Chinese State Circus • “Dynasty” • Monday 10 & Tuesday 11 October 2016
The internationally acclaimed Chinese State Circus returns in an innovatively spectacular new production – “Dynasty”.
30 world class Chinese acrobats, aerial artistes and jugglers interact with the super–human physical skills and dexterity of the masters of martial arts – the legendary Shaolin Warriors.
The nonstop action from start to awesome finale as thrill follows thrill, what seems impossible becomes a reality, earning the Chinese State Circus the accolade “incomparable”…
This latest production returns to the pure and honest perfection in acrobatics upon which their reputation is based, creating a show with:
No gimmicks…no fakes…no retakes…quite simply… “The Incomparable Chinese State Circus.”
“Never has such excitement been generated in a theatre. The whole audience hangs breathless” – Manchester Evening News
“The most honest, awe–inspiring and exhilarating circus it has ever been my privilege to see” – Evening Standard
Anton & Erin • Swing Time • Friday 1 March 2017
Join the nation’s favourite ballroom couple when they return with an exciting new show for 2017.
Featuring dazzling new choreography, sparkling costumes and a sensational show band performing timeless music.
- I Got Rhythm
- Guys and Dolls
- Le Jazz Hot
- Strike Up the Band
- I’ve Got the World on a String
- I Could Have Danced All Night
- Anton du Beke & Erin Boag
- Richard Balcombe • Conductor
- Lance Ellington • Star Vocalist
- Six world class Ensemble Dancers
Plus the full 25 piece Scottish Concert Orchestra
Friends of the Caird Hall Organ • Come and Sing with Paul Mealor • Saturday 17 September 2016
The Friends of the Caird Hall Organ Invite you to participate in their firstCome and Singevent with Paul Mealor.
You’ll have the opportunity to sing : Gabrielle Faure’sRequiemand Handel’sZadok the Priestand join in one of the very first performances of Paul Mealor’sJubilate Deo.
Accompaniment on the Caird Hall Organ by Stuart Muir Dundee City Organist.
Closing date for applications is 20 August 2016.
Sam Bailey • Sing My Heart Out tour • Wednesday 5 April 2017
2013 X Factor winner and gold selling artist Sam Bailey is once again taking to the stage to showcase her powerhouse voice in a 2017 national tour. The Sing My Heart Out tour will be the first since her sell-out headline tour of early 2015.
The Sing My Heart Out tour will coincide with the star’s upcoming album of the same name. It will be the follow up to Sam’s number 1 album The Power of Love which was released in 2014. She has been working tirelessly on the new album and has travelled to LA to record tracks with the acclaimed music composer and icon Steve Dorff. Since her return from LA Sam has spent countless hours in the studio. She has also teamed up with former A1 band member and singer/songwriter Ben Adams who has been working with Sam on many of the songs for the album including the first single Sing My Heart Out.
Sam is also running a competition to give talented artists from each venue’s area the chance to be her support act for a night. Entrants will send videos in prior to the show sharing their vocal ability for Sam to review. She will then personally choose the winners of this exclusive and potentially life-changing opportunity to perform in front of thousands.
Sam went from life as a prison guard to storming into the music industry when she was crowned the winner of the X Factor. The reasons behind the competition lie with Sam being adamant that she will never get carried away in the industry by forgetting her humble roots. Sam empathises with so many of the struggling artists out there that are looking for their big break and believes the competition will help to support them on their journey to success. She is not reluctant to admit that she wouldn’t be where she is today without the push that the X Factor gave her, and now it’s her time to give someone else the push they need.
Following her X Factor win, Sam’s hit single, Skyscraper, became the UK Christmas No.1. The following March, Sam’s album was released to high praise and later in 2014, she embarked on her solo sell-out tour. So far in 2016, Sam has been busy on stage playing a main role in the UK tour of the award-winning Broadway show CHICAGO.
With fans across the world eagerly awaiting new music, Sam’s new material and tour is highly anticipated and once again set to be a sell-out show.
For information on how to enter the competition please visit www.sam-bailey.com
Kevin Bloody Wilson • Second of the Final Farewell Tours...Perhaps. • Monday 27 March 2017
The Kevin Bloody Wilson show is not just a concert performance; for most, it's a full on event and an opportunity to tick from your bucket-list, a chance to see Australia's most unique international comedy legend.
In the more than 30 years since his first album (Hey Santa Claus, Living Next Door to Alan) Kev's concerts continues to sellout around the globe. Selling upward of 4 million units and being nominated for Australian of the Year have helped cement his place as, in the words of Billy Connolly, 'The world's funniest Australian'.
Special Guest Jenny Talia from Australia
Deacon Blue • A New House • Sunday 27 November 2016
Deacon Blue return with the much anticipated follow up to Top 20 album, The Hipsters, with their 8th studio album A New House, released on 8 September.
Alongside over six million album sales, twelve UK Top 40 singles and two UK Number One albums, Deacon Blue are also one of the most passionate live bands around today. They are taking to the road again for a national tour, and will be playing tracks in support of the new album, A New House, alongside classics such as Dignity, Real Gone Kid and Fergus Sings The Blues.
“'I am more excited about this new album than any record we've made up until now. It's going to be great to perform live. As well as that, we have a huge catalogue of songs from our other records we will want to play'” – Ricky Ross
Shane Filan • Right Here Tour • Wednesday 12 October 2016
Irish Pop Superstar Announces Caird Hall, Dundee as Part of His Second UK Tour for 2016
Due to phenomenal demand, Westlife frontman Shane Filan has announced the second leg of his major indoor UK tour for October 2016, including the Dundee Caird Hall on Wednesday 12th October. In the wake of the huge success of both his ‘Right Here Tour’ in early 2016 and the ‘Right Here’ album the Irish pop sensation will be giving fans the opportunity to see him perform Westlife favourites as well as his own recent tracks.
The autumn ‘Right Here Tour’ is being promoted and produced by LHG Live by arrangement with Solo and will see Shane Filan perform in a variety of entertainment venues and theatres all over the UK, including Dundee Caird Hall, giving fans the opportunity to see him doing what he loves best; entertaining the crowd and singing from the heart.
Shane Filan said:
“‘The Right Here Tour’ earlier in the year was fantastic and I was really proud of how this transcended over so many different venues and places that I hadn’t performed in before. It was incredible to see the reaction from fans, to have them there with me enjoying the songs and joining in! The tour was such as great experience and we have had so many requests for more dates that we thought we might as well give the fans what they want, and go back out on the road in October. I am really excited about this new phase in the tour and looking forward to seeing everyone at the Dundee Caird Hall – it’s going to be a great night!”
The release of the ‘Right Here’ album has cemented Shane’s position as one of the UK’s most popular male solo artists, following his amazing success as frontman with Westlife.the world’s most successful bands of the last few decades – and the new tour dates promise to show just why Shane is so well loved in his own right.
The album ‘Right Here’ was mainly recorded in London and Denmark, with Shane working on the music with Cutfather (The Saturdays, JLS), Jez Ashurst (Will Young, Gabrielle Aplin), Jon Maguire (Union J) and Tre Jean-Marie (MNEK, Jason Derulo). It was released on 25th September 2015 and reached Number 1 on the Irish Album Charts and the UK Top 20 in its first week.
The earlier ‘Right Here Tour’ dates took place in March 2016 and visited 19 locations across the whole of the UK and Ireland.
Westlife had fourteen chart topping singles and forty-four million sales. Their career, Shane says, “fulfilled all of our dreams 1,000 times over. It’s been a remarkable journey for a singer songwriter who grew up inspired by an admiration of Backstreet Boys and Michael Jackson.”
Westlife frontman Shane Filan kicks off his October ‘Right Here Tour’ on 12th October at the Caird Hall, Dundee.
Tickets for the ‘Right Here Tour’ are on sale from 9.00am on Friday 27th May Dundee City Box Office and Ticketmaster.
Meet and Great Experiences – a limited number of meet and great upgrades (excluding concert ticket) are available via Ticketmaster.
Sean Lock • Keep it Light • Saturday 8 October 2016
Every three years the comedian Sean Lock writes and tours a new stand-up show. Well he's only gone and done it again! What's he like? Come and see what he's blithering on about this time.
“'He just lets the brilliance of his material dominate the room' ” – The Guardian
“'Lock at his best is gloriously intelligent, deliciously unlikely and hilariously funny'” – The Times
Jimmy Carr • The Best Of, Ultimate, Gold, Greatest Hits Tour • Saturday 20 August 2016
Jimmy is gathering a selection of his very best jokes along with brand new material for the ultimate comedy show.
A man who has devoted his life to crafting perfect jokes and has left a trail of laughter in his wake, Jimmy Carr’s new tour will distil everything we love to laugh at and be shocked by, into one incredible, unparalleled night of entertainment.
Jimmy Carr has been on the stand-up scene for a decade and a half. In that time he’s performed 9 sell-out tours, playing nearly 2,000 shows to over 2 million people across 4 continents. He’s won the British Comedy Award for ‘Best Live Stand-Up Tour’ and been nominated for the Perrier Award.
Now all that experience is being put to good use – you can see all the greatest material from his extraordinary career in one show – this is the very best of Jimmy Carr.