Twenty years since their last performance together, Cliff Richard and The Shadows reunite to celebrate their 50th anniversary in the music industry, along a European tour. Between them, they have represented the United Kingdom at the Eurovision Song Contest three times.
In the late '50s and early '60s, Cliff and The Shadows dominated the British popular music scene, enjoying record-breaking solo and joint careers, and establishing their undisputed place in pop history. In 2009, they bring their extraordinary partnership to an end with a Golden Anniversary concert tour in the UK… and outside.
The tour will begin next September 19 in Killarney, Ireland, then in Dublin, Belfast, London, Nottingham, Birmingham, Cardiff, Liverpool, Glasgow, Newcastle, Sheffield, Manchester and Wembley. Half of these dates are already sold out. The artists will then cross the Channel and give concerts in Paris (France) on November 7, then in Brussels (Belgium), Rotterdam (The Netherlands), Aalborg (Denmark), Malmö (Sweden), Helsinki (Finland), Gothenburg and Stockholm (Sweden), Copenhagen (Denmark), Oslo (Norway), Odense (Denmark) and Cologne (Germany).
Cliff Richard represented the UK at home back in 1968 with the song Congratulations, which failed to win by one point. Five years later, the singer sang Power to all our friends, and placed 3rd. As for the Shadows, they did their comeback together in 1975 as representatives of the UK with the song Let me be the one, which came 2nd.