|Thu 21 Feb 2013, 7:00pm|
Sir Cliff Richard OBE, with global record sales beyond 250 million and a ceaseless performance schedule spanning the 54 years of his career, is set to return to Australia with a hit-packed national tour Still Reelin’ and A-Rockin’.
The Still Reelin’ and A-Rockin’ tour, staged in February 2013, will see Cliff perform at the Sydney Opera House, Melbourne’s new Hamer Hall, the Brisbane Convention Centre, the Newcastle Entertainment Centre, the Adelaide Entertainment Centre and will finish with a stunning outdoor concert at the Sandalford Winery in Swan Valley, WA.
Tickets go on sale on Friday 21 September.
Celebrating his 54th anniversary in the music business this year, Cliff Richard is indisputably Britain’s all-time greatest hit-maker – the ultimate pop star! No other UK band or solo artist is even close to equalling his 123 single hits.
As the sixties got underway Cliff was dominating the airwaves with such indelible hits as Living Doll, Please Don’t Tease, Bachelor Boy, Lucky Lips, When The Girl In Your Arms Is The Girl In Your Heart, Don’t Talk To Him, Do You Want To Dance, On The Beach, I Could Easily Fall, The Day I Met Marie, The Minute You’re Gone, All My Love and Congratulations, his constant presence in our lives bolstered by smash box office films The Young Ones, Summer Holiday and Wonderful Life. In the seventies he continued as a primary chart force with hits such as Devil Woman, We Don’t Talk Anymore and Carrie then into the eighties with Dreamin’, Wired For Sound, Daddy’s Home, Living Doll (with the Young Ones TV cast) and Some People.
Australia was reminded of those hits in 2003 when our leg of his Wanted tour saw him play to around 100,000 people in arenas, domes and wineries; then again in early 2010 when he marked the Reunion Tour of the venerable Shadows, giving audiences here the precious opportunity to bid farewell to the crack outfit that was so much a part of his enormous appeal for so very long.
There reaches a point where the recounting of the man’s achievements is too towering a task to attempt. So let it be said that the singer born Harry Rodger Webb in Lucknow, India on 14 October, 1940, recorded Britain’s first real rock’n’roll record (Move It) and has gone on to lodge more than 130 other releases in the U.K. charts, that he holds with Elvis Presley the honour of having made the UK singles chart in every one of its first six decades, that he is the biggest selling singles artist in the UK ever, spent 21 years in the British charts, that he has notched up almost two score British number one hits, that he has been included on the new century listing of the 100 Greatest Britons, that he conceived and starred in the stage musical
Heathcliff (written by Sir Tim Rice and Australian John Farrar) which played to audiences of more than half a million, that he has had eight top forty America hits, including the million-selling Devil Woman and We Don’t Talk Anymore, and that he has been in the Australian top ten on 25 occasions.
Do not miss Cliff Richard’s Still Reelin’ and A-Rockin’ Tour which will travel Australia in February 2013 and tickets go on sale Friday 21st September.
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