The closest you'll get to seeing the Man in Black on stage
Johnny Cash Roadshowwalks the line between theatre and tribute concert, creating a full-scale production that captures the essence of seeing the Man in Black live on stage. Currently touring throughout the UK, Johnny Cash Roadshow will be at the Portsmouth Guildhall on Saturday 27th of January.
Johnny Cash was born J. R. Cash in Kingsland, Arkansas in 1932. He learned guitar as a boy and started writing his own songs when he was only 12-years-old. In the 1950s, Cash auditioned for record producer Sam Phillips singing a repertoire of mostly gospel-style music. When he failed to sign a deal Cash switched up his songs and sealed the deal with his more Rockabilly style. One of Cash's best-known records was Folsom Prison Blues, made even more famous by the concerts he performed in prisons for inmates. Almost as famous as his music was his relationship with wife June Carter and his struggles with drugs and alcohol. Cash's life has been immortalised on screen and stage, with Johnny Cash Roadshow being the only tribute act endorsed by the Cash family.
Johnny Cash Roadshow captures Johnny Cash's lifetime of music, with songs from his early days in the 1950s to tracks released in his last few years. Some of Cash's biggest hits include 'I Walk the Line', 'Ring of Fire', and 'Folsom Prison Blues', but in his later years one of his greatest songs was his cover of Nine Inch Nails song 'Hurt'.
Clive John takes the persona of Johnny Cash, and he's joined by Amanda Stone performing all the June Carter duets. On stage, he doesn't just look and sound like Cash, but he captures his personality and presence as well.
Tickets for Johnny Cash Roadshow range from £23.40 to £25.64 and can be purchased online or by calling the box office on 0844 847 2362. Doors open at 7pm.
If you miss out on the show in Portsmouth, Johnny Cash Roadshow will be back in Hampshire on March 28th for a show at Basingstoke's Anvil Arts.