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Music takes center stage in this new season. Pop to Rock, Soul to…Wait for it…BAGPIPES!
Blackpool Grand Theatre’s new season features some of the greatest live and tribute music shows currently touring the UK.
Ruth Eastwood, Chief Executive of Blackpool’s Grand, said, ‘This season we promised would be #DaringlyDifferent. We’ve planned a wide selection of eclectic shows, probably the biggest selection in one season ever!
‘We wanted to have something for everyone, whatever their taste.
‘My own anticipation is around The Red Hot Chilli Pipers. There’s never been anything quite like them, from their formation in 2002 and a cameo appearance at T in the Park in 2004 with the Darkness. The past fifteen years has seen the Red Hot Chilli Pipers become the most famous bagpipe band on the planet! Bagpipes with attitude, drums with a Scottish accent and a show that carries its own health warning – A real MUST SEE!’
The music line-up for 2020 at Blackpool’s Grand will see;
A Country Night in Nashville (25 Jan). Recreating the scene of a buzzing Honky Tonk in downtown Nashville, perfectly capturing the energy and atmosphere of an evening in the home of country music.
Joe Brown in Concert (31 Jan). Premier rock ‘n’ roll legend Joe Brown takes to the road to celebrate 60 years in the business and he’s stopping off in Blackpool!
The Illegal Eagles (1 Feb). This critically acclaimed show features the very best from the Eagles’ catalogue of classics including; Hotel California, Desperado’, and Life In The Fast Lane.
You Win Again (2 Feb). This fabulously authentic production ensures the Gibb brothers’ incredible legacy of classic hit songs is well and truly stayin’ alive.
Sing-a-Long-a Bohemian Rhapsody (5 Feb). Celebrate Queen, their music, and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury in Sing-a-Long-a Bohemian Rhapsody at Blackpool’s Grand Theatre.
Steve Steinman’s Vampires Rock – Ghost Train (7 Feb). Featuring over 30 of the greatest classic rock anthems including Queen, AC/DC, Bonnie Tyler, Meat Loaf, Bon Jovi, Journey, Guns N’ Roses and many more.
Barry Steele in The Roy Orbison Story (8 Feb). The one and only Barry Steele is set to put the rock back into ‘The Big O’ as he takes to the stage to commemorate this legend in The Roy Orbison Story.
Lipstick On Your Collar (9 Feb). Performed by a full live band, featuring some of the country’s top musicians, this incredible show features excellent vocals, tight harmonies and an infectious sense of fun.
Oh What A Night (14 Feb). Valli’s unmistakable voice dominated the airwaves for more than two decades with classics such as Sherry, Let’s Hang On, Big Girls Don’t Cry, and Can’t Take My Eyes Off You.
Midge Ure (16 Feb). Midge Ure comes to Blackpool with The 1980 Tour- celebrating ‘Vienna’ and ‘Visage’, the sound of the future.
Believe – The Cher Songbook (6 Mar). An exhilarating show sensationally recreating all her hits, the hair, the costumes from her breathtaking career spanning six decades.
Seven Drunken Nights (11 Mar). Direct from the West End, the show brings to life the music of Ireland’s favorite sons ‘The Dubliners’.
The Red Hot Chilli Pipers (26 Apr). The most Famous Bagpipe Band in the World, ever, they have reached incredible heights with their ground-breaking fusion of traditional Scottish music and rock/pop which they proudly call “Bagrock”.
Lost In Music (22 May). Get ready to recreate the Magical 70’s and let us take you on a musical journey straight to the heart of Disco with Lost in Music!
Wilko Johnson (23 May). Wilko Johnson, Blockhead Norman Watt Roy, Dylan Howe and special guest ‘Rock and Roll’s Greatest Failure’ John Otway come to Blackpool!
Steve Steinman’s Anything For Love – The Meat Loaf Story (24 May). Steve returns to Blackpool after 2,000 performances and over a million tickets sold worldwide!
The Bon Jovi Experience (18 Jun). The Bon Jovi Experience are the worlds first and finest tribute. “The best tribute I’ve ever seen” Jon Bon Jovi.
Tim Vine is Plastic Elvis (20 Jun). Tim Vine returns with Plastic Elvis, a unique tribute to a legend. With support from special guests John Archer as Big Buddy Holly.
A Tribute to Amy (19 Jul). Come and celebrate with us the life and music of one of the greatest singer-songwriters of all time, Amy Winehouse.
Johnny Cash Roadshow (26 Jul). Only show to be endorsed by the Cash Family! The Johnny Cash Roadshow is back on top form for 2020 with a brand-new show.
Beyond the Barricade (4 Oct). Celebrating a fantastic 21 years touring in 2020, the UK’s longest running Musical Theatre Concert Tour, Beyond The Barricade, features past principal performers from Les Miserables.
To book tickets call the Box Office on 01253 290 190 or visit blackpoolgrand.co.uk and book tickets online.
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