Let the good times roll when BB King comes to town - blues legend to play exclusive summer 2011 London date!

Posted: 25th January 2011

There can't be many guitarists as hardy and determined as BB King - the man is in his 80s and still looks like he could play with his beloved 'Lucille' for another decade at least. That's his guitar, by the way (honestly, wash your mind out).

Active since the late '40s, King has been playing the blues as a soloist, session-musician and collaborator with the best of them - he started on Sam Phillip's Sun label, opened for Rolling Stones in the late '60s, plucked and sang with U2 on "Rattle and Hum" and played alongside Clapton, Diddley et al during the last decade. He supposedly played his last dates back in 2006 on a farewell tour, but couldn't be kept away from performing during the following years - including 2011!

The great blues-man is back in London for the first time since 2009 (with John Mayall) on 28th June where he will perform an exclusive gig at the Royal Albert Hall. Tickets are on sale from Friday at 9am - demand is expected to be very high and you can't discount the possibility of some special guests!.

Paul Pledger