Farewell from first boy band

The Osmonds 2011 - 1
The Osmonds 2011 - 1

THE Osmonds have included a Blackpool date on what they claim will be their final UK tour next year.

Four of the former “boy band” family group – Wayne, Merrill, Jay and Jimmy – will be at Blackpool Opera House on Sunday April 8 at 7.30pm with tickets going on sale tomorrow at 11am priced £27.50 to £29.50 plus a limited number of ‘meet & greet’ packages at £95 per person from the Winter Gardens Box Office (0844 856 1111) and www.blackpoollive.com

For over five decades The Osmond Brothers have been entertaining sold out crowds throughout the world and 2012 will their biggest ever – but final UK tour.

It will take fans on a journey through their many unforgettable hits – from classics such as One Bad Apple, Down By The Lazy River, Let Me In and Love Me For A Reason to Crazy Horses and Long Haired Lover From Liverpool, the 1972 number one from Jimmy, who has more recently appeared in London’s West End in Grease and Chicago and became a firm Blackpool favourite with two summer season at the Grand Theatre.

“We truly want this tour to be a great big thank you to all our fans for their love and support through the years,” said Jimmy.

“We’ve performed in the UK many times, but this final tour will take us all around the UK and allow us to get up close and personal with our fans – we can’t wait!”

The Osmonds are unique in their success as a band and as solo performers.

They have recorded over 200 albums, selling more than 100 million copies with 59 gold and platinum recordings.

They have sold out venues worldwide, breaking box office records and received countless awards.

Most notably in 2003 when they were honoured by the industry, receiving a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.