I caught this act for the second time at the tail end of last year and they were every bit as good as I remember them being when I was taken to see them for my 19 (I think) birthday way back in the early 90s! It turns out they’ve been going for 40 years and are celebrating with something a little special. Take it away, press release…
The Bootleg Beatles are delighted to announce their Spring 2020 tour of the UK aptly named ‘On the Road’. The band along with their renowned string and brass ensemble will visit eighteen cities and tickets are available from 10:00am on Friday 31 May 2019 at www.bootlegbeatles.com.
This year’s show will feature a special segment marking the fiftieth anniversary of Abbey Road. This record, the eleventh studio album by The Beatles, was released in September 1969. Hailed by many as the band’s greatest ever, Abbey Road features songs like “Come Together”, “Maxwell’s Silver Hammer”, “Octopus’s Garden” and “Here Comes The Sun”.
And 2020 also marks another major anniversary – that of The Bootleg Beatles themselves , who celebrate 40 years of performing since their inception in March 1980. The tour will climax with a special anniversary show at The Royal Albert Hall on 8 April featuring an expanded orchestral element and even a few surprise guests.
Formed from the original cast of London’s West End hit show Beatlemania – the band 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. Every tiny detail is forensically covered from authentic period instruments and costumes to the ‘mind boggling’ accuracy of their vocal mimic. But it’s not only their sound that is so authentic; they bear an uncanny resemblance to the Fab Four too. As one reviewer said… “It’s not John, Paul, George, and Ringo … but you simply won’t believe it”.
- Weds 18 Mar – Corn Exchange, Cambridge
- Thur 19 Mar – De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill
- Fri 20 Mar – New Theatre, Malvern
- Sat 21 Mar – Venue Cymru, Llandudno
- Sun 22 Mar – Victoria Hall, Stoke
- Tues 24 Mar – Central Theatre, Chatham
- Weds 25 Mar – Pavilion, Bournemouth
- Fri 27 Mar – Worthing Theatre, Worthing
- Sat 28 Mar – The Hexagon, Reading
- Sun 29 Mar – Cliffs Pavilion, Southend
- Mon 30 Mar – G-Live, Guildford
- Weds 1 Apr – Barbican, York
- Thurs 2 Apr – Victoria Theatre, Halifax
- Fri 3 Apr – Town Hall, Middlesbrough
- Sat 4 Apr – Opera House, Buxton
- Sun 5 Apr – Regent Theatre, Ipswich
- Tues 7 Apr – Alban Arena, St Albans
- Weds 8 Apr – Royal Albert Hall, London