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9 December 2016

The Bootleg Beatles to visit 17 cities across UK

The Bootleg Beatles are delighted to announce their March / April 2017 tour of the UK – 2017 marks the 50th anniversary of the release of the milestone album ‘Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’. The band along with their renowned string and brass ensemble will visit seventeen cities, tickets are available now from www.ticketmaster.co.uk. Since their inception in 1980 the band have performed hundreds of gigs across the globe, earning themselves an amazing reputation along the way. The late George Martin himself described the Bootleg Beatles experience as “A terrific show”, whilst the Mail On Sunday hailed their “Mind-boggling accuracy”.

Formed from the original cast of London’s West End hit show ‘Beatlemania’, The Bootleg Beatles have become 'an institution' in their own right with their note-perfect recreation of hits from every era of the world’s most famous songbook. Every tiny detail is meticulously covered from costumes to authentic period instruments; from the ‘Liverpudlian’ banter to their ‘inflection perfect’ vocal mimicry. But it’s not only their sound that is so authentic; they bear an uncanny resemblance to the Fab Four. As one reviewer recently said... “It’s not John Paul George and Ringo ... but you simply won’t believe it”.

‘Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’ is widely acknowledged as the record that redrew the map of popular music and proved that the band were not only incredible songwriters but also true innovators in the studio. 1967 was also the year that The Beatles met Maharishi Mahesh Yogi and released the beloved ‘Strawberry Fields’ / ‘Penny Lane’ was released, as well as the ‘Magical Mystery Tour’ EP. Songs from those releases celebrating their half century feature heavily in The Bootlegs Beatles set and will of course receive an airing on these 2017 dates.

MARCH 2017
Fri 24 Southend, Cliffs Pavilion 01702 351 135
Sat 25 Oxford, New Theatre 0844 871 3020
Sun 26 Chatham, Central Theatre 01634 338338
Mon 27 Guildford, G-Live 0844 770 1797
Wed 29 Bournemouth, Pavilion Theatre, 01202 055660
Thur 30 St Albans, Alban Arena 01727 844 488
Fri 31 Scunthorpe, Baths Hall, 0844 854 2776

APRIL 2017
Sat 1 Ipswich, Regent Theatre 01473 433100
Sun 2 Buxton, Opera House 01298 721190
Tues 4 York, Barbican, York 0844 854 2757
Weds 5 Swansea, Grand Theatre 01792 475715
Thur 6 Northampton. Derngate 01604 624811
Fri 7 Malvern, New Theatre 01684 892277
Sat 8 Stoke on Trent, Victoria Hall 0844 871 7649
Mon 10 Llandudno, Venue Cymru 01492 872000
Tues 11 Basingstoke, The Anvil 01256 844244
Weds 12 Cambridge, Corn Exchange 01223 357851

Tickets are priced from £29.00 and can be booked online through www.ticketmaster.co.uk (all tickets subject to a booking fee)

There’s never been a better time to immerse yourself in the magic of the Bootleg Beatles – don’t miss a show that was described as “Off-the-scale fabulous” by BBC Radio’s Chris Evans, and “Flawless!” by Mojo Magazine. You’ll love them – Yeah Yeah Yeah!

For more information, pictures or to request an interview please contact Chris Hewlett on 0845 601 2833 or chris@chrishewlett.com. See also www.bootlegbeatles.com

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