A stunning celebration of the music and life of one of the greatest singers of our time. This award winning production features a sensational line-up of musicians and artistes, and together with a powerhouse and breath-taking performance in the spirit of Whitney, deliver a show that exceeds expectation on every level.
Taking us on a magical rollercoaster ride through three decades of classic hit’s that include, I Wanna Dance With Somebody, One Moment In Time, I’m Every Woman, My Love is Your Love, So Emotional Baby, Run to You, Saving All My Love, I will Always Love You, and many more, this show beautifully remembers the most highly awarded female artiste in the world ever!
Whitney’s one true legacy was her music which touched most of us at some time in our lives. Share her life and get ready for the greatest love of all in Queen of the Night!
"Spellbinding, the company delivered a flawless performance and captured the hearts of the sold out His Majesty’s Theatre." Rita Brown, The Press & Journal, Aberdeen
"Hearts were pounding, feet tapping, people were feeling so good. It was a great performance and night; a must-see for Whitney fans." Danielle Travis, The News, Portsmouth & Southsea
"Mightily impressive……. this top notch show is a celebration of Whitney’s music and a fine and fitting way to ensure it lives on." Simon Duke, Chronicle Live/The Sage, Gateshead
"Masterly recreated for the stage. A fantastic show with a tightness than can only be achieved after long hard sessions in the rehearsal room." Owen J Lewis, www.loveshrewsbury.com
An unprecedented musical feast of 1970-77 favourites and rarities...
In an all-out performance of live visual signature stunts, a museum-worthy array of vintage instruments and a dizzying pace of iconic tracks and stage rarities, The Musical Box indulges for the first time in its 25 year existence in an intense trip into the world of early Genesis.
From its unique perspective as the only band ever licensed and supported by Genesis and Peter Gabriel, The Musical Box presents a new, never performed show featuring the music of Featuring the music from the classic albums Trespass, Nursery Cryme, Foxtrot, Selling England By The Pound, The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway, A Trick of The Tail and Wind & Wuthering. And a few surprises...
Acclaimed for its historical re-enactment of early genesis, The Musical Box has performed for more than a million spectators worldwide in some of the most prestigious venues such as the Royal Albert Hall and the Paris Olympia. The Musical Box had the privilege of hosting phil collins and steve hackett as performing guests. in its quest for authenticity, The Musical Box is often cited as the best interpretation group in the world and the international reference for early genesis.
"The Musical Box recreated, very accurately I must say, what Genesis was doing. I saw them in Bristol with my children so they could see what their father did back then." Peter Gabriel
"They're not a tribute band, they have taken a period and are faithfully reproducing it in the same way that someone would do a theatrical production." Phil Collins
Tickets £49.50 £37.50 £26.50
Restricted view £16.50
Hit makers Level 42 are to embark on a 19-date Eternity Tour of the UK in October 2018 following last year’s sell-out shows in the UK and Europe. The dates will also feature special guests The Blow Monkeys.
Mark King, front man and bassist, said: "We can’t wait to get on the road again in the UK in 2018, it’s always such a hoot, and our fans are always a joy to play to. The band is ever evolving, and reinvention, both musically and in the way we present ourselves, has become something of a tradition for Level. The Eternity Tour will be a chance for us to showcase this once again, and we’ll be playing all our best material as well as some new tracks, and maybe a few deeper cuts too. We are also very happy to welcome The Blow Monkeys as special guests for the tour, how cool is that!”.
In a career spanning almost four decades, Level 42 have sold in excess of 30 million albums and their impressive back-catalogue includes mega hits Lessons In Love, Something About You, Running In The Family and It’s Over. In 2016 the band completed a sold-out 37-date Sirens II Tour of the UK and Europe with critics praising the funk favourites for their ability to “light up the stage” (Birmingham Mail) and sound “as slick as ever” (Bournemouth Echo).
The Blow Monkeys will feature as special guests on the tour. The band are renowned for their seductive live performances and will treat audiences to hits including Digging Your Scene, It Doesn’t Have To Be This Way and their cover of Lesley Gore’s You Don’t Own Me which featured on the Dirty Dancing 1987 soundtrack. The band released a brand new album The Wild River earlier this month.
Tickets £36.50 £31
VIP package - The Ultimate Meet & Greet Experience £199 (available via Event Travel only)
Includes a premium seat in tiered stalls, meet and greet photo opportunity with Level 42 with professional photographer, signed programme, collectible VIP laminate and lanyard, commemorative ticket wallet, on site event management and VIP host and 24/7 customer support on the day.
VIP package - The Premium Hot Seat Experience £129 (available via Event Travel only)
Includes a premium seat in tiered stalls, programme and exclusive merchandise, commemorative ticket wallet, on site event management and VIP host and 24/7 customer support on the day.
It’s no surprise that Daniel O’Donnell is one of the best loved artistes of our time, both at home and abroad. He has had a remarkable career. He is the only artist in the world to score a hit in the UK album charts every year since 1988, an unprecedented and unbroken 30 year span and in doing so, he has outshone everyone from Michael Jackson and Madonna to U2 and the Rolling Stones.
He accomplished this with his latest album Christmas With Daniel O’Donnell, released in November 2017, it entered the UK Artist Albums Chart at number 19.
In total, Daniel has now reached the UK Artist Albums Chart with more than 38 albums and has now amassed 32 Top 30 albums over the course of his career. Daniel has also achieved eight number one hits in the UK music video/DVD charts over that period.
Tickets £46 £41 Restricted View £36.50
Rows A to B Flat Stalls - max two tickets per person*
Rows C to D Flat Stalls - max four tickets per person*
Rows E to F Flat Stalls - max six tickets per person*
Rows G to H Tiered Stalls - max eight tickets per person*
*Customers buying tickets in Rows A - H can purchase additional tickets in other areas of the auditorium
Following the announcement of his highly anticipated new solo album, Talking To The Moon, Tony Hadley will be touring this October. His first new studio album in a decade, Talking To The Moon signals a new chapter for the artist who defined a decade and much more.
Millions know him as the former front man of Spandau Ballet, which earned him the accolade of one of pop’s great vocalists. Thirty years on, the unmistakable voice of Hadley still brims with passion and urgency as it first did all those years ago. The album was co-written by Tony, with a raft of other talented songwriters. The first single Tonight Belongs To Us and How I Feel About You were both written by Toby Gad (credits include John Legend’s All Of Me and Beyonce’s If I Were A Boy).
Hadley, reflecting on the album’s title, says "Haven't we all, at some point in our lives, gazed up into the night sky, stared at the moon and the stars, and wondered what it was all about? Maybe talked to the moon and asked for a little help, maybe looked for answers, or just been amazed at its beauty?"
Fellow 80s alumni Peter Cox and Richard Drummie of Go West contribute on Skin Deep, whilst other album highlights include the operatic Killer Blow (co-written with Blair Mackichan whose work includes Sia, Paloma Faith), and What Am I – a deeply personal track about leaving Spandau Ballet – co-written with Mick Lister.
At the helm of production duties were Gary Stevenson (credits include last year’s critically acclaimed The Lexicon Of Love II by ABC) and Mick Lister, with the album being recorded between Banbury, Aylesbury Vale and Carmarthenshire over the last two years.
Fans will get the chance to hear tracks from Hadley’s new album and some of the greatest hits of Spandau ballet this October.
Tickets £50 £36.50 £26.50 VIP* £126.50
Best seat in the first five rows
Photograph taken with Tony
Exclusive VIP gift
Personally signed photo
Commemorative laminate and lanyard
Love Affair’s - Steve Ellis
Following last years’ successful tour, Sixties Gold returns with an even stronger line-up of artists that, between them, scored over 50 UK Top 30 hits.
With a career spanning six decades, The Searchers now embark upon what will be their ‘Farewell 60s’ tour. It all began in Liverpool, where they were tipped to be as big as The Beatles, The Searchers spent 128 weeks in the charts, with sales of more than 50 million, including three massive UK No.1 hits.
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’.
Following on in the wake of Merseybeat, The Fortunes added another dimension to the sound of the classic pop song. With hits including; You’ve Got Your Troubles and Here It Comes Again, The Fortunes remain one of the UK’s premier harmony groups.
This will be ponytailed P.J. Proby’s final tour. His controversial trouser splitting shocked the nation and in 1964 and was the Melody Maker teen idol award winner. His hit records spent 91 weeks in the charts.
Steve Ellis, the original lead vocalist and founder of Love Affair who had five Top 20 singles, including their No. 1 Everlasting Love.
Finally, Vanity Fare, scored with three top 20 hits in the late sixties, including their catchy ‘Hitchin’ A Ride.
Re-live the magic of the 1960s with six of the biggest chart acts of the decade. Get your tickets by calling the box office or book online.
Restricted view £34
Carer scheme available, receive a free companion ticket
Iconic British band Soul II Soul are embarking on a landmark tour of the UK marking 30 years of hugely influential success, and paying tribute to their legendary debut album, Club Classics Vol 1.
The double Grammy Award winning and five-time Brit Award nominated band will be stopping off in Leicester for the tour, which features a stunning production.
With huge hits including Keep On Movin (which sold over a million copies in the US alone) and the UK number one single Back To Life (However Do You Want Me), Soul II Soul progressed from being one of the leaders of the 1980s warehouse scene to pioneering British black music around the world, and securing commercial success for themselves and the huge amount of artists they have influenced.
During the course of their stellar career the band have sold over 10 million albums worldwide and main man Jazzie B was awarded an OBE for services to music in 2008, as well as winning an Ivor Novello Award for Inspiration, as “the man who gave British black music a soul of its own”.
Tickets £34 £30 £28
7pm doors - please note this is the time De Montfort Hall opens, not the start of the show.
Multi-platinum selling artist Jessie J returns with live dates in 2018 and brings The R.O.S.E Tour to venues across the UK this November. The highly anticipated tour, which kicks off here in Leicester, follows the release of her new album R.O.S.E. The four-part album comprises R.O.S.E. (Realisations), R.O.S.E (Obsessions), R.O.S.E. (Sex), and R.O.S.E. (Empowerment). Listen HERE.
Jessie J first heralded R.O.S.E. with the single Think About That, singing an honest lyric giving her heartbeats an insight into her new feel and sound. Followed by the release of Not My Ex which has already reached 7 million Spotify streams and 20 million YouTube/VEVO views. In addition to working on the anticipated release, Jessie J also launched a sold out headline tour of intimate venues worldwide, and contributed I Got You (I Feel Good) to the Fifty Shades Freed Original Motion Picture soundtrack.
Most recently she had tremendous success in China, joining the TV show Singer - a singing competition where she performed each week in front of a television audience of 250 million with a grand finale viewership of 1 billion. Not only was Jessie J the first international artist to ever compete alongside the biggest artists in Asia, but also the first to ever win.
Seasick Steve will be heading out on the road across Europe this Autumn in support of his new album, Can U Cook, and will be returning to the UK in November for his first full headline UK tour since 2015, playing in some venues he hasn’t been to before. Steve’s only headline show in 2016 was at The SSE Arena, Wembley.
With a clutch of fantastic new songs to hand and the rocking-est show you’ll see this year, Seasick Steve is raring to go, to deliver for his fans (old and new) wherever he goes around the world.
Limited student special offer £10*
*only available in person and upon presentation of a valid NUS card, subject to availability.
Postmodern Jukebox is back.... back in Black & White! The band’s non-stop throwback carnival is on the road again with their Back in Black & White Tour. PMJ has always been about using modern media to turn back the clock to a time we always imagine in shades of black and white - simpler, more carefree, without so many mind-boggling devices and distractions, every one streaming in hi-def at any hour of the day! Of course, live entertainment was always live and in vibrant colour, so PMJ offers fans the best of both worlds.
PMJ shows bring a full band of gifted musicians, with a cast of favourite singers and tons of surprises, to a city near you. As any PMJ fan can tell you, the experience is never the same twice, with new songs and shifting combinations of members giving a unique twist to every show. PMJ looks forward to bringing their unique spin on modern pop hits and retro pop stylings to new cities for the first time, while revisiting favourite haunts that feel more like home each time around.
The multi-talented collective reimagines contemporary pop, rock and R&B hits in the style of various yesteryears, from swing to doo-wop, ragtime to Motown – or, as creator Scott Bradlee himself puts it, “pop music in a time machine.” Started by Bradlee in 2009, PMJ has gone on to amass more than 950 million YouTube views with 3.3 million subscribers, and have chalked up more than 1.5 million likes on Facebook. The band has performed on Good Morning America, topped iTunes and Billboard charts, caught the attention of NPR Music and NBC News, and played hundreds of shows to sold-out houses around the world.
For those who only know PMJ from their time-warping videos, the live show is an experience on a whole other level. It’s a roaring 20s party that would make the Great Gatsby proud, mixed with a swinging 60s night with the Rat Pack, spiced up with a little Motor City soul and some classic sock hop rockin’ that gets the audiences twisting or twerking the night away - depending on what era their mood is in. A Postmodern Jukebox tour is a unique blend of talents and personalities that makes for a show that’s always entertaining and consistently fresh and exciting.
"Surprises, an abundance of talent, fun, variety, glamour, laughter and its one great big ball of fun. This is a PMJ show and they love every second that they get to shine. PMJ are a wonderful collection of musicians and performers, who show what real talent is all about." Entertainment Focus
"Saucy, sassy, stylish, and a with steady slew of some of the biggest pop songs in recent memory, a night out with Scott Bradlee and his cadre of musical powerhouses spells just one thing - a guaranteed party." MTV
Tickets £38 £26.50 VIP* £113 £73
*Postmodern Jukebox Gold VIP Package £113
Seats in the first 10 rows
Post show meet and greet
Exclusive Postmodern Jukebox Limited Edition tour print
Commemorative tour VIP laminate
Max four tickets can be purchased
*Postmodern Jukebox Silver VIP Package £73
Seats in the first 10 rows
Exclusive Postmodern Jukebox Limited Edition tour print
Max four tickets can be purchased
Deacon Blue are delighted to announce their 2018 Tour, To Be Here Someday, a celebration of 30 years of Deacon Blue.
The last five years have been something of a renaissance for the band, and a prolific surge of creativity that has spawned three new albums released in quick succession, including 2016’s studio album Believers, which became their highest charting album in 23 years. To Be Here Someday is a tour that celebrates the band’s entire career, and will see them play some of their biggest ever shows.
The tour’s title To Be Here Someday is a line from their iconic single Dignity and encapsulates the band’s hopes, their passion and joy in being able to share with their fans the biggest songs from throughout their career. As has become a feature of their live shows, they will present a set list that will change night by night but will always be full of classic Deacon Blue.
Tickets £41 £31
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
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!
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
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
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
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
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
Carers scheme available, receive a free companion ticket
Marillion Weekend UK 2019
Hold The Perfect Moment
Join Marillion for their bi-annual UK music convention, returning to De Montfort Hall for the second time. The band will be playing three different full set concerts over three nights, Sunday night will feature the Happiness Is The Road album.
More details can be found at www.marillionweekend.com
All tickets are to be purchased through De Montfort Hall.
Any tickets found to be purchased via secondary unofficial ticket agents will be voided and entry to the venue will not be granted.
To help combat ticket touts and make sure Marillion fans get tickets, the name of the lead booker will be printed on all tickets purchased. Your party must arrive together and the lead booker will be required to present ID that matches the name on the tickets.
Maximum four tickets per person.
Tickets for the weekend are general admission with balcony seating available on a first come first served basis. You will be able to move freely between seated areas upstairs and standing downstairs, subject to availability.
Tickets will be scanned on entry and exchanged for a weekend wristband.
If you require accessible seating, or have any access requirements, please contact our box office for further advice - 0116 233 3111 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Doors to the auditorium will be open from 7pm, exact running times for each night will be confirmed shortly.
For your safety, bag checks will be in operation so please allow extra time to access the venue.
Large bags and rucksacks are not permitted inside the auditorium, these will be stored seperately but we do advise not bringing them with you.
This is available to pre-book for the weekend, subject to availability. Limited free blue badge parking is available within the grounds, this must be pre-booked with box office.
Parking times: Friday 10am - 1.30am, Saturday 6pm - 1.30am, Sunday 6pm - midnight.
A real ale bar will be located in the Garden Suite.
Bar times: Friday and Saturday 6pm - 1am, Sunday 6pm - 11.30pm.
De Montfort Hall kiosks will be available selling fresh sandwiches, snacks, hot and cold drinks.
No under 16s are permitted in the standing area and all under 16s must be accompanied by an adult.
Weekend ticket (all three nights) £136.50
Parking (all three nights) £12
Individual day tickets are not available for this event.
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
“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