Just a decade ago, The Bee Gees were very much still a force to be reckoned with, their fan-base derived from many generations, stretching back to the '60s, right up to the present day. Then tragedy struck in 2003 as Maurice Gibb became the first brother Gibb to pass away unexpectedly, followed in 2012 by the death of Robin leaving Barry Gibb as the sole remaining founder-member.
During their heydays (they had a few), the British trio piled up hit after hit, including the earlier "Massachusetts" and "I've Gotta Get a Message to You", the sassy disco classics "Night Fever", "Stayin' Alive" and "Jive Talkin'" and '80s hits "You Win Again" and "Secret Love".
Barry Gibb is perhaps best known as the most vocally-prominent member of the threesome, making his forthcoming UK/ Ireland tour something of a treat for fans.
Called the "Mythology" tour (inspired partly by the 5-CD box-set of the same name and by the legacy left behind by such an important pop outfit), Gibb's first ever solo jaunt will be an emotional travelogue through The Bee Gees' finest moments, with Maurice's daughter Samantha and Barry's son Stephen keeping the family spirit alive by forming part of the band.
So far, the tour-dates include Birmingham on 21st September, Dublin on 25th, Manchester on 29th and London's O2 Arena on 3rd October.
[TICKETS: 26/4/2013 9:00], priced from £55 upwards.