Broadcast from 1987 till 1994 on France’s main commercial channel TF1, Sacrée Soirée was probably one of the most successful TV shows. Twenty years later, the show becomes a tour embarking all over France its emblematic presenter Jean-Pierre Foucault and some very well known artists including 3 Eurovision representatives: Hugues Aufray (Luxembourg 1964), Plastic Bertrand (Luxembourg 1987) and Umberto Tozzi (Italy 1987), as well La Compagnie Créole (runner-up of the 1983 French national final).
A new wave of nostalgia will very soon hit France and the French speaking countries. Following the huge success of tours such as Stars 80 or Âge Tendre et Tête de Bois (see here) in which many former Eurovision glories took part, the Sacrée Soirée tour will also fight for its piece of the pie. The tour will start on 2 November in the French town of Chalon-sur-Saône before visiting the country’s main cities as well as Belgium and Switzerland.
Popular French singer Hugues Aufray, who entered the contest held in Copenhagen in 1964 on behalf of Luxembourg, will be the guest of honour of the tour. The show will also count on the energetic performances of Belgian singer Plastic Bertrand who represented Luxembourg in 1987 in his hometown Brussels. Italian singer Umberto Tozzi, who entered the contest in 1987 together with Raf, will also be part of the adventure. The music of the West Indies will also be represented thanks to the popular band La Compagnie Créole which came second to Guy Bonnet to represent France at the Eurovision Song Contest 1983 (see video of the band’s performance at the 1983 French national final with introduction by Jean-Pierre Foucault and Marie Myriam).