The award-winning Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and the nation’s premier Beatle group, The Bootleg Beatles, are delighted to announce that they will team up again on Saturday 13 January at Echo Arena, Liverpool 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.
Michael Eakin, Chief Executive of Liverpool Philharmonic said: “We’re delighted to reunite the Orchestra with our good friends the Bootleg Beatles and Roger McGough performing Nigel Osborne’s incredible arrangements of The Beatles’ iconic Sgt. Pepper album at the start of the arena’s tenth birthday year.”
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 ten years to the day in the heart of this UNESCO City of Music.
During Echo Arena Liverpool’s tenth 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.
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, ten years after they performed at Echo Arena’s opening night.”
It Was 10 Years Ago Today features the Bootleg Beatles with the full power and drama of the 70-piece Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra performing the iconic album, arranged by Nigel Osborne live in its entirety, along with many other songs from The Beatles’ ‘flower power’ era including All You Need is Love.
To book tickets go to echoarena.com/sgtpepperlive or call the Box Office on 0844 8000 400. Tickets are priced at £39/£54/£61.50/£71.50