THE SEARCHERS - LATEST
Searchers are now a third of their way into their three month long
Farewell Tour, which runs until 31 March. I am sure that, very
sad as we all really are, we appreciate that after 56 years of
continuous touring (albeit with a few personnel changes) they so
deserve time to enjoy their personal lives at a slower pace, and we are
all grateful to have had such superb entertainment and friendship for
See here for details of the itinerary, which
has just been updated to show that a very large number of the venues
have already sold out, and a lot more only have a few seats left. So if
you haven’t already done so, don’t delay booking your tickets or you
will be very disappointed at missing out on seeing the “boys” for the
very last time.
We have just put the new (February) issue of Frank Allen’s own newsletter
on line. In it talks amongst other things about the Farewell
Tour, his new penthouse home, and some TV appearances/recordings they
have made recently, one of which (for The One Show) when he and John
were taken on a tour around 60s haunts in Liverpool) is still awaiting
broadcast and we don’t have the date for that yet. If we don’t
know until the last minute, I’ll let you know how to catch it on the
He also mentions the new double CD which was released on the BMG label
a month ago and got to Number 26 in the album charts. It is
called “The Searchers - The Farewell Album – The Greatest Hits And
More”. It is a compilation of hits, album tracks and B-sides from
the 60s, plus a few more recent recordings. It is available on
line from the likes of Amazon etc.
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.
And 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.
Could I again remind those of you who 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.