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This article is a document relating to tours by British entertainer Sir Cliff Richard, as well his tours with The Shadows and other performers
Note: This list is not complete : More information can also be found at Sir Cliff Richard's Official Website: [1]

The Quintones – 1950sEdit

various one off gigs (1956–1957)

The Dick Teague Skiffle Group – 1950sEdit

various one off gigs (1956–1957)
  • venues=Cheshunt/London/Hertfordshire/S.E.England.

Cliff Richard (solo) – 1950sEdit

Cliff Richard and The Drifters/Shadows tours – 1950sEdit

The Drifters(H.Webb+I.Samwell+T.Smart)
  • Mar 1958, Forty Hill Badminton club Ann Din Dance (one off gig).
Harry Webb & The Drifters(inc K.Pavey+I.Samwell+T.Smart)
Cliff Richard & The Drifters(K.Pavey+N.Mitcham+I.Samwell+T.Smart)
  • May 1958, Royal Ballroom, Ripley.
  • Jun 1958, Gaumont, Shepherds Bush.
  • Jul 1958, Astoria Cinema, Ware.
  • Aug 1958, Butlins, Clacton-On-Sea. (session of gigs).
Cliff Richard & The Drifters(H.Marvin+B.Welch+I.Samwell+T.Smart).
  • Oct 1958, UK Tour(w/Kalin Twins) (CR&TDs as support band).
  • Oct 1958, Big Teenage Special(w/the Mudlarks) (CR&TDs as support band).
Cliff Richard & The Drifters(H.Marvin+B.Welch+J.Harris+T.Smart).
  • Nov 1958, All star special, Metropole Theatre, London.
  • Dec 1958, Big Teenage Special (w/the Mudlarks) (CR&TDs now as headliners from now onwards!).
Cliff Richard & The Drifters(H.Marvin+B.Welch+J.Harris+T.Meehan).
  • Jan 1959, UK tour.
  • Jan 1959, NME Ann Poll winners All star show, Royal Albert Hall.
  • Feb 1959, Chiswick empire (1 week).
  • Feb 1959, Live at Abbey Road studios.
  • Feb 1959, Manchester Hippodrome (1 week).
  • May 1959, Chiswick Empire.
  • Jun 1959, Davis Theatre, Croydon.
  • Jul 1959, De Montfort hall, Leicester. (1 day).
  • Jul 1959, Finsbury park empire (1 week).
Cliff Richard & The Shadows[1959]

Cliff Richard and The Shadows tours – 1960sEdit

Cliff Richard & The Shadows[1960]
  • Jan 1960, "Babes in the wood" Pantomime, Stockton on Tees & ABC Regal (Hull Regal Cinema), Hull. (1 week beginning 11 January).[1]
  • Jan 1960, Pat Boone Show ABC-TV (USA).
  • Jan 1960, Biggest Star Show, USA Tour[#1]. (6 weeks).
  • Jan 1960, Sunday Night at the London Palladium.
  • Apr 1960, UK Tour.
  • May 1960, Royal variety Perf, Victoria Palace, London.
  • Jun 1960, Stars in your eyes, London Palladium. (until Dec 1960).
  • Jul 1960, Radio Luxemburg. (Sunday night for 13 weeks).
  • Jul 1960, Blackpool Opera House.(2 shows).
  • Oct 1960, Oh boy, ABC-TV.
  • Nov 1960, NME Ann poll winners All star concert.
  • Dec 1960, Cliff's old school in Cheshunt annual concert.
Cliff Richard & The Shadows[1961]
  • Jan 1961, UK Tour.
  • Mar 1961, NME Ann poll winners All star concert.
  • Mar 1961, Tour (South Africa, New Zealand).
  • Apr 1961, UK Tour.
  • May 1961, ITV Thank your lucky stars.
  • Aug 1961, Tour (Sweden, Norway)
  • Aug 1961, Summer season, Opera house, Blackpool. (until Oct 61).
  • Oct 1961, Liverpool.
  • Oct 1961, Tour (Australia).
Cliff Richard & The Shadows[1962]
  • Jan 1962, UK Tour. (until Mar 61).
  • Apr 1962, NME Ann poll winners All star concert.
  • Sep 1962, The Ed Sullivan Show, CBS-TV, USA.
  • Oct 1962, USA Tour.[#2].
  • Nov 1962, UK Tour (until Dec 62).
Cliff Richard & The Shadows[1963]
  • Jan 1963, Tour (South Africa).
  • Feb 1963, UK Tour.
  • Apr 1963, The Ed Sullivan Show, CBS-TV, USA.
  • Apr 1963, NME Ann poll winners All star concert.
  • May 1963, Paris olympia, France.
  • Jun 1963, Blackpool ABC theatre (until Sep 63).
  • Aug 1963, ITV Thank your lucky stars.
  • Sep 1963, Tour (Middle East)
  • Sep 1963, The stars at night, ABC Blackpool.
  • Nov 1963, Sunday night at London Palladium ATV.
Cliff Richard & The Shadows[1964]
  • Feb 1964, Sunday night at London Palladium ATV.
  • Mar 1964, UK tour. (until Apr 64).
  • May 1964, Tour (Europe)
  • Aug 1964, Summer season shows.
  • Oct 1964, UK Tour.
  • Nov 1964, Royal Variety show, London palladium.
  • Dec 1964, Aladdin Pantomime (until Apr 65).
Cliff Richard & The Shadows[1965]
  • May 1965, Tour (W.Germany)
  • Jun 1965, ITV specials (x3).
  • Aug 1965, UK Tour
  • Aug 1965, Tour Europe.
  • Sep 1965, Charity gig (rebuild Milton keynes church).
  • Sep 1965, UK Tour.
  • sep 1965, ABC Theatre Northampton.
  • Oct 1965, Tour (Poland).
  • Nov 1965, UK Tour.
  • Nov 1965, Tour (Europe).
  • Dec 1965, Cliff Richard's Christmas cheer BBCTV.
Cliff Richard & The Shadows[1966]
  • Jan 1966, talk of the town (4 weeks).
  • Apr 1966, Daily express record star show.
  • May 1966, NME Ann poll winners All star concert.
  • Dec 1966, Royal Gala, London Palladium.
  • Dec 1966, Cinderella Pantomime.
Cliff Richard & The Shadows[1967]
  • Dec 1967, Aladdin on ITV.(Xmas day).
Cliff Richard & The Shadows[1968]
  • May 1968, Saturday Club radio BBC.
  • May 1968, NME Ann poll winners All star concert.
  • Sep 1968, Autumn Show, London palladium.
  • Dec 1968, Season at London Palladium.
Cliff Richard & The Shadows[1969]
  • Oct 1969, Tour (Far East).
  • Nov 1969, UK Tour.

Cliff Richard (solo) – 1960sEdit

1968 – Untitled Tour
  • various countries with dates and venues (missing data)
1969 – Untitled Tour
  • various countries with dates and venues (missing data)
1970 – Untitled Tour
  • various countries with dates and venues (missing data)

Cliff Richard with Marvin and Farrar (feat Olivia Newton-John and Pat Carroll) TourEdit

1972 – Japan/South Korea tour.
  • (missing data)

Cliff Richard (solo) – 1970sEdit

1970 – "Tracks n grooves" album / Untitled Tour.
  • various countries with dates and venues (missing data)
1971 – [no new album to promote] Tour.
1972 – [no new album to promote] Tour.
1973 – [no new album to promote] Tour.
1974 – [no new album to promote] Tour.
  • Japan 1974 concert
  • various countries with dates and venues (missing data)
1975 – "31st February St"(?) album Tour(?)
  • various countries with dates and venues (missing data)
1976 – "I'm nearly famous" album Tour
  • various countries with dates and venues (missing data)
1977 – "40 golden greats" album Tour
  • various countries with dates and venues (missing data)
1977 – "Every face tells a story" album Tour
  • various countries with dates and venues (missing data)
1978 – "Green light" album Tour
  • various countries with dates and venues (missing data)
1979 – "Rock n roll juvenile" album Tour
  • various countries with dates and venues (missing data)

Cliff Richard (solo) – 1980sEdit

1980 – "I'm no hero" album Tour.
  • various countries with dates and venues (missing data)
1981 – "Wired for sound" album Tour.
  • various countries with dates and venues (missing data)
1982 – [no new album to promote] Tour.
1983 – "Silver Tour" album Tour.
1984 – "The rock connection" album Tour.
1985 – [no new album to promote] Tour.
1986 – [no new album to promote] Tour.
1987 – "Always Guaranteed" album Tour.
  • various countries with dates and venues (missing data)
1988 – [no new album to promote] Tour.
1989 – "Stronger album" album Tour.

Cliff Richard (solo) – 1990sEdit

1990 – "From A Distance" tour
  • various countries with dates and venues (missing data)
1991 – "Together" album Tour.
  • various countries with dates and venues (missing data)
1992 – "Access All Areas tour" – to promote forthcoming "The Album"
  • various countries with dates and venues (missing data)
1993 – "The Album" album Tour continued.
  • various countries with dates and venues (missing data)
1994 – "The Hit List" tour.
  • various countries with dates and venues (missing data)
1995 – [No new album to promote tour].
  • various countries with dates and venues (missing data)
1996 – [No new album to promote tour].
  • various countries with dates and venues (missing data)
1997 – [No new album to promote tour].
  • various countries with dates and venues (missing data)
1998 – "Real As I Wanna Be" album Tour.
  • various countries with dates and venues (missing data)
1999 – [No new album to promote tour].
  • various countries with dates and venues (missing data)

Cliff Richard (solo) – 2000sEdit

2000 – [No new album to promote tour].
  • various countries with dates and venues (missing data)
2001 – "Wanted" album tour
  • various countries with dates and venues (missing data)
2002 – [No new album to promote tour].
  • various countries with dates and venues (missing data)
2003 – [No new album to promote tour].
  • various countries with dates and venues (missing data)
2004 – "Somethings Goin' On" album tour
  • various countries with dates and venues (missing data)
2005 – [No new album to promote tour].
  • various countries with dates and venues (missing data)
2006 – [No new album to promote tour].
  • various countries with dates and venues (missing data)
2007 – [No new album to promote tour].
  • various countries with dates and venues (missing data)
2008 – [No new album to promote tour].
  • various countries with dates and venues (missing data)

Major reunions between Cliff Richard and The ShadowsEdit

First (1st) Reunion 'Tour': Cliff Richard and The Shadows 1978Edit

London Palladium (only), 2 shows per night for a fortnight
  • audio(EMI) as a single album on LP(vinyl), TC(cassette), CD.
  • video(PMI) on VHS, Betamax and 12" lazerdisc but not yet on DVD (officially).
The Shadows

Hank Marvin(l/g), Bruce Welch(r/g), Brian Bennett(drums/perc), Alan Jones(bass), Cliff Hall(kb).

Cliff's band

...(incomplete list)...

Notes
  • Cliff chose to end on modern late 1970s vibe rather than a '60s trip down memory lane.!
Cliff Richard & The Shadows play
  • Thank you very much, The Young Ones, Move it,...(incomplete list)...
Cliff Richard & his band play
  • Up in Canada, Yes he lives, etc. ...(incomplete list)...
Cliff+Hank+Bruce(acoustic set)
  • All shook up, etc. ...(incomplete list)...
The Shadows play
  • Apache, Nivram, Atlantis, Shadoogie, LittleB, FBI, Let me be the one, Walk don't run.

Second (2nd) Reunion Tour: Cliff Richard and The Shadows 1984Edit

Wembley (London) & NEC (Birmingham)
  • audio(EMI) only as a bootleg album on CD.
  • video(PMI) on VHS, betamax and 12" lazerdisc[Japan only] and DVD[EP](Shadows only).
  • video on bootleg / "pirate" DVD.
The Shadows

Hank Marvin(l/g), Bruce Welch(r/g), Brian Bennett(drums), Alan Jones(bass), Cliff Hall(kb).

Notes
  • Vast improvement on previous reunion.!
Cliff Richard & The Shadows play
  • Power to all our friends, Let me be the one, We don't talk anymore,...(incomplete list)...
The Shadows play
  • Apache, Wonderful land, FBI, Nivram, LittleB, Equinoxe V, etc. ...(incomplete list)...

Mini Reunion Tour: Cliff Richard and The Shadows: 1990Edit

Knebworth
  • audio as an album on LP, TC.
  • video on VHS, Betamax(?) and 12" lazerdisc.
Notes
  • concert shared with other groups/soloists e.g. Tears for fears.
  • mediocre performance,only 2 tracks by CR&TS.!
The Shadows
  • Hank Marvin(l/g), Bruce Welch(r/g), Brian Bennett(drums), Mark Griffiths(bass), Cliff Hall(kb).
Cliff Richard & The Shadows play
  • 2 numbers...(incomplete list)...

The Final (3rd) Reunion Tour- Cliff Richard and The Shadows 50th anniversary 2009/10Edit

  • Audio (n/a on CD)
  • Video only on DVD (so far).
Notes
  • Re-recording of Cliff Richard and The Shadows Hits.
  • Shadows use all red Fender guitars.
The Shadows
  • Hank Marvin(l/g), Bruce Welch(r/g), Brian Bennett(drums), Mark Griffiths(bass), Warren Bennett(kb/perc/guitar), Keith Heyman(kb).
Cliff Richard & The Shadows play
  • Young Ones,Move it...(incomplete list)...
Cliff+Hank+Bruce(acoustic set)
  • All shook up, ...(incomplete list)...
The Shadows play
  • Apache,Wonderful land,FBI,Sleepwalk,Dance On,Foottapper,Atlantis.

To celebrate Cliff Richard and The Shadows 50th Anniversary. Both acts reunited for the very last time to perform 55 concerts in the UK, Europe, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. The tour was split into 3 legs. The first was the UK then they moved on to Europe and they will go on to Australia and New Zealand for the 3rd leg and finish in South Africa on 14 March 2010.

During the UK leg of the tour there were a number of Television and Radio Broadcasts across the UK promoting the tour and the new album (Reunited). Some of the television broadcasts included the One Show and GMTV. At the end of the UK leg Cliff and The Shadows travelled to Germany to appear on Germany's Willkommen bei Carmen Nebel Show on 31 October to promote their new album. They performed I Could Easily (Fall In Love With You), Lucky Lips and their new single Singing The Blues. Also during the UK leg Cliff and The Shadows took part in various charity events up and down the country.

On 14 October 2009 Cliff celebrated his 69th birthday on stage at Sheffield Arena, where a sell-out crowd of 11,000 fans all sang Happy Birthday to him.

All proceeds from the final concert in the UK performed at Wembley Arena on 23 October 2009 went to charity. This concert was also recorded to be broadcast on BBC Radio 2.

After the UK leg Cliff and The Shadows took a well-earned break for 2 weeks before starting the European Leg of the tour. The European Tour went down well as they played to sell out crowds at every venue visited.

After the European Leg of the tour Cliff and The Shadows came back to the UK to make television appearances on The Paul O'Grady Show on which they played Singing The Blues, and The One Show on which they played their last ever performance together in the UK. They also played their first single together, Move It. Both of these appearances were made on 30 November 2009. Also on this day Cliff and The Shadows took part in a DVD and Album signing at the Oxford Street branch of HMV where they signed for more than 600 fans.

DVDEdit

A DVD of the concert was made for worldwide release on 9 November 2009. The DVD Filmed Live at the O2 Arena London went straight to #1 on the UK music DVD chart and #7 on the general DVD chart selling well over 50,000 copies in its first week alone in the UK, it has since spent another week at the top. It also debuted at #1 in several European countries including; Sweden (2 weeks at #1), Holland (4 weeks in top 5) and Denmark (4 weeks at #1). It has since become a hit in every country visited on the tour so far apart from Germany. Finland, Ireland, France, Norway and Belgium are all countries in which it has charted high on the charts. Added to all the success in the European charts it has also become a hit in Australia.

Since its release in the UK, over a 5-week period it has shifted more than 150,000 copies.

Country – Week 1 – Week 2 – Week 3 – Week 4 – Week 5

  • UK #1, #1, #2, #2, #2
  • Denmark #1, #1, #1, #1,
  • Sweden #1, #1, #2, #3,
  • Holland #1, #4, #3, #2,
  • Finland #4, #2, #4, #4,
  • Norway #8, #5, #4,
  • Ireland #9, #10,
  • Belgium #10, #4, #7, #10,
  • Australia #12, #15, #9,
  • France #19, #35, – – –

Cliff Richard Film PremieresEdit

  • Jul 1959, Serious Charge.
  • Nov 1959, Expresso Bongo.
  • 1961-162 The Young Ones

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ The Stage and Television Today, 5 November 1959, page 3