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Defying Covid and heart problems, Marty Wilde made music history in 2021. Now at 82, this unstoppable rock ‘n’ roller is joined by Eden Kane, Mark Wynter, Nancy Ann Lee and of course The Wildcats, for a 23-date live tour of the UK.
National UK treasure and original pop icon, Marty Wilde made music history last year, when he became the first ever UK music artist to achieve x8 consecutive decades of success as a UK singer/songwriter.
Now, 50 years since he was topping the charts, this history-making 1950s heart-throb, proves that music never dies, as he hits the road for a 23-date UK tour from 23 April – 22 May.
Marty’s first tour in over two years, sees Marty Wilde joined by very special guests Eden Kane and Mark Wynter with special guest Nancy Ann Lee and his long serving band The Wildcats.
The late Fifties gave birth to the teenager, whilst the Sixties saw pioneering Britain launch the first ever boy band onto the global music scene, in the form of The Beatles. Without doubt, these decades were some of the most exciting and important years in the history of music. With the arrival of rock ’n’ roll, a whole new pop culture was born.
Performing their own hits and collaborating live on stage, Marty, Eden and Mark, the original teen idols, show us how rock ’n’ roll with its fusion of sound and rhythm shaped the style of music that we listened to then and still do today.
“Covid stalled this live show for nearly 2 years, now I’m raring to get back on stage to bring that rock ‘n’ roll vibe back to audiences across the UK. It’s exactly 50 years since the likes of ‘Teenager In Love’, ‘Donna’, ‘Sea Of Love’ and ‘Rubber Ball’ smashed into the charts, and I just can’t wait to bring them back to life on that live stage. And to share that stage with my mates Eden and Mark, it’s gonna be one hell of a rock ‘n’ roll party,” beams Marty Wilde.
The shows rock into action on 23 April in Birmingham, running all the way through until the closing show in Blackpool on 22 May. You won’t experience a rock ‘n’ roll fest like it!
|Saturday 23-Apr-22 8.00pm||Birmingham||Town Hall|
|Sunday 24-Apr-22 7.30pm||Cheltenham||Town Hall|
|Monday 25-Apr-22 7.30pm||Torquay||Princess Theatre|
|Wednesday 27-Apr-22 7.30pm||Eastbourne||Congress Theatre|
|Thursday 28-Apr-22 7.30pm||Portsmouth||King’s Theatre|
|Friday 29-Apr-22 7.30pm||High Wycombe||Swan Theatre|
|Saturday 30-Apr-22 7.30pm||King’s Lynn||Corn Exchange|
|Sunday 01-May-22 7.30pm||Skegness||Embassy Theatre|
|Tuesday 03-May-22 7.30pm||Tunbridge Wells||Assembly Hall|
|Wednesday 04-May-22 7.30pm||Ipswich||Regent Theatre|
|Thursday 05-May-22 7.45pm||Basingstoke||The Anvil|
|Saturday 07-May-22 7.30pm||Folkstone||Lease Cliff Hall|
|Monday 09-May-22 7.30pm||Bromley||Churchill Theatre|
|Tuesday 10-May-22 7.30pm||Peterborough||New Theatre|
|Wednesday 11-May-22 7.30pm||Weston Super Mare||Playhouse Theatre|
|Friday 13-May-22 7.30pm||Barnstaple||Queens Theatre|
|Sunday 15-May-22 7.30pm||Dartford||Orchard Theatre|
|Tuesday 17-May-22 7.30pm||Bournemouth||Pavilion|
|Wednesday 18-May-22 8.00pm||Guildford||G-Live|
|Thursday 19-May-22 7.30pm London||London||Cadogan Hall|
|Friday 20-May-22 7.30pm||Chesterfield||Winding Wheel|
|Saturday 21-May-22 7.30pm||Halifax||Victoria Theatre|
|Sunday 22-May-22 7.30pm||Blackpool||Grand Theatre|
For tickets visit: https://www.flyingmusic.com/show/dreamboats-and-petticoats/
Marty Wilde: Marty Wilde MBE, originally born Reginald Smith. From mid-1958 to the end of 1959, Wilde was one of the leading British rock and roll singers, along with Tommy Steel and Cliff Richard Wilde’s backing group was called the Wildcats. Marty is father to pop stars Kim Wilde, Ricky Wilde and Roxanne Rizzo, and Marty Jr.
Like many of his contemporaries, Wilde continued to perform in nostalgia tours in the UK and beyond. In 2007, he celebrated 50 years in the business another UK tour which featured his youngest daughter Roxanne Wilde, and the issue of a compilation album, Born To Rock And Roll – The Greatest Hits. It included a duet with Kim Wilde of Elton John’s ‘Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word’, which was released as a promotional only single.
The tour culminated in a concert recorded at the London Palladium and reunited the original remaining Shadows, Hank Marvin, Big Jim Sullivan, Bruce Welch, Brian Bennett, and Brian Locking, and also appearing with the Shadows that night, was the original bass player, the late and great Jet Harris. Wilde has also written lyrics for many hits across the years, details can be found here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marty_Wilde . Over the past few years, Marty has been strongly connected with Dreamboats and Petticoats.
Eight decades of chart success: https://www.officialcharts.com/chart-news/marty-wilde-celebrates-rare-feat-of-eight-consecutive-decades-of-official-charts-success__31200/