I Can't Believe It's Not Buddy

I Can't Believe It's Not Buddy

Contact Information

Blackburn Empire Theatre
Aqueduct Road
Ewood
Blackburn
Lancashire
BB2 4HT

Tel: 01254 685500

*All tickets for the original date will be valid for the new show.*

Buddy Holly & The Crickets are brought back to life, as they looked and sounded in 1958 when they first toured the UK, by talented musicians Spencer J, JJ King, Gerry Slattery and Spencer Lingwood. Not a stage play, Spencer J & the Copy-Cat Crickets create the feel of a Rock 'n' Roll concert, straight from the fifties. The band will take you back to the age of the soda shop, the drive through diner and the record hop. Back to when a young Texan first played his heart out to screaming crowds in theatres and concert halls across Great Britain. Years of research and rehearsal have gone into perfecting this show. The results speak for themselves. At every performance, audiences clap, cheer and sing along. They dance, yell for encores and ask for photographs. And at the end of every show, the question is always "When are you coming back?" Song choices are based on actual set lists from Buddy Holly's late-fifties performances. Besides legendary hits like 'Peggy Sue', 'That'll Be The Day', 'Oh Boy' and 'Heartbeat', dozens of other gems from his catalogue of over 100 recordings are also featured, as well as hits by the other Kings of Rock 'n' Roll, all of which Buddy actually performed at live shows ('La Bamba', 'Blue Suede Shoes', 'Rip It Up', 'Shake Rattle & Roll'.) In terms of energy, originality and ability to connect with an audience, Buddy, Jerry, Niki & Joe B, the original Crickets, had few equals, beyond Elvis. Through hard work, impeccable musicianship and dedication to authenticity, Spencer, JJ, Gerry and Spencer succeed in re-creating The Crickets' special brand of "feel-good fifties fun" at venue after venue. And whenever they are on stage, fans everywhere agree that, once again, Buddy Holly lives!

Road Directions

On the A666 between Blackburn and Darwen at Ewood. Leave M65 at junction 4 follow signs to Blackburn

Public Transport Directions

Direct Bus Service from Blackburn/Darwen & Bolton Contact Blackburn Visitor Centre for details of local public transport from where you live 01254 688040. Alternatively, for public transport information out of our normal office hours contact: Travel Line: 0871 200 2233 (for bus services around the Lancashire area). National Rail Enquiries 03457 48 49 50.

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Location

Blackburn with Darwen

Opening Times

27 May 2022

Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult£19.50 per ticket
Concession£17.50 per ticket

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

Facilities

Establishment Features

  • Disabled Access

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking

Payment Methods

  • Switch accepted
  • Visa accepted

Provider Preferences

  • In town/city centre
  • Transport and Parking in Blackburn and Darwen
  • Blackburn & Darwen Town Centre Maps to download