Updated: 6 November 2017
The news we posted a few months back that there would be no more Magic Band tours has, happily, proved to be completely wrong.
John French decided that he didn’t want the Magic Band project just to fizzle out, he’d much rather have a proper Farewell Tour and that’s what he has painstakingly put together. Sadly Mark Boston doesn’t feel well enough to commit to a lengthy tour so he’ll not be there, and Brian Havey who featured on the two last tours wasn’t available for this one so his duties (and others) will be covered by keyboard player Jonathan Sindelman.
The line-up this time around will be:
John “Drumbo” French – Lead Vocals, Harmonica, Sax, Drums
Eric Klerks – Extended Range guitar, BKP Vocals
Max Kutner – Guitar and Slide guitar
Jonathan Sindelman – Keyboards
Andy Niven – Drums
It’s a great shame this is the last outing for the band but it’s been a thing of beauty and wonder while it lasted. Don’t miss this … because you know you’ll kick yourself if you don’t go. You won’t get another chance to hear this amazing music played live by a band schooled by someone intimately involved with its creation … so do it!
Here are the dates and venues. (I think this is the final list – due to tickets selling out Band on the Wall have added another show!):
- Saturday 4 November 2017 – Band On The Wall, Manchester
- [SOLD OUT]Sunday 5 November 2017 – Mono, Glasgow
- [SOLD OUT]Monday 6 November 2017 – Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh
- Tuesday 7 November 2017 – The Cluny, Newcastle
- Wednesday 8 November 2017 – The Platform, Morecambe
- [SOLD OUT]Friday 10 November 2017 – Philharmonic Hall Music Room, Liverpool
- [SOLD OUT]Saturday 11 November 2017 – Band On The Wall, Manchester
- Sunday 12 November 2017 – Rescue Rooms, Nottingham
- Monday 13 November 2017 – Robin 2, Wolverhampton
- Tuesday 14 November 2017 – Irish Centre, Leeds
- Thursday 16 November 2017 – West End Centre, Aldershot
- Saturday 18 November 2017 – Anchor Inn, Wingham
- Sunday 19 November 2017 – The Brook, Southampton
- Monday 20 November 2017 – The Fleece, Bristol
- Tuesday 21 November 2017 – The Phoenix, Exeter
- Thursday 23 November 2017 – Komedia, Brighton
- Friday 24 November 2017 – The Garage, London
- Saturday 25 November 2017 – Norwich Arts Centre
- Sunday 26 November 2017 – Colchester Arts Centre
Only UK dates here but John has hinted at a separate European Tour in Spring 2018.