In a move that not even conspiracy theorists had considered, Sir Clifford of Richard has got back together with three quarters of The Shadows – ‘Marvelous’ Hank Marvin, Bruce Welch and Brian Bennett – and have booked a UK tour for Autumn 2009.
For many fans who remember this lot’s fifties heyday with a glint of a tear in the eye, this represents a genuine chance to revisit those halcyon times and, although many players will regard Hank’s style as merely ‘quaint’, if it wasn’t for Cliff and The Shadows, British music may well have been very different.
As the French say “Ne mockez pas...”
Dates confirmed at the time of typing are:
25 & 26 Sept - London O2 Arena
30 Sept - Nottingham Trent FM Arena
3 & 4 October - Birmingham NIA
6 October - Cardiff CIA
7 October - Liverpool Echo Arena
9 October - Glasgow SECC
12 October - Newcastle Metro Radio Arena
14 October - Sheffield Arena
17 October - Manchester Evening News Arena
It’s a Wonderland etc.