Average White Band - CANCELLED
Farewell UK Tour
Wednesday 15 May 2024, 7.00pm
Doors open at 7pm
The Average White Band, one of the best soul and funk bands of all-time, have announced their farewell tour for April and May 2024.
The group will perform their biggest hits and fan favourites, such as ‘Let’s Go Round Again’, ‘Cut The Cake’, ‘Atlantic Avenue’ and US Number 1 ‘Pick Up The Pieces’ across their 17-date tour.
Formed in London in 1972, the six-piece band somewhat incongruously, given their Scottish roots, took the influences of their R&B heroes such as Marvin Gaye, James Brown and Stevie Wonder, and developed their own authentic sound which was eagerly adopted by black audiences in the US and elsewhere. The group’s consistently accomplished song-writing helped them to achieve several gold & platinum-selling albums and multiple Grammy nominations with the legendary Atlantic Records.
In addition to the band’s hit singles, many of their album tracks such as 'Schoolboy Crush' and 'Person to Person', amongst others, have been heavily sampled by the likes of the Beastie Boys, Public Enemy, Ice Cube, A Tribe Called Quest and Arrested Development – so much so that the AWB are one of the top 15 sampled acts of all all-time.
Having remained a perennial fixture at top music venues across the world for over 50 years, the Average White Band’s farewell tour is the not-to-be-missed last chance for multiple generations of fans to experience the musical energy and trademark sound of one of the truly great soul bands.
Speaking about the farewell tour, founding member Alan Gorrie said, “AWB has been our life for the last 50-plus years and has brought unbelievable highs – and some lows – to us throughout that tumultuous half-century, touring the globe and seeing the millions of happy and friendly faces that have greeted us wherever we have performed.
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