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Cliff Richard and The Shadows add extra dates (2009)

Cliff Richard and The Shadows

Story by Jack Foley

DUE TO phenomenal public demand, extra dates have been added to the Cliff Richard & The Shadows tour which, went on sale yesterday.

Cliff & The Shadows are reuniting for the final time for a unique arena tour during the autumn of 2009 and new dates have been announced for venues in London, Birmingham and Manchester.

Yesterday, two shows at the O2 in London, two shows in Birmingham at the NIA and one show at the Evening News Arena in Manchester sold so quickly that extra dates had to be added to cope with demand. Those shows are on sale now.

The tour dates are (new dates in bold):

25 & 26 – London, O2 Arena, sold out
28 – O2 Arena
30 – Nottingham Trent FM Arena

1 – Birmingham NIA
3-4 – Birmingham NIA, sold out
6 – Cardiff CIA
7 – Liverpool Echo Arena
9 – Glasgow SECC
12 – Newcastle Metro Radio Arena
14 – Sheffield Arena
17 – Manchester Evening News Arena sold out
18 – Manchester Evening News Arena

Prices for all venues are £60 and £55, except Cardiff which is £60 only. All tickets subject to booking fee.

It was in 1959 that Cliff first recorded and performed with The Shadows. In 2009, exactly 50 years later, Cliff & The Shadows will be back on the road – 20 years since they last performed together in concert.

Cliff & The Shadows dominated the British popular music scene in the late 50’s and early 60’s, enjoying both solo and joint success. Between them they achieved no less than 19 No.1 hits, including; ‘Living Doll’, It’s All In The Game’, ‘Travellin’ Light’, ‘Bachelor Boy’, ‘Wonderful Land‘ and ‘Apache’. They appeared together in the movies ‘Summer Holiday’ and ‘The Young Ones’ from which came million-selling hit singles and albums.

From 1968 both artists pursued individual careers. Throughout the 70’s and 80’s The Shadows toured regularly and enjoyed Top 10 successes, often competing with Cliff for the number one spot. Cliff went on to achieve huge worldwide success as a solo artist, scoring the most Top 10 and Top 20 hits in the UK singles Chart. He remains the only UK artist ever to achieve a Number 1 single in five consecutive decades!

50 years on Cliff Richard, Hank Marvin, Bruce Welch and Brian Bennett take to the stage together for the very last time on this tour. Don’t miss it!