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Elkie Brooks announces ‘Long Farewell Tour’ kicking off in Cardiff

After more than six decades in music, Elkie Brooks announces her 'Long Farewell Tour' which includes a Cardiff show on Sunday 9th June

Elkie Brooks © Neil Kirk
Having originally started her career in music in 1960, and after a remarkable 64 years of performing live, Elkie Brooks has today announced her ‘Long Farewell Tour’.
A celebration of Elkie’s illustrious, award-winning career she will be performing some of her biggest hits with her incredible live band including ‘Pearl’s A Singer,’‘Lilac Wine,’ ‘Fool (If You Think It’s Over),’ ‘No More The Fool’ and ‘Don’t Cry Out Loud’ in a remarkable, career-spanning show which touches on blues, rock and jazz.  Fans will also be able to hear material from Elkie’s eagerly anticipated forthcoming twenty-first studio album for the very first time at these new UK live dates.
An exceptional performer with an unmistakable voice which has earned her the moniker ‘British Queen Of Blues,’  Elkie Brooks never fails to captivate her audience.
Talking about her forthcoming June 2024 Cardiff live date, Elkie said today;
I love performing in Wales.  The audiences are always so appreciative, so full of energy, and after 40+ long years of performing a well-worn repertoire both myself and my band really feed off the vibrancy of the crowd.  And believe me – the people of Cardiff know how to have a good time!  When an audience brings their A game, I’ll certainly bring mine.”
A Bookbinder & Joyce Production (in association with Backline Studios & RLN Music), the full list of Elkie Brooks’  ‘Long Farewell Tour’ UK live dates is as follows;
9 June                                  Cardiff New Theatre
30 June                               Eastleigh Concorde Club
26 August                          Shrewsbury Festival
7 September                   Buxton Opera House
12 September                 Leeds Grand Theatre
21 September                 London Cadogan Hall
27 September                 Whitley Bay Playhouse
4 October                          Bury St Edmunds – The Apex
13 October                       Liverpool Philharmonic Hall
27 October                       Scunthorpe Baths Hall
2 November                     Guildford G Live
6 November                     Shrewsbury Theatre Severn
9 November                     Swindon Wyvern Theatre
16 November                  Fareham Live
13 December                  Petersfield Festival Hall
9 January                           Dartford Orchard Theatre
17 January                        Yarm Princess Alexander Auditorium
15 February                     Gateshead – The Glasshouse
21 February                     Northampton Royal & Derngate
28 February                     Birmingham Town Hall
2 March                              Bournemouth Pavilion Theatre
7 March                              Worthing Assembly Hall
16 March                           Salford Lowry
20 March                           Southend-on-Sea Cliffs Pavilion
28 March                           Torquay Princess Theatre
Tickets for all shows are on-sale now here.