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Aussie Led Zep Show Tours UK Throughut April

 

 

Following two sold-out shows at the Sydney Opera House, and the nationwide tour that followed in 2016, Australia’s celebrated live concert event Stairway To Heaven: Led Zeppelin Masters embarks on a limited eight-date UK tour kicking off today (18th April).

From the raw, metallic blues of Whole Lotta Love to the epic Stairway to Heaven and the sheer exhilaration of Kashmir, Led Zeppelin Masters celebrates the timeless musical legacy of Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Bonham and John Paul Jones with a no-holds-barred concert performing the masterpieces of Led Zeppelin.

Fronted by powerhouse vocalist Vince Contarino and bolstered by the breathtaking might of the thirty-five-piece The Black Dog Orchestra, Led Zeppelin Masters features no fewer than eighteen Led Zeppelin classics.

Vince said, “After the huge success we’ve enjoyed touring Stairway To Heaven: Led Zeppelin Masters in Australia, we are incredibly excited to finally bring this show to the UK, the home of Led Zeppelin.”

Vince Contarino has been working as a singer, songwriter and musician for the last forty years. In addition to his work with the Led Zeppelin Masters show, he has performed with Joe Walsh from The Eagles, former AC/DC bassist Mark Evans, Wa Wa Nee vocalist/songwriter Paul Gray (keyboards in the Black Dog Orchestra) and guitarist Steve Williams, and Mondo Rock bassist Paul Christie in the band Party Boys. He also is the frontman for former Kiss guitarist Bruce Kulick’s band when he performs in Australia.

Contarino has worked closely as a vocal director for Joe Camileri (Black Sorrows) and supported acts such as Alice Cooper, Status Quo and Stevie Marriott and many more. Contarino has performed four sell-out seasons with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra and Orchestra Victoria performing orchestral versions of Led Zeppelin songs. He has also given Deep Purple’s catalogue the symphonic treatment, performing with Deep Purple founding member and keyboard player, the late, great Jon Lord.

In 1997, Contarino turned his talent and enthusiasm towards the theatre, working in association with the cross cultural Theatre Company Doppio Teatro (Bread and Onions, Pulcinella and Ciao Mamma Ciao). Vince has also added the roles of Judas (Jesus Christ Superstar) and the Pharaoh (Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat) to his repertoire when he worked at Her Majesty’s Theatre. He has also worked as mentor for the Helpmann Academy.

The eight-date tour begins at Manchester’s Bridgewater Hall on Tuesday, 18th April, and ends at Plymouth Pavilions on Thursday, 27th April.

The list of full tour dates is as follows:

 

April 2017

 

Tue 18th             Manchester, Bridgewater Hall                  0161 907 9000   bridgewater-hall.co.uk

Wed 19th           London Palladium                                  0844 412 4655   rutlive.co.uk

Thu 20th            Bristol, Colston Hall                               0844 887 1500   colstonhall.org

Sat 22nd             Newcastle, City Hall                               0844 811 21 21 theatreroyal.co.uk

Sun 23rd            Edinburgh, Usher Hall                            0131 228 1155   usherhall.co.uk

Tue 25th             Birmingham, Symphony Hall                   0121 780 3333   thsh.co.uk

Wed 26th           Southend, Cliffs Pavilion                         01702 351 135   southendtheatres.org.uk

Thu 27th            Plymouth Pavilions                                 0845 146 1460   plymouthpavilions.com

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

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