blackburn-empire-Fleeting Rumours

Fleeting Rumours



Friday 6th October 2023 at 7:30pm

For one night only

Fleeting Rumours are the North’s premier Tribute band to
Fleetwood Mac.
Getting that special blend of vocals, guitars, keyboards, and drums to an
exceptional level of authenticity.

Every member of the six-piece band are seasoned musicians and singers renowned
in their own field.
Fleeting Rumours cover all decades of Fleetwood Mac’s back catalogue. Including
the early years with Peter Green performing songs like “Black Magic woman” and
“Oh Well”.

The performance is based around the songs from the album Rumours but the band
also play hits from Stevie Nicks solo career, before moving on to songs like
“Sweet Little Lies” and “Everywhere" from Tango in the night.
Fleetwood Mac is one of the biggest bands in the world and the Rumours album
selling over 100 million copies worldwide.

Fleeting Rumours focus on bringing the history of the hits to the performance
and show “Big Love” and authenticity to Fleetwood Mac.


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Jimmy Jemain with his Undercover Shadows



Saturday 16th September 2023 at 7:30pm

For one night only

The Cliff and The Shadows Experience – Rock ‘n’ Roll Years.
This first-class concert performed by the UK’s multi awarding winner Jimmy Jemain and his authentic and dynamic “Undercover Shadows”.
It will transport you back in time with the best well known hits of Cliff and the Shadows.
The authentic look and sound of this show is unbelievable.
Venues up and down the country have been singing and swaying along.
Join us and remember The Rock ‘n’ Roll Years!


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Acari Comedy Hypnotist



Friday 26th April 2024 at 7:30pm

For one night only

For the FIRST TIME Since 2012 Acari is bringing his hilarious show back to the Blackburn Empire Theatre on the 26th of April 2024.

His show features 100% voluntary audience participation. Acari is adamant about not embarrassing anyone as he guides them through a unique and hilarious program using the huge power of suggestion.

Prepared to be entranced and entertained as Acari produces a performance packed with special effects music and props.

To take part in the show you must be over 18 years of age.

Age limit to attend the show is at parents' discretion due to possible bad language from volunteers which is out with our


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A Night at the Musicals



Saturday 17th June 2023 at 6:00pm

For one night only

A Night at the Musicals performed by Theatre Works


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A Beautiful Noise – The Definitive Neil Diamond Tribute



Saturday 23rd March 2024 at 7:30pm

For one night only

From London's West End, this internationally acclaimed production celebrates the music of Neil Diamond. From the hits he penned during his time in the Brill Building, to the Jazz Singer and countless live concerts, Neil Diamond is a musical icon, selling over 130 million albums throughout his exceptional career.

This is the only show starring the extraordinary FISHER STEVENS undeniably one of the BEST Neil Diamond impersonators you will ever see! Together with the amazing cast of professional musicians and singers who performed at the Lyric theatre in London's Shaftesbury Avenue.

★★★★★ "The legendary music of Neil Diamond is brought to life for a night you won't forget, and as tributes to the greats go, you'd struggle to get more bang for your buck in the West End." Broadway World Review – 2019

Join us in celebrating all the classic hits. This musical adventure, unrivalled by any other, revisits more than five decades of sparkling musical gems including, Love On The Rocks, Sweet Caroline, Forever In Blue Jeans, Song Sung Blue, I am …I Said, America, Cracklin Rosie, Red Red Wine, I’m A Believer and many more.

★★★★ A Beautiful Noise "The atmosphere is electric. In lieu of the great man him-self, A Beautiful Noise is a worthy tribute to Neil Diamond and his legacy to music"

★★★★ Designed to be a crowd-pleaser, you will leave the theatre feeling uplifted and highly entertained by it all – oh and singing 'Sweet Caroline'!

★★★★ "A consummate showman, he has the relaxed stage presence that wins us over from the start"

★★★★ "With his sincere and charismatic stage presence Fisher Stevens may as well be the real Diamond, the audience is putty in his hands"


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.


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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!


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Dirty Dusting



Sunday 4th February 2024 at 7:30pm

For one night only


Our 2024 production stars Crissy Rock (Benidorm) and Leah Bell (Stage Award Winner): Vanessa Karon and Paul Dunn.

Gladys, Olive and Elsie are three “vintage style” cleaning ladies who, threatened with redundancy, chance on an ‘unconventional’ way of earning some extra cash.

A wrong number requiring a Sex Chat Line rings into the office and gives them a great idea… “Why not start their own Sex Chat Line?” After all, their age and appearance won’t matter on the telephone and providing they can keep this a secret from Dave, their boss…they could be onto a winner!

What could possibly go wrong????

Written by Ed Waugh and Trevor Wood, this production is directed by Leah Bell who injects this hilarious play with a fresh and lively approach coupled with her own unique comedic style.


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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!

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blackburn-empire-Celebrating George Michael

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.