Past Eurovision participants on successful nostalgia tour

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For the eighth and final season, the very succesful Âge Tendre et Tête de Bois show will be touring the largest venues in France, Belgium and Switzerland with some of the most famous singers from the 1960’s and 1970’s including some very well known past Eurovision participants as from 2 March till Spring 2014.

The tour is named after the show Âge Tendre et Tête de Bois, aired on the famous French radio Europe 1, which was extremely popular amongst teenagers back in the 1960’s. Starting in the French city of Chalon-sur-Saône on 2 March, the tour will see well known artists giving live renditions of their main hits to a delighted and very nostalgic audience for the eighth edition in a row till Spring 2014.

For the 2013/2014 tour, invited artists include no less than two very well known Eurovision participants who both entered the contest twice: the Italian singer Gigliola Cinquetti who won the event in Copenhagen in 1964 and ended as ABBA‘s runner-up in Brighton in 1974, and the French singer Michèle Torr who represented Luxembourg on home ground in 1966 and Monaco in London in 1977. The tour will also count on the participation of the Dutch singer Dave who did try his luck to represent his home country back in 1969 and went on to become very famous in France in the 1970’s. The show will be conducted by the popular TV presenter Julien Lepers who commented the Eurovision Song contest on behalf of the French national broadcaster France 3 in 1999, 2000, 2005, 2007 and 2008.

Since its first edition, many past Eurovision entrants have taken part in the Âge Tendre et Tête de Bois show, enjoying a fantastic exposure and popular success. They are: Isabelle Aubret (France 1962, 1968 – watch here), François Deguelt (Monaco 1960, 1962), Patrick Juvet (Switzerland 1973 – watch here), Jeane Manson (Luxembourg 1979 – watch here), Marie Myriam (France 1977), Nicole Rieu (France 1975 – watch here), Bobby Solo (Italy 1965 – watch here) and David Alexandre Winter (Luxembourg 1970 – watch here). Gigliola Cinquetti (Italy 1964, 1974) is joining the cast for the first time whereas Michèle Torr (Luxembourg 1966, Monaco 1977) has been regularly appearing since the very first edition (watch here). The show also regularly counts on the participation of one of the hosts of the 1978 edition of the Eurovision Song Contest held in Paris, Denise Fabre (watch here).

Besides the concerts (see our events section for all dates), an Âge Tendre et Tête de Bois cruise on the Mediterranean Sea is organised every year. In 2014, and for the last time, fans of the 1960’s and 1970’s will have the opportunity to sail from France to Spain, Portugal and Morocco together with their favourite singers from 27 February till 7 March.

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