U.K. and Europe.
Songs featured (all UK and US hit singles) include: Dreams, Don’t Stop, Go Your Own Way, You Make Loving Fun, Tusk, Gypsy, Everywhere, Oh Well, Rhiannon, Little Lies, Black Magic Woman, Seven Wonders, Say You Love Me, Big Love, Oh Diane, Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around, Albatross, Sara, Man Of The World, Hold Me, Green Manalishi, Need Your Love So Bad, The Chain etc
Tickets for the FLEETWOOD BAC – Barnsley Birdwell – 10th May 2019 show are available from: Box Office No: 0871 220 0260
Website – https://www.seetickets.com/event/fleetwood-bac/birdwell-venue/1240547 Doors – 7.00pm Tickets - £14.00 advance
LIVE/WIRE (The AC/DC Show) play BARNSLEY – Birdwell on Friday 31st May 2019
Live/Wire is The AC/DC Show. The unique six-man tribute to rock music's greatest band AC/DC, complete with cannons, a wall of Marshalls' and over two hours of High Voltage Rock 'n' Roll.
The AC/DC story is over forty years in the making, with two specific eras and the band cover both these as always with both 'Dave' Bon Scott and 'Podge' Brian Johnson present to take you on the Rock and Roll train for a night to remember.
Originally fronting AC/DC was legendary front man Bon Scott, a wild man of rock and roll, whose untimely death shocked the world in 1980. This event came at a time when the band was sampling global success for the first time. Dave, a stalwart over many years in his uncanny role as AC/DC’s vivacious vocalist delivers songs from the first half dozen albums from Dirty Deeds to Highway to Hell with Bon’s inimitable attitude and style and charisma.
Podge, then dons the flat cap as Geordie vocalist, Brian Johnson, whom AC/DC turned to in order to fill the void left by Bon. Brian's searing vocals Iced Back in Black, one of the best-selling rock albums of all time! Podge, a double take for Brian, gives a vocal masterclass in his half of the show which is un-paralleled and brings it bang up to date with more classic tracks right up to AC/DC’s hugely successful recent album, Rock or Bust.
The thundering freight train of a rhythm section keep it all meticulously together with Dan as the metronomic Malcolm Young on rhythm guitar, Ed as Cliff Williams on bass, and the supremely talented Ash as Phil Rudd and Chris Slade rolled into one.
With the rhythm section ‘locked in’ the freedom of the stage and the music is given to Simon as Angus Young who delivers an uncanny performance with meticulous detail in appearance, energy and his note for note heartfelt renditions. Simon honed his craft over many years and is a livewire during his two-hour plus Axe fettling duck-walking extravaganza of bedevilled Rock and Roll.
The band aim to put you slap bang in the middle of the show with hit after hit, and you are expected to join in ! There will also be one or two gems thrown in for the aficionados!
We’d be hung, drawn and quartered if we didn’t play all the classics, Back in Black, Rosie, Highway to hell are all there, and the songs keep on coming until the cannons fire ceremoniously to bring the evening to a superb crescendo.
If by this time you are still standingwe salute you! If you love Bon, Brian and Angus and the boys this show has no parallels!
Long Live AC/DC, Long Live LIVE/WIRE.
Friday 31st May 2019 BARNSLEY – Birdwell Box Office No: 0871 220 0260 Website – https://www.seetickets.com/event/livewire/birdwell-venue/1318559
Tickets - £12.50 (advance) Doors – 7.00pm Age – 14+
PEARL JAMM play WAKEFIELD – Warehouse 23 on Friday 31st May 2019
Pearl Jamm: As featured by BBC London and Classic Rock Magazine, Pearl Jamm are the finest Pearl Jam tribute band in the UK.
Brought together by their love of Pearl Jam, they regularly perform heartfelt and energetic live shows to packed venues across the UK, capturing the essence of Pearl Jam.
They put on an outstanding and authentic live show, reflecting the energy of an early Pearl Jam gig if Pearl Jam had written their entire back catalogue of songs when they first started, this is what their performances would have felt like!
Tickets for the WAKEFIELD – Warehouse 23 show are available from:
WAKEFIELD – Warehouse 23 Box Office No: 0115 807 7900
Website - https://www.gigantic.com/pearl-jamm-tickets/wakefield-warehouse-23/2019-05-31-19-30
Tickets - £12.00 (advance) Doors – 7.00pm Age – 14+
ABSOLUTE BOWIE (50 Years of Bowie) play WAKEFIELD – Warehouse 23 on Saturday 25th May 2019
Absolute Bowie present 50 Years of Bowie. Winners of the ‘Best Bowie Tribute’ and ‘Best Overall Tribute in the UK’ at the Agents Association of Great Britain Awards July 2018.
Absolute Bowie are proud to present their new stage show “50 Years of Bowie”; a musical journey through the iconic singer’s ever-changing personas. This new show featuring all of Bowie’s greatest hits of the last 50 years in a brand new and revamped setlist for 2018/19.
David Bowie’s evolving image has mesmerised fans since the early 70’s and for the first time ever Absolute Bowie will take audiences on a trip that presents all his best-loved personas in all their glory. Performed by a world class five-piece band, this unique concert features two long sets and more costume changes than any other show. A true extravaganza of the wonder that is Bowie’s work.
The band have listened to fans and refreshed the show’s setlist to really give an all-killer performance and no Bowie fan is left out. All of the Starman’s greatest hits are performed plus the band perform tracks from the albums David Bowie, Ziggy Stardust & The Spiders From Mars, Heroes, Aladdin Sane, Hunky Dory, Let’s Dance and Young Americans through to the hits of later albums including Outside and Blackstar.
Featuring the incredible vocals of John O’Neill as David Bowie, with Chris Buratti on guitar, Fabio Cashio on bass, Alex Paollilo on keyboards, Alessandro Ricardi on drums and, when possible, Fiona Asbury on saxophone. The band have toured the UK and Europe for the past 10 years performing the hits of Bowie with their energetic (and theatrical!) stage show and look to take things to the highest level with this huge stage show. Prepare to be taken from A to Z (Absolute Beginners to Ziggy!) with Stations to Station in between.
Tickets for the WAKEFIELD – Warehouse 23 show are available from:
Box Office No: 0871 220 0260 Website - https://www.seetickets.com/event/absolute-bowie/warehouse23/1302941 Tickets - £15.00 (advance) Doors – 7.00pm Age – 14+
LIVEWIRE Festival to return in 2019
Tower Headland Arena, Blackpool August 22nd - 25th 2019
First headliner announced Ms. Lauryn Hill Saturday 24th August 2019 https://www.ticketmaster.co.uk/event/1F00567DB3D76EE5
After a massive inaugural year in 2017, which saw unforgettable performances by a host of UK and international acts including Will Smith & DJ Jazzy Jeff and The Jacksons, LIVEWIRE Festival announces it will return to the famous seaside resort for the August bank holiday in 2019. From Thursday August 22nd – Sunday August 25th Blackpool’s Tower Headland Arena will once again welcome some of the world’s biggest stars.
The first headline artist to be announced is Ms. Lauryn Hill, who will be performing on Saturday August 24th joined by other acts yet to be announced. Ms. Lauryn Hill established her presence in the musical world as the lone female member of The Fugees, whose record sales would make them the second biggest selling R&B act worldwide since Michael Jackson, with iconic singles including ‘Killing Me Softly’, ‘Ready Or Not’ and ‘No Women No Cry’. She launched her solo career with the release of the commercially successful and critically acclaimed album ‘The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill’, which earned a record breaking five Grammy Awards.
With an eclectic appreciation and voracious appetite for good music, Ms. Hill would establish herself as a genre spanning star, impossible to pigeon-hole as she effortlessly bounced between soul, R&B, rap, Motown and more.
After last year’s festival was cancelled due to the ill-health of key personnel a spokesperson for Blackpool Council said: “We are delighted to see the return of Livewire. It promises to deliver a feast of live entertainment to the Tower Festival Headland and adds yet another dimension to a brilliant programme of events lined up for Blackpool this summer.”
Anyone that purchased tickets to last year’s festival can email email@example.com with their booking reference, name and address to receive a code that will remove all booking fees for this year’s festival for a limited time only.
More information regarding the other headline acts will be released over the coming weeks.
Lulu still has plenty to shout about as she embarks on another mammoth tour of the UK, including Bridlington Spa on Wednesday 16 October.
A singer, songwriter, actress, national treasure are all labels that have been attributed to Lulu. She has stayed the course, when many have faltered, why, simply because her talent as an artist and her determination as a person. Her powerhouse performances have ensured a loyal following of fans who come out year after year to witness a legend at work.
If you haven’t seen Lulu live, then don’t miss this special opportunity as Lulu recounts her remarkable life now at 70 years old and a career that has outshone many of her contemporaries.
Still on Fire is a show packed full of hits, in which Lulu takes us on her own personal journey through her music. Supported by a 4-piece band, LED screen with carefully selected family and career defining moments. Lulu will have you sitting, standing, dancing, singing, laughing and simply listening to an amazing story that started on 3rd November 1948.
Something to shout about? Lulu has plenty!
Lulu at Bridlington Spa on Wednesday 16 October. Tickets go on general sale at 10am, Friday 18 April and available in person, via bridspa.com or by calling 01262 678258.
From The Jam announce “Setting Sons 40th Anniversary Tour” with support from The Vapors Coming to City Hall, Hull 26th October 2019 plus others venues in Yorkshire.
“Blown away by this band- you must see them if you can!” - Jeremy Vine, BBC Radio 2
This autumn From the Jam will tour the UK celebrating the 40th Anniversary of The Jam’s 4th studio album ‘Setting Sons’. The critically acclaimed album reached no.4 in the UK and was the band’s first album to enter the US charts. Succeeding All Mod Cons, the album became a commercial success, earning them their first top ten hit single - The Eton Rifles. Other tracks include Burning Sky, Wasteland and Smithers-Jones.
“We can’t wait to perform the whole of ‘Setting Sons’ live” says vocalist and guitarist Russell Hastings. “The album has been noted as another one of The Jam’s best albums along with ‘All Mod Cons’. It seems that even the obscure album tracks like ‘Little Boy Soldiers’ and ‘Thick As Thieves’ are as popular when we play them live as the hit singles.” says Hastings.
Support comes from The Vapors, who had their big break 40 years ago with The Jam on the original ‘Setting Sons’ tour. Hailing from Surrey, the band formed in 1979 and after establishing themselves locally as an exciting live outfit.
Setting Sons tour dates:
24/10/2019 The Stylus, Leeds 26/10/2019 City Hall, Hull 02/11/2019 The Foundry, Sheffield *
16/11/2019 The Engine Shed, Lincoln 17/11/2019 Rock City, Nottingham 21/11/2019 The Avenue, Chesterfield
22/11/2019 Warehouse 23, Wakefield
*The Vapors will not be appearing at this venue