Shakin' Stevens announces greatest hits tour for 2019
- Becki Crossley
- 11 September 2018
Platinum-selling performer and band to perform next March
Shakin' Stevens has announced a UK tour for March 2019. The platinum-selling entertainer and performer Michael Barratt, known as Shakin' Stevens, will be joined by his band for a series of shows that will celebrate his fruitful career in the business. Tickets for the shows go on sale at 10am on Fri 14 Sep.
The Welsh rock and roll vocalist and songwriter was the UK's biggest-selling singles artist of the 1980s. Stevens has a whooping 33 hit singles including four UK No. 1s to his name. He has released 20 studio albums to date, his most recent of which was 2016 acclaimed album Echoes of Our Times.
The Greatest Hits – and more! tour will see the singer perform songs from his extensive back catalogue of hits including fan favourites 'Oh Julie', 'Hot Dog' and 'This Ole House'.
Speaking of the tour Barratt said: 'From country rock to Cajun, classic rock to Latin, and blues to Americana I've had the pleasure of re-discovering the 'jewels' from my repertoire that are so well-liked. Of course there'll be hits and some songs that I haven't performed live on stage for a decade or two….so some surprises!'
Shakin' Stevens and his band begin the 18-date tour on Fri 1 Mar at Salisbury City Hall calling at a host of UK cities including Cardiff, Birmingham, London, Manchester and Liverpool along the way before a final night at Leeds Town Hall on Sun 24 Mar.
Greatest Hits: and more! tour dates 2019:
Fri 1 Mar – Salisbury City Hall
Sat 2 Mar – Derngate, Northampton
Sun 3 Mar – St David's Hall, Cardiff
Tue 5 Mar – New Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham
Wed 6 Mar – De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill
Fri 8 Mar – Bournemouth Pavilion
Sat 9 Mar – Cadogan Hall, London
Mon 11 Mar – Hexagon, Reading
Tue 12 Mar – Cambridge Corn Exchange
Wed 13 Mar – The Opera House, Buxton
Fri 15 Mar – Royal Hall, Harrogate
Sat 16 Mar – Queen's Hall, Edinburgh
Sun 17 Mar – Glasgow City Halls
Tue 19 Mar – Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
Wed 20 Mar – Eventim Olympia, Liverpool
Thu 21 Mar – Middlesbrough Town Hall
Sat 23 Mar – Hull City Hall
Sun 24 Mar – Leeds Town Hall
Tickets for the Greatest Hits: and more! tour go on sale at 10am on Fri 14 Sep.