Smokie’s nationwide tour at theatre


The internationally successful British rock ‘n’ roll band Smokie will be performing this month as part of their nationwide tour.

Their landmark ballad of unrequited love, Living Next Door to Alice, was released in 1976 and was quickly embraced by the world, sending it soaring up the charts.

Along with other chart-topping hits such as Lay Back in the Arms of Someone and If You Think You Know How to Love Me, as well as constant tours of the UK and Europe, Smokie are one of the most popular bands in the world today.

Their massive success story has continued to flourish around the globe including in Scandinavia, South Africa, Germany and even China.

Smokie are a band which has sold out tours and gained platinum records in a huge total of four decades – the 70s, 80s, 90s and the present day.

Smokie’s sound is a combination of hook-laden songs and distinctive but unashamedly Stateside-influenced soft-rock harmonies, their secret being their vocal blend – a rasping, emotion-drenched lead set against melodic harmonies that produces a unique, bittersweet result.

The band will be playing at the Futurist Theatre on Saturday 15 October from 7.30pm. Tickets are £25 and £23.