Following the success of last year’s Legends Live concerts, Tony Denton Promotions has announced a new tour for 2019. The show will bring together the Queen of Rock Suzi Quatro, Pop icon David Essex, Les McKeown’s BAY CITY ROLLERS and legendary rock band Smokie. Taking in 10 dates starting at Manchester’s O2 Apollo on Thursday 4th April and culminating at Bournemouth’s BIC on Sunday 14th April, this new tour will see these iconic artists perform all their chart-topping hits on one stage.
SUZI QUATRO – Between 1973 and 1980, Suzi Quatro featured in the British charts for no less than 101 weeks, and has sold to date over 55 million records, and still counting. Her hits include the No 1s “Can The Can”, that went on to sell two and a half million copies worldwide and “Devil Gate Drive”. Other hits include “48 Crash”, “Too Big”, “Daytona Demon”, “The Wild One”, “She’s In Love With You”, “If You Can’t Give Me Love”, and a million seller in the U.S.A., “Stumblin In” a duet with Chris Norman. From 77-79 Suzi spread her wings and landed a part on the worldwide hit TV Series “Happy Days”, playing Leather Tuscadero opposite Henry Winkler and Ron Howard. She continued to act in other shows including, “Minder”, “Dempsey and Makepeace”, and more up to date, “Absolutely Fabulous” and “Midsomer Murders”. She has had her own Radio Two show and has also made special documentaries for the station that include Elvis Presley, Otis Redding, Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison and Patsy Cline.
DAVID ESSEX – From hit records to hit musicals David Essex OBE has had one of the most enduring careers in music, stage & screen. He has written, recorded and produced albums and singles that have sold millions of copies worldwide – twenty-three Top 30 singles in Britain alone! He scored two number 1 singles with “Hold Me Close” and “Gonna Make You A Star”, as well as a string of hits including “Lamplight”, “Silver Dream Machine”, “A Winter’s Tale”, “Stardust”, “Rock On” (for which he was Grammy nominated), “Oh What A Circus”, “Tahiti” & “Rolling Stone”. He has starred in the films “Silver Dream Racer”, “That’ll Be The Day” and “Stardust”, as well as appearing in “Eastenders” as Eddie Moon.
LES McKEOWN’S BAY CITY ROLLERS -The band shot to superstardom with “Keep On Dancing”, the Bay City Rollers’ first single, quickly followed by “Remember: Sha La La La”, “Shang-A-Lang”, “Summerlove Sensation” and “All Of Me Loves All Of You” all hitting the Top Five. “Bye Bye Baby”, released in 1975, was their first UK Number 1, which was followed by “Give A Little Love”, just few months after. Other hits include “Love Me Like I Love You”, “Money Honey” and “I Only Want To Be With You”. “Rollin'” was their debut album and reached the number 1 position the first of many chart toppers! Between 1975 – 1978, they toured all over the world and played to sold out crowds in the USA, Japan, Great Britain, Europe, New Zealand and Australia. The demand to hear the Bay City Rollers with Les McKeown is still enormous!
SMOKIE – To be rock ‘n’ roll survivors is an achievement. To be Europe’s top live band, 45 years after its inception is truly fantastic. The band scored their first top 3 with “If You Think You Know How To Love Me” which went onto sell millions around the world. Other singles include “Don’t Play Your Rock ‘n’ Roll To Me”, “Living Next Door To Alice”, “Oh Carol”, “Needles & Pins”, “It’s Your Life” and “For A Few Dollars More”. “Living Next Door To Alice (Who the F**K is Alice)” featuring Roy Chubby Brown brought yet another new dimension into the band’s history. First a hit for Smokie in 1976 and reaching number 5 in the charts it is somewhat ironic that since its re-release in 1995, it again reached the top 5 selling in excess of 200,000 copies.
The tour dates are as follows:
THURS 4th – MANCHESTER O2 Apollo 08444 777 677 www.o2apollomanchester.co.uk
FRI 5th – LEEDS First Direct Arena 0844 248 1585 www.firstdirectarena.com
SAT 6th – CARDIFF Motorpoint Arena 029 2022 4488 www.motorpointarenacardiff.co.uk
SUN 7th – BRIGHTON Centre 0844 847 1515 www.brightoncentre.co.uk
TUES 9th – NEWCASTLE Metro Radio Arena 0844 493 6666 www.metroradioarena.co.uk
WED 10th – NOTTINGHAM Motorpoint Arena 0843 373 3000 http://www.motorpointarenanottingham.com/
THURS 11th – LONDON The SSE Arena, Wembley 0844 815 0815 www.ssearena.co.uk
FRI 12th – BIRMINGHAM Genting Arena 0844 33 88222 www.gentingarena.co.uk
SAT 13th – LIVERPOOL Echo Arena 0344 8000 400 www.echoarena.com
SUN 14th – BOURNEMOUTH BIC 0844 576 3000 www.bic.co.uk
TICKETS ON SALE 21ST SEPTEMBER