blackburn-empire-poster-It Takes Two - The Story Behind Motown

It Takes Two – The Story Behind Motown



Monday 28th October 2024 at 2:00pm

For one night only

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Following a
great show last year, we are excited to be back at the Blackburn Empire

Let us take
you through the story behind Motown and once again you’ll be singing along and
dancing in the aisles to the classic hits of The Supremes, Smokey Robinson, The
Temptations and many more! We will even bring you a touch of Soul by The
Drifters, Marvin Gaye, the list goes on!

A dazzling
show you do not want to miss with projected videos showing live footage of
classic Motown legends plus the man himself, Mr Berry Gordy Jnr the founder of

A great
afternoon assured!

Come on down for a great afternoon!

"Think it's one of the best shows I've seen"
"What a fantastic show, can't wait to see you again"
"It was a fabulous show. We loved it. Loved the costumes too."


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King of Pop – NAVI



Thursday 24th October 2024 at 7:30pm

For one night only

This incredible production stars the world’s leading MJ tribute artist Navi who is joined on stage by Michael Jackson’s iconic guitarist – Jennifer Batten.

Navi is regarded as the world’s No.1 MJ tribute artist and was handpicked by Michael himself as his official body double. Michael also hired Navi to perform at two of his birthday parties where he gave Navi a standing ovation and described his performance as “Incredible”. This year Navi was also chosen by Hollywood and received critical acclaim after starring as in the new MJ movie “Michael Jackson – Searching For Neverland”.

Jennifer was Michael’s "right-hand woman" on three sell-out world tours. She was initially chosen to play on the Bad Tour but Michael was so impressed that she joined him on the road for the next 10 years, playing on his Dangerous and History world tours to more than 4.5 million fans worldwide. She also appeared on the famous Super Bowl performance.

Now, Jennifer has teamed up with Navi for an unforgettable experience – taking fans closer than ever dreamed to an original MJ concert. Featuring all the greatest hits along with an incredible live band and dancers.


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Ultimate 70s Show



Friday 4th April 2025 at 7:30pm

For one night only

Travel back in time and relive the sights and sounds of the seventies. The Ultimate 70’s show rolls back the years and takes you on a roller coaster ride with a show encompassing all the biggest glam hits form that era.

It was the decade that time forgot – so dust off your tank tops, lace up your platform boots , spray on the Old Spice, it’s time to rock!! A six piece line up faithfully recreate huge anthems by Slade, T-Rex, Bowie, The Sweet, Mud, Alice Cooper to name a few.

The audience are encouraged to dress with the times and join in the fun in this high octane show.

Leave your inhibitions at the door for a night of pure seventies glam rock!!

Fancy dress not necessary but strongly encouraged!!


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Yourythmics – A celebration of Annie Lennox & The Eurythmics



Saturday 29th June 2024 at 7:30pm

For one night only

A celebration of one of the biggest acts of the 80’s! Taking you on a nostalgic trip back in time to some of the duo’s biggest hits such as ‘Love is a Stranger’, ‘Here Comes the Rain Again’, ‘Would I Lie to You?’, ‘Right by Your Side’ and of course including the number one smash hit ‘Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)’.

Also incorporated are the beautiful songs of Annie Lennox’s solo back catalogue such as ‘No More I Love You’s’, ‘Whiter Shade of Pale’ and the haunting ‘Why’.

This is the ultimate, full band experience of the works of the Eurythmics. Energetic musicianship, amazing costumes, audience participation all led by our very own ‘Annie Lennox’- Stacy Green.

Not only has Stacy already won the accolade of the UK’s No. 1 Annie Lennox tribute and look alike, voted and awarded by the National Agents Association, but has also been recognised by the UK’s legendary female artist Annie Lennox herself!
This show will have you dancing in the aisles and singing along to memorable, masterful songs that will take you on a trip down memory lane! 

“Holy Smokes!!!”- Annie Lennox


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The UK Rock Show



Saturday 7th September 2024 at 7:30pm

For one night only

The UK Rock show will transport you back to the 80s heyday of classic rock, combining the feel of a rock festival with the atmosphere of a top end rock arena tour. Expect fireworks, amazing lighting and exacting attention to detail as this amazing 5 piece band, who have numerous recording credits and having travelled the Globe extensively, re-create hits from rock gods such as Journey, Aerosmith, Def Leppard, Bon Jovi, Kiss, AC/DC, Van Halen and many more! If you are a fan of live classic rock this is the show for you!


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Typically Tina



Saturday 8th June 2024 at 7:30pm

For one night only

Tina Turner is one of the most enduring and iconic music legends of all time. With a career spanning over 50 years, she has sold over 200 million records worldwide, making her one of the biggest selling recording artists in history.

Typically Tina is an amazingly accurate tribute to The Queen of Rock & Roll featuring so many of the great woman’s biggest hits including ‘Nutbush City Limits’, ‘River Deep Mountain High’ and ‘Simply the Best’ to name but three.

The look, the voice and most importantly the attitude is beautifully captured and all brought to life by Karin Bello.


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Whitesnake UK



Saturday 5th October 2024 at 7:30pm

For one night only

Whitesnake UK play tribute to the very best of David Coverdale's Whitesnake. From the early classic Moody/Marsden line-up to the present day USA incarnation; faithfully reproducing classic hit songs such as "Fool For Your Loving", "Is This Love" and "Here I Go Again" amongst many others. With a combined musical experience of over 100 years Whitesnake UK can proudly boast of having some of the most accomplished personnel in any tribute band. ​ Whitesnake UK concentrate purely on reproducing the classic sound and stage production of Whitesnake without the aid of backing-tracks, gimmicks or wigs. For a 100% live performance that will leave you shouting for more, Whitesnake UK are sure to deliver…


"'COS WE ARE!!!"


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The Straits UK



Saturday 28th September 2024 at 7:30pm

For one night only

Founded in 2018, The Straits UK are made up of six musicians all with a passion for delivering quality music
and performance every time.

Residing in the North East of England, the idea to form a tribute to Dire Straits originated with the frontman
and drummer, who happen to be father and son. They have both been life long Dire Straits fans, meaning
attention to detail is second to none.

Performing all the hits from The Dire Straits back catalogue, with authenticity that has been likened to
‘listening to the real thing’ by many.

Come with us to experience and re-live the unmistakable guitar and keyboard sounds of the Alchemy, Wembley ’85, On Every Street tours and much more!


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The Simon and Garfunkel Story



Thursday 30th May 2024 at 7:30pm

For one night only


Iconic words from Art Garfunkel himself who surprised the cast of The Simon & Garfunkel Story on stage in New York last week! Watch the moment on YouTube via the link below – please note, there is a single swear word in this video.

Few shows have experienced the phenomenal global success of The Simon & Garfunkel Story.

Using huge projection photos and original film footage, the international hit show tells the story of the origins and meteoric rise of Simon & Garfunkel blended together seamlessly with a full live band performing all the hits.


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Oh What a Night!



Saturday 2nd November 2024 at 7:30pm

For one night only

OH WHAT A NIGHT takes you back in time on a musical journey through the incredible career of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons, now immortalised in the multi-award winning show Jersey Boys, which has been packing theatres worldwide since its debut in 2005.

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, Can’t Take My Eyes Off You, My Eyes Adored You, December 63 (Oh What A Night), Bye Bye Baby, Who Loves You and many, many more.

With a repertoire which needs no introduction, OH! WHAT A NIGHT combines infectious personalities, amazing vocals, slick harmonies and even slicker dance moves to deliver a show full of energy and nostalgia which will leave you wanting more!

Don’t miss the ultimate celebration of one of the world’s greatest Rock & Roll bands!