Last few UK Tour dates re scheduled

Due to logistical problems with the bands forthcoming French tour starting in November the last three UK tour dates have had to be postponed until next year. Camberley on Tuesday 8th November has been re scheduled to take place on Friday 12th May 2017. Epsom on 29th November has yet to be rescheduled and East Grinstead on Wednesday 30th November will now take place on Friday 21st April 2017. Apologies for any inconvenience this may have caused but it was proving impossible to fit the dates in with the travel demands of the French tour locations. Because there is a matinee at 2.00pm and evening show at 8.00pm at every location the guys are having to arrive the night before every show which on the occasions around the remaining UK dates were proving impractical. For those who were hoping to attend these dates the good news is theres something still to look forward too in the new year.

The show at Barking on Friday 7th October 2016 which had to be cancelled because of a fire at the Theatre has now been re scheduled to take place on Saturday 22nd April 2017. An extra ‘An Evening with’ show will then follow the next day Sunday 23rd April at The Mill at Sonning, Reading, Berkshire.

New CD Compilation release.

A new CD compilation ‘La Legend continue’ will be available soon from this site. Produced primarily for their forthcoming tour of France it will feature many of the Rubettes French hits as well as their international hits with some selected album tracks and some new bonus recordings you won’t have heard before. Complete with an 8 page booklet including  photos and biog. of new keyboard player Steve Innes Etherington.

 

La Legend Continue cover

UK Tour continues

2nd leg of the UK tour continues on 21st September at the Brindley in Runcorn. If you missed out on the 1st leg last April/May you won’t want to miss out this time around. I’m sure you’ve read the great reviews but they bare no comparison to actually being there to see it live on the night. There are no plans to repeat the show in the future so these last 20 dates may be your last chance to spend an ‘Evening With’ your guys. All tour dates are listed in the ‘On Tour’ pages.

Tour Brochure Front

2016/17 French Tour Confirmed

The major tour of France announced earlier has now been confirmed with more dates added as follows :

NOV
Friday 4th Arena Loire ANGERS
Saturday 5th Zenith ANGOULEME
Thursday 10th Zenith TOULOUSE
Friday 11th Zenith PAU
Saturday 12th Meriadeck BORDEAUX
Friday 18th Zenith AMIENS
Saturday 19th Zenith LILLE
Thursday 24th Zenith PARIS
Friday 25th Zenith CAEN
Saturday 26th Zenith ROUEN
DEC
Thursday 1st Millesium EPERNAY
Friday 2nd Cube TROYES
Saturday 3rd Wex MARCHE EN FAMENE
Friday 9th Summum GRENOBLE
Saturday 10th Zenith MONTPELIER
Friday 16th Zenith CLERMONT FERRAND
Saturday 17th Scarabee ROANNES
JAN
Friday 13th Zenith NANCY
Saturday 14th Zenith DIJON
Thursday 19th Liberte RENNES
Friday 20th Park Expo TOURS
Saturday 21st Zenith LIMOGES
Friday 27th Halle LYON
Saturday 28th Dome MARSEILLE
FEB
Thursday 2nd Zenith ORLEANS
Friday 3rd Le Mans ANTARES
Saturday 4th Zenith NANTES
Friday 10th Zenith ST  ETIENNE
Saturday 11th BOULAZAC
Friday 17th Forest National BRUSSELS

Taking the guys well into 2017 their usual winter break will this time have be delayed somewhat. But hey that’s Rock n’Roll.

Age Tendre

UK Tour 2nd part confirmed

We are finally pleased to announce that having resolved all health and logistical problems that unfortunately affected some of the shows during the 1st part of our 2016 UK Theatre tour the 2nd half dates have now been confirmed as :

SEPT
Wed 21st RUNCORN Brindley
Fri 23rd CREWE Lyceum
Sat 24th KETTERING Lighthouse Theatre
Wed 28th EXETER Corn Exchange
Thur 29th WESTON SUPER MARE Playhouse Theatre
Fri 30th CHRISTCHURCH Regent Centre
OCT
Sat 1st FAREHAM Ferneham Hall
Wed 5th BISHOPS STORTFORD Rhodes Centre
Sun 9th SWINDON Wyvern Theatre
Thur 13th LANGHOLM Buccleugh Hall
Fri 14th GLENROTHES Rothes Hall
Sat 15th MUSSELBURGH Brunton Hall
Sun 16th LIVINGSTON Howden Centre
Tue 18th DUNSTABLE Grove Theatre
Fri 21st MANSFIELD Palace Theatre
Thur 27th ILKLEY Kings Hall
Fri 28th CONSETT Empire Theatre
NOV
Tue 8th CAMBERLEY Camberley Theatre
Tue 29th EPSOM Playhouse
Wed 30th EAST GRINSTEAD Chequer Mead

Some dates have been moved and some will hopefully be re scheduled in order that the rest of the shows can continue without any further disruption. Once again we apologies for any inconvenience caused but the actions taken, which were completely necessary, so as to ensure that the 2nd half of the tour was able to proceed without any further problems arising. We hope that those who have been affected will understand the reasons behind the changes and are able to attend an alternative venue.

The reactions from everyone who have seen the new acoustic show so far has been tremendous, look at : The Rubettes featuring Alan Williams chez vous

The guys can’t wait till September to do it all over again.

U.K. Tour Surprise

The U.K. tour starts next week and we can announce that there will be a completely new first half of the show. It will be all acoustic and the guys will be playing songs from Baskin and Copperfield, the Symbols and early Rubettes album tracks such ‘Kid Runaway’, ‘Beggar Man’ and ‘I’ll always love you’. Also there will be songs and stories about their musical influences and from their early days in the music business, how the songs came about and a few other musical surprises. They will then play all the U.K. hits in the second half of the show including ‘Little Darling’. The guys have been rehearsing hard so as to make everything perfect and are very excited about it. They hope you are all able to catch at least one of the shows and promise you an experience you’ll never forget. A new 16 page tour brochure will be available at the Venues as well as a new 2016 tour Tee shirt. Can’t wait!

Tour Brochure Front

French Tour 2016/17

It’s certainly going to be a busy year. Following the last leg of their UK Theatre tour ‘AN EVENING WITH’ the guys will be headlining a French tour of major venues throughout France. Under the title of  ‘LA TOURNEE DES IDLES’ There will be around 40 dates. Venues will include Sports Halls, Concert Halls and Theatres of between three and five thousand capacity. Starting this November 2016 and continuing on until February 2017 with the possibility of even more dates being added. The Band will be appearing with other well know French Artists from the seventies performing a matinee and an evening show each day so plenty of seats for everyone but if you want to be at the front don’t wait too long to get your tickets.

Proposed dates as follows yet to be confirmed.

NOV
Wednesday 2nd Rehearsals France
Thursday 3rd Rehearsals France
Friday 4th Arena Loire ANGERS France
Saturday 5th Zenith ANGOULEME France
Thursday 10th Zenith TOULOUSE France
Friday 11th Zenith PAU France
Saturday 12th Meriadeck BORDEAUX France
Friday 18th Zenith AMIENS France
Saturday 19th Zenith LILLE France
DEC
Thursday 1st Millesium EPERNAY France
Friday 2nd Cube TROYES France
Saturday 3rd Wex MARCHE EN FAMENE Belgium
Friday 9th Summum GRENOBLE France
Saturday 10th Zenith MONTPELIER France
Friday 16th Zenith CLERMONT FERRAND France
Saturday 17th Scarabee ROANNES France
JAN
Friday 13th Zenith NANCY France
Saturday 14th Zenith DIJON France
Thursday 19th Liberte RENNES France
Friday 20th Park Expo TOURS France
Saturday 21st Zenith LIMOGES France
Friday 27th Halle LYON France
Saturday 28th Dome MARSEILLE France
FEB
Wednesday 1st Arena BREST France
Thursday 2nd Zenith ORLEANS France
Friday 3rd Le Mans ANTARES France
Saturday 4th Zenith NANTES France
Friday 10th Zenith ST  ETIENNE France
Saturday 11th BOULAZAC France

Changes to 2016 UK Tour

Happy New Year to all.

Since the 2016 UK Tour ‘AN EVENING WITH’ was announced there has been some changes to the dates originally announced. This being due to some other date conflicts at theatres and the probability of a major French tour later in the year. Most of the dates affected have been rescheduled . If you have tickets for any of the affected dates they will most likely be transferable to the new date. Please check with the theatre. We apologise for any inconvenience these changes may have caused which are mainly beyond our control.

Venues affected are : Rhodes Centre, Bishops Stortford. Courtyard, Hereford. Broadway Theatre, Barking. Playhouse, Epsom. Chequer Mead, East Grinstead. Unfortunately we were unable to re schedule the concerts in Loughborough and Barking.

Full revised Itinerary :

APRIL
Fri 15th SHREWSBURY Theatre Severn
Sat 16th WIMBORNE Tivoli Theatre
Sun 17th WEYMOUTH Pavilion
Thur 21st MILTON KEYNES Stables
Fri 22nd GRAVESEND Woodville Hall
Sat 23rd CLACTON Westcliff Theatre
Tue 26th SWANSEA Grand Theatre
Wed 27th LEAMINGTON SPA Royal Centre
Thur 28th CANNOCK Prince of Wales Theatre
Sat 30th SHANKLIN I.O.W. Shanklin Theatre
MAY
Sun 1st HORSHAM Capitol Theatre
Wed 4th LEEDS City Varieties
Thur 5th BILLINGHAM Forum
Fri 6th HARLOW Playhouse
Tue 10th STEVENAGE Gordon Craig Theatre
Thur 12th BROMLEY Churchill Theatre
FrI 13th PETERBOROUGH Key Theatre
Sat 14th CHESTERFIELD Winding Wheel
Sun 15th HUNSTANTON Princess Theatre
Wed 18th ROTHERHAM Civic Theatre
Thur 19th SCUNTHORPE Plowright Theatre
Fri 20th FLEETWOOD Marine Hall
Sat 21st LANCASTER Grand Theatre
Sun 22nd RHYL Pavilion Theatre
Thur 26th BASILDON Towngate Theatre
SEPT
Wed 21st RUNCORN Brindley
Thur 22nd OSWALDTWISTLE Civic Theatre
Fri 23rd CREWE Lyceum
Sat 24th KETTERING Lighthouse Theatre
Sun 25th BUXTON Opera House
Wed 28th EXETER Corn Exchange
Thur 29th WESTON SUPER MARE Playhouse Theatre
Fri 30th CHRISTCHURCH Regent Centre
OCT
Sat 1st FAREHAM Ferneham Hall
Sun 2nd CROYDON Ashcroft Theatre
Wed 5th BISHOPS STORTFORD Rhodes Centre
Thur 6th HASTINGS White Rock Theatre
Sun 9th SWINDON Wyvern Theatre
Thur 13th LANGHOLM Buccleugh Hall
Fri 14th GLENROTHES Rothes Hall
Sat 15th MUSSELBURGH Brunton Hall
Sun 16th LIVINGSTON Howden Centre
Tue 18th DUNSTABLE Grove Theatre
Wed 19th SOUTH SHIELDS Customs House
Thur 20th STOCKPORT Plaza
Fri 21st MANSFIELD Palace Theatre
Thur 27th ILKLEY Kings Hall
Fri 28th CONSETT Empire Theatre
Sat 29th PRESTON Charter Theatre
Mon 31st CRAWLEY Hawth Theatre
NOV
Mon 7th HEREFORD Courtyard
Tue 8th CAMBERLEY Camberley Theatre
Wed 16th BARKING Broadway Theatre
Tue 29th EPSOM Playhouse
Wed 30th EAST GRINSTEAD Chequer Mead

‘An Evening With’ UK Tour 2016

Following their long awaited UK comeback on the Glitz, Blitz and 70’s Hitz tour this winter ‘An Evening With’ tour is now in the planning stages to follow early in 2016. Hoping to re establish themselves on the UK live scene after an absence of several years the guys will be appearing in ‘intimate’ Theatres throughout the UK with a totally new concept stage show in two halves where they plan to be on stage for about two hours. The first half will be dedicated to songs and stories associated with the guys before, leading up too and during the Rubettes rise to fame with a few, as yet, untold and often hilarious revelations which in themselves herald an evening not to be missed. The second half will be the band in full concert mode as always full of Hit’s and additionally some that they haven’t played for a long time never failing to revive all those wonderful memories from way back when.

Dates to be announced soon.