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Re-live heady days of the Fab Four as Beatlemania returns
It is almost 60 years since The Beatles performed at Tamworth in Staffordshire, but Beatlemania is still very much alive and kicking in the town. By popular demand, leading tribute show the Counterfeit Beatles will be performing at the refurbished Tamworth Assembly Rooms 57 years to the day that the actual Beatles of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr played the same music venue in 1963. The Counterfeit Beatles will be appearing at the new-look Assembly Rooms on Saturday 1 February and Sunday 2 February 2020. The opening performance marks the 57th anniversary of The Beatles' gig at the venue on February 1st 1963, just months before they were rocketed to superstardom.

Counterfeit Beatles
Counterfeit Beatles to mark 57th anniversary of The Beatles' Tamworth gig


Whilst not yet a household name, at that time the band was gaining in popularity, and had recorded 'Please, Please Me' two weeks before their visit to Tamworth, which reached number 2 in the charts. Even though The Beatles were not taking to the stage until 11:45pm, doors to the venue had to be closed at 9pm and hundreds were turned away. Beatlemania took the world by storm soon after. If anyone has any memories or memorabilia from the 1963 event, the Tamworth Assembly Rooms team would be very interested to hear about it. You can get in touch by emailing tarartsdevelopment@tamworth.gov.uk The Counterfeit Beatles will be taking to the stage of the Tamworth Assembly Rooms as part of the opening season, after the venue has undergone a major 5 million refurbishment.

Counterfeit Beatles
Beatles tribute show to turn clock back to the 60s


The band is considered to be one of the UK's most sought after international acts, regularly performing in high profile gigs, such as headlining Japan's Fuji Rock Festival in front of a crowd of 80,000. They have also performed at Beatlemania in Greece - an event which had full TV and radio coverage. The Counterfeit Beatles bring an authentic Beatles experience to the stage, using equipment that is an exact replica of the most influential band of all time, as well as several costume changes to showcase each era of The Beatles' fame. Doors to the theatre open at 6.30pm for a 7:30pm start to the show. Tickets cost 20 and 18 concessions. They are available online at www.tamworthassemblyrooms.co.uk, in person from Tamworth Tourist Information Centre in Marmion House weekdays, Tamworth Castle on Saturdays, or by calling the Box Office on 01827 709618.
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Why? Relive the heyday of The Beatles with 57th anniversary show
When: February 1 and 2, 2020
Phone: 01827 709618
Where: Tamworth Assembly Rooms, Corporation Street, Tamworth B79 7DN
Cost: Tickets cost 20 and 18
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