B.B. King 2006 UK Tour Details

London, UK – Universally hailed as the reigning king of the
blues, B.B. King, who has just recently celebrated his 80th birthday, has just
announced his last ever UK tour, with five ultra-rare dates in March and April
2006. The tour will be an extension of his domestic tour that begins on February
16th in Chicago.

The blues guitar legend will team up with Gary Moore to share the once in a
lifetime double bill for what is set to be one of the most spectacular
rhythm’n’blues concert tours ever to hit UK shores.This one-time only double bill will team B.B. King up with Northern Irish
classic blues guitarist, Gary Moore, who’s career dates back to the 1960s and
has graced the line-ups of Thin Lizzy, Colosseum II, BBM and Skid Row and his
most recent rock trio, Scars.

The tour kicks off a UK 5-date tour at Sheffield Arena on Wednesday 29th March,
2006, and will also take in arena dates in Manchester, Birmingham, Bournemouth
and London. The three hour concerts will see Gary Moore perform the first half,
with the second half performance by B.B. King.

B.B. King’s Line-up:

B.B. King – guitar and vocals
James Bolden – trumpet – MD
Stanley Abernathy – trumpet
Walter King – sax
Melvin Jackson – sax
Earnest Vantrease – keyboards
Calep Emphrey – drums
Reggie Richards – bass
Charlie Dennis – guitar
Or book online at www.ticketline.co.uk

All concerts start at 8.00pm

  • 29th March 2006 Sheffield Arena
    Tickets: £36.00 & £33.00
    Box Office & CC: 0114 256 5656 / 0114 251 7000
  • 31st March 2006 Manchester MEN Arena
    Tickets: £36.00
    Box Office & CC: 0870 190 8000 / 0161 832 1111
  • 1st April 2006 Birmingham NEC Arena
    Tickets: £36.00
    Box Office & CC: 0870 909 4133 / 0121 357 0000
  • 2nd April 2006 Bournemouth BIC
    Tickets: £36.00 & £33.00
    Box Office & CC: 0870 111 3000
  • 4th April 2006 Wembley Arena
    Tickets: £37.50 & £33.50
    Box Office & CC: 0870 060 0870 / 0207 434 2222

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[Photo by Kevin Westenberg].

Author: World Music Central News Department

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