The Rock & Roll Circus Tour rolls into Griffith Regional Theatre, featuring a two hour concert production that assembles a band that will blast you right out of the big top.
Celebrating the talent, the hits and the legacies of the original Rock N’ Roll Class of ’59 – Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly, Bill Haley, Jerry Lee Lewis and the Big Bopper.
Happy Days Records presents the Rock & Roll Circus Tour – recreating the era when rock and roll ruled the world and fueled a social movement for teenagers, the way you dressed, the hairstyles, the language and the love.
Rock and Roll Circus Tour is at Griffith Regional Theatre on Saturday 17 August at 8pm.
An era of bobby socks and bubble gum; guys with sideburns and slicked back hair in leather jackets wearing horned rim glasses and driving hot rods, doing burn outs and making out at the drive-in.
Manager of Griffith Regional Theatre, Raina Savage said, “The Rock & Roll circus band features the best rock tribute artists in the country recreating the giants of rock n roll – Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly, Bill Haley, Jerry Lee Lewis and the Big Bopper all in one non-stop, live action blast of the past.”
Scott “Buddy” Cameron is one of the most recognised Buddy Holly performers in the world receiving rave reviews for his portrayal of the 50’s legend in the International smash hit musical Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story from 2005 to 2009. His version of ‘Peggy Sue’ is recognised by Holly’s own family as the closest thing today to the legend of Holly.
Anthony Petrucci, was crowned the Ultimate Elvis Presley Tribute at the 2018 Parkes Elvis Festival. At 20, he made his first national television appearance as Elvis on Channel 9’s Star Struck and went on to win the competition. This led him to perform in the world famous Legends In Concert show in Las Vegas, as the youngest Elvis ever.
The show pays tribute to the giants of rock n roll:
Elvis Presley – Launching the rock and roll revolution with his commanding voice and charismatic stage presence, we’ll re-live Presley’s string of hits including “Don’t Be Cruel,” “Hound Dog,” “Love Me Tender,” “All Shook Up” and “Jailhouse Rock.”
Buddy Holly – Pioneering Rock and Roll in the 50’s with his trademark horn-rimmed glasses and signature vocal hiccup- Holly’s career lasted only two years, but made a lasting impact on popular music with hits “That’ll Be The Day”, “Peggy Sue”, “Oh Boy!”, “Maybe Baby” and “Rave On”. Bill Haley – “the father of rock and roll” is credited with first popularizing rock and roll in the early 1950s with his group Bill Haley and the Comets and their hit song “Rock Around The Clock”. – Haley, was a fixture on the charts throughout the Fifties with “See You Later, Alligator,” “R.O.C.K.”, “The Saints Rock ‘n’ Roll”, “Rip It Up”, “Rudy’s Rock” and “Skinny Minnie”.
Jerry Lee Lewis – was dubbed the wild man of rock and roll, embodying its most reckless and high-spirited impulses. His piano-pounding rockers include “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On”, “Great Balls of Fire,” and “Crazy Arms”.
The Big Bopper – Jiles Perry “J.P.” Richardson Jr. possessed a rockabilly charisma that made him an early rock and roll standout. Best known for his 1958 “Chantilly Lace”, The Big Bopper perished in a plane crash in 1959 along with Buddy Holly and Ritchie Valens.
The Rock & Roll Circus Tour invites you to step back to the era of music legends who permanently changed popular culture, and pay homage to a catalogue of songs that are timeless, hits that are endless, and flair that is never forgotten. Guaranteeing a foot tapping, head bopping fantastic rock ‘n’ roll show for all, come lose yourself in the show and the music that will have you swinging in the aisles and jiving the night away! You can never be too cool for school with the Class of 59!
Rock and Roll Circus Tour is at Griffith Regional Theatre on Saturday 17 August at 8 pm.
Tickets: Adult $65; Concession $60; Child $60; Tickets can be purchased from the Box Office, by calling 6962 8444 or visit www.griffithregionaltheatre.com.au