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Bill Wyman's Rhythm Kings

2000 European Tour Dates

March 2000: Gary's Office has just sent us these tour dates, with the caveat that they might not be 'cast in stone': they are likely, but not confirmed.

We would like to hear from fans who plan to go to these gigs and who would be willing to report and / or send photos in to 'Beyond the Pale'. Please mail us about this.

Musicians: Gary Brooker, piano/vocals; Graham Broad, drums for the European gigs, Henry Spinetti, drums for the British gigs; Bill Wyman, bass; Georgie Fame, organ / vocals; Albert Lee, lead guitar / vocals; Terry Taylor, rhythm guitar; Beverley Skeete, vocals; Janis Hoyte, vocals; Frank Mead, horns; Nick Payn, horns.

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Groovin' European Tour - April 2000

8 April

at 20.15 (8.15 pm): The Rhythm Kings are scheduled to guest at RTL TV Germany's Millionaer Gesucht- Die Skl Show (thanks, Hermann)

9 April

Kulturfabrik, Roth, Germany (near 'Nuremberg' as we Anglophones spell it)

10 April

Collosseum, Munich, Germany

11 April

Fabrik / Jazz Festival, Hamburg, Germany - review here

12 April

Blobericher Saal, Krefeld, Germany - good review and pictures here

13 April

Capitol, Offenbach, Germany

14 April

Stadthalle Leonberg, Stuttgart, Germany

16 April

Paradiso, Amsterdam Holland - setlist here

17 April

Press Day, then travel back to UK

18 April

Palladium Club, Rome Italy (cancelled)

19 April

Teatro Nazionale, Milan, Italy (cancelled)

20 April

Italian Press Day (cancelled)

21 April

Recording the UK's Brian Conley's show, for broadcast on Saturday 22 April (9 pm, ITV). We understand that this is likely to be a vocal spotlight for Gary Brooker, singing Hole in the Wall, though this is not confirmed. Conley has asked for the words and music, so it looks like it might be a duet … apparently he often joins in with his guests …

23 April

Nighttown, Rotterdam, Holland - setlist and report here

Tickets were available at Post Offices and GWK Offices in The Netherlands, also at the venue. Palers who live in The Netherlands can make a reservation via 0900 3001250. Palers abroad can call and ask for Heleen at + 31 (0)10 4361210, who can make reservations. Costs are fl. 42,50 excluding a 3 guilder reservation fee and a 4 guilder surcharge.

The concert started at 21.00 hours. Check the Nighttown website

24 April

Groningen, Oosterport, Holland

25 April

Bruckenforum, Bonn, Germany (near Cologne)

26 April

SWR Studio, Baden-Baden, Germany (near Strasbourg) TV Show (Ohne Filter)

27 April

Kammgarn, Kaiserslautern, Germany (near Mannheim) - setlist and report here

28 April

Anker, Leipzig, Germany

3 May

Recording Later for BBC2's Jools Holland: broadcast review here

25 May

Gary Brooker and the Rhythm Kings have recorded a set for BBC Radio 2 to be broadcast from 8.30 - 9.00

British Tour (Henry Spinetti on drums)

3 June

Eastbourne, Congress Theatre

4 June

Bath, Theatre Royal

5 June

Croydon, Fairfield Halls

6 June

Llandudno, North Wales Theatre
Penrhyn Crescent / Irving Road (aka Venue Cymru)

7 June

Northampton, Derngate (review with sound and pictures here)

9 June

Brentwood Leisure Centre (for the Southenders!)

10 June

Malvern Theatres

11 June

Plymouth, Pavilion (cancelled)

13 June

Basingstoke, The Anvil

14 June

Hemel Hempstead, Dacorum

15 June

Ipswich, The Regent (brief comment)

16 June

Lowestoft, Marina Theatre

18 June

The Forum in Kentish Town, London * New date *

This gig has had its venue changed to The Roadhouse, Covent Garden. All the people who have purchased tickets will be advised by telephone.

19 June

Manchester, Bridgewater Hall

20 June

Ayr, The Gaiety Theatre

21 June

Glenrothes, Rothes Hall (review)

23 June

Reading, The Hexagon

24 June

London, Lewisham Theatre (review)

25 June

Kings Lynn, Corn Exchange

26 June

Cambridge, Corn Exchange (review)

27 June

Leicester, De Montfort Hall

28 June

Canterbury, The Marlow

29 June

Chichester Festival, Blues on the Farm 2000

2 July

Bristol Colston Hall: lots of pictures and a gig report

3 July

Newcastle, Opera House (brief comment)


Strutting Our Stuff (1998)
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Anyway the Wind Blows (1999)
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Rhythm Kings 1998 tour

Rhythm Kings 1999 tour

More Rhythm Kings information here

Wyman / Brooker interview excerpts here.

Bill Wyman talks to Record Collector about Gary Brooker

Rhythm Kings on record

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