Rollermania is set to hit Blackpool when Les McKeown and his Legendary Bay City Rollers play the resort’s Merrie England Bar on North Pier as part of an intimate gig for Blackpool’s king of comedy Joey Blower this month.
In February this year Joey Blower celebrated 20 years performing in The Merrie England Bar at the front of North Pier with a weekend comedy and music spectacular Blo-Fest; his special guests then were Les McKeown’s Legendary Bay City Rollers. So popular was the event that Joey asked Les if he would like to come back and repeat the show during the summer; and Les responded straight away with a definite yes. The “tartan clad” stars will be performing on Sunday July 14.
Joey said: “Blo-Fest was a great weekend of entertainment and was a fantastic way of celebrating my 20 years performing in The Merrie England. Les and the Bay City Rollers were amazing.
“Everyone who packed the Merrie that weekend loved them and I knew straight away that I had to bring them back again. I’m so pleased that they are returning now. It’s going to be another great party.”
The Bay City Rollers with Les McKeown on the lead vocals shot to superstardom in November 1973 when their first single Remember shot up the UK charts to number six. It was quickly followed by hit after hit including the popular Shang-A-Lang, and other singles including Summerlove Sensation and All Of Me Loves All Of You all hitting the Top Five and two years later they hit the top of the charts with Bye Bye Baby along with a string of top 10 albums.
Les and the Bay City Rollers have played sell-out concerts in the UK, USA, Japan, Europe, New Zealand and Australia whether as the original line-up or as Les McKeown’s Legendary Bay City Rollers.
Tickets, priced at just £5, are on sale now for Les McKeown’s Legendary Bay City Rollers at The Merrie England Bar on Sunday July 14 at 2pm. They can be booked by calling the North Pier Box Office on 01253 623304 (open daily from 11am to 4pm) or via the 24-hour Ticketmaster Hotline 0844 847 2452 and online at www.ticketmaster.co.uk.