Bootleg Beatles teams up again with Liverpool Phil to perform Sgt Peppers
Following a sold out tour to prestigious UK venues in 2017, marking the fiftieth anniversary of arguably the most influential album of all time, the show will come to the Echo Arena in Liverpool in January
Top Beatles tribute band The Bootleg Beatles is to team up again with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra to reprise their performance of The Beatles’ Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.
Following a sold out tour to prestigious UK venues in 2017, marking the fiftieth anniversary of arguably the most influential album of all time, this unique production is back, bigger and better than ever.
It will be performed at the waterfront Echo Arena on Saturday, January 13, 2018.
During the arena’s 10th birthday year, the show will be at the start of Liverpool 2018 – a year long, city-wide celebration of the extraordinary cultural offer the city boasts a decade since being European Capital of Culture.
The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra performed the first ever concert at Echo Arena Liverpool in 2008 and so it is a perfect tribute that they will deliver this one off event 10 years to the day in the heart of this UNESCO City of Music.
It will include new visuals not seen on the 2017 tour, introduced especially for the arena’s 10th birthday and Liverpool 2018, offering an unprecedented look back on a master work that Rolling Stone magazine claimed to be “the number one greatest album of all time”.
Bob Prattey, chief executive of The ACC Liverpool Group, which includes Echo Arena Liverpool, said: “2018 is set to be a magnificent year as the whole city joins together to reflect on its numerous achievements over the past decade – and to look ahead at how we continue to develop this legacy, particularly around cultural events.
“It is therefore fitting that we will welcome back the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, 10 years after they performed at Echo Arena’s opening night, and that they will play such an iconic Beatles album.”
Tickets for the show go on sale on Friday, September 22, priced at £39/£54/£61.50/£71.50 (including administration fee), from 9am. Box office 0844 8000 400 or log onto www.echoarena.com/sgtpepperlive