'A NIGHT TO REMEMBER' 2020 THE JOE LONGTHORNE SONGBOOK
Following on from our post last month, in which we wrote about the importance of celebrating Joe’s incredible career and legacy in the correct manner, today we are able to publish more details on how this will take place next year.
Joe was ‘the Ultimate Professional’ in all aspects of his performance, known to his peers and fellow entertainers as ‘The Singers’ Singer’ . A career spanning over 50 years from a child performer in the 1960s ,through the heights of record breaking, sold out concerts around the world, Multiple Gold and Platinum discs on album sales, Top ranking network TV Series’, Royal Command Performances for Her Majesty The Queen and the Royal Family, 3 Variety Club Awards, a MBE awarded in 2012 and an Honorary Degree from The Open University in 2016.
The decision has been made to celebrate and commemorate this colossal legacy of a career spanning over six decades in a style Joe himself would have approved off. ‘A Night To Remember - The Joe Longthorne Songbook’ is to tour next Spring at selected theatres around the country.
The show will celebrate the music and life of Joe with Audio Visuals and some surprises along the way. Heading the line up is West End and TV star Darren Day with very special guest Tracey Jordan and The Joe Longthorne Band under the direction of Andy Mudd, featuring Joe’s original guitarist Alan Wormald, drummer Andy Morley and bass player Tom Read.
Featuring all Joe’s best loved songs, including duets with on screen footage of Joe ‘You Don’t Bring Me Flowers’ and ‘Wind Beneath My Wings’ plus Too Much Too Little Too Late’, ‘You and Me’ ,’Never Love This Way Again’ and some exclusive ‘never before seen’ footage of Joe performing .
It was Joe’s wish that Darren stood in for him at Viva Blackpool in 2014 so it’s very fitting that Darren has agreed to do the tour around the country & a summer season in Blackpool in 2020.
Please see below the list of dates booked so far with more to be added:-
Fri 1 May 2020 Howden Park, Livingston T:01506 340700
Sun 10 May 2020 Princes Theatre Clacton On Sea T:01255 686633
Fri 15 May 2020 Oaklands Suite Pelsall T:01922 682156
Sat 16 May 2020 The Circus Tavern T: 01708 863838
Sun 17 May 2020 The Majestic Theatre Retford T: 01777 706866
Tue 19 May 2020 St Albans Arena St Albans T: 01727 844488
Wed 20 May 2020 The Swan Theatre High Wycombe T: 01494 512000
Fri 22 May 2020 Theatre Royal St Helens T: 01744 756000
Sat 23 May 2020 Capitol Theatre Horsham T: 01403 750220
Sun 24 May 2020 White Rock Theatre Hastings T:01424 462288
Fri 29 May 2020 New Theatre Hull T:01482 300306
Sun 31 May 2020 Blackpool -Venue to be announced shortly
Fri 5 June 2020 McMillan Theatre Bridgewater T:01278 556677
Sat 6 June 2020 Playhouse Theatre Weston S Mare T:01934645544
Fri 19 June 2020 The Kenton Theatre Henley T:01491 575698
Sat 20 June 2020The Last Drop Hotel Bolton - T: 01706 650515
Sun 21 June 2020 The Brindley Runcorn T: 0151 9078360
Fri 26 June 2020 The Stag Theatre Sevenoaks T: 01732 450175
Sat 27 June 2020 The Dome Doncaster T: 01302 370777
Wed 15 July 2020 The Gaiety Ayr
Thur 16 July 2020 Playhouse Theatre Whitley Bay T: 0844 248 1588
Fri 17 July 2020 Middlesbrough Theatre T:01642 815151
Fri 24 July 2020 The Plaza Stockport T: 0161 477 7779
Fri 31 July 2020 The Beck Theatre Hayes T: 020 8561 8371
Fri 2 October 2020 Marina Theatre, Lowestoft T: 01502 533200