Beatles stage show The Sessions announce UK Tour
- Rowena McIntosh
- 16 September 2015
Live re-staging of the Beatles’ Abbey Road Recordings heads out on tour
Following an already sold out world premiere at the Royal Albert Hall the Sessions will embark on an eleven date UK tour in April and May 2016.
Part stage show, part musical documentary the Sessions recreates the timeless albums recorded by the Beatles at Abbey Road Studios. The production is set in a replica of the world-renowned Abbey Road Studios and requires seven vocalists (two ‘Johns’, two ‘Pauls’, two ‘Georges’ and one ‘Ringo’), seven musicians on vintage instruments and a twenty-one piece orchestra to make the performance as sonically authentic as possible.
The show is inspired by Here, There and Everywhere, the memoir of former Abbey Road sound engineer Geoff Emerick, now a Creative Consultant for The Sessions. The concept was developed by Stig Edgren (creator of The Elvis Presley – In Concert Show) with Kim Gavin (Creative Director, London 2012 Olympic Closing Ceremony, Take That Stadium Tour, Rugby World Cup 2015 Opening Ceremony) as Director.
The Sessions play:
6 April – Brighton Centre, Brighton
30 April – Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff
4 May – Capital FM Arena, Nottingham
6 May – Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle
7 May – The SSE Hydro, Glasgow
8 May – Manchester Arena, Manchester
10 May – AECC, Aberdeen
12 May – First Direct Arena, Leeds
13 May – Barclaycard Arena, Birmingham
14 May – The SSE Arena Wembley, London
15 May – The O2, London
Wembley and O2 pre sale tickets available here from 9am Wed 16 Sep. Tickets general sale begins Fri 18 Sep at 9am.