Following In The Footsteps Of Their Heroes – THE MERSEY BEATLES Announce Biggest Ever UK Tour
After sold out shows in the USA, Australia and Europe, the world’s favourite Liverpool-born Beatles tribute band – THE MERSEY BEATLES – are embarking on an historic UK Tour. We have teamed up with Rhodes Media and Cuffe & Taylor to bring you details of their tour and you can combine this with a night or two away at one of our hotels!
Their GET BACK 2018 TOUR visits the very same towns, cities and historic British venues that the original Fab Four first rocked in the 1960s. Tickets are on sale via www.ticketmaster.co.uk
Fewer than 80 of the 200-plus British venues The Beatles played between 1957 and 1966 remain today as so many historic dance halls and theatres that shook to the original Merseybeat sound have been demolished.
In a unique bid to celebrate both The Beatles’ music and the special places that helped shape that world-changing Rock ‘n’ Roll sound, The Mersey Beatles will play 12 original Fab Four venues in October and November 2018.
The Get Back Tour hits Wirral, Stockport, Whitchurch, Blackburn, Rhyl, Aldershot, Bedford, Norwich, Stoke, Coventry, Lydney, Walthamstow, Margate, Salisbury, Alloa, Aberdeen and Newcastle.
Within a stunning two-hour show – which brilliantly captures all the hits from Love Me Do to Let It Be – The Mersey Beatles will play the exact same songs John, Paul, George and Ringo did at the venue, allowing audiences to really ‘Get Back in time for a true Fab Four experience’.
Ranging from town halls and ballrooms to old cinemas and theatres, the tour opens on October 31st at Port Sunlight’s historic Hulme Hall where, in 1962, Ringo Starr made his first appearance as The Beatles new drummer.
Other venues include Newcastle’s Majestic Ballroom (now the O2 Academy). It was here, after a 1963 show, that John Lennon and Paul McCartney penned the worldwide smash She Loves You in a hotel around the corner.
The 17-date Get Back Tour visits England, Wales and Scotland, including a show at Alloa Town Hall which, in 1960, the then ‘Silver Beetles’ played as part of their first ever professional tour – just months before they famously headed to Hamburg for the first time.
When it comes to stage performance, The Mersey Beatles brilliantly exude the inner and outer spirit of the original Fab Four from the costumes, the haircuts, the instruments and, of course, that unmistakable and legendary Liverpool-born sound.
Formed in 1999 in Liverpool by four school friends, The Mersey Beatles have toured the world many times over. And the band – Mark Bloor (John), Steven Howard (Paul), Craig McGown (George) and Brian Ambrose (Ringo) cannot wait to hit the road in 2018.
Steven said: “This tour is going to be amazing! We are, of course, all Beatles fans and, as Liverpool lads we’ve been obsessed with the band since we were in school. It’s going to be great to follow in the Fab Four’s footsteps and truly recreate those special shows at these wonderful and historic venues.”
Mark added: “We pride ourselves on bringing a true Beatles experience, covering all the eras from the days of The Cavern Club, through Beatlemania to Sgt Pepper and the band’s final gig on the rooftop of the Apple offices. We cannot wait to Get Back to where it all began for the greatest band of all time.”
Tickets are on sale now via www.ticketmaster.co.uk
GET BACK – THE MERSEY BEATLES 2018 UK TOUR
OCT 31 PORT SUNLIGHT – Hulme Hall
NOV 6 STOCKPORT – Plaza
NOV 8 WHITCHURCH – Civic Centre
NOV 9 BLACKBURN – King George’s Hall (Windsor Suite)
NOV 10 RHYL – Pavilion
NOV 13 ALDERSHOT – Princes Hall
NOV 14 BEDFORD – Corn Exchange
NOV 15 NORWICH – Epic Studios
NOV 16 STOKE – Kings Hall
NOV 17 COVENTRY – Albany Theatre
NOV 21 LYDNEY – Town Hall
NOV 22 WALTHAMSTOW – Maud @ Mirth, Marvel and Maud
NOV 23 MARGATE – Winter Gardens
NOV 24 SALISBURY – City Hall
NOV 28 ALLOA – Town Hall
NOV 29 ABERDEEN – The Beach Ballroom
NOV 30 NEWCASTLE – O2 Academy
WHAT THEY SAY ABOUT THE MERSEY BEATLES…
“When I hear The Mersey Beatles, it really IS The Beatles”
Julia Baird, John Lennon’s sister and director of The Cavern Club
“When I saw them play in The Cavern, they perfectly recreated the atmosphere that the original Beatles produced. It was just like listening to The Beatles again.”
Joe Flannery, Beatles’ manager Brian Epstein’s assistant
“The Mersey Beatles are the best Beatles tribute band around.”
The British Beatles Fan Club
“The Mersey Beatles are the next best thing to the original Beatles.”
Film producer Julia Stannard (The Awakening, United)
Issued on Behalf of Cuffe & Taylor
Cuffe & Taylor is officially one of the UK’s top 10 live music and event promoters with offices in London and the North West. Established for more than seven years and now part of the Live Nation family, they present breath-taking tours, festivals and shows across the UK. Cuffe & Taylor have worked with artists including, Rod Stewart, Mariah Carey, Bryan Adams, Noel Gallagher, Neil Diamond, Michael Ball & Alfie Boe, Cliff Richard and Little Mix. They continue to take shows to the fans, specialising in presenting concerts in unique locations closer to the fans.