Blackburn Events Calendar

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October 2020

AC/DC UK at The Blackburn Empire Theatre

16 October @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Blackburn Empire Theatre, Aqueduct Road
Blackburn, BB2 4HT GB
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AC/DC UK at The Blackburn Empire Theatre

AC/DC UK, the world’s most authentic tribute to the Brian Johnson era AC/DC will be embarking on their biggest run of shows in 2020. In addition, to celebrate the 40 year anniversary of the Back In Black tour, the band will be performing the album in full at selected shows throughout 2020. AC/DC UK have established themselves over the past decade as one of the world’s most electrifying acts. Complete with fully firing cannons, inflatable Rosie, and iconic Angus and…

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The Blockheads

16 October @ 7:30 pm
King Georges Hall, King George's Hall, Northgate
Blackburn, BB2 1AA GB
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The Blockheads

Postponed show from 21st March 2020 - Tickets from the original show are valid for this show. The Blockheads have continued after Dury’s death, contributing to the 2001 tribute album Brand New Boots and Panties, then releasing Where’s the Party (2004), Staring Down the Barrel (2009), and the live album 30 Live At the Electric Ballroom (2008) to mark the 30th anniversary of New Boots and Panties!!. The Blockheads currently consist of Jankel, Watt-Roy, Gallagher, Turnbull with John Roberts on…

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Toyah

24 October @ 7:00 pm
King Georges Hall, King George's Hall, Northgate
Blackburn, BB2 1AA GB
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Toyah

In this lively and energetic concert with her full live electric band you can expect to hear hit singles Good Morning Universe, Thunder In The Mountains, It’s A Mystery, I Want To Be Free, Brave New World and Rebel Run. Charismatic, outspoken and impossible to categorise, she is one of Britain’s iconic household names – an award-winning rock legend as well as a much-loved stage/screen actress and music composer. In a career spanning over 35 years she has amassed 13…

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November 2020

G4 Christmas 2020 – Blackburn

20 November @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
King Georges Hall, King George's Hall, Northgate
Blackburn, BB2 1AA GB
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G4 Christmas 2020 - Blackburn

ANNOUNCING 2020 TOUR DATES!! *** TICKETS ON SALE FRI 15th NOV - 10:00AM *** Experience sumptuous harmonies in an idyllic, festive setting... After sell-out tours for the last 3 years, G4 return in 2020 with their biggest and best Christmas tour to date! With a series of 27 shows in beautiful venues nationwide, join Jonathan, Lewis, Mike and Duncan as they recall the musical experiences of their childhoods. Expect to hear timeless classics such as When A Child is Born,…

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Martin Kemp – Back To the 80s Party – SOLD OUT

21 November @ 6:00 pm
King Georges Hall, King George's Hall, Northgate
Blackburn, BB2 1AA GB
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Martin Kemp - Back To the 80s Party - SOLD OUT

Postponed show from Sat 2nd May 2020 MARTIN KEMP brings his famous 80`s DJ PARTY to - BLACKBURN KING GEORGES HALL - for the first time This promises to be the biggest 80`s Night to hit - BLACKBURN - for a very long time! Dig out those 80`s clothes, grab your dancing shoes, and prepare to enjoy a night of pure ‘Gold’ and Yes fancy dress is encouraged! In a recent interview on ITV's This morning program, Martin described what…

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December 2020

The Christians

18 December @ 6:30 pm
King Georges Hall, King George's Hall, Northgate
Blackburn, BB2 1AA GB
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The Christians

Rescheduled from Sat 25 April 2020 to Fri 18 December 2020 - Tickets from the original show are valid for this performance. Renowned for an endless string of soulful yet socially aware hits …Forgotten Town, Ideal World, Born Again, Harvest for the World, Whats in a Word, Hooverville, Words, Father, The Bottle and many more The Christians enjoyed huge acclaim in the late 80s and early 90s both in the UK and Europe and often confused people with their band…

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January 2021

Big Country – Wonderland Tour

30th January 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
King Georges Hall, King George's Hall, Northgate
Blackburn, BB2 1AA GB
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Big Country - Wonderland Tour

AGMP Concerts presents Big Country 'Wonderland' Tour + special guests: TBC Big Country were formed in 1981 by Stuart Adamson and Bruce Watson. The band broke massively worldwide with the release of the album’s classic singles ‘Fields Of Fire’, ‘Chance’, 'Look Away' and signature song ‘In A Big Country’, which went on to become massive worldwide hits. Big Country have toured alongside The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin's Robert Plant & Jimmy Page, U2, and The Jam. Bruce Watson - Guitar…

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Big Country

30th January 2021 @ 7:30 pm
King Georges Hall, King George's Hall, Northgate
Blackburn, BB2 1AA GB
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Sale Dates and Times: Public Onsale : Fri, 10 Jan 2020 at 10:00 AM

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February 2021

Paul Heaton & Jacqui Abbott – Acoustic – SOLD OUT

2nd February 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
King Georges Hall, King George's Hall, Northgate
Blackburn, BB2 1AA GB
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Paul Heaton & Jacqui Abbott - Acoustic - SOLD OUT

New Date: Tuesday 2 February 2021 We can now confirm new dates for original Sat 20th Jun 2020 stripped back acoustic show. Please keep hold of your tickets as they will remain valid for the new dates. Paul Heaton & Jacqui Abbott will play a special stripped back acoustic show at Blackburn King George’s Hall Windsor Suite on Saturday 20th June to celebrate the release of their brand new album 'Manchester Calling'.

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March 2021

Michael Kiwanuka

30th March 2021 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Winter Gardens Blackpool, 97 Church Street
Blackpool, FY1 1HL GB
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Michael Kiwanuka

Michael Kiwanuka’s third album, KIWANUKA, is out now through Polydor Records. It arrives to much critical acclaim as one of Britain’s most talented songwriters resets the bar once again. To coincide with the album’s release, Michael is incredibly excited to announce his show date here in Blackpool in the Empress Ballroom on the 14th November 2020. KIWANUKA is the follow-up to Michael’s number 1 second album, Love & Hate, released back in July 2016 that resonated broadly both critically and…

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