Feb 042014

The Zombies, Animals & Friends, The Yardbirds, Maggie Bell and members of The Spencer Davis Group have embarked on a UK tour which includes a concert in Aberdeen on 15th February.

ZOMBIES_SOFA pic With this amazing line-up that had 37 hit records  in the UK charts for over 300 weeks you are guaranteed an unforgettable night.  Come and celebrate 50 years of Rhythm and Blues with the artists that shaped music for generations to come.

Ultimate Rhythm and Blues 50th Anniversary Tour

The Ultimate Rhythm and Blues 50th Anniversary Tour brings together a one time line up of British Invasion rock royalty.

The Zombies, Animals & Friends, The Yardbirds, Spencer Davis and Maggie Bell clock up an amazing 37 hit records between them and can boast over 300 weeks in the charts!

The Zombies, led by Rod Argent on keyboards and Colin Blunstone on vocals, scored US hits in the mid and late 1960s with ‘She’s Not There’, ‘Tell Her No’, and ‘Time of the Season’. Their 1968 album ‘Odessey and Oracle’ is ranked 80 on Rolling Stone’s list of 500 Greatest Albums of all Time.

Animals & Friends are exemplified by their signature song and transatlantic No.1 hit single, ‘The House of the Rising Sun’, as well as by hits such as ‘We Gotta Get Out of This Place’, ‘It’s My Life’, and ‘Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood’. The band balanced tough, rock-edged pop singles against rhythm and blues-oriented album material and were known in the US as part of the British Invasion, alongside the likes of The Beatles and The Rolling Stones.

YardbirdspicGraduating three of the great PhDs of rock guitar; Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page, The Yardbirds were the bridge between the tributary white R&B of early 1960s London, and the pastures of the fuzz-toned psychedelia and power-chorded heavy metal much later in the decade and throughout the 1970s.

The line-up on this tour sees Chris Dreja replaced by original guitarist, Top Topham due to health issues.

Completing the line-up is Maggie Bell  and Dave Berry has joined the package.

Maggie Bell is often referred to over her long career as ‘Britain’s Janis Joplin’ and known to millions as the voice of TV’s ‘Taggart’ theme, ‘No Mean City’.

So come along for an unforgettable night celebrating 50 years of hits with the artists that shaped music for generations to come.

Don’t miss this chance to hear the musical revolution of 1964.


Wednesday 5th: TUNBRIDGE WELLS, Assembly Hall Theatre,
Crescent Rd  Tunbridge Wells,Kent,TN1 2LU

7.30pm  £27.50   01892 530613

Thursday 6th: CHATHAM, The Central Theatre, Chatham:
170 High St, ME4 4AS

7.30pm   £27.50   £25  :01634 338338 boxoffice@medway.gov.uk

Friday 7th: NORTHAMPTON, The Royal & The Derngate,
Guildhall Road, Northampton, NN1 1DP  01604  624811


Saturday 8th: CANTERBURY, Marlowe Theatre,
The Friars  Canterbury CT1 2AS

7.30pm  £27.50  ( Marlowe friends £25)  01227 787787

Sunday 9th: SOUTHEND, Cliffs Pavillion,
Station Rd  Southend-on-Sea, Essex SS0 7RA

7.30pm £28.50  £26   01702 351135

Thursday 13th: PERTH, The Concert Hall, Perth
Mill St, PH1 5HZ  01738 621031

7.30pm  £29.50 no concessions

Friday 14th: GLASGOW, The Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow
2 Sauchiehall St, G2 3NY

7.30pm  £27.50  £25.50  0141 353 8000

Saturday 15th: ABERDEEN, The Music Hall,
Union St, AB10 1QS 01224 632080

7.30pm £26.oo/£28.50

Wednesday 19th: MANCHESTER, The Bridgewater Hall,
Lower Mosley St, Lancashire M2 3WS

7.30pm  £27.50  £25   0844 907 9000

Thursday 20th: SALISBURY, The City Hall,
Malthouse Ln  Salisbury, Wiltshire SP2 7TU 01722434434

            7.30pm  £27.50  £25 Online tickets + £1.50 B/F per ticket tickets@wiltshire.gov.uk

Friday 21st: PLYMOUTH, Plymouth Pavilions
Millbay Rd, PL1 3LF 0845 146 1460

 7.30pm    £27.50, £25 + £3 booking fee per ticket

Saturday 22nd: POOLE, The Lighthouse, Poole
21 Kingland Rd, Dorset BH15 1UG

7.30pm  £27.50 £25  0844 406 8666
Students and U18s £2 off  ATL card holders and groups please call – 0844 406 8666 to book

Sunday 23rd: NOTTINGHAM, The Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham Royal Centre,
Theatre Square, NG1 5ND 7.30pm  0115 989 5555

£27.50  £25  email tickets@trch.co.uk

Tuesday 25th: BIRMINGHAM, Symphony Hall, Birmingham
Victoria Square, B3 3DQ

B/O  0121 780 4949.  7.30pm   £25, £27.50 plus transaction fee

Wednesday 26th: LLANDUDNO, Venue Cymru, Llandudno
The Promenade, LL30 1BB

7.30pm  £27.50  £25 01492 872000


Saturday 1st: LIVERPOOL,  Philharmonic, Liverpool.
Hope St, L1 9BP    0151 709 3789

7.30pm  £33.50  £27.50  £25 + Booking fees

Sunday 2nd: BLACKPOOL, Opera House, Blackpool.
97 Church St  City Centre, FY1 1HU

Doors 7pm  £27.50  £25  B/O 0844 856 1111

Tuesday 4th: GATESHEAD, The Sage, Gateshead
St Mary’s Square, Gateshead Quays, Tyne and Wear NE8 2JR 0191 443 4661

7.30pm (hall 1)  £27.50  £25.50 + (£2.50 handling fee)

Friday 7th: LEICESTER, De Montfort Hall, Leicester
Granville Rd, LE1 7RU 0116 233 3111

7.30pm  £27.50 £25.50  Concessions £22.50 £24