25th ANNIVERSARY U.K. & EIRE TOUR ANNOUNCED!

Seen by over 22 million people worldwide The ‘World’s Most Successful Rock & Roll Musical’ tours the U.K. next autumn; opens at Harlow Playhouse on August 29th!

THE SHOW THAT INSPIRED A THOUSAND IMITATORS ANNOUNCES 25TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR

“THE SHOW YOU WILL NEVER FORGET”
Daily Mail

“JOYOUS! I LOVE THIS SHOW”
Sunday Express

Celebrating an amazing 25th year anniversary with a 2013-14 UK & Eire national tour, Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story proves that whilst there have been many imitators over the years, this show - that inspired a generation of multi-million selling juke-box musicals including Mamma Mia and We Will Rock You - remains the true original and a musical phenomenon.

Seen by over 22 million music fans since it opened in London’s West End in 1989, Buddy speaks an international language and continues to have audiences from 8–80 rockin’ in the aisles across the globe.

Loved by critics and audiences alike, Buddytells the enduring tale of the musical icon’s meteoric rise to fame and his final legendary performance at the Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake, Iowa, before his tragic and untimely death at the age of 22. In 18 short months the Texas-born boy revolutionized the face of contemporary music influencing everyone from The Beatles to Bruce Springsteen.

Boasting a phenomenally multi-talented cast, together they present two terrific hours of music with over 20 of his greatest hits, including the timeless classics ‘That’ll Be The Day’, ‘Peggy Sue’, ‘Oh Boy’ and ‘Rave On’.

With the Big Bopper’s ‘Chantilly Lace’ and Ritchie Valens’ ‘La Bamba’ completing a stellar musical line-up, Buddy is a not to be missed evening of family entertainment

Buddy’s widow, Maria Elena Holly, says of the show’s latest milestone: “When we opened the show we never imagined Buddy’s music and story would still be rocking stages and entertaining audiences around the world week-in week-out 25 years later. I believe this is testament to a great show – the first of its kind – and to the enduring appeal of Buddy Holly and what he represents; a youthful energy, huge talent and creativity, combined with a determination to make a lasting impression in this world. Buddy was certainly a one-off, as the show testifies. It’s incredible to witness subsequent generations getting carried away in Buddy’s music - proof that his spirit lives on through all of us.

Buddy is one of those shows that an audience trusts; and once someone has bought their ticket they know they are in for a fantastic night out.”

For more information, images and interviews please contact:

Rebecca Byers – Target Live

Rebecca.byers@target-live.co.uk/ 020 3372 0962

For 2013/14 tour dates click here