The Average White Band are going round again - summer 2011 tour tickets available
For a generation of pop music fans, the Average White Band were the group who recorded the original of Louise Redknapp's late nineties disco cover, 'Let's Go Round Again'. As a post-Eternal Louise flapped around helplessly on the cover of lads' mags everywhere, the music of the Average White Band was giving her another top ten single and, for some, this may have been seen as AWB's finest moment.
Like the 'Average' moniker, they couldn't be more wrong. AWB are disco-soul legends who have lived - and pushed - life to the very edge. Their first taste of success came via Eric Clapton's coat tails but the Scottish six-piece (as it was) were quick to make their mark on both sides of the Atlantic.
In fact, 'Let's Go Round Again' was far from their finest hour - more of a parting shot as AWB dropped from view. Their breakthrough in America came with second album 'AWB', and how. No 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, it spawned the million-selling single 'Pick up the Pieces', also a US No 1.
There was also nothing Average about AWB's partying either, and it cost them dear. Having relocated to LA, founding members Robbie McIntosh and Alan Gorrie both overdosed on heroin at a party. McIntosh died there and then but Gorrie survived thanks to the interventions of Cher (really), who kept him conscious until paramedics arrived. That was 1974 and Gorrie still leads AWB today.
White, yes (almost blue, being Scottish) but Average? Never. AWB are funk soul disco legends and they're back on the road this summer.
AWB kick off their UK tour at The Liquid Rooms in Edinburgh on 23rd August, followed by gigs in Wolverhampton, Brighton, London (three nights at The Jazz Café) and others, before the final show of the run in Dunfermline on 4th September.
We have tickets available now for all dates, priced from just £12.50 for Newcastle to £20 for The Jazz Café gigs.
- Mon 1st Jul 2019 Average White BandRoyal Albert Hall (Kensington)Buy Tickets
- Tue 17th Sep 2019 Average White BandMusic Hall (Aberdeen)Buy Tickets
- Thu 19th Sep 2019 Average White BandPerth Concert Hall (Perth)Buy Tickets
- Fri 20th Sep 2019 Average White BandRoyal Concert Hall/ Strathclyde Suite (Glasgow)Buy Tickets
- Sat 21st Sep 2019 Average White BandTyne Theatre and Opera House (Newcastle-upon-Tyne)Buy Tickets
- Mon 23rd Sep 2019 Average White BandThe Royal and Derngate Theatre (Northampton)Buy Tickets
- Wed 25th Sep 2019 Average White BandBirmingham Town Hall (Birmingham)Buy Tickets
- Thu 26th Sep 2019 Average White BandDe La Warr Pavilion (Sussex)Buy Tickets
You may also be interested in
- Mon 10th Dec 2018 to Wed 12th Dec 2018 Courtney Pine, Omar: Black Notes from the DeepBuy Tickets
- Wed 12th Dec 2018 to Sun 16th Dec 2018 Paul McCartney: Freshen UpBuy Tickets
- Thu 13th Dec 2018 to Wed 19th Dec 2018 Chic, Nile RodgersBuy Tickets
- Fri 14th Dec 2018 to Sat 22nd Dec 2018 Jools Holland and his Rhythm 'n Blues Orchestra, Marc Almond...Buy Tickets
- Fri 14th Dec 2018 to Sat 16th Mar 2019 Brutus Gold's Love TrainBuy Tickets
- Sat 15th Dec 2018 Boney M, OdysseyO2 Guildhall (Southampton)Buy Tickets
- Tue 18th Dec 2018 to Sat 28th Sep 2019 Boney MBuy Tickets
- Thu 20th Dec 2018 40 Years of DiscoThe Dome (Doncaster)Buy Tickets
- Mon 31st Dec 2018 The Doctor's Orders NYE House Party: The Doctor's Orders, Jazzie B, New Year's Eve PartyThe Horse and Groom (Shoreditch)Buy Tickets
- Tue 1st Jan 2019 OmarThe Pickle Factory - Oval (Lambeth)Buy Tickets
- Mon 14th Jan 2019 London Blues Week, Marcus Bonfanti, Chantel McGregor100 Club (Westminster)Buy Tickets
- Tue 15th Jan 2019 London Blues Week, The Fabulous Thunderbirds: Kim Wilson100 Club (Westminster)Buy Tickets
- Thu 17th Jan 2019 London Blues Week, Sugaray Rayford, Jo Harman: Sugaray Rayford100 Club (Westminster)Buy Tickets
- Thu 17th Jan 2019 to Fri 28th Jun 2019 Soul Legends, LemarBuy Tickets
- Fri 18th Jan 2019 London Blues Week, Sharrie Williams, Sari Schorr, Lisa Mills: Ladies Sing The Blues100 Club (Westminster)Buy Tickets
- Sat 19th Jan 2019 London Blues Week: Mud Morganfield100 Club (Westminster)Buy Tickets
- Sat 26th Jan 2019 Gibson BrothersJazz Cafe (Camden)Buy Tickets
- Fri 8th Feb 2019 Mamas GunNells Jazz and Blues (Kensington and Chelsea)Buy Tickets
- Wed 13th Feb 2019 to Fri 22nd Feb 2019 Lamont Dozier, Jo HarmanBuy Tickets
- Sat 16th Feb 2019 IncognitoRoadmender (Northampton)Buy Tickets
- Fri 22nd Feb 2019 and Sat 26th Oct 2019 The Real ThingBuy Tickets
- Thu 21st Mar 2019 to Sun 24th Mar 2019 40 Years of Disco, Village People, The Trammps, Imagination ...Buy Tickets
- Fri 29th Mar 2019 Shaun EscofferySubterania (London)Buy Tickets
- Mon 1st Apr 2019 to Fri 5th Apr 2019 Giorgio Moroder: Celebration of the 80sBuy Tickets
- Wed 17th Apr 2019 and Fri 19th Apr 2019 Heather SmallBuy Tickets
- Thu 2nd May 2019 to Sun 16th Jun 2019 Leo SayerBuy Tickets
- Fri 10th May 2019 Soul II SoulThe Southport Theatre and Convention Centre (Southport)Buy Tickets
- Sun 12th May 2019 and Mon 27th May 2019 Ruby TurnerBuy Tickets
- Mon 17th Jun 2019 to Thu 4th Jul 2019 Gladys KnightBuy Tickets
- Fri 28th Jun 2019 The Real Thing, Gwen DickeyO2 Guildhall (Southampton)Buy Tickets
- Sat 6th Jul 2019 Love Supreme Festival, Snarky Puppy, Gladys KnightGlynde Place (Lewes)Buy Tickets
- Sat 13th Jul 2019 Live in Somerset: Bananarama, Jason Donovan, Hazell Dean, Dr and the Medics, A...Vivary Park (Taunton)Buy Tickets
- Sun 14th Jul 2019 Heritage Live Summer Concerts, The Jacksons, Kool & the ...Audley End (Saffron Walden)Buy Tickets
- Sun 21st Jul 2019 Slade, Sweet, Hot Chocolate, Bootleg BlondieGaron Park (Southend)Buy Tickets
- Sat 27th Jul 2019 Let's Rock Liverpool, The Human League, Tony Hadley, Marc Al...Croxteth Country Park (Liverpool)Buy Tickets