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Shakin’ Stevens announces an 18 date tour for March 2019. The platinum-selling entertainer and performer will be joined by his band to perform fan favourites, surprises and, of course, his much-loved hits including ‘Oh Julie’, ‘Hot Dog’ and ‘This Ole House’.
The UK’s biggest-selling artist of a decade, with 33 hit singles and four UK No. 1s to his name, and chart-toppers around the world, recently returned to the UK charts with the release of his acclaimed 2016 album ‘Echoes of Our Times’. Inspired by Shaky’s research into his family history and uncovered tales of wartime heroics, salvationists and strife in the copper mines of Cornwall, and with influences from blues, folk and Americana as well as his trademark rocking style, it was one of the most surprising and acclaimed albums of the year.
Stevens says himself: “I’ve been going through my catalogue of songs in preparation for the tour, and re-introducing myself to the many and varied styles of music I’ve recorded during my solo career. From country rock to Cajun, classic rock to Latin, and blues to Americana I’ve had the pleasure of re-discovering the “jewels” from my repertoire that are so well-liked. Of course there’ll be hits and some songs that I haven’t performed live on stage for a decade or two….so some surprises! I’ve also included well-known songs from other artists whose work I admire, together with album tracks and newer songs, bringing it right up to date! I can’t wait to get back on the road and to have a great time with the audiences.”
Fri 1 Mar – SALISBURY City Hall
Sat 2 Mar – NORTHAMPTON Derngate
Sun 3 Mar – CARDIFF St David’s Hall
Tue 5 Mar – BIRMINGHAM New Alexandra Theatre
Wed 6 Mar – BEXHILL De La Warr Pavilion
Fri 8 Mar – BOURNEMOUTH Pavilion
Sat 9 Mar – LONDON Cadogan Hall
Mon 11 Mar – READING Hexagon
Tue 12 Mar – CAMBRIDGE Corn Exchange (01223 357 851 / cambridgelivetrust.co.uk/cornex)
Wed 13 Mar – BUXTON Opera House
Fri 15 Mar – HARROGATE Royal Hall
Sat 16 Mar – EDINBURGH Queen’s Hall
Sun 17 Mar – GLASGOW City Halls
Tue 19 Mar – MANCHESTER Bridgewater Hall
Wed 20 Mar – LIVERPOOL Eventim Olympia
Thu 21 Mar – MIDDLESBROUGH Town Hall
Sat 23 Mar – HULL City Hall
Sun 24 Mar – LEEDS Town Hall