News > Veteran rockers return to the stage

Added on 13-Sep-2007

IT'S back to the future at the Ipswich Regent as this autumn as some of the biggest names of the 1970s and 80s are set to pack them in at the refurbished venue.Supergroup America, who took a Horse With No Name to the top of the charts, are coming to town in November.

They are coming to the same stage as Status Quo, Wishbone Ash, Focus, The Hollies, and Petula Clark.

The Blockheads, Thin Lizzy, Slade and The Jam may no longer have the frontmen who made them famous, but they still manage to draw in the crowds.

America are touring again this year for the first time in decades. A successful tour in March has led to their second short tour this autumn.

Ipswich is one of just eight venues for the America tour and tickets have gone very well.

Thin Lizzy and the Blockheads have both reformed years after their iconic frontmen, Phil Lynott and Ian Dury, died.

Their music is still popular, and they are hoping to repeat the success of Queen who reformed in 2005 nearly a decade and a half after the death of their talisman Freddie Mercury.

From the Jam are two thirds of the original band - minus Paul Weller - and Slade are regulars with their Christmas show although Noddy Holder left the band in the early 1990s.

And of course there are the usual mixture of tribute bands - covering everyone from Queen to Abba and the Bee Gees.

When it comes to filling theatres nothing, it seems, is better than a good dose of familiar music from decades ago!

Submitted by: mickyparise

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