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Although 40 years may have passed since the release of Mike Oldfield’s ground-breaking and best-selling Tubular Bells album the music still has the power to inspire and amaze.

Tubular Bells tours the UK

If you listened carefully during the London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony you will have heard a brief re-arrangement used in the piece celebrating the NHS.

Fast forward from 1973 and the three sequels Oldfield released in the 1990’s to 2008 and Australia. Picture two musicians, Aidan Roberts and Daniel Holdsworth, who are long-time friends, sat around a camp fire, trying to play Tubular Bells the whole way through, using only their two guitars. That’s how Tubular Bells For Two, the multi-award winning musical show was born.

It took them nine months of rehearsal and the introduction of nineteen other instruments, but eventually the pair were able to perform the album live and its no exaggeration to say that their show has gone from strength to strength since. After wowing audiences Down Under and at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe Tubular Bells For Two is ready to hit London, with its premiere at Union Chapel in Islington on May 25..

When Mike Oldfield released his 1973 classic, it required more than 30 musicians to perform it. But now, exactly 40 years later, it just takes two musicians, albeit massively talented ones, to recreate the album on stage, in real-time and in a unique and compelling theatrical experience.

The original album shot to number one around the world, throwing its young composer into the international spotlight whilst kick-starting Richard Branson’s Virgin empire.

You really must get tickets to the show to witness the herculean feat of Daniel Holdsworth and Aidan Roberts racing from instrument to instrument , juggling pianos, organs, guitars, mandolin, drums, glockenspiel, loop pedals, synthesizers and, of course, Tubular Bells.

These amazing musicians  recreate the beauty and playful lunacy of one of the most important albums of the 20th Century … with just four hands and four feet.

For more information on Tubular Bells for Two tickets go to www.britevents.com 

MAY 
WED 22 St David’s Hall Cardiff
THU 23 De Montford Hall Leicester
FRI 24 Royal and Derngate Northampton
SAT 25 Union Chapel London
MON 27 Eden Court Glasgow
TUE 28 City Halls Glasgow
WED 29 King’s Theatre Edinburgh
JUNE
SAT 1 Harrogate Theatre Harrogate
TUE 4 The Orchard Theatre Dartford
WED 5 South Hill Park Bracknall
THU 6  Palace Theatre Newark
FRI 7 Town Hall Birmingham
SAT 8 Corn Exchange Cambridge
SUN 9 The Anvil Basingstoke
TUE 11 Opera House Buxton
WED 12 The Stables Milton Keynes
THU 13 St Georges Bristol
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FRI 14 New Theatre Oxford
SAT 15 Venue Cymru Llandudno
SUN 16 The Lowry Salford Quays
TUE 18 Mill Voilvo Tyne Theatre Newcastle
WED 19 Grand Opera House York
THU 20 St Georges Hall Bradford
FRI 21 The Venue Leeds
SUN 23 The Grand Theatre Blackpool
TUE 25 Wonderground London
WED 26, Whire Rock Theatre Hastings
THU 27 Kings Theatre Portsmouth
FRI 28 Queens Theatre Barnstaple
JULY 
TUE 2 Hall for Cornwall  Truro
WED 3 Princess Theatre Torquay
FRI 5 Playhouse Norwich
SAT 6 Mike Oldfield Convention Reading
SUN 7 The Marlowe Theatre Canterbury
MON 8 Theatre Royal Brighton
WED 10 Palace Theatre Southend On Sea
THU 11 The Hawth Crawley
FRI 12 Henley Festival Henley
SAT 13  Corn Exchange Ipswich
SUN 14 The Alban Arena St Albans
FRI 19 Deer Shed Festival Thirsk
SAT 20 Philharmonic Hall Liverpool
SAT 27 Arts Festival Galway
AUGUST
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Irish pop group Westlife are touring during 2010.buy westlife tickets

They will kick start their tour in Belfast, at the Odyssey Arena  on 2nd May 2010.

Westlife formed in July 1998, and were signed by Simon Cowell, but are now managed by Louis Walsh.

Westlife are the only act in the UK to have their first seven singles go straight to No1, and have sold more than 45 million records worldwide.

Their music has grown with them, starting off with teen pop, pop and now they emphasis on grown up Ballads.

To see the Irish boys perform live get Westlife Tickets from Britevents.com.

Described by the Times Newspaper as “The most peculiar and most highly acclaimed female singer of the moment”, Florence and The Machine start their UK tour at the Hammersmith Apollo on 15th May 2010.

London born Florence Welch, and a collaboration of other artists, who provide the backing music for her voice, promise a theatrical performance with a soul and indie sound and many changes of ” weird” clothes.

The BBC promoted Florence and The Machine as part of BBC Introducing. this lead to playing music festivals in 2008 including, Glastonbury, Reading and Leeds and T in the Park.

Since then, Florence and the Machine have won best British Album of 2010 at Britawards, where she performed brilliantly and live with Dizzee Rascal with “You got the love” remix “You Got the Dirtee love ” which has now been released in the charts.

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Katherine Jenkins has a voice of an angel, she will be kick starting her tour on 4th March 2010 at the Clyde Auditorium in Glasgow, Scotland.

The former music teacher from Neath in Wales, signed the largest UK classical recording deal in the UK classical recording history in 2008.

Most recently Katherine Jenkins has been reported to be “Thrilled and Honoured” to be approached by Andrew Lloyd Webber, the composer she idolised as a child, to sing the title track in the new musical “Love Never Dies”.

Katherine Jenkins has been busy since the New Year and has recently been a judge on the hit Sky 1 television show “Pop Star to Opera Star”.

To hear Katherine Jenkins very rare talent, you can get Katherine Jenkins tickets at Britevents.com

Cliff Richard in Concert

60? Really?

Sir Cliff Richard OBE will be celebrating his 70th Birthday this year.

Bursting onto the scene in 1958,   established him in Europe as the first Rock and Roll Star.

Born on 14th October 1940 in India as Roger Harry Webb,  Cliff Richard is to mark this occassion, by appearing  live with six concerts at the Royal Albert Hall from 11th October 2010.

To celebrate his 70th birthday with him, get Cliff Richard tickets from Britevents.com

Selling more than 250 Million Records world wide, Cliff Richard is the only British Pop artist to have No1 hits in each decade beween 1950’s to 2000’s, and in the last decade Cliff Richard is loved for his Christmas songs.

This will be a rare chance to see Cliff Richard live, and The Royal Albert Hall is the  best place to witness this  momentous event.

Mika

Posted: March 2, 2010 in Concerts, Uncategorized
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The Fantastic live performer Mika is on tour as we speak.

His next concert is 3rd March 2010 at the Brighton Centre in Brighton.

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Mika is a trained opera singer, and appeared on Popstar to Opera Star in February 2010, singing a classical version of “Rain” from his second album “The Boy Who Knew too Much” released in 2009.

Mikas’ first album “Life in Cartoon Motion” sold over 5.6 Million copies worldwide, which helped him win a Britaward.

His “Life in Cartoon Motion” tour, was energetic, fun and felt like you were at  one big colourful party, with lots of animated characters,  for the hit single “Big Girls” Mika filled the stage with fantastic  over the top “Big Girls”. The audience were encouraged to join in with all of his fantastic songs, which he writes himself.

Mika will be playing later in the year at the Eden Project in Devon on the 27th June 2010, what a fantastic place for another colourful party from Mika.

Funny man Peter Kay has started his first tour for 7 years, “The Tour that doesn’t tour” tour!!

Peter Kay tickets are available from Britevents.com.

Peter kay was born in Farmworth Nr. Bolton, England, he is not only a very talented comedian, but he is a writer, producer director and actor.

With only less than a year in standup comedy,  in 1997 Peter kay won “so you think you’re funny” competition.

That was followed with “That Peter Kay Thing” the fantastic “Pheonix Nights” and “Max and Paddys’ Road to Nowhere”.

Peter Kay is brilliant live and will have the audience in hysterics, but the funny man has a generous side to him and he has added 3 more dates to his tour, tickets go on sale today, all proceeds to this low key affair will go to the Haiti Relief Fund.

Diversity

Posted: February 24, 2010 in Concerts, Uncategorized
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The fantastic Street Dance group Diversity are on tour.

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The Winners of Britains Got Talent ,are appearing in  a special live performance at Alton Towers In Staffordshire, on 27th February 2010.

Diversity will then kick start their tour at Winter Garden, in Margate on 23rd March 2010.

The 10 members of Diversity are all lads from London, England, and formed in 2007.   Before winning  Britains Got Talent, they won the  UK Dance Championships. The chemistry you see on stage is very real, these fantastic dancers are aged from 12 to 25 and have grownup together in London.

Within 3 years, they are national stars, Ashley the oldest member and the choreographer, is now a star judge on Sky 1 Got to Dance.

Just watching this amazing dance group will give you goosebumps, they are imaginative and funny with ultra creative and technically proficient dance routines.

These lads will shock you with their rare talent and  hilarious clever routines.

Pendulum

Posted: February 23, 2010 in Concerts, Uncategorized
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The Australian electronic rock and drum band Pendulum, kick start their “Immersion Tour” at The Corn Exchange, Edinburgh in Scotland.

Pendulum tickets are available through Britevents.com.

Pendulum, originally from Perth Australia, are famous for their energetic live shows and visual displays. Formed in 2002 by three musicians, Pendulum moved to the UK in 2003.

They have released 5 albums, but it wasn’t until Radio 1 A listed them with “Propane Nightmares “from the album “Silico”,  in 2009   they made  it in mainstream music, and pushed  their way through the charts.

Their fantastic live appearances at festivals thoughout the UK show how diverse, fast and enthusiastic this band really  are, live performances are what they do best.

The whole of the album “Silico”  shows how serious Pendulum are about their music, and to top this, it is a fantastic fast and furious album to run to!!!!  Try running slowly to “Midnight Runner” to see what I mean.

The welsh rock band Stereophonics, are on tour , next month starting at the Metro Radio Arena in Newcastle upon Tyne in Tyne and Wear.

Described as “Classic UK rock delivered with whiskey vocals” Stereophonics have been praised for their live performances, which have landed them headlining spots at V Festival, Glastonbury and Reading and Leeds.

Stereophonic Tickets are available for the many tour dates around the UK from Britevents.co.uk

Stereophonics named after a record player belonging to Band member Stuart Cable, released their debut album “Word gets Around” in 1997 and went straight to number 6 in the UK album charts.

They will be touring from 1st March 2010 to 11th March 2010. Tickets to see Stereophonics live and at their best are still available from Britevents.