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Cliff Richard to reunite with The Shadows for final tour (2009)

Cliff Richard and The Shadows

Story by Jack Foley

CLIFF Richard and The Shadows are reuniting for the final time for a unique arena tour during the autumn of 2009.

The legendary act will play a total of 11 dates in September and October, kicking off with two special nights at London’s O2 Arena.

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

Cliff and 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!

Fifty years on Cliff Richard, Hank Marvin, Bruce Welch and Brian Bennett take to the stage together for the very last time on this tour.

The dates are (all 2009):

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

3-4 – Birmingham NIA
6 – Cardiff CIA
7 Liverpool Echo Arena
9 – Glasgow SECC
12 – Newcastle Metro Radio Arena
17 – Manchester Evening News Arena


Tickets are available from and and they go on general sale from 10am on Sunday, November 30, 2008.

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