Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Show to recreate 60s classic album, Feb/ Mar 2010

Posted: 8th October 2009

Some things never seem to go away. As undoubtedly brilliant as the Beatles were, the jury is still out on just how many revivals, tributes and re-imaginings is too many.

One thing remains certain though; no matter how many tribute acts or TV Beatles' nights come and go, the opening strains of songs like She's Leaving Home or Eleanor Rigby will quickly overwhelm any foolish doubts about the Fab Four's enduring appeal.

Forty years after the original boy-band called it a day (in your FACE, Let Loose) some of Liverpool's finest musicians are coming together to perform the 1967 masterpiece 'Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band' in its entirety, followed by an hour of Beatles classics live.

A pound from every ticket sold will go to the Beatles Day Foundation. Also promised are original big screen animations ('Oooh') and a 'spellbinding' new light show ('Aaah'). What's not to like.

The tour starts in Gateshead's The Sage on 23rd February, with ticket prices starting at £24.50 for all except London (£29.50) and the thriteen-date tour ending at The Lowry theatre in Manchester on 12 March.

Stewart Darkin