Belfast Telegraph

Friday 29 August 2014

Cliff Richard to grace Belfast's Odyssey Arena for anniversary tour

Sir Cliff Richard is Still Reelin' And A-Rockin'
Sir Cliff Richard is Still Reelin' And A-Rockin'

Cliff Richard may be 73 but he's about to prove he's still a-rockin' as he brings his tour to Belfast.

Globally, he has sold more than 250 million records and has performed in countless locations across the world.

But the legendary star is showing no signs of slowing down as he has just announced the Irish dates for his Still Reelin' And A-Rockin' 2014 tour to celebrate his 55 years in music.

Cliff will return to the Odyssey Arena, Belfast, on June 5, 2014 and the news has been well received by his Northern Ireland fan base.

News of the announcement was shared on the singer's Facebook and the joy of his local fans was apparent as several hundreds of them 'liked' and shared and commented on the post. Karen Blair from Carrickfergus told the Belfast Telegraph she has seen Cliff perform 12 times and can't wait for him to come back again.

The 51-year-old said: "I just can't wait until the next tour. I buy all the DVDs, I watch every show that is on television and I even put it on Facebook."

Ms Blair quotes Ocean Deep and Miss You Nights among her favourite songs, and remembers the first time she saw him live.

"I was 13 and living in New Zealand.

"My mum took me to the concert, and when we came back to Northern Ireland I saw him many times in the King's Hall and Odyssey Arena."

The new tour, which will see Cliff jet around Germany, Switzerland and France to name a few countries, will showcase his latest album, The Fabulous Rock 'n' Roll Songbook.

It is the legendary rocker's 100th album which includes 15 rock 'n' roll tracks.

It is a tribute to Cliff's inspirations such as Elvis, Little Richard, Chuck Berry and Buddy Holly.

His back catalogue includes 43 studio albums, six soundtracks, 11 live albums and 35 compilation records, six gospel albums and 10 live albums.

Fan Karen added that, if anything, Cliff is getting better with age.

"His music is different. He still looks as good and his music is still good, in fact he is getting even better."

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