Best selling merchandise on the UK Tour by far is proving to be the ‘Best of Rubettes’ album on Vinyl which with only a few copies left is sure to be sold out before the end of the UK tour in Eastbourne this Thursday. Such is the renewed success and demand for vinyl that a repress is already being planned for next year with a new sleeve and maybe even one or two new bonus tracks, certainly something to look forward too.
And ‘What a great 45th anniversary tour’ it’s proving to be. Reaction to the new acoustic set has been simply amazing and just keeps getting better. If you get the chance to come and see one of the last shows for this year you really shouldn’t miss it. Reviews are the best yet with great candid photos to see on our Facebook page. Rumours have it that this new show will be taken into France, Belgium, Holland and Germany in 2020 with dates already being planned. Alan says he and his new band have really ‘Clicked’ on the tour giving new life and energy to his and the Rubettes music and after a well deserved Christmas break can’t wait to take their show into Europe next year and beyond. Alan would like to thank everyone for all the support they have given him during what has been a sometimes difficult but often rewarding 2019 and adds that through it all ‘Where I am now’ is a great place to be.
As you probably already know the upcoming UK shows will be in two completely different halves, Acoustic and Electric and as promised during the acoustic set there will be played some never before album tracks as well as a few new songs. So very exciting for the ardent Rubettes fan and also we imagine extremely interesting to the unfamiliar curious 70’s fan who will be surprised to discover a hidden side to the Rubettes when Alan discloses some but not all their secrets. The second half Electric set is as you might expect ‘Electric‘ with all the Rubettes UK hit’s being played and even then the surprises keep on coming.
Rubettes ‘Wear Its‘At’ album track 1974.
Rubettes last single release 1979
Queen of Aberdeen
Alan Williams’ solo recording 1982. Released on Alan’s ‘Telephone Ring’ compilation album 2011
Just When I Needed You Most
Worldwide 1979 hit by Randy Vanwarmer featuring backing vocals performed by the Rubettes.
Ooh La La
Rubettes 1977 European Hit
Christmas Hit the Rubettes never had from the 2016 album ‘Let There Be Christmas’
Rubettes Alan Williams and John Richardson 1972 recording of the 1962 Tommy Roe worldwide hit ‘Sheila’ as duo ‘Baskin and Copperfield’. Released on Baskin and Copperfield compilation 2011
Cream ‘Disraeli Gears’ album track 1967
Rare Rubettes cover of the Drifters 1961 hit. From the 1992 album ‘Riding On a Rainbow’
FOE DEE OH DEE
BABY I KNOW
UNDER ONE ROOF
YOU’RE THE REASON WHY
JUKE BOX JIVE
WHERE I AM NOW
I CAN DO IT
SUGAR BABY LOVE
LAND DOWN UNDER
SUGAR BABY LOVE (Reprise)
Long overdue but we hope it’s been worth the wait. Our all new look www.rubettesfeaturing alanwilliams.com website is as you can see now on line. Enjoy!
It’s with great pleasure that we can now start to announce the long awaited UK segment of our 45th Anniversary Greatest Hits Tour. Others to follow when confirmed. Details of venues can be found on our ‘Tour Info’ page. The scheduled shows will take the same format as the 2016 ‘An Evening With’ tour with an acoustic set featuring Rubettes and Solo album tracks, some heard for the very first time played live interspersed with stories and reminiscences from days gone by. Tickets will soon be available on line or from the Theatre box-office.
Date : Friday 11th August 2017
Venue : Open Air, Quai de la Colonne
Location : Brussels, Belgium
On stage time : 9pm
Date : Saturday 26th August 2017
Venue : Podium Open Air, Place Du General de Gaule
Location : Pecquencourt, France
On stage time : 9pm
Date : Sunday 13th August 2017
Location : Leuven, Belgium