added: 24 Jan 2012 // by: Music-News.com Newsdesk
1962 was a significant year in music history. Ringo Starr joined the Beatles, Brian Epstein became their manager and the band had their first recording session at Abbey Road Studios, thus prompting one of the greatest developments the world of popular music has ever seen.
50 years to the day after the Fab Four's radio debut, The Bootleg Beatles kick off their 20 date UK Tour on 8th March 2012. The band's last tour saw the debut of Adam Hastings (as John Lennon) who has added his raspingly accurate vocals to the Bootleg line-up, replacing Neil Harrison (who has portrayed Lennon in the Bootlegs since their formation 32 years ago). His performance was met with critical acclaim by aficionados and fans alike. 'Note perfect renditions of songs coupled with spot-on vocals instantly create the illusion that it really is the Fab Four up on stage. Five stars' ' Latest 7, Brighton.
The Bootleg Beatles were the first band that Adam ever saw perform live ' he met Neil and got a signed poster after a gig at Newcastle City Hall. Adam recalls, 'I had three posters on my bedroom wall ' Nirvana, one of the real Beatles and the autographed Bootlegs poster ' in my mind as a lad they all had equal status, so to be joining them full time is amazingly ridiculous!'
The concerts will feature The Bootleg Beatles performing their authentic renditions of the greatest songs from the entire Beatles catalogue. They will be accompanied by their accomplished orchestra, who help them faithfully re-create many of the hits the Beatles never performed live.
Full tour details are:-
Date City Venue Tickets Box Office
Thurs 8th Mar Southend Cliffs Pavilion £26.00 01702 351 135
Fri 9th Mar Croydon Fairfield Hall £25.00 020 8688 9291
Sat 10th Mar Bournemouth Pavilion Theatre £25.00 0844 576 3000
Sun 11th Mar Guildford G-Live £25.50 0844 7701 797
Mon 12th Mar Crawley The Hawth £25.00 01293 553 636
Wed 14th Mar Derby Assembly Rooms £25.00 01332 255 800
Thurs 15th Mar Sunderland Empire Theatre £25.50 0844 847 2499
Fri 16th Mar Stoke Victoria Hall £25.50 0870 060 6649
Sat 17th Mar Halifax Victoria Theatre £26.00 01422 351 158
Sun 18th Mar York Barbican £25.00 0844 854 2757
Tues 20th Mar Bradford St George's Hall £25.00 01274 432 000
Wed 21st Mar Cambridge Corn Exchange £25.00 01223 357 851
Fri 23rd Mar Malvern Forum Theatre £ 01684 892 277
Sat 24th Mar Oxford New Theatre £25.00 0870 606 3500
Sun 25th Canterbury Marlowe Theatre £ 01227 78 77 87
Mon 26th Mar St Albans Alban Arena £25.00 01727 844 488
Tues 27th Mar Northampton Derngate £26.00 01604 624 811
Thurs 29th Mar Cheltenham Town Hall £25.00 0844 576 2210
Fri 30th Mar Basingstoke The Anvil £25.00 01256 844 244
Sat 31st Mar Reading The Hexagon £25.00 0118 960 6060
Book online at www.bootlegbeatles.com. 24 hr Ticket Hotline: Artist Tickets: - 0871 230 0333. All tickets subject to booking fee.
What the media have said about The Bootleg Beatles:-
Check out our exclusive interview with founder member, Andre Barreau (Bootleg George) and Adam Hastings (new Bootleg John):