STEVE HARRIS BRITISH LION play WAKEFIELD – Warehouse 23 on Thursday 3rd August 2017

British Lion headed  out  on  their  most  extensive  tour  yet  with 27  dates  across Europe opening with a show at the Moto Clube de Faro, Portugal. The same venue where they performed their debut show in February 2013 when Steve Harris played live  for  the  very  first  time  outside  of  IRON  MAIDEN.  That tour, in support of  the eponymous 2012 debut album saw Steve and longstanding friends and fellow band-mates Richard Taylor (vocals),  David  Hawkins  (guitar  and  keys),  Grahame Leslie  (guitar) and Simon Dawson (drums)  play a series of club shows across Europe. They followed this with a 10 date European club tour in 2014 and UK club tour in 2015, slotting in between IRON MAIDEN new album and touring commitments.

IRON  MAIDEN  were  founded  by  Steve  Harris  in  London’s  East  End  in  the  mid ‘70s,  built  on  an  ardent desire for a band who would play original songs and never have their ambition compromised or dictated to by the fashions or music trends of the day.  In short – Steve’s vision was to create “a rock band that would make great albums, put on superb live concerts, and never, ever sell out”.  

Fast-forward to the present day and nobody could disagree that Steve’s dream has become more than a reality. Widely considered one of the most important and influential rock acts of all time, IRON MAIDEN have  sold  over  90  million  albums  worldwide,  played  over  2,000  live  performances  across  63  countries, and  released  16  studio  albums  including  the  most  recent, 2015’s The  Book  Of  Souls reaching  the  #1 album chart position in over 40 countries.

With  so  much  accomplished  with  MAIDEN,  Steve  astounded  the  world  yet  again  by  releasing BRITISH LION in  2012.  The  album  was  the  result  of  many  years  toil  in the  limited  downtime  available  to  him between  MAIDEN  tours  and  activities,  so  his  fellow BRITISH  LION band-mates  had  to  learn  to  be very patient! Steve is keen to tour as much as possible, so going out on the road with BRITISH LION enables him to play the sort of venues not visited since those early days starting out with  IRON MAIDEN and to experience again, on a smaller, more intimate scale, that same live vibe. His ethos and mission from the mid-70’s still ringing true today.

And  what  a  sound!  Unexpected,  exciting  and  unlike  anything  Iron  Maiden  have  done, ‘British  Lion’  is  a bold move from one of the UK’s most successful, influential and talented musicians.  “With Maiden we’ve always done  whatever feels right and this is no exception. But as for  the sound of ‘British Lion’, it’s just natural that it sounds different to anything I’ve done before as I’ve been working with different musicians. I think it’s going to surprise a lot of people and I’m very excited.”

Tickets for the WAKEFIELD – Warehouse 23 show are available from:  WAKEFIELD – Warehouse 23 Box Office No: 01924 20162  Website – http://warehouse23.co.uk/events/steve-harris-british-lion/  Tickets - £15.00 (advance)  Doors – 7.00pm

OCEAN COLOUR SCENE with special guests THE FRATELLIS perform at HULL – Zebedee’s Yard  on Friday 11th August 2017

In honour of the Hull UK City of Culture celebrations this Summer, INNERCITY is delighted to bring Ocean Colour Scene & The Fratellis to Hull for a night of exceptional live music at Zebedee’s Yard in Hull’s Old Town.
OCEAN COLOUR SCENE - The Birmingham band’s story is already the stuff of legend: a rip-roaring rock’n’folk odyssey set to a backdrop of 21 years of UK pop culture at its very best.
In this 23-year existence, Ocean Colour Scene have notched up nine albums, three of which went Top 5 – 1996’s Moseley Shoals, 1997’s Marchin’ Already and 1999’s One From The Modern – and a run of nine successive Top 20 hit singles commencing with 1996’s The Riverboat Song. They supported Oasis at their massive Knebworth shows that same year, and two years later helmed the biggest arena tour of any UK band to date. Their achievements have been nothing short of phenomenal.

From their days as Breton-shirt wearing disciples of The Stone Roses (debut single ‘Sway’) to million selling Britpop superstars (‘Marchin’ Already’ bumped Oasis’ ‘What the Story’ from the top spot in 1997) to long-term touring allies with Paul Weller, they have always stood shoulder to shoulder with the greats of modern British rock.

2016 saw Ocean Colour Scene playing huge sell-out shows across the country to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of their classic Moseley Shoals.

THE FRATELLIS - Nine years on from the release of debut album Costello Music eight years on from winning the Brit Award for Best British Breakthrough Act Seven years on from Costello Music finally exiting the Top 100 after 83 weeks in the charts Six years on from recording second album Here We Stand in their own freshly-purchased Glasgow studio Three years on from returning after a break and releasing third album We Need Medicine and zero years on from the last time ‘Chelsea Dagger’ was lustily sung by the crowd at a sports event somewhere in the world.

Tickets for the HULL – Zebedee Yard show are available from:   HULL – Zebedee’s Yard   Box Office No: 01482 221113  Website – http://www.innercitylive.co.uk/  and  https://www.hullboxoffice.com/    Doors – 6.00pm   Ticket price - £32.50   VIP - £47.50
VIP benefits include fast access to the event through the VIP entrance; access to the exclusive VIP area with luxury toilets, dedicated bar/food offerings, and chill out area.

SEE FRANKIE’S GUYS AT BRIDLINGTON SPA ON SATURDAY 16th SEPTEMBER

Celebrate the music of Franki Valli and The Four Seasons with Frankie’s Guys. This fast-paced, energetic production brings the talented foursome to theatres across the UK to relive an era of timeless classic hits.

Franki Valli and The Four Seasons were one of the most consistent 60s super groups and had a string of worldwide hits, selling over 100 million records and earning themselves a place in the prestigious Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

This authentic live production will take you on a trip down memory lane as Frankie’s Guys put their own charismatic stamp on a catalogue of hits including Big Girls Don’t Cry, Can’t Take My Eyes of You, Sherry and Oh What A Night.

With slick choreography, charm, charisma, brilliant audience participation, amazing live vocals and a great live band, it’s clear to see why Frankie’s Guys are receive standing ovations all over the world.

So Walk Like A Man and get your tickets for this nostalgic and highly entertaining evening with Frankie’s Guys!

Tickets: £22.50   Box Office: 01262 678258
Book online: https://www.bridspa.com/events/?eventid=42202 or www.sweeneyentertainments.co.uk

THE QUIREBOYS play WAKEFIELD – Warehouse 23 on Friday 15th September 2017

There's a neat bourbon in your glass, a good woman on your arm and a long night of hard partying ahead. All you need is the band. And for those seeking a group of true Brit troubadours, capable of crafting the quintessential bar room experience with arena-style style hooks, look no further than the Quireboys. Over 30 years and The Quireboys know how to keep the party going with no plans of stopping it anytime soon!

There’s true love. Then there’s Twisted Love. And as The Quireboys began crafting the songs that would define their 10th studio album it was the latter that began to dominate frontman Spike’s deepest thoughts against the backdrop of a cold Scandinavian spring. “I decided I had to approach my songwriting from a different angle this time,” he admitted. “Of course the same things keep repeating themselves in life – love and heartache included. And I’ve written about all of that, many times over. But you start to realise that there’s a different twist every time. I started writing the lyrics and showing them to the other members of the band. At first they took them at face value. Then I told them what those words really meant. They were shocked. They said ‘oh my God, we didn’t realise the song was about that’.”

Spike hooked up with Guerin and long-time band-mate Guy Griffin to lay down the foundations for Twisted Love. But before long the trio were joined in Scandinavia by keyboardist Keith Weir, bass player Nick Mailing and drummer Dave McCluskey. “You could almost taste the sense of purpose,” added Spike. “We were on a mission.” Rock and roll avengers assembled, it was time for a band of musical brothers to transform hybrid songs into set-stealing favourites.

Twisted Love is the sound of a band that’s been there, done that and bought the T-shirt – the torn and faded favourite with hundreds of tour dates on both sides of the
Atlantic plastered across the back. “I don’t think there’s a harder working band out there,” concluded Spike. “And I’m proud of that. A record like Twisted Love doesn’t happen
by chance. It happens because this band plays so many shows, spends so much time together and is incredibly tight – as songwriters and performers. There’s a song we
recorded in Sweden that didn’t actually make the cut this time called Win Some Lose Some. That’s The Quireboys for you. And we’re all the better for it.”

Tickets for the WAKEFIELD – Warehouse 23 show are available from:  Friday 15th September 2017  WAKEFIELD – Warehouse 23  Box Office No: 01924 200162   Website – http://warehouse23.co.uk/   Tickets - £20.00 (advance)  Doors – 7.00pm

‘THROUGH THE DECADES’ with ROY ORBISON & BUDDY HOLLY comes to BRIDLINGTON – Spa Theatre on Friday 29th September 2017

Through the Decades with Roy Orbison & Buddy Holly.

Roy Orbison and Buddy Holly both grew up in the same part of Texas. They recorded their earlier work in the Norman Petty Studios in Clovis, New Mexico, even at one point recording the same songs ‘ An empty cup’ (and a broken date)’ as well as ‘ You’ve Got Love’ both written by Roy Orbison.

The two Artists brought a unique Texas influence into their music and through their creative writing for both an individual sound was born!

Roy Orbison went on to write so many songs including ‘Only the Lonely’ & ‘Crying’.

Buddy Holly in his short career showed his writing talents, which earned him a place (13th) in ‘The Rolling Stone’ ‘100 Greatest Artist of all Time’!

Darren Paige teams up with Marc Robinson who both have careers dedicated to Roy Orbison and Buddy Holly, performing all over Great Britain and around the world, they have come together to bring you a two hour uplifting show, that will entertain you with all the Hits, and few earlier ones too!

Will Rock n Roll ever Die?  That’ll be the Day!

Tickets for the BRIDLINGTON – Spa Theatre show taking place on Friday 29th September 2017 are available from:
Box Office No: 01262 678258 Website – https://www.thespabridlington.com/booking/  Time: 7.30pm

JUSTIN CURRIE & THE PALLBEARERS play WAKEFIELD – Warehouse 23 on Thursday 19th October 2017

‘This Is My Kingdom Now’ is the new album from Justin Currie, out now on Endless Shipwreck Records.  Currie will support the release with some UK tour dates with his band The Pallbearers, later this year.

After 22 years toiling in the moderately successful pop/rock outfit Del Amitri, Justin Currie made the rash decision to go it alone in 2003, spending the next four years fannying about writing, drinking and doing any weird non-rock gig he was invited to participate in; jazz shows, folk shows and soul shows added more saggy strings to his collection of bows. In 2008 he finally pulled his finger out and pushed the button on a solo career with the release of his masterpiece of maudlin, ‘What Is Love For’. The question mark was missing, perhaps denoting an answer reached: "the future is miserable and I shall sing it".

His fourth album of this series, ‘This Is My Kingdom Now’, follows on from follow-ups ‘The Great War’ (2010) and ‘Lower Reaches’ (2013). The pop sensibility of Del Amitri's sprightly hits was largely missing from this solo oeuvre, replaced by a tone Currie himself describes as "suicide in a saucy shirt". Over time audiences have begun to divine hit-type hooks buried within the gloom and now flock to hear epics such as "No, Surrender", "If I Ever Loved You" and "Falsetto" with an alacrity some find surprising in an age where distraction from modernity's inferno is a kind of medical emergency.

Currie lives and breathes in Glasgow, collects beer mats and makes his own cushions.

Tickets for the JUSTIN CURRIE – Wakefield – Warehouse 23 show are available from: Box Office No: 01924 200162
Website – http://warehouse23.co.uk/events/justin-currie-the-pallbearers/  Tickets - £22.00 (advance)    Doors – 7.00pm

THE ALARM announce WAKEFIELD – Warehouse 23 show on Thursday 12th October 2017

Mike Peters and The Alarm announce Viral Black UK Tour for this Autumn playing Wakefield – Warehouse 23 on Thursday 12th October.
Following on from the successful release of new album Blood Red and the reaction generated by the May tour and BBC documentary screening of ‘Mike & Jules – While We Still Have Time’, Mike Peters and The Alarm will return from their massive 48 date summer tour of the USA to perform an 11 date Viral Black UK Tour this October.
“The May tour was received so well by all who came, and the demand for more UK shows was obvious”, said singer Mike Peters “The new songs from Blood Red were all accepted into the fold and breathed new life into the established songs from across all of the Alarm eras. I’m excited to get out there again on the back of the US tour and show people all across the UK that The Alarm is moving forward at pace, and remains as relevant today as ever. Peace Now.”
The brand new album Blood Red (that was released exclusively via www.thealarm.com on May 5th), will be accompanied by the release of sister album Viral Black from September 8th onwards.
Tickets for the WAKEFIELD – Warehouse 23 show are available from:  WAKEFIELD – Warehouse 23  Box Office No: 01924 200162  Website – http://warehouse23.co.uk/events/   Tickets - £ 22.50 (advance) Doors – 7.00pm

WALTER TROUT plays WAKEFIELD – Warehouse 23 on Saturday 14th October 2017!

TRIUMPHANTLY RETURNS TO THE UK FOR HIS ‘ALIVE’ AUTUMN TOUR.

Walter Trout is on fire right now, ‘Alive’ is the sound of a man resurrected and at the peak of his game following the release of two firecrackers of albums; ‘Alive in Amsterdam’ (2016) and ‘Battle Scars’ (2015) - both reached the top of the Blues Charts and has rejuvenated one of the most formidable bluesmen of our time.
Both albums received an avalanche of praise from BBC Radio 2’s Bob Harris & Paul Jones, Vintage TV, Jazz FM, Planet Rock, Team Rock and Total Rock as well adulation from all corners of the press; “As intimate as it gets” declared Classic Rock on the release of ‘Alive in Amsterdam’ whilst that was just the tip of the iceberg.  “There’s no doubt, he’s back” said Blues in Britain, Fireworks called it “a very emotional album”, Powerplay followed with a 9/10 review saying it was “Blues at its very best[and] crackles with energy and electricity right from the start”, Guitarist Magazine bowed down with a 8/10 review proclaiming it was “a rollercoaster ride through some of the most exciting blues your ears will ever witness” and another 9/10 review came from The Blues calling him “a road warrior reborn.”

A Walter Trout show is not one to be missed. Tickets for the WALTER TROUT – Wakefield show are available from:
WAKEFIELD – Warehouse 23 Box Office No: 01924 200162 Website – http://warehouse23.co.uk/events/
Tickets – £25.00 (advance)   Doors – 7.00pm

MAGNUM play WAKEFIELD – Warehouse 23 on Thursday 16th November 2017 

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 Donnington. 1990's 'Goodnight To L.A.' album also went Top 10, spawned the Top 40 single 'Rocking Chair' and was accompanied by a tour of the UK's Arena circuit, including venues such as Wembley Arena and the NEC. 1991's 'The Spirit', 1992's 'Sleepwalking' and 1994’s 'Rock Art', were followed by the announcement of the band’s demise and an extensive farewell tour, during which the band's 1996 live album, 'The Last Dance' was recorded.

Classic Rock’s Philip Wilding reviewed Magnum’s album, ‘The Visitation’ in Classic Rock Prog’s February 2011 issue, stating; “Latter day Magnum have settled into their respective musical skins, more experimental, more mindful, a better band...The production’s lush and dense, the nuances are subtle and understated, and they can still take a tilt at Radio 2 playlists in songs like ‘Wild Angels’... Everything here feels denser and more thought out, less ambiguous...Songs like the opener ‘Dark Skies’ and ‘Door To Nowhere’ give the impression they are intended to convey something and raise a point, and Magnum are all the better for it.”

2016 saw Magnum back in the studio once again. From this came the album Sacred Blood Divine Lies. 10 brand new tracks forging forward the Magnum sound. With the collaboration once again with Rodney Matthews artwork the release came with bonus videos and bonus tracks. Never to let anything out of their hands without that extra effort Magnum push the boundaries to give their fans an album worth getting your hands on and not just for the music. Followed by an extensive 33 date 2016 tour in EU, UK & Ireland and then again a Winter tour appearing at a select few UK & Irish venues. After a conversation between Tony and his daughter discussing all the ballads the band had in the catalogue, wouldn’t it be a great to re-release in some way an album full of Magnum ballads? Tony talked to SPV and they agreed. This turned out to be a longer process than anticipated. As once again Magnum were not just going to release old songs in a new guise, many songs undertook a lot of treatment to remix, re-master and even re-record complete songs. The new Ballads album titles “Valley of Tears” was released 6th January 2017.

Tickets for the WAKEFIELD – Warehouse 23 show are available from: Thursday 16th November 2017 WAKEFIELD – Warehouse 23  Box Office No: 01924 200162
Website – http://warehouse23.co.uk/events/  Tickets - £ 21.50 (advance)   Doors – 7.00pm

HEAVEN 17 plus special guests BLANCMANGE announce November 2017 UK Tour playing HULL – Welly on Friday 17th November

Heaven 17 and B.E.F. were unique and completely radical.  Simultaneously, a critique and a postmodern embodiment of early-Eighties corporatism, they were too clever by half for many who didn’t get the joke.  B.E.F., and Heaven 17 made it all into a straight-faced spoof of oppressive and unimaginative corporate industry, by creating one based on fun and intelligence’, says John Foxx, another electro pioneer of the Eighties:

Their album, The Luxury Gap, was their pop masterpiece, the moment when everything just clicked into place to devastating effect.  The bands favourite-ever song, ‘Let Me Go’ so nearly broke them into the UK Top 40.  There would be no such disappoint with its follow up.  The band convinced their sceptical record company that ‘Temptation’ had to be the next single.  A duet between Glenn Gregory and Carol Kenyon, this song of lust, brilliantly framed by a musical structure which just kept building and building, Escher-like to an electric orgasm that seems never to come, it reached Number 2 in the UK charts in May 1983.  

Heaven 17 toured their classic album Penthouse and Pavement, with a power and fidelity, yet a contemporaneity which made the music as alive today as it was in 1981 with soul singer Billie Godfrey now an essential part of the live dynamic

BLANCMANGE -'Listening to Blancmange obsessively. Probably the most under-rated electronic act of all time.' MOBY

British electronic band Blancmange first broke through in the early 80s with their mix of synthesizers and surrealism, fused in ground breaking singles such as 'I Can't Explain', 'Feel Me', "Living On The Ceiling', 'Blind Vision' and 'Don't Tell Me'. The epic synthpop of 'Waves' and a witty cover of Abba's 'The Day Before You Came' illustrated a band who were always willing to change and adapt new styles within their electronic framework.

After working on their own projects and film music, they returned in 2011 to great acclaim with their fourth studio release, Blanc Burn. The Semi Detached album followed in spring 2015 and Blancmange’s first ever instrumental album, Nil By Mouth was released last September. Now they've returned in 2016 with Commuter 23 – 14 tracks of electronic minimalism, sharp lyrics and wintry romanticism. The sense of freedom and experimentation of Nil By Mouth is still present, but whereas that album had a lighter ambient feel, Commuter 23’s textures are rougher, more aggressive, ripped out of imagery that flickers between the surreal and the mundane; a sense of humour that is so dry it’s almost bleak and then at times sounds like it’s rising into a crazy, maniacal laugh. As Mojo magazine recently commented: 'Music Pop Art has seldom been as good’.

HEAVEN 17 & BLANCMANGE tickets are available from HULL – Welly   Box Office No – 0844 477 1000   Website – http://www.ticketweb.co.uk/  and  http://giveitsomewelly.com/gigs.html
Doors – 7.00pm      Tickets - £25.00 (advance)
THE SOUTH are back announcing an Autumn 2017 UK Tour playing the SHEFFIELD – Plug on Saturday 18th November

When great British pop institution, The Beautiful South split in 2007, some members of the band didn’t feel ready to hang up their microphones or instruments just yet  
The South feature former members of The Beautiful South including singer Alison Wheeler and lifelong sax player Gaz Birtles.  Since original singer,  Dave Hemingway, left the group earlier this year, Gaz has now moved across to vocal duties. They play the songs made famous by The Beautiful South and bring back the full flavour and excitement with the nine piece live band.
With the new reshuffle complete, The South are a full team again and raring to go!  Their live show promises to continue to celebrate and perform the classic Beautiful South songs -  A Little Time (the number one single), Perfect 10, Rotterdam, Old Red Eyes Is Back, Good as Gold, Don't Marry Her.  All performed again live, these songs, and many more, span an impressive 20 year career starting way back in 1989!  
Come on!  Let’s Carry On Regardless!
The South are:
Alison Wheeler (Vocals), Gaz Birtles (Vocals), Phil Barton (Guitars), Steve Nutter (Bass), Dave Anderson (Drums), Karl Brown (Percussion), Gareth John (Trumpet), Su Robinson (Sax),  Andy Price (Keys)
THE SOUTH - Autumn 2017 UK Tour Dates are:
Sat 18 November       SHEFFIELD – Plug
- Box Office No: 0871 220 0260 /  Website - http://www.seetickets.com/event/the-south/plug/1088082
Imelda May to perform at Hull City Hall on Sunday, 19th November
Irish superstar singer and songwriter Imelda May has announced a show at Hull City Hall in November, one of three additional UK tour dates released due to phenomenal public demand.
Imelda will appear at the venue on Sunday, November 19 before shows in Leicester and London’s Royal Albert Hall.
One of Ireland’s most celebrated female artists, Imelda was discovered by Jools Holland, who asked her to support him on tour and she has performed alongside legendary artists including Lou Reed, Bono and Smokey Robinson.
Imelda’s new single Girl I Used To Be is released on June 30 on Decca Records. The track is taken from her Top 5 new album Life. Love. Flesh. Blood and follows the BBC Radio 2 playlisted previous singles Call Me, Black Tears and Should’ve Been You.
A hauntingly beautiful acoustic ballad, Girl I Used To Be (listen on Spotify) is a memoir of Imelda’s life growing-up in the Liberties area of Dublin and the lessons learnt that she will pass on to her daughter.
Speaking about the track, Imelda said: “I love those old story songs where you’re taken on a journey from beginning to end.
“Songs you’re riveted with. Like when you’re in the car and you sit in the driveway, because you can’t turn the radio off, you have to listen to the end of the story.
“I thought, ‘I’d like to write one of them’. The lyrics are about my family, and my daughter, and myself and my life growing-up in Dublin.
“We didn’t have much money but my parents are fabulous, creative and open-minded people.
“They gave me art and literature and encouraged me to do whatever was in my heart and I want to do that with my daughter.”
On release, Life. Love. Flesh. Blood topped the UK Americana chart and landed No.5 in the official UK album chart (her second UK top 5), ahead of artists including Texas and Drake with her strongest first sales week ever in the UK.
One of the most critically acclaimed releases of 2017, the album spent more than a month in the Top 20 and recently returned to the Top 10.
Imelda has promoted the new album with performances on BBC1’s The One Show and The Graham Norton Show, and ITV’s Tonight At The London Palladium.
She also appeared on Chris Evans BBC Radio 2 show, where she performed a brilliant cover of U2’s I Still Haven’t Found What I Was Looking For, and recently joined The Guardian for a webchat.
Produced by the legendary T Bone Burnett, Life. Love. Flesh. Blood was recorded over seven days in Los Angeles and features musical contributions from Jeff Beck (on Black Tears),  Jools Holland (on When It’s My Time) and an accomplished group of backing musicians including the core trio of guitarist Marc Ribot (Tom Waits, Elvis Costello), drummer Jay Bellerose (Robert Plant and Alison Krauss) and bassist Zach Dawes (The Last Shadow Puppets, Mini Mansions).
Tickets for Imelda May at Hull City Hall on Sunday, November 19 2017 are from £25. A limited number of VIP tickets, which include a photo opportunity with Imelda, exclusive gift chosen by her and pre-signed photo and collectible VIP laminate and lanyard, are available for £99.
Tickets go on sale at 10am on Friday, June 9. Book at the Hull City Hall box office or call 01482 300 306. Visit our new website www.hulltheatres.co.uk to book online.
HAZEL O’CONNOR with full electric band performing songs from her first three albums - ‘Breaking Glass’, ‘Sons & Lovers’ and ‘Cover Plus’ play SHEFFIELD – Foundry on Sunday 19th November 2017
Hazel O’ Connor is heading out on a tour of the UK in November / December 2017 playing the Sheffield – Foundry on Sunday 19th November performing with a full electric band performing songs from her first three albums – Breaking Glass, Sons and Lovers and Cover Plus.

Award-winning singer, writer and actress Hazel O’Connor became an overnight sensation after her BAFTA nominated portrayal of Kate in the 1980 smash-hit film ‘Breaking Glass’.
During this period, Hazel released three of her most successful albums; ‘Breaking Glass’, ‘Sons and Lovers’ and ‘Cover Plus’, which produced a stream of top ten hits, including the iconic ‘Will You’, ‘Eighth Day’ and ‘D Days’.
Hazel is back with her full band and will be joined on stage by her brother Neil O’Connor for the first time since their 2 week residency at Ronnie Scott’s back in 1984. Neil played original guitars on the "Sons and Lovers" and "Cover Plus" album and enjoyed his own success as the front man of the punk band The Flys.

Hazel is joined on stage with a 5 piece band including Clare Hirst (Belle Stars, Communards, David Bowie) on Sax and Sarah Fisher (Eurythmics) on Keys.

O'Connor said, "I'm looking forward to be playing excerpts from these three albums as I often don't get the opportunity to play my early songs. To be joined by Neil, who was there at the inception of these songs, is a privilege for me. Likewise, getting to play with my sisters in music, sax player Clare Hirst and keyboards and vocalist Sarah Fisher
in this full band line-up is gonna be a powerful thing!".

A show not to be missed.
Tickets for the SHEFFIELD – Foundry show taking place on Sunday 19th November are available from:  SHEFFIELD – Foundry    
Box Office No’s:  0114 222 8777 and 0844 888 9991
Website – https://foundrysu.com/    Tickets - £25.00 advance   Doors open 7.00pm
SHALAMAR announce ‘Friends 35th Anniversary’ Autumn 2017 UK Tour playing SHEFFIELD – Foundry on Saturday 25th November
In the late 1970s and early 1980s, the name Shalamar became synonymous with the contemporary sound of catchy feel-good dance music.  Shalamar are best known for a string of worldwide hits such as ‘The Second Time Around’, ‘Make That Move’, ‘I Owe You One’, ‘I Can Make You Feel Good’, ‘There It Is’, ‘Friends’ and of course their often copied anthem ‘A Night To Remember’.

In 2001 Carolyn Griffey, daughter of founder Dick Griffey joined the band. She grew up a pre-teenager spending much time in the offices and studios of Solar Records in the presence of the original Shalamar and their label bandmates including The Whispers, Midnight Star and her mother Carrie Lucas, herself an accomplished R&B artist. At the age of 18 Carolyn had a record deal with another group Absolute who had two songs featured on the soundtrack of the film Lambada.

Since Carolyn came on board in 2001, the group have been able to extend their performance repertoire to those songs such as Full Of Fire which require a female presence.


Tickets for the Shalamar ‘Friends 35th Anniversary’ - November 2017 UK Tour Dates are available from:

Saturday 25th November
SHEFFIELD – Foundry  
Box Office No: 0844 888 9991
Website –  http://www.ticketline.co.uk/venue/sheffield-university-foundry#contact

SLADE announce December 2017 UK Tour playing SHEFFIELD – Foundry on Friday 8th December

SLADE - Without doubt one of the most exciting bands to come out of Great Britain in the past 30 years. With their unique blend of perfect pop-rock'n'roll,
outrageous flamboyance and pure fun, and no less than 23 Top-20 singles of which 6 were No-1 smash hits....plus  6  smash  albums,  Slade  have  become  a firm favourite in the hearts of pop fans all over the world.  SLADE'S chart career has spanned 3 decades and their enduring songs "Cum On Feel The Noize" and "Coz I Luv You" are still featured today in TV commercials for some of the Worlds biggest companies. SLADE first hit the road in 1966, touring throughout Great Britain and Europe and becoming a regular concert attraction.  Joining forces with the former Animals bass guitarist and Jimi Hendrix Experience manager, Chas Chandler, Slade achieved their first chart hit in May 1971 with the Bobby Marchan song "Get Down And Get With It" then, released in October of the same year "Coz I Luv You" was the bands first No-1 and a huge hit across Europe. Throughout the seventies, Slade became one of Europe's biggest bands, touring and recording continually and making regular trips to America, Japan and other parts of the world. Slade's catalogue of hits are synonymous with the era:- "Take Me Bak 'Ome", "Mama We'er All Crazee Now", "Cum On Feel The Noize",  "Gudbye  T'  Jane", along  with  the  many  others  provided  a  soundtrack to   the   Glam   Generation   and   are   still   today,   heavily   featured on   any retrospective of the time.  While  Slade  were  busy  in  the  UK  releasing  the  massive  hit  "My Oh  My"  to huge  acclaim,  LA  metal  band  Quiet  Riot  were  spreading  the  word  Stateside with  their  version  of  "Cum  On  Feel  The  Noize",  which  proved so  successful that  they  followed  it  up  with  "Mama  We'er  All  Crazee  Now".  Throughout  the rest of the eighties Slade toured and recorded due to them once again being a major force in British pop'n'rock. SLADE  have  continued  to  tour  the  world.  They  are  firm  favourites on  the lucrative   German   festival   scene   and   undertake   an   annual   UK   "Merry Christmas Everybody" tour in December. They also have a huge following of fans  and  regularly  play  concert  dates  in  Russia,  Poland,  Belgium,  Holland, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, France and the Czech Republic. Led by founder members Dave Hill and Don Powell, the bands latest additions are ex Mud bass guitarist John Berry, frequently spied in the guise of the Big Issue seller in Eastenders, and new lead vocalist Mal McNulty. Mal has had an extensive career, he featured with Rockin Horse in the 70s, heavy rock band Golden Night, German rock band Hazzard, and he was a founder member of London   fun-pub   band   Paddy Goes To Holyhead.  Having formed The Wandering Crutchless with Tino Troy of Preying Mantis,  Bruce  Bisland  of Sweet   and  occasional guest Andy Scott, Mal  joined  Sweet  in which he eventually became lead vocalist.   Slade today is still one of the most exciting bands on the road, and their stage performance  is  a  dynamic,  powerful  and  exhilarating  roller-coaster  ride  of pure unadulterated rock'n'roll.
 
Friday 8th December     SHEFFIELD – Foundry  Box Office No – 0114 222 8777   Website – https://foundrysu.com/ents/event/10692/
Saturday 9th December     WAKEFIELD – Warehouse 23   Box Office No – 01924 200162   Website – http://warehouse23.co.uk/events/slade/
Saturday 23rd December    HULL – Welly    Box Office No – 0844 477 1000     Website – http://giveitsomewelly.com/slade.html

Peter Hook & The Light announce new UK Tour Dates Of Substance - The Albums Of  Joy Division & New Order for December 2017 playing WAKEFIELD – Warehouse 23 on Saturday 16th December!

Peter Hook & The Light play more UK dates in December 2017 on their widely acclaimed world tour performing both Substance albums by Joy Division and New Order. Having just wrapped up a widely celebrated tour, the band  are to  perform in Norwich, Salisbury, Bristol, Wolverhampton and Wakefield with a massive end of year tour homecoming concert also just announced for Manchester Academy 1. In addition, a special London return has been announced as The Light's final show of the year at The Roundhouse, Camden where they will be playing Joy Divisions' two albums in full along with a support set of New Order material. Critical reaction from fans and media alike have been very strong with many commenting on the strength of the shows and performances. The debut Manchester Apollo show was awarded five stars from the Manchester Evening News - "the place is packed and the atmosphere electric" -  and similar reviews and reactions have followed the band on their travels so far.     ill Tear Us Apart" and "Atmosphere", as well as their b-sides, tracks from their EP "An Ideal For Living" and the Factory Records sampler.

Released in August 1987, New Order's Substance was originally conceived as a way for Factory Records boss, Tony Wilson, to play the New Order singles on the CD player of his new Jaguar car. Substance became the best-selling New Order album ever upon its release, the double LP going on to sell 2 million copies in America alone.   Widely considered New Order's strongest album, "their most popular, well known, highly rated and arguably the most influential" (Sputnik Music), Factory Records' 200th release featured the bands seminal 12" mixes of their singles as well as versions of ‘Confusion’ and Temptation re-recorded for the LP.

Running from "Ceremony" in 1981 up to "True Faith" in 1987 (again recorded especially for the album), the set takes in the high points of New Order's catalogue, including "Temptation", "Thieves Like Us", "The Perfect Kiss" and "Bizarre Love Triangle". Released the following year in July 1988, Joy Division's Substance features all the singles which did not appear on the albums such as "Transmission", "Komakino", "Love W

Tickets for the WAKEFIELD – Warehouse 23 show taking place on Saturday 16th December are available from:

Saturday 16th December 2017 WAKEFIELD - Warehouse 23  Website - http://warehouse23.co.uk  Box Office: 0844 249 1000    Tickets - £22.50   Doors – 7.00pm