Tartan Tales cancellation/rescheduled
It is with great disappointment that Childrens Classic Concerts have had to make the decision to cancel tomorrow’s performance of Tartan Tales at the Caird Hall. Due to the adverse weather conditions many of our musicians are unable to currently travel from the central belt and we are aware that much of the audience will also have difficulty travelling to Dundee.
As this was our only planned visit to Dundee for 2018 we have been working hard to arrange an additional performance of one of our other concerts, Gypsy Jazz, for the afternoon of 19 May. Gypsy Jazz sees CCC presenter, Owen join forces with award-winning Scottish songstress and fiddler, Seonaid Aitken - and her band Rose Room - for an interactive introduction to jazz that will have the whole family literally dancing in the aisles! Enjoy sensational solos showing off the swingin’ strings of the double bass, guitars and jazz fiddle; travel the world listening to high-energy numbers from France to Russia; experience tap dancing like never before; clap, sing, get in the groove and Mooch around with Minnie.
We would love to see you there – your Tartan Tales tickets will be valid for Gypsy Jazz or if you are not free you can request a full refund of your Tartan Tales ticket.
Alex Salmond re-arranges Dundee and Inverness stage shows
The “Beast from the East” has forced the postponement of Alex Salmond’s stage shows this weekend in Dundee and Inverness.
Fridays show in Dundee has been rescheduled for Friday 27th April while the two shows in Inverness have been postponed for just two weeks until Saturday 17th March.
Alex commented “It is very disappointing because we had great audiences for each show and a really fantastic cast. However we would have had to ignore the Scottish Government’s sensible travel advice to bring in the cast and crew and this we could not reasonably do.
The problem is not really the weather in Dundee and even less so in Inverness itself but more that many of the audience and cast are travelling in from around the country. In these circumstances you have to put safety first.
Luckily both venues have given us great alternative dates and all tickets will hold good for the new dates. In addition anyone who cannot make the new dates can get a full refund, all they need to do is contact the point of purchase on Tuesday”
The star studded cast have already indicated that they will do their very best to make the new dates and the show will go on albeit slightly postponed. In addition to Alex and his house band The Carloway’s the shows were due to feature Des Clarke, Sheena Wellington, Elaine C Smith, David Hayman and Brian Cox between the two venues.
Alex joked “We are delighted to get such an early date in Inverness while April 27th is Freedom Day in South Africa which must be an auspicious date for a Show in Scotland’s Yes city of Dundee!”
THE ILLEGAL EAGLES • The World's Official No 1 Eagles Tribute • Saturday 1 December 2018
The World’s Official No.1 Eagles tribute returns in 2018 for another outstanding show promising more of their trademark musical prowess, acute attention to detail, and incredible showmanship.
This phenomenal group of musicians have been touring for over two decades and remain true Eagles fanatics! Their longevity and continued international acclaim are due in no small part to their extraordinary mastery of the Eagles’ distinctive sound.
Featuring the very best from the Eagles’ repertoire including Hotel California, Take it to the Limit, Life in the Fast Lane, Take It Easy, Lyin’ Eyes, Desperado and plenty more!
‘Amazing Musicianship & Vocals’ – NME
The Proclaimers • and Special Guests • Saturday 15 December 2018
You Win Again - Celebrating the Music of the Bee Gees • Saturday 6 October 2018
Stewart Francis: Into The Punset • Friday 7 December 2018
The star of 'Mock the Week' and 'Live at the Apollo' embarks on a brand-new show, in this, his last tour EVER!!! See him before he heads off... INTO THE PUNSET.
“One of the funniest comedians in the world.”
Craig Ferguson, CBS' Late Late Show.
Tickets On Sale Friday 26 January 2018.
Rhythm of the Dance • Saturday 4 August 2018
From the creation of Rhythm of the Dance 14 years ago – (initially the show was set up for a 3 week tour of the United States in 1998) – it has toured consistently internationally and is achieving greater critical acclaim year after year.
This wonderful show continues to evolve thanks to the constant striving for perfection by its Director/Producer, choreographer and composer to keep the show fresh and interesting so that audiences who attend performances regularly will always find some new and exciting elements within the show. This two-hour dance and music extravaganza contains a wealth of Irish Talent.
The show is an inspiring epic, reliving the journey of the Irish Celts throughout history. Using modern art forms of dance and music, this richly costumed show marries the contemporary and the ancient. Combining traditional dance and music with the most up to date stage technology, the show is a thousand year old story executed with all the advantages of the modern day stage show. Rhythm of the Dance has heralded a new era in Irish entertainment, internationally rated as one of the most popular and busiest Irish step dance shows in the world. Rhythm of the Dance aspires to a purity content preserving the traditions of Irish step dancing and yet presenting it in the most modern format that has made it a leader in its field. The show features a wonderful, gifted young cast of dancers, musicians and 3 Irish tenors.
Featuring live performances from the entire troupe, this is a show that has won critical acclaim across 4 continents of the world in 51 countries to over 5 million fans.
Gareth Malone • Friday 1 June 2018
Following the resounding success of the 2017 tour Gareth can’t resist bringing the choral excitement to areas we missed first time round, this is a show that shouldn’t be missed.
This limited run of five new dates in Spring 2018 will see TV’s favourite choirmaster truly in his element as he curates an evening of music that matters to him. Gareth is delighted to welcome back The Swingles, the undisputed rulers of British close Harmony, to present songs you know and love in a way you have never heard them before. Feast your ears on their dazzling vocal pyrotechnics.
Gareth will be joined by some exciting guest choirs and singers along the way, he’ll be showcasing new songs written specially for this tour, alongside well-known classics such as ‘Fields of Gold’, ‘Bridge Over Troubled Water’ and 'Superstition'. The evening will include repertoire from his TV series The Choir - songs as sung by the Invictus choir, Military Wives and the 'Boys Don't Sing' episode.
Join us for your chance to be part of this musical extravaganza.
Walk Right Back • The Everly Brothers Story • Wednesday 23 May 2018
THE GREATEST MUSICAL DUO OF ALL TIME IS ABOUT TO WALK RIGHT BACK INTO YOUR LIFE – CAIRD HALL DUNDEE
WEDNESDAY 23 May 2018
From the Producers of That'll be the Day and direct from the West End comes Walk Right Back, a brand-new musical production telling the story of the most successful duo of all time - The Everly Brothers. Featuring hits such as Bye Bye Love, All I Have To Do Is Dream & Cathy’s Clown, this unique concert-based musical entwines the wonderful, sad yet glorious story of The Everly Brothers.
Follow the brothers’ rise from humble country beginnings to the biggest duo act the world had ever seen, then their inevitable split and decade-long feud, to the magnificent reunion that gave them back to the world, and back to each other.
With “harmonies from heaven” that influenced The Beatles, The Beach Boys, and Simon & Garfunkel, The Everly Brothers were unmatched in their talent.
Director Peter John Jackson Says: “The Everly Brothers were an original and unique act that had a sound like nothing else. Their harmonies were so tight that every group wanted to emulate them. Before that there was a singer, a band and backing vocals, The Everly’s entwined all of them and created “the harmony group.”
International Everly Brothers Fan Club favourites, Luke and Aaron Wilson star as the iconic brothers.
Producer Ollie Gray says: “Casting was a big challenge as we felt it a must to have siblings playing Don and Phil, but after a long search we spotted two young brothers that were already honing their own tribute to the Everly Brothers. We were struck not only by their vocal blend but also their uncanny resemblance to Don and Phil Everly.”
Walk Right Back is the first show of its kind to tell this phenomenal story of two brothers and their unforgettable music. Also featuring songs from a couple of the Everly Brothers' good friends, Buddy Holly and Roy Orbison, Walk Right Back is surely a show not to be missed!
Isaac Donald "Don" Everly (born 1st February 1937) and Phillip "Phil" Everly (19th January 1939 – 3rd January 2014) were elected to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1986 and the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2001. The Everly Brothers peformed at the Caird Hall Dundee on 13 October 1987 with support by Ralph McTell.
Rumours of Fleetwood Mac • 40 Years of Rumours • Friday 30 March 2018
Rumours of Fleetwood Mac - 40 Years of Rumours
Performing the legendary Rumours album note-for-note and in its entirety... plus much much more!
Rumours of Fleetwood Mac, the world’s finest tribute to Fleetwood Mac, returns to the stage in 2018 with a brand new show celebrating 40 years of the iconic Rumours album.
Encompassing nearly five decades of legendary music and channeling the spirit of Fleetwood Mac at their very best, Rumours of Fleetwood Mac offer a unique opportunity for fans, both old and new, to rediscover the songs and performances that have ensured Fleetwood Mac’s place as one of the most loved bands of all time.
Personally endorsed by Fleetwood Mac founding member, Mick Fleetwood, Rumours of Fleetwood Mac is the ultimate tribute to one of rock and roll’s most remarkable groups.
Gary Barlow • plus Support • Friday 20 April 2018
Gary Barlow announced today that he will embark on a solo tour of the UK kicking off in April 2018, playing 34 dates in 24 intimate venues including Dundee's Caird Hall on Friday 20 April.
The tour will see Gary play intimate venues across the UK and Ireland including some never visited before. The last time Gary played a string of venues this size, demand was so high he could have sold certain venues out six times over!
'I had such a lot of fun back in 2013 when I played those smaller venues because you're so much closer to the fans' says Gary of his forthcoming tour. 'The audience always seem to love the intimacy of it all too. I'm also really looking forward to playing in a couple of cities I've never played before as well as getting a chance to meet the fans there.'
Gary last toured as a solo artist in 2014 to acclaim from fans and critics alike, playing some of the biggest venues he had ever played as a solo artist.
Gary Barlow is a British singer-songwriter and record producer who found worldwide fame as a member of British pop group Take That. Since forming in 1989 Take That have won eight BRIT awards, sold over 45 million records and over eight million concert tickets.
Gary is one of Britain's most successful songwriters, having written 14 Number One singles as well as being a six-time recipient of an Ivor Novello Award. Aside from his achievements with Take That, he has also co-written and produced music for other renowned artists including Dame Shirley Bassey, Sir Elton John and Robbie Williams. Gary's last solo record 'Since I Saw You Last' sold more than 600,000 copies and was the ninth biggest selling album that year. In more recent years, Gary has also turned his attention to the world of theatre, composing the score for the hugely successful production 'Finding Neverland', working alongside screenwriter Tim Firth to write the music and lyrics for musical 'The Girls' and also working alongside his Take That band mates to produce 'The Band' a record breaking musical featuring the music of Take That.
Tickets go on sale on Friday 20 October, 2017 from 10am.
Jason Manford: • Muddle Class • Saturday 15 September 2018
Phil McIntyre Entertainments, by arrangement with Lisa Thomas Management
Jason Manford: Muddle Class
He’s back! It’s been a busy few years for Jason since his last smash-hit stand up show but fans of his Absolute Radio show will know this nationally acclaimed comedian hasn’t changed a bit. 'Muddle Class' promises to feature a wealth of new material about Jason growing up ‘working class’ then finding, over the years, that part of him has become ‘middle class’ - causing much confusion! Delivered with Jason’s amiable charm and captivating wit, this is a show not to be missed.
Jason said: “Somebody said to me on my Facebook fan page, 'it's been ages since you've toured'. I thought 'no way, it was last year wasn't it? Anyway, long story short, they were right, it was years ago! I just got fooled cos I've been on tour doing musicals and the last tour is repeated on Dave ja Vu 13 times a day! So I’ve been putting some stuff together, looking at my life and how it's changed over the years, how the world has changed and how my parents haven't changed a bit! It's going to be a great tour and I can't wait to see you there.
‘8 out of 10 Cats’ (Channel 4), ‘The Nightly Show’ (ITV1), ‘Sunday Night at the Palladium’ (ITV1), ‘Live at the Apollo’ (BBC One), ‘Have I Got News For You’, (BBC One), QI (BBC Two) and ‘The Royal Variety Performance’ (ITV1) have all helped establish Jason as a nationally known comic.
“Effortlessly entertaining” ****
“He's blessed with the sort of laid-back charm and sharp turn of phrase you can't manufacture” ****
Sarah Millican: • Control Enthusiast • Friday 21 September 2018
Chambers Touring Ltd Presents
Sarah Millican: Control Enthusiast
Sarah Millican is not a control freak, she's a control enthusiast. She even controls her own insults, see? Do you arrange the nights out? Are you in charge of passports on holiday? Then so are you!
Whether you’re sorting the tickets for this show or turning up when you’re told to, welcome. You’ll learn about Rescue Men, farting in hospital pants, what can happen at a bra fitting, the benefits of casserole, plus tips on how to talk to shop assistants and the correct way to eat a biscuit.
Funny, frank and unapologetically filthy.
Age Restriction – Strictly over 16s.
Ticket Restriction – Max 8 per customer
Ticket Information - Lost or misplaced tickets will not be re-isssued.
The re-selling of tickets will result in the cancellation of your booking.
£30.00 (£27.50 + £2.50 booking fee)
Dundee City Box Office Tel 01382 434940
www.dundeebox.co.uk - Online transaction fee £2