Win a pair of tickets to see Chuck Berry in the UK, November/ December 2009

Posted: 26th October 2009

Competition now closed

Chuck Berry is over in the UK this winter for an extensive fifteen date tour of the UK.

The Rock 'n Roll pioneer is over in November and December, with dates in Liverpool, Newcastle, Glasgow, Leeds, Birmingham, Oxford, Southend, Bournemouth, Newport, Swansea, Sheffield, Manchester, Llandudno and London (Hammersmith), kicking-off in Liverpool at the Olympia on Saturday 21st November.

A true entertainer, Chuck developed his style through years of gigging and gauging the audience's reaction to his many feats. His first release 'Maybelline', back in 1955 shot to the top of the American R&B charts, hitting the number five spot in the pop charts - not bad, considering the 'underground' status of rhythm and blues at the time. The years that followed saw numerous R&B chart-toppers, with only one number one scored in the US "Hot 100" - the saucy 'My Ding-a-ling' in 1972.

Chuck celebrated his 83rd birthday just a few weeks back, and is as busy as ever, with a US tour preceding his flight over the pond to the UK. Tickets for the UK dates cost £45, for all but the Hammersmith date, which costs £59 (+ booking fee).

We are delighted to be able to offer one lucky reader a pair of tickets to any of the UK dates, with the exception of the Hammersmith date.

There are two ways to enter the competition: Twitter or using our competition form - either way you must specify which location you'd like to go and see the guitar legend - one of: BIRMINGHAM, BOURNEMOUTH, GLASGOW, LEEDS, LIVERPOOL, LLANDUDNO, MANCHESTER, NEWCASTLE, NEWPORT, OXFORD, SHEFFIELD, SOUTHEND or SWANSEA.

Enter Competition via Twitter

For Twitter users, simply re-tweet the message in quotes below, or if you're already logged-in, click on the "Twitter to Enter" button at the bottom of this article - remembering to replace the word REGION with your chosen gig region - et voila! Non-Twitter users, see below.

NOTE: if you enter via Twitter, it may be best to follow us so that we can direct message you if you win. This is not a scam to increase our followers, but if you don't follow, you may miss our "tweet" telling you you've won (as happened recently).

@allgigs I want to see Chuck Berry in REGION -

Non-Twitter Users

If you're not a Twitterer, you can enter by clicking the "Enter Competition" button, at the bottom of this article. You will be required to enter your email, town and chosen gig region.

Entrants from UK/ Ireland Only!

We'll only accept entrants from the UK/ Ireland - sorry!

The competition is a prize draw, with the winner chosen at random, and closes at midnight on Sunday 8th November - good luck!

Update: Troxy Cancelled

Due to the cancellation of the Troxy date, we are no longer able to offer London tickets as part of the prize.

Daniel O'Connell