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blackburn-empire-Postponed - Spirit of the 80's

Saturday 24th October 2020 at 7:30pm


For one night only

Spirit of the 80’s takes you on an action packed two-hour musical journey through the crazy decade of big hair, shoulder pads and that unique pop fashion! Performing the smash hits of the 80’s from chart topping stars including Wham, Madonna, Duran Duran, Spandau Ballet, Cher, Culture Club, Bananarama, the Human League and many, many more..With a powerhouse band, costume changes and loads of laughs this sensational show will have you singing and dancing all night long.

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blackburn-empire-Postponed - Meat Loaf the Show

Saturday 31st October 2020 at 7:30pm


For one night only

Rock & Roll Dreams Come True – Meat Loaf the Show“Rock’n’Roll Dreams came True" is a powerhouse performance about the life of the iconic legend Meat Loaf and the music of the maestro Jim Steinman, the man behind the musical masterpieces. Lee Brady dominates the stage with all of Meat Loaf’s vigour and power and with the help of an exceptional 8-piece live band this show recreates the Bat Out of Hell experience!

VARIETY

blackburn-empire-The Monday Afternoon Variety Show

Monday 2nd November 2020 at 2:00pm


For one night only

The ever popular Monday Afternoon Variety Show – Great entertainment at an affordable price.  Michael Berry – Compère and vocalist. Colin Hilton – Musical Director. Jim Scaife – Drums.  Line-up to be confirmed

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blackburn-empire-Money for Nothing - A Tribute to Dire Straits

Wednesday 4th November 2020 at 7:30pm


For one night only

“Undoubtedly the best Dire Straits tribute in Europe”.  Money for Nothing was formed in 2000 as a tribute to one of the world’s premier rock bands – Dire Straits. The abundant energy and the excellence and musicality of their performance makes Money For Nothing a “must see” for any rock enthusiast or Dire Straits fan.

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blackburn-empire-Opera Boys

Thursday 12th November 2020 at 7:30pm


For one night only

The boys are back with a brand new show full of opera, classical, west end and crossover as well as their unique, unrivalled on-stage banter. Combining 4 big voices with 4 big personalities The Opera Boys deliver a fabulous show full of music and laughter!

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blackburn-empire-Hello Again - The Story of Neil Diamond

Friday 13th November 2020 at 7:30pm


For one night only

Tribute shows, Homages, Celebrations? There are just so many.

FAMILY

blackburn-empire-The Magic of Musicals

Friday 20th November 2020 at 7:30pm


For one night only

A very special evening to celebrate the re-opening of the theatre will be hosted by double act Two Men Without Assistance and they couldn’t be happier to be back on stage! “The very start of our double act journey began at the Blackburn Empire Theatre and we couldn’t be prouder to be re-opening this incredible venue after 9 long months.

FAMILY

blackburn-empire-Dick Whittington and his Cat

From Sat 28th November 2020 to Thu 31st December 2020


by Pendle Productions - 20 shows to choose from.

A Purr-fect Family Pantomime Following last year's record breaking run of "Aladdin", Pendle Productions are delighted to be returning to the Blackburn Empire once again. Dick Whittington is set to have more sparkle, more dazzle and more magic than you could ever imagine.

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blackburn-empire-Thank Abba for the Music

Friday 22nd January 2021 at 7:30pm


For one night only

Grab your platforms and flares for a journey back in time to when ABBA dominated the charts and ruled the airwaves! Thank ABBA For The Music is a two-hour theatre spectacular that captures all of the magic and excitement of one of pop history’s most successful and entertaining live bands.

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blackburn-empire-Showaddywaddy

Saturday 23rd January 2021 at 7:30pm


For one night only

‘The Greatest Rock & Roll Band In The World’ is a bold statement, but Showaddywaddy has lived up to that title as they recently celebrated their 40th anniversary. Formed in the 1970s in Leicester from several local bands, they have sold more than 20 million records and have toured the world.

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blackburn-empire-The Story of Guitar Heroes

Friday 29th January 2021 at 7:30pm


For one night only

“If you like music and guitars you will LOVE this show!” We all love a bit of guitar wielding in a song, it’s iconic, soulful and – oh what a beautiful instrument! The Story of Guitar Heroes is an awe-inspiring, dynamic show which transports you through time: from the 1950’s with artistes such as Chuck Berry and Hank Marvin from The Shadows, including gifted legends such as Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton and Jimmy Page, through to modern day players such as the great Brian May and the electrifying Steve Vai, to name but a few!

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blackburn-empire-Steamy Windows

Saturday 30th January 2021 at 7:30pm


For one night only

Julia Martin presents  ‘Steamy Windows’ a tribute to the undisputed Queen of Rock’ Miss Tina Turner. This high energy production is one of Julia’s longest running tribute shows, performed around the world, with standing ovations and repeat bookings on every occasion.

COMEDY

blackburn-empire-The Adult Panto: Little Red Riding...!

Friday 12th February 2021 at 7:30pm


For one night only

They’re back again! Oh yes they are!

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blackburn-empire-Bon Jovi Forever

Saturday 13th February 2021 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.

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blackburn-empire-Here Come the Girls

Friday 19th February 2021 at 7:30pm


For one night only

11 amazing tributes, 1 great show!  Celebrating some of the finest female artists of all time……featuring Cher, Madonna, Lady Gaga, Shania Twain, Annie Lennox, Gloria Estefan, Blondie, Katy Perry, Adele, Abba and Bananarama!!  All of your favourite songs from your favourite female artists, spanning 5 decades, in one spectacular fun, fast paced, energetic show!

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blackburn-empire-Re-Take That in Concert

Friday 5th March 2021 at 7:30pm


For one night only

Join the UK’s favourite tribute act Re-Take That for the ultimate Take That party night with a live and fully interactive sing-a-long experience. Created by Take That fans, for Take That fans!

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blackburn-empire-Whitesnake UK

Friday 12th March 2021 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.

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blackburn-empire-Pinked Floyd

Saturday 13th March 2021 at 7:30pm


For one night only

Pinked Floyd, the Northwest's premier Floyd tribute band, return to the Blackburn Empire Theatre with a bigger and better spectacle than seen before! The 2½ hour show delivers lovingly recreated music from all eras of Pink Floyd's history, featuring all your favourites, as well as a few less familiar tracks for the real aficionado. Expect an evening packed with stunning guitar riffs, spine-tingling keyboards, saxophone solos, beautiful vocal harmonies, and thumping bass!     To complete the sensory experience there is a mind blowing laser show and iconic Floyd circular video screen making this a night to remember for all music fans.

VARIETY

blackburn-empire-The Good Old Days of Music Hall

Monday 22nd March 2021 at 2:00pm


For one night only

Rescheduled show (Original date Monday 20 April 2020) – All tickets from the original show are valid for the new date. Come and join us for a trip down Memory Lane with “The Good Old Days of Music Hall”, 2:00pm Monday 22nd March 2021.  A Victorian Music Hall in period dress; as your worthy chairman introduces stars of yesteryear on a trip down memory lane with comedy, music and your favourite old time songs, with live backing.

DANCE

blackburn-empire-Neil Jones in Gingerland

Sunday 28th March 2021 at 3:00pm


For one night only

Rescheduled show (Original date Sunday 26 July 2020) – All tickets from the original show are valid for the new date.Straight from his Directorial and Choreographic debut at Sadler’s Wells, London, BBC Strictly Come Dancing professional dancer Neil Jones presents his brand new live dance show, GINGERLAND.  Join Jones as he goes from the back of Claudia’s area to starring in his very own dance show like you have never seen before – comedy, special effects and a lot of outstanding dancing. Neil will show you the real reason he’s a three-time World, eight-time British Champion and well-known choreographer in the world of Ballroom dancing.

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blackburn-empire-Coldplace

Friday 9th April 2021 at 7:30pm


For one night only

Formed by Coldplay fans, for Coldplay fans, Coldplace are a tribute band whose quality and experience on the tribute scene are second to none. In 12 years the band have over 600 gigs under their belts across the length and breadth of the UK and abroad in numerous countries.

FAMILY

blackburn-empire-Goldilocks

Sun 11th April at 1:00pm & Sun 11th April 2021 at 5:00pm


by Tom Rolfe Productions - 2 shows to choose from.

Rescheduled from Sunday 18th April 2020. All orginal tickets are valid for this new date at the same times.

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blackburn-empire-Rock Anthems

Friday 16th April 2021 at 7:30pm


For one night only

Celebrating some of the greatest rock music of all time, Rock Anthems brings together a host of massive rock songs written by some of the world’s biggest bands.  Classic hits such as Sultan Of Swing, Bohemian Rhapsody, Another Brick In The Wall, Sweet Child O’ Mine, Smoke On The Water and Purple Haze guarantee to have you singing along, stomping your feet and reaching for your air guitar. The show is performed by the critically acclaimed GA GA who have received widespread praise over the last 20 years, performing at concerts and festivals all over the UK and beyond.

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blackburn-empire-The Rod Stewart Songbook

Saturday 17th April 2021 at 7:30pm


For one night only

100% LIVE SHOW FEATURING PETE McCALL AS ROD STEWART WITH A 5 PIECE BAND. Pete McCall is The Rod Stewart Songbook.  The consummate professional whose vocal ability and attention to detail shine through in every way, from the opening number through to the last Rod Stewart song of the set.  Pete naturally sounds like Rod and his voice is without doubt the closest to the great man’s that there is.  Entertainment is guaranteed and a quality night of audience participation is assured. No detail has been overlooked, even the white mic stand comes from the people who supply to Rod.  Put your trust in a truly extraordinary professional Rod Stewart tribute act with exquisite vocals and all the right moves.

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blackburn-empire-Lionel - The Music of Lionel Richie

Thursday 22nd April 2021 at 7:30pm


For one night only

This show was orginally postponed from Friday 17 April 2020 – All tickets for the original date are valid for this new date.Tickets £20 Following his recent appearances with Lionel Richie himself on ITV’s ‘Sunday Night At The Palladium’ and the ‘Graham Norton Show’ for the BBC, Malcolm Pitt delivers a powerhouse and breathtaking performance in this high octane show celebrating the music of Lionel Richie and the Commodores. This award winning five star production also features a stellar line-up of world class musicians including musical director, Jonny Miller from Talon.

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blackburn-empire-Strong Enough - The Ultimate Tribute to Cher

Friday 23rd April 2021 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.

VARIETY

blackburn-empire-Tony Stockwell - Psychic Medium

Wednesday 28th April 2021 at 7:30pm


For one night only

Remarkably compelling, amazingly detailed and always humorous.  The popular star of TV’s Street Psychic, Psychic Private Eyes and Psychic Academy, Tony Stockwell has a long established credibility as one of the top Intuitive Mediums and has shared the stage all round the world with international mediums such as Colin Fry, James van Praagh and Lisa Williams. Tony demonstrates his belief that those who have passed can communicate with their loved ones with detailed messages frequently including names, dates and locations and all delivered with emotion, sensitivity and empathy.

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blackburn-empire-Rock 'n' Roll Paradise

Thursday 29th April 2021 at 7:30pm


For one night only

Rescheduled show (Original date Saturday 02 May 2020) – All tickets from the original show are valid for the new date. Rock n Roll Paradise arrive at the Blackburn Empire Theatre in 2021 celebrating 12 years on the road.

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blackburn-empire-The Simon and Garfunkel Story

Friday 30th April 2021 at 7:30pm


For one night only

Direct from a weeklong run in London’s West End at the Vaudeville Theatre, a SOLD OUT Worldwide tour and standing ovations at every performance, The Simon & Garfunkel Story is back! Using huge projection photos and original film footage, this 50th Anniversary Celebration also features a full live band performing all the hits including 'Mrs Robinson', 'Cecilia', 'Bridge Over Troubled Water', 'Homeward Bound' and many more.

VARIETY

blackburn-empire-Fiddler on the Roof - New Date

From Mon 10th May 2021 to Sat 15th May 2021


by Blackburn Musical Theatre Company - 7 shows to choose from.

This show has been postponed due to Covid-19 from the original show date 11-16 May 2020. If you have bought tickets, please bear with us, the box office will be in touch.

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blackburn-empire-I Can’t Believe It’s Not Buddy

Thursday 27th May 2021 at 7:30pm


For one night only

Moved from Fri 29-May-20 to Thu 27-May-21. All tickets for the original date will be valid for the new show.Buddy Holly & The Crickets are brought back to life, as they looked and sounded in 1958 when they first toured the UK, by talented musicians Spencer J, JJ King, Gerry Slattery and Spencer Lingwood.

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blackburn-empire-Everything Bublé

Friday 4th June 2021 at 7:30pm


For one night only

The complete Michael Bublé Show.  The Sound. The Voice.

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blackburn-empire-The George Michael Story

Saturday 5th June 2021 at 7:30pm


For one night only

Welcome to The George Michael Story ‘FREEDOM’ Tour 2021 – featuring Steve Mitchell, alongside a full live band with video screens supporting the show, including footage of George and interviews with the man himself.The only truly accurate tribute to George Michael as seen on BBC & ITV.This touring show performs George Michael’s hits in chronological order. The George Michael Story tells in detail, the career of George and his 100 million record selling history.The show starts with George in the Wham!

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blackburn-empire-The Houghton Weavers

Friday 11th June 2021 at 7:30pm


For one night only

THE HOUGHTON WEAVERS have been entertaining folk now for 45 years with their unique blend of popular folk music, humour and audience participation. In their time together, the group have performed thousands of concerts, recorded over 30 albums, and starred in several of their own highly successful BBC radio and TV series.

DANCE

blackburn-empire-Ian Waite and Vincent Simone - Act Two

Sunday 20th June 2021 at 2:30pm


For one night only

strictly theatre co presents Ian Waite and Vincent Simone – The Ballroom Boys…Act TwoRescheduled show (Original dates Sunday 22 March 2020 & 25 October 2020) – All tickets from the original show are valid for the new date. The Ballroom Boys double act Ian Waite and Vincent Simone are set to return in 2020 with a brand new show – Ian Waite and Vincent Simone….ACT TWO, after the roaring success of their 5 star rated 2019 tour!

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blackburn-empire-Elvis Remembered

Saturday 14th August 2021 at 7:30pm


For one night only

**This is the new date from the postponed show on Saturday 15 August 2020 at 7.30pm. All tickets from the original show are valid for the new date**  Elvis Remembered takes you through the career of the King of Rock n Roll, Elvis Presley from the hits of the 50s n 60s to the concert shows of the 70s.

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blackburn-empire-King Of Pop Starring Navi - New Date

Friday 3rd September 2021 at 7:30pm


For one night only

This show has been postponed due to Covid-19 from the original show date 13 September 2020. If you have bought tickets, please bear with us, the box office will be in touch.King Of Pop is led by the world’s greatest Michael Jackson tribute artist ‘Navi’, with his incredible live band and dancers.  Navi is the only tribute artist ever to be chosen by Michael Jackson himself.

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blackburn-empire-Carpenters Experience - New Date

Saturday 4th September 2021 at 7:30pm


For one night only

This show has been postponed due to Covid-19 from the original show date 19 September 2020. If you have bought tickets, please bear with us, the box office will be in touch.When we were young we’d listen to the radio, waiting for our favourite songs.

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blackburn-empire-Barry Steele & Friends - The Roy Orbison Story

Thursday 9th September 2021 at 7:30pm


For one night only

**This is the new date from the postponed show on 01 February 2020 and 01 August 2020. All tickets from the original shows are valid for the new date**    The one and only Barry Steele is set to put the rock back into ‘The Big O’ as he takes to the stage to commemorate this legend in the West End production ‘The Roy Orbison Story’.

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blackburn-empire-The Drifters - In Concert

Friday 10th September 2021 at 7:30pm


For one night only

Following their phenomenally successful recent tour, which included dates at London’s Royal Albert Hall and arenas around the UK, The Drifters are back on tour with a brand-new show performing all their classic hits from the last six decades. The legendary group have been inducted into the Rock & Roll of Fame, performed for the President of the United States and listed among the Greatest Artists of All Time by Rolling Stone magazine.

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blackburn-empire-Dressed to Kill - Kiss Tribute

Saturday 18th September 2021 at 7:30pm


For one night only

You wanted the best? You GOT 'The Best' – Dressed To Kill – the World's longest-running tribute to KISS returns to Empire Theatre.  Expect THE FULL SHOW – Blood, smoke bombs, and all the hits and classics delivered by the band that has played in more countries than any other KISS tribute,  and has even been used by KISS to promote CD and DVD releases since 1990!

VARIETY

blackburn-empire-An Evening of Mediumship - New Date

Thursday 30th September 2021 at 7:30pm


For one night only

This show has been postponed due to Covid-19 from the original show date 03 September 2020. If you have bought tickets, please bear with us, the box office will be in touch.Come along and join Craig Morris & Gareth Lewis on their brand new 2020 ‘Journey with Spirit’ Tour.

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blackburn-empire-The Everly Brothers & Friends

Friday 1st October 2021 at 7:30pm


For one night only

The Temple Brothers, the UKs No.1 Tribute to The Everly Brothers are proud to announce the return of their Theatre Show, produced by themselves. The only show of it's kind dedicated to the music of one of the greatest harmony duo's the Everly Brothers.

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blackburn-empire-Andy Fairweather Low

Saturday 16th October 2021 at 7:30pm


For one night only

Moved from Fri 23-Oct-20 to Sat 16-Oct-21. All original tickets are valid for this new date.    Andy Fairweather Low came to prominence as the lead singer in Amen Corner and the 60s saw them clock up hit after pop hit.  Songs such as 'Bend Me Shape Me', 'Hello Suzy', '(If Paradise is) Half As Nice' are internationally remembered.Since the early days Andy has gone on to work with Eric Clapton, George Harrison, Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, David Crosby, The Band, Elton John, Roger Waters, Dave Gilmour, The Who, BB King, Joe Cocker, Steve Winwood, Linda Ronstadt, Emmylou Harris, Joe Satriani, Jeff Beck, The Impressions, Lonnie Donegan, Mary J. Blige, Georgie Fame, Bonnie Raitt, Otis Rush, Van Morrison, Chris Barber, Jackson Browne, Bill Wyman, Sheryl Crow, Pete Townshend and many more.A remarkable band, a remarkable front man!Andy Fairweather Low – Guitar and vocalsDave Bronze – Bass and vocalsPaul Beavis – DrumsNick Pentelow – Sax and Clarinet

VARIETY

blackburn-empire-We'll Meet Again

Monday 18th October 2021 at 2:00pm


For one night only

Moved from Mon 19-Oct-20 to Mon 18-Oct-21. All original tickets are valid for this new date.We'll Meet Again – VE Day 75th Anniversary Special!  SPECIAL GROUP OFFER – BOOK 10 TICKETS GET ONE FREE!!

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blackburn-empire-The Cavern Beatles

Friday 22nd October 2021 at 7:30pm


For one night only

THE CAVERN BEATLES | Moved from Fri 30-Oct-20 to Fri 22-Oct-21. All original tickets are valid for this new date.The Cavern Beatles is the only Beatles band fully endorsed and licensed by the famous Cavern Club in Liverpool.

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blackburn-empire-AC/DC UK

Friday 29th October 2021 at 7:30pm


For one night only

Europe's Most Explosive Tribute to Rock Legends AC/DC Following the unprecedented and stellar success of AC/DC's own Rock or Bust worldwide tour; emulating the genuine outfit is no small task. Fronted by the most authentic Angus Young in the business; AC/DC UK deliver a 2 hour powerhouse show, featuring all the hits from 1975's High Voltage up to 2015's Rock or Bust…

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blackburn-empire-The Sound of Springsteen

Saturday 30th October 2021 at 7:30pm


For one night only

The “SOUND OF SPRINGSTEEN”, take to the stage this year after 2 years of getting the show together for this tour. With a passion for the work of "The Boss", the 8 piece tribute “The Sound Of Springsteen” brings their years of live performances and recording to rock you with Bruce Springsteen's greatest hits and deep cuts.

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blackburn-empire-The New Jersey Boys

Saturday 6th November 2021 at 7:30pm


For one night only

THE NEW JERSEY BOYS | Moved from Sat 17-Oct-20 to Sat 06-Nov-21. All original tickets are valid for this new date.Music of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons.  This hit show which continues to play to sell-out audiences and standing ovations throughout the U.K.  The choreographed show, featuring the amazing falsetto voice of Einar Vestman and the humour of all round entertainer Gary Gould, guarantees an evening of fast moving entertainment with superb harmonies, stunning solo spots and light comedy.

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blackburn-empire-Keeping Bad Company

Saturday 5th March 2022 at 7:30pm


For one night only

From the producers of UK Pink Floyd Experience. Great Gig Productions, in association with Aurora Marketing present, "Keeping Bad Company".

MUSIC

blackburn-empire-Bee Gees Fever

Saturday 26th March 2022 at 7:30pm


For one night only

Moved from Fri 06-Nov-20 to Sat 26-Mar-21. All original tickets are valid for this new date.Since 1999, Bee Gees Fever have been performing “Completely 100% Live” to venues all over Great Britain and Europe, honing their skills with one purpose in mind – to entertain audiences.

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blackburn-empire-The UK Rock Show

Saturday 4th June 2022 at 7:30pm


For one night only

Rescheduled from Friday 24th April 2020. All original tickets are valid for this new date.The UK Rock show will transport you back to the 80s heyday of classic rock, combining the feel of arock festival with the atmosphere of a top end rock arena tour.