Mersey Beatles in Blackpool
12 November 2021
by Visit Blackpool
All 17 of The Beatles legendary UK Number One hits will be delivered in a sensational show by the world’s favourite Liverpool-born tribute to the Fab Four.
The Mersey Beatles have played to sold-out audiences around the globe for more than 20 years and they are bringing their unmissable theatre show to Blackpool Opera House on Thursday November 18.
The Beatles themselves played Blackpool no fewer than 11 times – including two sell-out dates at the Opera House in 1964. They also played legendary hits Help! and Yesterday live for the first time anywhere in the world during a live TV broadcast from the resort’s ABC Theatre in 1965.
These unforgettable Blackpool moments will be replayed by The Mersey Beatles on November 18 in a true feel-good show that not only captures the spirit and sound of Beatlemania, but the psychedelic wonder of the Fab Four’s Sgt Pepper album and the melodic brilliance of their later work.
And to celebrate the return of live music – and, of course, the hits of the greatest band of all time – The Mersey Beatles will play every Beatles’ chart-topping single in this magnificent two-hour show alongside more than 20 other classic songs.
So, get your dancing shoes ready as such smash-hits as From Me To You, She Loves You, I Want To Hold Your Hand to Lady Madonna, Get Back and Hey Jude will all be delivered in a truly authentic way.
Formed in Liverpool in 1999, The Mersey Beatles – Mark Bloor (John), Steven Howard (Paul), Craig McGown (George) and Brian Ambrose (Ringo) – were the resident Beatles’ band at the legendary Cavern Club between 2002-2012 – clocking up more than 600 gigs.
Since leaving The Cavern, The Mersey Beatles have toured the world many times over – winning legions of fans, including John Lennon’s sister Julia Baird and The British Beatles Fan Club who rate them as "The best Beatles tribute band around”.
The band know the Fylde coast well. They have played three sell-out nights at Lytham Festival in recent years.
Steven said: “We’ve played all over the world in the last 20 years, but Blackpool Opera House is a real bucket list moment for any performer. The list of artists who have performed on that world-famous stage – including The Beatles themselves – is just incredible.
“Blackpool has such a strong connection with The Beatles and their story so we can’t wait to play the very same songs they did when they were here and celebrate those legendary moments with the audience.
“This last year has been incredibly difficult. But live music is back at last and so we thought what better way to celebrate than to create the ultimate feel-good night by playing, for the first time, every Beatles’ Number One in the same show.”
Mark added: “That’s 17 chart-toppers – from 1963’s From Me To You to 1969’s The Ballad of John and Yoko – played totally live, as they should be, plus many, many, more Fab Four hits.
“We’ll play around 40 songs in the show so it’s going to be a brilliant night for Beatles fans. Our advice is to bring your dancing shoes!”
Tickets for The Mersey Beatles at Blackpool Opera House on Thursday November 18 are on sale via ticketmaster.co.uk