UB40 FEATURING ALI CAMPBELL - ASTRO - MICKEY VIRTUE
PERFORM LABOUR OF LOVE I & II TOUR
SEMINAL UK REGGAE BAND’S 2016 DATES INCLUDE ARENA SHOWS
AT LONDON’S O2 ARENA, BIRMINGHAM BARCLAYCARD ARENA AND CARDIFF MOTORPOINT ARENA
UB40’s three founding members will be making a triumphant return to UK shores early next year having wowed audiences stateside with a massive North American tour.
Proving they are still a worldwide tour de force, Britain’s biggest reggae band of all time will be satisfying demand for more UK shows – performing classic hits and gems from their seminal albums’ Labour Of Love Parts I & II’.
Two of the band’s most successful and defining albums, ‘Labour Of Love Parts I & II’ between them include eight UK Top 20 Singles, including ‘Red, Red Wine’, ‘Kingston Town’ and ‘The Way You Do The Things You Do’.
The Spring 2016 UK tour starts at the Newcastle City Hall on 26th April, taking in Manchester Apollo, London’s O2 Arena, Birmingham Barclaycard Arena, Brighton Centre, Cardiff Motorpoint Arena, finishing at the Plymouth Pavilions on 5th May.
Ali Campbell said "We’ve had an outstanding couple of years on this world tour, what a way to finish it with an arena tour in the good old UK, come & party with us!”
Since reforming in 2013, the trio of Ali Campbell, Astro and Mickey Virtue have remained at the top of their game, with highlights including their 2014 World tour, a huge show in Las Vegas, and critical acclaim for their new material in 2014’s ‘Silhouette’.
Now embarking upon this huge UK Tour, the three-piece’s step up to even larger venues is a testament to the longevity of their songs, as well as UB40’s status as Britain’s most successful Reggae band of all time, a true music pioneer since 1979.
UB40 Featuring Ali Campbell – Astro – Mickey Virtue
Perform Labour Of Live I & II 2016 UK Tour
26th April 2016 Newcastle, City Hall
27th April 2016 Manchester, Apollo
29th April 2016 London, The O2 Arena
1st May 2016 Birmingham, Barclaycard Arena
3rd May 2016 Brighton Centre
4th May 2016 Cardiff, Motorpoint Arena
5th May 2016 Plymouth, Pavilions
Dan Deacon and Stuart Bennett – Deacon Communications
FOLLOWING THE SELL OUT SUCCESS OF THEIR HOMECOMING SCOTTISH DATES, BAY CITY ROLLERS ANNOUNCE LONDON DATE TO REUNION TOUR
LONDON HAMMERSMITH APOLLO
30TH DECEMBER 2015
Following their announcement earlier this month that the iconic Bay City Rollers would be reuniting for a reunion tour, the original members Les McKeown, Alan Longmuir and Stuart Wood have now announced a huge London show to top it off!
The classic line-up of the Rollers, who were once referred to as ‘Britain’s Biggest Boyband’ - and even had the phrase ‘Rollermania’ attributed to the reaction they brought about in their huge teen fan base, will perform together on this comeback tour 40 years after the height of their fame.
The band said “We are delighted to be announcing the return and reunion of The Bay City Rollers …the demand has been phenomenal proving that Rollermania never ever went away, it just took a wee holiday”.
Having announced their reunion nearly 30 years after their split, the Scottish band sold out all three dates at Glasgow Barrowlands in just 3 minutes, with fans still longing to hear hits such as ‘Bye Bye Baby’ and ‘Shang-a-Lang’ live.
Having sold 300 million records worldwide, the Rollers’ comeback tour will now roll into London’s Hammersmith Apollo on December 30th with Rollermania still in full force.
Tickets priced at £32.50
Stuart Bennett – Deacon Communications
WORLD’S BEST SELLING MAGIC SHOW, THE ILLUSIONISTS READY FOR LONDON AS TWO SPECTACULAR MAGICIANS COMPLETE THE LINE-UP
The Manipulator and The Trickster complete the magic seven as the hit show prepares to dazzle London’s West End
Line-up comprises the world’s biggest and best Illusionists set to stun with high-octane, mind-blowing performances
The Illusionists – Witness The Impossible
Shaftesbury Theatre, November & December 2015
The Illusionists – Witness The Impossible – the world’s best-selling touring magic show has today announced the final two world-class magicians to join the phenomenal line-up as the show gets set to come to London’s Shaftesbury Theatre later this year. The Manipulator and The Trickster make up the cast of seven of the world’s most captivating, mind-boggling magicians who will be on stage from Saturday 14 November – Sunday 3 January. Tickets are on sale now.
The Manipulator, Den Den is the one to watch in the world of magic, regarded as the magician of the moment, The Manipulator’s act combines a truly entrancing, poetic approach to card trickery with brilliant dexterity. His ‘now you see it, now you don’t’ trickery keeps the audience utterly engrossed, mixing visually beautiful performance with mind bending magic. The master of manipulation was recently named Magician of the Year (2014) by the Academy of Magical Arts and received the highest accolade from the Society of American Magicians. His award-winning act has marked him as one of the best in the World of manipulation!
The Trickster, David Williamson is known and loved by many as one of the most hilarious comedy magicians … ever. His wicked sense of humour, combined with unrivalled, spectacular illusions has cemented David as a firm favourite and a must-see in the world of magic. With high praise from The International Brotherhood of Magicians, David has also been awarded “Most Wanted Magician” and has previously worked alongside fellow star illusionists David Blaine and David Copperfield and has also hosted hit UK TV series. The Trickster is not to be missed.
The Illusionists – Witness The Impossible, with a mesmerizing mix of death-defying stunts, breath-taking illusions and dazzling magic tricks, has something for the whole family as the show gets set to captivate London following sell-out success on Broadway.
The Manipulator and The Trickster will be joining the five following stars of the magical world, each a master in their own field -
The Magician, Jamie Raven. The runner-up in Britain’s Got Talent 2015, Jamie’s first audition for the smash hit ITV show has been watched by 10 million people on YouTube, to date, and he wowed audiences of over 13 million during the live final last month. This is his West End debut.
The Escapologist, Andrew Basso. Italy’s star escape artist, Andrew considers Houdini his hero and is fast becoming one of the world’s most popular illusionists. He is the only person in the world to perform Houdini’s famous Water Torture Cell with absolutely no cover.
The Inventor, Kevin James. Known for innovative illusions, Kevin is an inventor, comedian and collector of the strange and unusual. Kevin is one of the most prolific inventors of magic in the world and has created some of the most celebrated illusions of the last century.
The Deductionist, Colin Cloud. Hailing from Scotland, Colin has performed and impressed ever the most skeptical, such as Penn & Teller. He is the forensic mind-reader, described by Uri Geller as “one of the greatest thought reader of all time”, is the next big thing in the mind-blowing world of Mentalism.
The Warrior, Ben Blaque. An American master illusionist, Ben has mastered the crossbow and developed ‘The Danger Act’, which mixes magic with target shooting and has to be seen to be believed. Having taken his magic around the globe, Ben leaves audiences truly stunned by his performances.
THE ILLUSIONISTS - WITNESS THE IMPOSSIBLE™ is produced by Simon Painter, Tim Lawson, Road Show Entertainment LLC, Stuart Galbraith and MagicSpace Entertainment. Conceived by Simon Painter, the show’s creative team also includes Executive Producer Tim Lawson and Director Neil Dorward.
THE ILLUSIONISTS - WITNESS THE IMPOSSIBLE™
Venue: Shaftesbury Theatre, 210 Shaftesbury Avenue, London WC2H 8DP
Dates: Saturday 14 November 2015 – Sunday 3 January 2016
Times: Mon, Weds, Thurs, Fri & Sat 7.30pm; Weds & Sat matinee 3pm; Sun matinee 5pm
Tickets: £15 - £85. Groups and schools concessions available.
Age guidance: Perfect for the whole family.
Box Office: 020 7379 5399
Stuart Bennett – Deacon Communications
SIMPLY RED FIRST ACT ANNOUNCED FOR LIVE AT CHELSEA CONCERT SERIES IN 2016
OPEN AIR CONCERT SERIES RETURNS TO THE HISTORIC HOME OF THE CHELSEA PENSIONERS
ICONIC BRITISH BAND ANNOUNCED TO PERFORM ON SUNDAY JUNE 19th
JUNE 17th-19th 2016
Pre sale Wednesday 16th December
General on sale Friday 18th December
Simply Red, the seminal British R’n’B band of the eighties and nineties, have been announced as the first act to perform at the returning Live At Chelsea concert series in 2016.
Currently on their Big Love World Tour having celebrated a milestone 30-year anniversary, the band will perform their classic hits on Sunday 19th June from across their discography, having sold 60 million albums worldwide.
Mick Hucknall will be joined by his long serving band mates Ian Kirkham (sax), Steve Lewinson (bass), Kenji Suzuki (guitar), Kevin Robinson (trumpet and flute) and Dave Clayton (keyboards) plus new drummer Roman Roth, who will thrill the audience with their canon of hits, including ‘Stars’, ‘If You Don’t Know Me By Now’ and ‘Fairground’, to the backdrop of one of London’s most venerable buildings.
On performing at Live In Chelsea, Mick said:
“I’m thrilled that we’ve got the chance to play in such beautiful surroundings, but the real privilege for us is in supporting the veterans of this country, who have given so much. We can’t wait!”.
Following its successful debut in 2015 where Rufus Wainwright, Damien Rice and Alison Moyet all performed at the inaugural Live At Chelsea concert series, Kilimanjaro in partnership with The Royal Hospital Chelsea, are delighted to announce that the three day concert series will be returning for a second year.
Cementing itself as a must see event in the summer calendar for 20,000 music goers, Live At Chelsea is the only concert series staged at this beautiful venue. The shows themselves are hosted in a fully seated auditorium in the Royal Hospital Chelsea’s central courtyard - the Hospital itself was founded by King Charles II in 1682 and is home to the Chelsea Pensioners, 300 retired soldiers (many of whom attended the shows, with the London Evening Standard noting how Alison Moyet “charmed” the Pensioners in Chelsea).
Andy Hickling, MBE – MBIFM, Director of Estates, Facilities, Commercial & Quartermaster at The Royal Chelsea Hospital said: “After a fantastic line up in 2015, we are delighted that we will be welcoming music fans to the Royal Hospital Chelsea again next summer. The historic home is one of London’s architectural gems and offers a stunning backdrop to the world-class artists who will be performing.
“A portion of the ticket sale proceeds will also go towards funding care for the Chelsea Pensioners (retired soldiers) who live here, as well as helping to fund the ongoing maintenance of the Grade I listed site. All who manage to get tickets are guaranteed to experience a very special evening.”
Tickets from £40
Available at - www.liveatchelsea.com
Hospitality packages including dinner in the Hospital State Apartments, champagne reception and Luxury BBQ are also available.
To find out how you can help the Royal Hospital Chelsea offer a home, comradeship and the very best care to our Nation’s veterans see:
For further information about Live At Chelsea please contact:
Dan Deacon or Stuart Bennett – Deacon Communications Limited
020 3176 6607