The Bootleg Beatles are delighted to announce their 2018-19 tour of the UK starting this December. These dates will feature a special segment marking the 50th anniversary of the iconic ‘White Album’. The band along with their renowned string and brass ensemble will visit seventeen cities, tickets are on sale now from www.bootlegbeatles.com and direct from venues.
As ever, the band will perform favourites from the whole Beatles’ catalogue but will also bring a special focus onto some key tracks from the ‘White Album’ – playing many of them for the very first time! As well as some of the best-known classics, the band will also be taking on more obscure tracks in an attempt to bring to life the breadth and depth of this incredible LP. The ‘White Album’ is in many ways a counterpoint to ‘Sgt. Pepper’ - which The Bootleg Beatles toured to huge acclaim last year with the 80 piece Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra - and not only in terms of the totally contrasting route taken on artwork. Though it drew from a broad span of influences, the ‘White Album’ was created with a sparser sonic palette that saw song arrangements significantly stripped back. This album, released 22 November 1968, also saw the band to a larger degree working independently of each other in their own creative niches.
Formed from the original cast of London’s West End hit show ‘Beatlemania’, The Bootleg Beatles have become 'an institution' in their own right with their note-perfect recreation of hits from every era of the world’s most famous songbook. Since their inception in 1980 the band have performed hundreds of gigs across the globe, earning themselves an amazing reputation along the way. Every tiny detail is meticulously covered from costumes to authentic period instruments; from their witty ‘Liverpudlian’ banter to their ‘inflection perfect’ vocal mimicry. But it’s not only their sound that is so authentic; they bear an uncanny resemblance to the Fab Four. As one reviewer recently said... “It’s not John Paul George and Ringo ... but you simply won’t believe it”.
There’s never been a better time to immerse yourself in the magic of the Bootleg Beatles – don’t miss a show that was described as “Off-the-scale fabulous” by BBC Radio’s Chris Evans, and “Exhilarating” by The Times. You’ll love them – Yeah Yeah Yeah!
Weds 5 Bath, The Forum 0844 888 9991
Thurs 6 Nottingham, Royal Concert Hall 0115 989 5555
Fri 7 Manchester, Bridgewater Hall 0161 907 9000
Sat 8 Leicester, De Montfort Hall 0116 233 3111
Sun 9 Liverpool Philharmonic Hall 0151 709 3789
Tues 11 Birmingham, Symphony Hall 0121 345 0600
Weds 12 Sheffield, City Hall 01142 789 789
Fri 14 Newcastle, City Hall 08448 11 21 21
Sat 15 Edinburgh, Usher Hall 0131 228 1155
Sun 16 Harrogate, Royal Hall 01423 502 116
Mon 17 Cardiff, St David’s Hall, 02920 878 444
Tues 18 Glasgow, Royal Concert Hall 0141 353 8000
Thurs 20 Middlesbrough, Town Hall 01642 81 51 81
Fri 22 Brighton, Brighton Centre 0844 847 1515
Tickets are priced from £28.50 and can be booked online through www.bootlegbeatles.com (all tickets subject to a booking fee) or direct from venues