THE SEARCHERS - LATEST
NEWSHello again everyone.
am very pleased to report that John McNally is now very much better
from the illness which forced the cancellation of five shows back in
April. I saw the show at Horsham earlier this month; he was
in very good spirits and the whole show was back to its normal
Thank you all for sending your best wishes,
which John really appreciated All of the cancelled dates were
quickly rescheduled, and all ticket holders were given the
opportunity to keep their same booking for the new dates, or have a
If you haven’t already done so, do check out the most recent (May) issue of Frank Allen’s own newsletter. In it, amongst other things, he wrote in more detail than I did in my previous update about John’s illness.
All the Searchers shows for the rest of the year, as they stand at the moment, are on the dates list
including another run of the Sixties Gold tour in the autumn, also
featuring Gerry & the Pacemakers (Gerry’s farewell tour
apparently), Brian Poole & the Tremeloes (Chip Hawkes and Dave
Munden), Vanity Fare and Steve Ellis (of Love Affair).
of you are already asking about next year, we have today added to the
list all the dates confirmed so far for the first six months of
2018. Please note, however, that not many of them are actually on
sale yet, and may not be for some while. So just put them in your
diaries for now, and try to be patient until they are. Although I
expect more dates will be added in due course, it is good to know that
the boys have realised that the oh-so-hectic schedule of the last few
years was not good for their health, and they are hopefully perhaps
slowing down just a little. We’d rather see them less frequently
than not at all, of course.
Frank’s very detailed 2009 hardback book “The Searchers And Me”
is still in print. It is ONLY available direct from Aureus
Publishing - from the above link, read all about it and follow the
instructions to place an order. Click here
for a message from Frank, which includes a whole chapter from the book
which we hope will encourage you to buy it. If you bring your
copy along to a show, Frank will be pleased to autograph it for you.
if you’ve never read Frank’s first book “Travelling Man - On The Road
With The Searchers” (originally published in hardback in 1999 and now
out of print) - it is now available as an electronic version to
download for Kindles etc from various Amazon sites worldwide.
I again remind those of you who now go direct to the most popular
webpages, without going via the Home page, that there are some
comprehensive articles about the Searchers’ career accessible from
links down the left hand side of that page: www.the-searchers.co.uk.
These include three very comprehensive “history” pages and very
detailed coverage - with plenty of pictures - of their guitars and
other stage equipment. There are technical reasons why these
additional links are only available from the home page, but unless you
sometimes access the site via there, you’re missing at least half of
all the website has to offer.
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