Thursday, 11 October 2018

The Rutles on Tour, May-June 2019

The Rutles on Tour, May-June 2019

After the success of last year's Major Happy Tour, Neil Innes and John Halsey (aka Ron Nasty and Barry Wom) have been persuaded to bring THE RUTLES back for one more UK Tour during May/June 2018.

Several dates on the last tour sold out in advance, including London, Liverpool, Brighton and Glasgow. They already have some venues confirmed for 2019. Scroll down for dates and details.

As everyone knows, The Rutles story began on January 21, 1959 at 43 Egg Lane, Liverpool, where Ron Nasty and Dirk McQuickly first bumped into each other. Ron invited Dirk to help him stand up. Dirk, merely an amateur drinker, agreed and on that spot a legend was created, a legend that will last a lunchtime.

They were soon to be joined by Stig O'Hara, a guitarist of no fixed hairstyle, but it would be another two years before they found their regular drummer, Barrington Womble, hiding in the van. When they did, they persuaded him to change his name to save time and his haircut to save Brylcreem. He became simply Barry Wom.

The rest of The Rutles story is legendary (and can be read on the band's realtively new website).
The Rutles line-up will be:Neil Innes (lead vocals/piano/guitar) | John "The Admiral" Halsey (drums/vocals)| Jay Goodrich (bass/vocals) | Phil Jackson (keys/piano/vocals) | "Rutling" Ken Thornton (guitars/vocals)

Among other things, Neil Innes was a founding member and principal songwriter of The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band, as well as the "musical member" of the Monty Python team. 

Although the tour period lasts for 30 days, The Rutles will not be avaiable for more than roughly 18-20 shows, as the 'old boys' like to take a break every few days to enjoy the countryside...

The folloing dates have already been booked:
May 2019
Fri 17- London
Sat 18- Lewes
Sun 19- Lewes
Sat 25- Edinburgh
Sun 26- Glasgow
Fri 31- Newcastle
June 2019Sat 01- Leeds
Sun 02- Manchester
Tue 04- Bilston (Wolverhampton)
Fri 07- Bath

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