Shakin’ Stevens will be back on the road in 2019 an 18-date tour which comes to Cardiff’s St David’s Hall on March 3. The platinum-selling entertainer and performer will be joined by his band to perform fan favourites, surprises and, of course, his much-loved hits including ‘Oh Julie’, ‘Hot Dog’ and ‘This Ole House’.
With 33 hit singles and four UK No. 1s to his name, and chart-toppers around the world, Shaky recently returned to the UK charts with the release of his acclaimed 2016 album ‘Echoes of Our Times’. Inspired by his research into family history and uncovered tales of wartime heroics, salvationists and strife in the copper mines of Cornwall, and with influences from blues, folk and Americana as well as his trademark rocking style, it was one of the most surprising and acclaimed albums of the year.
“I’ve been going through my catalogue of songs in preparation for the tour” says Shaky, “re-introducing myself to the many and varied styles of music I’ve recorded during my solo career. From country rock to Cajun, classic rock to Latin, and blues to Americana I’ve had the pleasure of re-discovering the “jewels” from my repertoire that are so well-liked.
“Of course, there’ll be hits and some songs that I haven’t performed live on stage for a decade or two….so some surprises! I’ve also included well-known songs from other artists whose work I admire, together with album tracks and newer songs, bringing it right up to date! I can’t wait to get back on the road and to have a great time with the audiences.”
For ticket information contact St David’s Hall box office on 02920 878 444 or stdavidshallcardiff.co.uk