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ONE NIGHT SHOW STOPPERS THIS FEBRUARY AND MARCH AT SUNDERLAND EMPIRE!
ONE NIGHT SHOW STOPPERS THIS FEBRUARY AND MARCH AT SUNDERLAND
For one night this
February and March at Sunderland Empire! First up, prepare to be captivated by the
authentic sounds of one of the most successful rock bands of all time with a
tribute to the Dire Straits.Money For
Nothing (18 February) ensures meticulous
attention is paid to every detail, to faithfully recreate the distinct sound of
Dire Straits in this unforgettable sonic spectacular.
Performing Money for Nothing, Romeo and
Juliet, Sultans of Swing, Private Investigations, Walk of Life, Brothers in
Arms, So Far Away and many more much-loved classics drawn from six platinum
albums. Audiences are treated to those soaring guitar solos and instantly
recognisable riffs by an incredibly talented band in a musical encounter you
will never forget.
The extraordinary band,Think Floyd (25
February) are dubbed the Definitive Pink Floyd Experience and
are renowned for their stunning celebration of the music of one of the world's
greatest bands. Think Floyd pride themselves in faithfully recreating Pink
Floyd's timeless music, backed by their dedicated team of sound and lighting
engineers and an impressive laser light show, this exciting production will
recreate all the atmosphere, visual magnitude and musical excellence of Pink
Floyd live on stage. The brand new show for 2018 will feature the whole range
of classic Pink Floyd from the Dark Side of the Moon, Wish You Were Here, The
Wall, Animals and much more.
The transfer window may now be closed but England Legends Live! are set to take centre stage (27 February)
with four icons of English football set to appear at the Empire Theatre to
discuss their brilliant careers, ahead of the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Join:
Newcastle, Liverpool and England star *Peter Beardsley, England and Sunderland
goal hero *Kevin Phillips, popular ex-Black Cats boss and England player *Peter
Reid, and former Newcastle and England star *Chris Waddle (now a BBC pundit).
*Please note, players are available at time of booking but their schedule could
This your chance to sing your heart out to the Disney songs of your
childhood such as Be our Guest, Belle, Gaston and not forgetting the Beauty and
The Beast. Our Singalonga host will
start with a pre-show where they will warm up your voices, teach you some hand
actions, show you how to use the famous Singalonga props bag during the film and
when to Boo the arrogant Gaston and of course judge the fancy dress
For those of you who have been abandoned somewhere on a desert Island
and don’t know the story… Belle (Emma Watson), a bright, beautiful and
independent young woman, is taken prisoner by a beast (Dan Stevens) in its
castle. Despite her fears, she befriends the castle's enchanted staff and
learns to look beyond the beast's hideous exterior, allowing her to recognize
the kind heart and soul of the true prince that hides on the inside.
So some along and celebrate this tale as old as time, dress as your
favourite character and get ready to feel part of a real fairytale.
Renowned Sufi singer and Poet, Satinder Sartaaj is coming to the
Sunderland Empire with Sartaaj Live (1
March). After starring in the highest grossing feature film in
the UK, the star of The Black Prince has gone from walking the red carpet at
Cannes to performing at the IIFA Awards in NYC to sold out shows; there is no
end to Sartaaj’s talent. Performing with his live band, the charismatic poet
will be performing his infamous hits as well as new material.
The Rocket Man
(2 March) present a tribute to
Multi-Grammy award-winning legend and superstar, Sir Elton John. Join us on a
musical journey, charting the rise to fame of one of the biggest selling
artiste of all time. Combining breath-taking vocal and piano performances,
flamboyant costumes, a dazzling light show - all accompanied by an outstanding
band and backing vocals.
Travel back in time and be treated to all the hits such as Crocodile Rock,
Philadelphia Freedom, Saturday Night’s Alright for Fighting, Are You Ready for
Love, I’m Still Standing, I Guess That's Why They Call It the Blues, Tiny
Dancer, Your Song and of course Rocket Man.
After taking to the road over 22 years ago and touring all over the
world the phenomenon, Circus of Horrors
(3 March) returns with its latest brand new incarnation Voodoo.
The spectacular show features an amazing amalgamation of bizarre and fantastic
circus acts act’s all woven into a sensational shock / horror story and the
darkest of magic – taking the show to a whole new level, it’s driven by a
mainly original soundscape and performed with a forked tongue firmly in each
cheek. Age advisory 16+. The Circus of Horrors contains some nudity and
language of an adult nature and is not suitable for children.
The World’s Official No.1 Eagles tribute, The Illegal Eagles returns (4 March) for another
outstanding show promising more of their trademark musical prowess, acute
attention to detail, and incredible showmanship. This phenomenal group of
musicians have been touring for over two decades and remain true Eagles
fanatics! Their longevity and continued international acclaim are due in no small
part to their extraordinary mastery of the Eagles’ distinctive sound.
Featuring the very best from the Eagles’ repertoire including Hotel
California, Take it to the Limit, Life in the Fast Lane, Take It Easy, Lyin’
Eyes, Desperado and plenty more!
The eighties are back and three 80’s Legends, Go West, Nik Kershaw and
Cutting Crew have joined forces for a truly incredible, once in a lifetime,
concert experience - Icons of the 80s
(11 March). They're the biggest names in the business and to see
them perform together will be an unforgettable event. With millions of albums
sales and hits like We Close Our Eyes, Call Me, King Of Wishful Thinking,
Wouldn’t It Be Good, The Riddle, I Won’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me, I've Been
In Love Before and the classic (I Just) Died In Your Arms, this authentic 80s
triple header is not to be missed!
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