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The veteran vocal harmony group celebrate 60 years of The Drifters name on this Diamond Dynasty tour.
Treadwell & PMG presents The Drifters
Sacrifice Tour 2008
In celebration of the group’s 55th anniversary and the release of the first official new album in 30 years, The Drifters will be performing live at the Festival Theatre in Edinburgh with an exciting new show.
As one of the biggest selling bands of all time, The Drifters have collated a huge catalogue of over 50 hits, selling in excess of 214 million singles and 114 million albums across the world.
Since their creation, the line up of The Drifters has undergone many changes with more than 55 different singers, including icons such as Ben E King, Rudy Lewis and Charlie Thomas each of whom was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1988.
The Sacrifice Tour 2008 features the only legitimate Drifters line up in the world, accompanied by world class musicians and a stunning visual presentation of unseen footage from the last 50 years of The Drifters’ fabulous, hit-filled history.
The line up will of course perform the timeless classics such as ‘Saturday Night at the Movies,’ ‘Under The Boardwalk,’ ‘Come On Over To My Place’ and ‘Kissing In The Back Row of the Movies.’
The show also features a whole host of new material from the stunning new album to be released in the Autumn. The album is entitled ‘Five Decades and Moore named in honour of the longest serving group member, Johnny Moore, who died ten years ago this year.
New songs include: “With You” and “DMSR”, written by Prince, “Just when I needed you most” by Randy Vanwarmer and “Everynight,” written by Paul McCartney. The group has also recorded their own version of Elton John’s hit anthem Sacrifice, which will be released as a charity single in the Autumn in aid of Princess Diana’s HIV+/AIDS charity Mildmay.
The Drifters current line up: Steve King, Michael Williams, Damion Charles & Maurice Cannon
Festival Theatre Edinburgh Sun 9 November, 7.30pm Tickets: £16.00 & £18.00 Box Office: 0131 529 6000 Book Online: www.eft.co.uk
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- Bristol Hippodrome
- Croydon Fairfield Halls
- Grimsby Auditorium
- Milton Keynes Theatre
- New Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham
- New Theatre, Oxford
- New Victoria Theatre, Woking
- New Wimbledon Theatre, London SW19
- Palace Theatre, Manchester
- Pavilion Theatre, Glasgow
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- Southport Theatre And Floral Hall Complex
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