9 Unmissable Music Legends Coming to Liverpool
Liverpool is no stranger to musical legends, (Did someone say The Beatles?!) and the city is set to rock with a whole host of big hitters coming to town in the next 6 months.
Check out our top 9 unmissable legends heading our way!
Returning to the city for the first time in 8 years, Elton John is bringing his Wonderful Crazy tour to the Echo Arena on 14th The Tony, Grammy, BRIT and Oscar winning artist is renowned for his high energy performances that has everyone up on their feet! For more info and booking go to www.echoarena.com
Just as Elton ships out another legend checks in, this time Barry Manilow will take the reins at the Echo Arena on June 17th with his One Last Time Tour. Barry has been seriously busy knocking out over 400 concerts in Las Vegas and says he can’t wait to see UK audiences dancing in the aisles. Booking info available at echoarena.com
Jazz legend, George Benson will be performing his classic hits, ‘Give Me The Night’ and ‘Never Give Up on a Good Thing’ to a sold out audience at the Philharmonic on June 20th. Hands up if like us, you’re gutted you missed out! Show info available at liverpoolphil.com
Earth Wind and Fire
Fresh from being honoured with a lifetime achievement award at this year’s Grammy’s, Earth Wind and Fire make their return to the city following an unbelievable show back in 2014. On July 4th the band will once again wow audiences at the Echo Arena with hits like ‘After the Love Has Gone’ and ‘Boogie Wonderland’ check out echoarena.com for more information.
Elvis Costello has performed at the Philharmonic Hall a number of times over the years and with a number of different bands! On July 11th its Elvis and The Imposters who are taking the stage, and with a career spanning 35 years its set to be a stunner of a show. Get your tickets and more at liverpoolphil.com.
The Liverpool Empire is hosting one of the greatest bands of all time this summer. Prepare to swoon at their effortless harmonies as The Drifters make a most welcome return to treat the boards with tracks like ‘Saturday Night at the Movies’ and ‘Up On The Roof’. Tickets for their July 23rd gig are selling fast, head to atgtickets.com to get yours.
Reggae legends, UB40 are playing the O2 Academy on October 9th. Fans can expect to hear greatest hits such as ‘Red Red Wine’ and ‘Kingston Town’ as the Birmingham based band embarks on its new UK tour. Get your tickets at academymusicgroup.com
Now when we say legend, this next artist embodies that word! Rod Stewart kicks off his brand new UK tour at the Echo Arena on November 12th and he’s issued a warning to fans! He said:” Fasten your seatbelts, I’m pulling out all the stops!” With a set list spanning 30 years and hits from his platinum selling albums ‘Time’ and ‘Another Country’, tickets are going to sell out fast! Get yours at echoarena.com.
Can you believe it has been 25 years since Manchester band, Simply Red released their legendary album, ‘Stars’? To celebrate this milestone the band are coming to Liverpool on November 13th to play the album live in its entirety. Die-hard fans will love this experience, which also includes a tonne of Simply Red hits thrown into the mix. Get your tickets at echoarena.com
So there you have it, 6 months’ worth of musical legends right on our door step. Who are you going to see?
By Kate James