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The South head South West!

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Wednesday, February 12, 2020 - 22:11

Having celebrated their 10th year anniversary and 30 years since The Beautiful South released ‘Song For Whoever’ in 2019’, The South are back with a 2020 UK Tour and will be playing the Acorn Theatre in Penzance on 19 and 20 March 2020!

The South are an impressive 9 piece band who feature former members of The Beautiful South including singer Alison Wheeler and lifelong sax player Gaz Birtles. 

Since Dave Hemingway, the original singer, left the group at the end of 2016, Gaz has moved across to front the band with Alison and taken on vocal duties. They play the songs made famous by The Beautiful South and bring back the full flavour and arrangements with this exciting live band. 

After a successful year of touring the theatres and festivals of the UK up and down the country, The South are keeping alive all those timeless songs -  A Little Time (the number one single), Perfect 10, Rotterdam, Song For Whoever, Old Red Eyes Is Back, Good as Gold, Don't Marry Her plus many more singles and album tracks as well as a few choice South originals.   All performed again live, these songs span an impressive 20 year career starting way back in 1989! 

Come on!  Let’s Carry On… Regardless!

The South are:

Alison Wheeler (Vocals), Gaz Birtles (Vocals), Phil Barton (Guitars), Steve Nutter (Bass), Dave Anderson (Drums), Karl Brown (Percussion), Gareth John (Trumpet), Su Robinson (Sax),  Andy Price (Keys). 

 PENZANCE – Acorn Theatre on both Thursday 19th March and Friday 20th March 2020!

THE SOUTH – 2020 UK Dates include:

Friday 13th March       

BARNSLEY – Birdwell Venue      

Box Office No: 0871 220 0260

Website - https://www.seetickets.com/event/the-south/birdwell-venue/1475241

Doors – 7.00pm 


Saturday 14th March       

STOCKTON  - Arc (Arts Centre)     

Box Office No: 01642 525199

Website - https://arconline.co.uk/whats-on/music/the-south

Doors – 7.30pm 


Thursday 19th March       

PENZANCE – The Acorn     

Box Office No:  01736 363545

Website –  https://theacorn.ticketsolve.com/shows/873607761/events/128227969

Doors – 7.00pm 


Friday 20th March       

PENZANCE – The Acorn     

Box Office No:  01736 363545

Website –  https://theacorn.ticketsolve.com/shows/873607761/events/128227969

Doors – 7.00pm 


Saturday 21st March       

FROME – Cheese & Grain    

Box Office No:  01373 455420

Website –  http://www.solidentertainments.com/presents.htm#SOUTH-TOUR    

Doors – 7.00pm 


Friday 24th April        

PORT TALBOT – Princess Theatre     

Box Office No:  01639 763214

Website - https://npttheatres.co.uk/princessroyal/events/the-south-2020-tour-prt/

Doors – 7.00pm 


Thursday 14th May         

HASTINGS – White Rock Theatre     

Box Office No:  01424 462288

Website - https://whiterocktheatre.org.uk/Online/tickets-the-south-hastings-2020

Doors – 7.00pm 


Friday 22nd May         


Box Office No: 01908 262924

Website - https://www.skiddle.com/whats-on/Milton-Keynes/MK11-LIVE-MUSIC-VENUE/MK11-Presents-The-South/13722258/?utm_expid=.3LBRcoimQ9mXfoT3sMoRVg.0&utm_referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com%2F

Doors – 7.30pm 


Friday 5th June          


Box Office No:  01229 820000

Website - https://www.theforumbarrow.co.uk/event/the-south/

Doors – 7.00pm 


Saturday 20th June          

DURHAM – Gala Theatre       

Box Office No:  0300 026 6600

Website - https://www.galadurham.co.uk/galapost/the-south/

Doors – 7.00pm 


Sunday 21st June          

GLENROTHES – Rothes Hall        

Box Office No: 01592 611101

Website - http://www.onfife.com/whats-on/detail/south

Doors – 7.00pm 


Monday 22nd June          

OLDHAM – Coliseum        

Box Office No:  0161 624 2829

Website - https://www.coliseum.org.uk/plays/the-south/

Doors – 7.00pm 


Saturday 15th August          

TAMWORTH – Assembly Rooms      

Box Office No:  01827 709618

Website - http://www.tamworthartsandevents.co.uk/whats-on-rv?webeventid=South

Doors – 7.00pm 


Saturday 19th September           

HERNE BAY – King’s Hall       

Box Office No: 0333 666 4466

Website - https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/whats-on/herne-bay/the-kings-hall/the-south/2020-09-19/19:30/t-evnmzd

Doors – 7.00pm 


Saturday 3rd October        

WHITBY – Pavilion    

Box Office No: 01947 458899 

Website –  http://www.solidentertainments.com/presents.htm#SOUTH-TOUR    

Doors – 7.00pm 


Saturday 10th October        

BLACKBURN – King George’s Hall     

Box Office No: 01254 582579

Website – https://kinggeorgeshall.com/whats-on/the-south/

Doors – 7.00pm 


Friday 20th November         

HARPENDEN – Public Halls     

Box Office No:  01582 767525 

Website –  http://www.solidentertainments.com/presents.htm#SOUTH-TOUR    

Doors – 7.00pm