Deacon Blue just keep coming back to the Echo Arena, it would be astonishing if they didn’t turn up at the venue, unlock the door and make themselves several discerning cups of tea, such is the passion for performing in Liverpool and their fondness for the city’s crowd.
The producers and cast of Dreaming of a Barry White Christmas are staging a special Boxing Night performance of the hit comedy for people in need of some joy in their lives. Over 500 invited and nominated guests will be entertained by the all-star Liverpool cast of the adult festive show on the evening of Friday 26th December and local charities are invited to nominate deserving people for free places.
Dreaming of a Barry White Christmas first stormed EchoTwo @ Liverpool’s Echo Arena for five nights last Christmas. This year, it returns by popular demand for an extended run in the intimate surroundings of the Echo Arena’s sister venue, The Auditorium. The show will run from Monday 15th December to Saturday 3rd January 2015.
The world never seems to have enough of Michael Palin. From the early sprouting of comedy genius that resided in the Yorkshire soul, to the creative overload that burgeoned in Monty Python to becoming one of television’s leading travel presenters, throughout it all he remained one of Britain’s favourite and captivating sons.
steve earle in Liverpool. August 2014. Photograph by Ian D. Hall.
Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating 9/10
The word legend is, at times, overused. It is the way of the English language that almost anything or anybody can have the word placed before it and that is perfectly acceptable. For what else is the fluidity of the sematic if not for marking out certain well used phrases if it has a sense of positivity attached to it?
The Echo Arena is arguably the perfect place to go when you really want to be part of a large crowd, the heaving mass of humanity enjoying the finest that Rock and other genres have to offer, Whether it’s Roger Waters, Status Quo, Muse or even the legendary Neil Young, the arena has a vibe that means Liverpool music fans don’t have to travel to far off venues in Manchester, Birmingham or London.
The Echo Arena in Liverpool was built for nights such as this, the Midsummer sun starting to wind its way back to the southern hemisphere, the evening glow of June racing its way across the Irish Sea and on its way America to the home of some finest rock bands you could ever hope to see play in the place where legends were born. A city that gave legends its British meaning to the country rock scene of the Eagles, legendary music that if written down in a book would be classed as fable, too fabulous for words but with a spirit that endured for over 40 years. You might never see the Eagles in Liverpool again, for those who took advantage of the summer sun giving its warmth to the city below; they were further warmed by the afterglow of some of the finest music to ever come out of America.
There is not a country in the world that doesn’t know the names of Boy George and Culture Club. Grammy Award winners Culture Club sold in excess of 100 million singles and over 50 million albums, and were one of the biggest pop bands of the 1980s. They achieved seven straight Top 10 hits in the U.K., nine Top 10 singles in the U.S.A. and nine Top 20 singles in Australia. They had number 1 singles in over a dozen countries and multi-platinum album sales across the world, and were first group since The Beatles to have three Top Ten hits in America from a debut album. They were also the first group in music history to have an album certified diamond in Canada. The band consisted of Mikey Craig (bass guitar), Roy Hay (guitar and keyboards), Jon Moss (drums and percussion) and flamboyant front man Boy George (lead vocals.)
Elbow in Liverpool 2014. Photograph by Mr. Darren Moore.
Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating 9/10
For many inside the Liverpool Echo Arena it may well have been the first opportunity to see Elbow in such a setting. The enormous roofed space in which has held so many great concerts since it first opened its doors to the public in 2008 now reverberated and swayed to the atmospheric delights employed by Elbow.
The Australian Pink Floyd Show is proud to announce that their 2014 “Set The Controls…” European Tour is on sale now. The tour will draw heavily from the iconic The Dark Side OfThe Moon, Wish You Were Here and The Division Bell albums but will also feature an element that will allow the audience to choose the material that the band plays in certain sections of the show. There will be 21 U.K. dates – including a show at the Echo Arena, Liverpool on March 1st.