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January 2020

Wrong Jovi Vs the Freddie & Queen Experience

Thu 30th January 7:30 pm

WRONG JOVI vs THE FREDDIE & QUEEN EXPERIENCE - THE BEST OF UK Vs USA.  Join us for ‘One Wild Night At The Opera’ as two of the UK’s leading tribute bands go head to head in a battle between the…

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Thank Abba for the Music

Fri 31st January 7:30 pm

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…

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February 2020

Barry Steele & Friends – The Roy Orbison Story

Sat 1st February 7:30 pm

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’. Get ready for an…

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Bleed Like Me

Sun 2nd February 6:30 pm

Presented By Bernése MT Company. Written & Directed By David page.  80's based gaming story tells the tale of local school boy Danny and his class mates. A comedy with a dark twist. Based on true events.

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The Monday Afternoon Variety Show

Mon 3rd February 2:00 pm

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. Mike Falcon – Music and mirth.Poppy Holiday – Return of this lovely vocalist.Will Barrow –…

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The Adult Panto: Peter Panties!

Sat 8th February 7:30 pm

They're back again! Oh yes they are! The Market Theatre Company return to corrupt another traditional pantomime classic beyond recognition.  Our fearless company of 3 actors return to bring you an evening of corny jokes, raunchy plots and blatant sexual…

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American Four Tops

Fri 14th February 7:30 pm

American Four Tops Show - Get Ready Cos Here They Come! Direct from the USA, Soul Satisfaction’s AMERICAN FOUR TOPS Motown Show has been travelling internationally bringing all the sweet soul music and the Motown magic to their audiences. With…

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The Greatest Show

Sat 15th February 1:00 pm

Join us for the Greatest Show in town. All of your favourite sing-a-long hits that will have you up on your feet throughout. This show will take you on a journey and celebration of all things great. The Greatest Movies,…

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Diva Mix

Sun 16th February 2:00 pm

Using music of the most influential girl band in the world, Diva Mix brings a show like no other. This family show takes their audience on a journey through some of the greatest Little Mix hits from Wings, to Black…

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Johnnie Casson Variety Show

Thu 20th February 7:30 pm

THE JOHNNIE CASSON VARIETY SHOW Popular comedian headlines this all-singing all-dancing variety extravaganza with full supporting professional cast. IN AID OF BLACKBURN EMPIRE THEATRE & BLACKPOOL EQUITY BENEVOLENT FUNDS  

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Everything Bublé

Fri 21st February 7:30 pm

The complete Michael Bublé Show.  The Sound. The Voice. The Look.  The only touring show to Michael Bublé's songs with the accurate sound by voice and band. The show takes you through all of Bublé's biggest hits from his younger days…

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The George Michael Story

Sat 22nd February 7:30 pm

Welcome to The George Michael Story with live shows at venues across the UK. The only truly accurate George Michael Show. The only touring show to perform George Michael’s hits in chronological order. The George Michael Story tells in detail,…

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Pirates of Penzance

Wed 26th February 7:30 pm ~ Sat 29th February 7:30 pm

Blackburn Gilbert and Sullivan Society are proud to present ‘The Pirates of Penzance’ during the last week in February 2020.  As you will be aware 2020 is a Leap Year and so our final performances take place on Leap Year…

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March 2020

Express – A Celebration of Inclusive Dance

Sun 1st March 3:00 pm

Express, is a two act celebration of inclusive dance presented by award winning charity DanceSyndrome. The first act will showcase each of their community groups from across Lancashire and beyond, as well as performances supported by Arts Council England and…

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The Monday Afternoon Variety Show

Mon 2nd March 2:00 pm

The ever popular Monday Afternoon Variety Show - Great entertainment at an affordable price.  Michael Berry – Compère and vocalist.  The Go’s. Return of the Empires very own.Song dance and comedy.

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Re-Take That in Concert

Fri 6th March 7:30 pm

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! This is the first show of its kind…

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Jimi: Are You Experienced

Sat 7th March 7:30 pm

Are You Experienced? are the world’s number one tribute to legendary rock guitarist Jimi Hendrix. Could anyone measure up to him? Well, when you listen to singer and guitarist John Campbell, you realise it can be done! The guitar work…

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Amy’s View

Wed 18th March 7:30 pm ~ Sat 21st March 7:30 pm

It is 1979. Esme Allen is a well-known West End actress at just the moment when the West End is ceasing to offer actors a regular way of life. The visit of her young daughter, Amy, with a new boyfriend…

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Ian Waite and Vincent Simone – Act Two

Sun 22nd March 2:30 pm

strictly theatre co presents Ian Waite and Vincent Simone - The Ballroom Boys…Act Two 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…

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The Counterfeit Sixties

Fri 27th March 7:30 pm

Re-live the sounds of the swinging sixties, as Britain's No. 1 tribute show brings alive the magic of the sixties, with their tribute to over twenty five bands of that era. The show encompasses everything from that period, from the…

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April 2020

Our House – The Madness Musical

Wed 1st April 7:30 pm ~ Sat 4th April 7:30 pm

The 'Madness' Musical Our House, featuring full, live, Madness Band!  From the team that brought you 'Cats' 2019!  Our House by Tim Firth. Music and lyrics by Madness. Our House was first produced at the Cambridge Theatre, London on 28th…

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The Monday Afternoon Variety Show

Mon 6th April 2:00 pm

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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Lionel – A Tribute to Lionel Richie

Fri 17th April 7:30 pm

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…

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The Killaz UK

Sat 18th April 7:30 pm

Bringing a completely new way to experience the Killers, The Killaz UK are the ultimate tribute to the live shows of the Killers. By using absolutely no pre-recorded backing tracks, The Killaz UK can interact with crowds in a completely…

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Goldilocks

Sun 19th April 1:00 pm

Roll up roll up the circus is coming to The Empire Theatre this Easter!  Tom Rolfe Productions are thrilled to be returning to Blackburn this April with an all singing, all dancing spectacular pantomime version of the beloved fairy-tale ‘Goldilocks…

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The Good Old Days of Music Hall

Mon 20th April 2:00 pm

Come and join us for a trip down Memory Lane with “The Good Old Days of Music Hall”, 2:00pm Monday 20th April 2020.  A Victorian Music Hall in period dress; as your worthy chairman introduces stars of yesteryear on a trip…

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The UK Monsters of Rock Show

Fri 24th April 7:30 pm

The UK Monsters of 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…

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BPSC 2020

Sat 25th April 6:00 pm

BPSC is a national Pole Competition which has been running for the last 8 years!!!!  A Night Not To Be Missed!!  Tickets direct from promoter Nadine Swimby at dfastudios@hotmail.co.uk

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May 2020

Two Men Without Assistance

Fri 1st May 7:30 pm

Fresh from their travels around the world, this award-winning comedy double act is coming back to the theatre where it all started, the Blackburn Empire Theatre!  Since they last performed here in 2016, the boys have performed their show around…

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Fiddler on the Roof

Mon 11th May 7:30 pm ~ Sat 16th May 7:30 pm

"If I were a rich man", I'd buy a loads of tickets and go and watch "Fiddler on the Roof" at the Blackburn Empire Theatre in May 2020. This musical tells the story of Tevye the mikman, and his family's…

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Death of a Salesman

Wed 20th May 7:30 pm ~ Sat 23rd May 7:30 pm

Winner of the 1949 Pulitzer Prize and the Tony Award for Best Play The story revolves around the last days of Willy Loman, a failing salesman, who cannot understand how he failed to win success and happiness. Through a series…

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I Can’t Believe It’s Not Buddy

Fri 29th May 7:30 pm

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. Not a stage play, Spencer…

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The UB40 Experience

Sat 30th May 7:30 pm

We are very pleased to be bringing the finest tribute to the uk's biggest ever reggae band, UB40 to the Blackburn Empire Theatre on Saturday 30th May 2020. The UB40 Experience are as close to seeing the original band in…

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Pirates of Dinosaur Island

Sun 31st May 1:00 pm

Pirates of Dinosaur Island When the pirate ship, led by Captain Coldheart alongside his dysfunctional crew that include dozy first mate Steady Eddie, crackpot inventor Doctor Doolally and his long suffering wife Dotty the cook, lands on a seemingly deserted…

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June 2020

The Monday Afternoon Variety Show

Mon 1st June 2:00 pm

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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An Evening with Dolly

Sat 6th June 7:30 pm

DOLLY IS BACK IN TOWN THE RAGS TO RHINESTONES STORY The Rags to Rhinestones Story is a smash hit tribute concert production that continues to sell out theatres across the UK. The show is widely accepted as the foremost tribute…

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Queens of Rock

Sat 20th June 7:30 pm

The world's Greatest tribute show dedicated to female rock legends and powerhouse vocalists of the last 4 decades. With three of the UKs most experienced and in demand Rock singers the show takes the audience on a rollercoaster ride of…

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July 2020

The Monday Afternoon Variety Show

Mon 6th July 2:00 pm

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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Withnell Fold Private Show

Mon 13th July 6:30 pm

Private show. For all ticket enquiries, please contact the school (01254) 830437

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Neil Jones in Gingerland

Sun 26th July 3:00 pm

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…

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August 2020

Mary Rose Swarbrick Private Show

Sun 2nd August 5:00 pm

Private Show

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The Monday Afternoon Variety Show

Mon 3rd August 2:00 pm

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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George & Elton – Faith & Love

Sat 8th August 7:30 pm

George & Elton - Faith & Love, is the first, original and only full length tribute concert celebrating two of the world's most beloved, celebrated and respected singer songwriters of all time, George Michael and Sir Elton John. Starring two…

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Elvis Remembered

Sat 15th August 7:30 pm

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. Paul Molloy and The Memphis band bringing you a…

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September 2020

An Evening of Mediumship

Thu 3rd September 7:30 pm

Come along and join Craig Morris & Gareth Lewis on their brand new 2020 ‘Journey with Spirit’ Tour. After two successful UK tours, this year is another exciting year where they team up once again & work together to connect…

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Adele – The Journey So Far

Sat 5th September 7:30 pm

Hand picked by Adele to star in Adele At The BBC, Stacey Lee’s uncannily similar vocal timbre leaves the star Gobsmacked. Coupled with a beautifully relaxed and honest rapport with audiences worldwide, Stacey captures Adele like nobody else. Not surprising, as both were raised yards from each…

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The Monday Afternoon Variety Show

Mon 7th September 2:00 pm

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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King Of Pop Starring Navi

Sun 13th September 7:30 pm

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. Michael personally gave Navi a…

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Leather & Lace

Fri 18th September 7:30 pm

Returning by popular demand after making their recent Empire Theatre debut “Leather & Lace” is a dynamic live show bringing all those ‘Classic Rock Anthems’ & ‘Power Ballads’ you know and love to the stage. Presented by a 7-piece rock band…

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Carpenters Experience

Sat 19th September 7:30 pm

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…

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Pure Bassey

Sun 27th September 7:30 pm

Pure Bassey is a smash hit theatre production that is widely accepted as the foremost tribute show in the world to Dame Shirley Bassey. The award winning Miss Julia Martin, who was recently voted by the Agents Association as the UK’s No1 Shirley…

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October 2020

The Everly Brothers & Friends

Fri 2nd October 7:30 pm

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…

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The Sound of Springsteen

Sat 3rd October 7:30 pm

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…

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The Monday Afternoon Variety Show

Mon 5th October 2:00 pm

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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Shades of Orbison

Fri 9th October 7:30 pm

Shades Of Orbison are a live music trio celebrating the life and music of the iconic rock-balladeer... 'The Big O' Roy Orbison. Taking you on a journey through the decades of a true one-off. Featuring all the hits... Oh Pretty Woman, Crying,…

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The Counterfeit Seventies

Sat 10th October 7:30 pm

Having toured extensively with The Counterfeit Sixties show they now bring you their unique Seventies show from a decade of glam rock through to new wave music, and everything in between. Featuring the music of Slade, Sweet, T.Rex, The Bay…

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The Drifters – In Concert

Sun 11th October 7:30 pm

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…

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AC/DC UK

Fri 16th October 7:30 pm

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;…

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The New Jersey Boys

Sat 17th October 7:30 pm

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…

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We’ll Meet Again

Mon 19th October 2:00 pm

We'll Meet Again - VE Day 75th Anniversary Special!  SPECIAL GROUP OFFER - BOOK 10 TICKETS GET ONE FREE!! DUGGIE CHAPMAN ASSOCIATES LTD PROUDLY PRESENTS WE’LL MEET AGAIN. Come and join us for “We’ll Meet Again” at The Empire on Monday…

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The Cavern Beatles

Fri 30th October 7:30 pm

The Cavern Beatles is the only Beatles band fully endorsed and licensed by the famous Cavern Club in Liverpool. They bring to the stage the music that has now influenced 3 generations. Be prepared to enjoy all the hits of…

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Rock & Roll Dreams Come True – Meat Loaf the Show

Sat 31st October 7:30 pm

“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…

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November 2020

The Monday Afternoon Variety Show

Mon 2nd November 2:00 pm

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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Money for Nothing – A Tribute to Dire Straits

Wed 4th November 7:30 pm

“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…

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Bee Gees Fever

Fri 6th November 7:30 pm

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. And they have been achieving this accolade for nearly…

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Opera Boys

Thu 12th November 7:30 pm

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…

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Hello Again – The Story of Neil Diamond

Fri 13th November 7:30 pm

Tribute shows, Homages, Celebrations? There are just so many. Some good, some bad, they come and go in and out of vogue, much like the artist(s) that they are emulating. A very select few however, are just so good, that…

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January 2021

Showaddywaddy

Sat 23rd January 2021 7:30 pm

‘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…

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The Story of Guitar Heroes

Fri 29th January 2021 7:30 pm

“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,…

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Steamy Windows

Sat 30th January 2021 7:30 pm

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. From its…

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February 2021

Bon Jovi Forever

Sat 13th February 2021 7:30 pm

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…

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March 2021

Whitesnake UK

Fri 12th March 2021 7:30 pm

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…

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Pinked Floyd

Sat 13th March 2021 7:30 pm

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…

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April 2021

Coldplace

Fri 9th April 2021 7:30 pm

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…

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Strong Enough – The Ultimate Tribute to Cher

Fri 23rd April 2021 7:30 pm

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…

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Tony Stockwell – Psychic Medium

Wed 28th April 2021 7:30 pm

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…

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