blackburn-empire-Johnny Cash Roadshow

Johnny Cash Roadshow



Saturday 19th October 2024 at 7:30pm

For one night only

Only show to be endorsed by
the Cash Family
The Johnny Cash Roadshow is back and better than ever. Award winning Clive John pays homage to Cash’s
career as the Man In Black, alongside his iconic wife June Carter (Meghan
Thomas) and a genuine top of the league band playing double bass, fender
telecaster and acoustic guitars, drums, piano, trumpet and four part vocal
harmonies. Delivering all the hits such as Walk the Line, Ring of
Fire, Jackson, Orange Blossom Special and Boy Named Sue along-side some of the
darker more atmospheric songs from the later American Recordings such as Hurt, this
year’s show is an emotional roller-coaster through Cash’s career, packed
together in one fantastic unforgettable evening’s entertainment.  

standing ovations every night, Johnny Cash Roadshow is the longest
running, most recognised and still the biggest and best celebration
of Johnny Cash in the world today guaranteed to leave you wanting


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Garth Brooks – Ultimate Tribute



Sunday 10th September 2023 at 7:30pm

For one night only


With 19 number one hits, 9 number one albums and over 170 million album sales, he’s the biggest selling artist on the planet after the Beatles!

Seen live by over a billion people and holding the record for the fastest selling concert in history (with over 400,000 tickets sold for the Dublin shows in an hour) it’s hard to overstate the popularity of country music megastar Garth Brooks.

This affectionate tribute show features covers of all the classic hits including, among many others ‘If tomorrow never comes’, ‘Friends in low places’, 'The thunder rolls’ and of course ‘The Dance’.

It also features Deeanne Dexeter, the UK’s leading tribute to Trisha Yearwood, who has been Garth’s backing vocalist and support act for over 30 years, as well as a major recording artist in her own right, scoring a number one hit in 1991 with the timeless ‘She’s in love with the boy’.

So dig out those cowboy hats and join us for a celebration of the classic hits of Garth Brooks.

*This is a tribute show and is in no way affiliated with any original artists/estates/management companies or similar shows. The promoter reserves the right to alter the programme.


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Carpenters Experience



Saturday 9th September 2023 at 7:30pm

For one night only

When we were young we’d listen to the radio, waiting for our favourite songs. Now they’re back again, like a long-lost friend, all the song we loved so well…

The UK's leading Carpenters show, featuring the amazing voice of Maggie Nestor and eight top-class musicians, captures the sights and sounds of the amazing talents of Richard and Karen Carpenter.

Karen’s silky contralto is combined with Richard’s delightful piano and seamless harmonies in this big production that brings Close to You, We've only Just Begun, Top of the World, Rainy Days and Mondays, Solitaire, Goodbye to Love, Please Mr Postman, For All We Know, Only Yesterday and dozens more classic songs to the stage.

The Carpenters Experience is coming to town for an evening of non-stop hits – it’s yesterday once more…


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Bon Jovi Forever



Saturday 30th September 2023 at 7:30pm

For one night only

BON JOVI FOREVER – The only Bon Jovi tribute show you need to see!

A high energy, electric packed show guaranteed to raise your hands.

BJF are committed to reviving the 80/90s style show, receiving rave reviews from fans and venue's all over the UK.

Every performance is action packed and delivered with the artistry, energy and Passion of the real thing.

A stunning stage show coupled with effects and explosions will make you believe you're watching the Real Bon Jovi from back in their heyday.

This show is guaranteed to give any fan of Bon Jovi ‘One Wild Night’.


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Friday 2nd June 2023 at 7:30pm

For one night only

2020 saw an unprecedented global pandemic derail life as we know it, and in the wake of Covid-19, the world needs to pull together more than ever. AC/DC UK know that rock and roll unites, and are more determined than ever to bring together everybody for a party with a bang!
AC/DC UK, the world’s most authentic tribute to the Brian Johnson era, aim to pick up exactly where they left off with the same high energy, electrifying performance. Complete with fully firing cannons, inflatable Rosie, and iconic Angus and Brian chemistry, AC/DC UK churn out all of the biggest hits alongside a few fan favourites at every show! The band have delivered on the biggest
of stages such as Graspop Metal Meeting (2018), Stone Free (2016), Herning Rocker (2019) and more, featuring on the same billing as rock titans including Guns N’ Roses, Iron Maiden, Alice Cooper, The Darkness, D-A-D and many many more. The band regularly travel all over Europe and beyond, playing in excess of 20 countries worldwide in the past decade.
The boys are Back in Black, and ready to Shoot To Thrill as soon as we can; We Salute You All


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Celebrating George Michael



Friday 10th November 2023 at 7:30pm

For one night only

Featuring the acclaimed Steve Mitchell, this production focuses on a more mature and seasoned style that George brought us with performances such as the 1996 “MTV UNPLUGGED” from the Three Mills studio in London.

As well as all of George’s best and well-known hits, Steve and his hand-picked 9 piece band also perform some of Wham classics making it a very special show for all George Michael fans.

We’re also pleased to announce that Dave West who played bass with George and Andrew on the very first recordings of Wham Rap and Careless Whisper, will also be joining Steve and the band on the dates.


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Strong Enough – The Ultimate Tribute to Cher



Friday 22nd March 2024 at 7:30pm

For one night only

Get ready for an unforgettable evening, celebrating the global superstar and great female icon that is Cher.

Featuring all of the classic hits including Turn Back Time, I Found Someone, Believe, Strong Enough, Gypsies Tramps and thieves, her modern Abba remixes and many more.

This is one show-stopping dazzling extravaganza you do not want to miss! This show will take you on a musical journey from the Dark Lady days, to the rocking 80’s perm days and the celebration disco hits as we TURN BACK TIME and celebrate the queen of pop and rock.

‘Strong enough’ features 25 smash hits, six decades of stardom and enough costume changes to cause a sequins shortage… With full live band and dancers, come along and experience the passion, the flair and the glitter!

For more information on STRONG ENOUGH, check out the following website / social media links:

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Absolute Reggae



Friday 15th March 2024 at 7:30pm

For one night only

The music that has filled the airwaves since the 1970s is brought to life on stage with the Absolute Reggae show. This high energy show with a 10 piece band, includes a 3 piece horn section and 4 vocalists.

The Absolute Reggae show will have you singing along to great Reggae songs from Bob Marley, Aswad, John Holt, Pato Banton and UB40 to name a few.

Join us to get a Good Thing Going because you Can’t Help Falling In Love with Absolute Reggae!


Brandon McPhee



Thursday 14th September 2023 at 7:30pm

For one night only

Multi award winning vocalist and musician Brandon McPhee and his 5-piece band takes his show to English theatres.

The Brandon McPhee Show is a variety of songs and tunes, featuring – Country, Folk, 60s, Irish and Scottish music with songs from Manson Grant of (Manson Grant & the Dynamos fame) part of Brandon’s 5 piece band plus special guest Tony Allen from Foster & Allen fame.

At 10 years old Brandon picked up the 3 row button key accordion for the first time. By his 17th birthday he had won many competitions including the ‘All Scotland Senior Accordion Championship’. By now he was honing his vocal chords, a big fan of Johnny Cash, Don Williams and Billy Ray Cyrus. Taking two years vocal tuition to date he was won many awards for his singing
including Hot Country Tv Awards in Ireland Along the way Brandon recorded a duet with Foster and Allen, ‘Walking On The Waves’ reached No.1 in the Joyce Ramgatie radio airplay chart. Another highlight in Brandon’s career was performing for Prince Charles (now King Charles III) in Buckingham Palace.

Last November Brandon did a guest spot on Foster & Allen’s tour in England, and was well received by their audiences. Foster & Allen have recorded 52 albums over their career and had many No one hits. We are delighted to have Tony Allen being a special guest on the Brandon McPhee Show.

This is one of show you do not want to miss. Brandon McPhee and his Band with special guest Tony Allen.