The Rutles

The Rutles have announced details of a rare UK tour to take place in May and June of 2018.

Widely known as the “Pre-Fab Four”, The Rutles have also been called a “Beatles parody group”, a charge which is sometimes strenuously denied.

The Rutles were originally formed as a spoof by Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band songwriter and musical genius Neil Innes and Monty Python’s Eric Idle for a sketch in the cult TV show ‘Rutland Weekend Television’. The Rutles went on to star in the film ‘All You Need Is Cash (The Rutles)’, which also features cameos from George Harrison, John Belushi, Dan Ackroyd, Mick Jagger, Paul Simon, and Bill Murray.

Their best-known songs include ‘I Must Be In Love’, ‘Cheese And Onions’, ‘Piggy in the Middle’, and ‘With A Girl Like You’.

In a press release written by Innes, it is revealed that his alter-ego Ron Nasty and drummer John Halsey (known as Barrington Womble – or Barry Wom, for short) will be the two original members of the group taking part in the shows. As everyone knows, two out of four isn’t bad, especially when the two in question are joined onstage by three incredibly talented musicians…

In these TRULY troubling “Post-Reality” times, those FABULOUS “Fake Dudes,” the “legendary” RUTLES, are all set to get back in the van and beetle about the UK for the whole of May. [There’s a pun if you want it…]

They will be bringing their own unique brand of musical “Pork Pies” to the beleaguered and bewildered British Isles. No other “Tribute” band distributes joy or writes their own songs or tops the charts of “Make Believe” quite like these jolly foot-tapping Economists of Truth.

By “Popular Demand”, these Grandees of Delusion will be Taking Back Control of Bare-Faced Fibbing, saluting the Sovereignty of Silliness and ceremoniously reinstating the Obvious.

Indeed, such is the Will of the People that [do-re-mi] so far — more or less than 50% of them are already buying tickets in advance! WOW!

WHY? Because they don’t want to miss the chance to:

  • DANCE about to the Beat of Bogus Celebrity
  • SINGALONG to the Melodies of Monstrous Mendacity
  • INAPPROPRIATELY FEEL the Harassment of Happy People
  • SEE “Barry Wom” take his kit off at the end of the show!

So HURRY – and bring your own toys — if you want to join in all the “Fun of the Fairytale” — coming to a sandpit near YOU! Full tour dates are as follows…

May 2018
Tue 08 – Royal Tunbridge Wells, Assembly Hall
Wed 09 – London, The Garage
Thur 10 – Brighton, Komedia
Sat 12 – Margate Rock & Blues 2018 at Margate Winter Gardens
Sun 13 – Bristol, Fleece
Mon 14 – Abergavenny, Borough Theatre
Thur 17 – Evesham, The Iron Road
Fri 18 – Leeds, Brudenell Social Club
Sat 19 – Godalming, Wilfrid Noyce Centre
Mon 21 – Bilston (Wolverhampton), Robin 2
Tue 22 – Cambridge, Junction
Wed 23 – Hull, Fruit
Fri 25 – Newcastle, Cluny
Sat 26 – Glasgow, Oran Mor
Sun 27 – Aberdeen, Lemon Tree
Wed 30 – Morecambe, Platform
Thu 31 – Carlisle, Old Fire Station
June 2018
Fri 01 – Liverpool, Music Room at Philharmonic
Sat 02 – Hertford Corn Exchange
Sat 16 – Caernarfon, Galeri Caernarfon
Sun 17 – Foxton Locks Festival

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