Bootleg Beatles, York Barbican, March 8

The Bootleg Beatles

The Bootleg Beatles

Updated in Music news and reviews

THE Bootleg Beatles are on the road again, marking the 50th anniversary of The Beatles’ first number one and the 1963 gigs that have been reviving so many black-and-white memories of when young John, Paul, George and Ringo came to town.

The Fab Four visited York four times that year – February 27, March 13, May 29 and November 27 – when they played all four shows at the long-gone Rialto Theatre on Fishergate.

Not far from there, The Bootleg Beatles will play York Barbican tomorrow night at 8pm, recreating not only those screaming-girl days but the full journey from Liverpool’s Cavern Club through Sgt. Pepper to the Apple Building rooftop in Savile Row, London.

The Bootleg Beatles have been paying tribute to The Beatles for more than 30 years, now with a little help from their orchestral friends. Every detail is covered, from costumes to authentic period instruments; from Scouse banter to vocal mimicry.

Last year they toured not only Britain and Europe but also Australia, New Zealand, Singapore and Hong Kong and performed to thousands in the main square of Mongolia’s capital, Ulanbataar.

Tickets for tomorrow are still available on 0844 854 2757 and yorkbarbican.co.uk

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