The smash-hit show, At Last – The Etta James Story, is set to tour next spring starring the sensational Vika Bull; marking its UK debut on the 28th March 2017 when it opens at Liverpool’s Epstein Theatre. Please see notes to editors for full dates.
Following its world premiere in Melbourne in 2013 At Last – The Etta James Story has since packed theatres throughout Australia and New Zealand. In 2016 the show returned to Melbourne for a sell-out season at The Arts Centre and July saw the show triumph for a third season at The Sydney Opera House.
Telling the story of soul legend Etta James’ turbulent life and features some of her most beloved songs including Tell Mama, Something’s Got A Hold On Me, Sugar On The Floor, the heart-rending I’d Rather Go Blind, her iconic signature song At Last and more. Vika puts her heart and soul into this unforgettable show and is joined on stage by some of Australia’s finest and funkiest musicians.
During a long and tumultuous career that saw her win six Grammy Awards and a star on The Hollywood Walk Of Fame, Etta James has influenced a vast array of artists from Diana Ross, Janis Joplin, Stevie Wonder, The Rolling Stones and Rod Stewart and is acknowledged as inspiring the careers of a new generation of singers from Christina Aguilera, Joss Stone, Adele and the late Amy Winehouse.
Sadly, Etta’s frantic recording and touring schedule coincided with her ever-growing addiction problems and over time she not only sang the blues…she lived the blues. Mercifully, her passion for life and strength of character saw her conquer her demons and she continued to record and perform into her seventies.
With respect, this is her story.
Don’t miss re-living the soulful songs of Etta James, channelled through superstar Vika Bull and band, across the UK next spring. Tickets go on general sale on Friday 9th December.
AT LAST – THE ETTA JAMES STORY
UK TOUR DATES 2017
Tuesday 28 March Box Office: 0844 888 4411
Epstein Theatre, Liverpool Website: www.epsteinliverpool.co.uk
Wednesday 29 March Box Office: 0871 220 0260
Tramshed, Cardiff Website: www.tramshedcardiff.com
Thursday 30 March Box Office: 01926 311 311
Assembly Hall, Leamington Spa Website: www.leamingtonassembly.com
Sunday 2 April Box Office: 0121 780 3333
Town Hall, Birmingham Website: www.thsh.co.uk
Monday 3 April Box Office: 0845 40 24 001
St. George’s Hall, Bristol Website: www.stgeorgesbristol.co.uk
Tuesday 4 April Box Office: 01892 530 613
Assembly Hall Theatre, Tunbridge Wells Website: www.assemblyhalltheatre.co.uk
Wednesday 5 April Box Office: 023 8061 3989
Concorde Club, Eastleigh Website: www.theconcordeclub.com
Friday 7 April Box Office: 0207 730 4500
Cadogan Hall, London Website: www.cadoganhall.com
Sunday 9 April Box Office: 01603 763111
OPEN, Norwich Website: www.opennorwich.org.uk
Monday 10 April Box Office: 0161 907 5555
Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester Website: www.rncm.ac.uk
Tuesday 11 April Box Office: 01536 470 470
Corby Cube, Corby Website: www.thecorecorby.com
Wednesday 12 April Box Office: 01284 758 000
Apex, Bury St. Edmunds Website: www.theapex.co.uk