Cliff Richard and The Shadows will reunite next fall for an 11-show Golden Anniversary concert tour of the UK, marking their first reunion in 20 years. The Live Nation-produced UK stadium tour will run from September 25 through October 17 — including stops in London, Cardiff, Liverpool and Glasgow — is being billed as the group’s last reunion.
Original members Hank Marvin and Bruce Welch are also in the fold for the trek. Tickets go on sale November 30.
The group had its biggest selling hits “Living Doll,” “The Young Ones” and “Summer Holiday” back in 1959. Richard went solo in 1968, while The Shadows continued performing together through 1999 and later regrouped briefly for a 2004-2005 stint.
Do not anticipate a similar stateside trek. Richard is easily the biggest selling British artist not to make a substantial dent in the United States. He has had 14 No.1 singles on the UK charts and top 10 hits in each of the past six decades, and released numerous Christmas singles that have made the charts. Richard spent the second most weeks on the British charts behind Elvis Presley and ahead of international giants Queen, The Beatles, Madonna and Elton John.
Last Updated on June 29, 2009 by By Bob Grossweiner & Jane Cohen