Today Smokie remember Alan Barton
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REMEMBERING ALAN BARTON
Today Smokie remember Alan Barton
CORONAVIRUS UPDATE: South Africa
As most people are aware the music business is really feeling the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic.
Smokie have now had conformation that our short tour of South Africa has also been cancelled.
Very sad, but as we've said before, this is way beyond our control.
Lefra is currently in discussion with our management and the venues to find suitable dates later this year for the concerts to continue. The new dates will be announced as soon as they can Tickets holders may transfer their tickets to the new dates without having to get a refund and rebook their tickets. Patrons that already booked tickets are requested to hold on to their tickets until the new dates are announced where after tickets can just be transferred to the new date(s).
TOUR CANCELLATION (CORONAVIRUS)
Due to the ongoing Coronavirus situation, Smokie sadly have to announce that ALL our shows in Sweden have been cancelled.
It is also the case that our Danish Tour will also likely be cancelled due to the precautions, that the Danish government have put in place.
Our Shows in South Africa will still go ahead and those dates are “NOT” affected!
Yesterday when the W.H.O made the announcement that the Coronavirus had reached a pandemic situation, we fully expected that our touring could be put in serious jeopardy.
After our show in Stockholm last night, we were in fact informed, that we would be going home and the reality of the situation has, as you would expect, had an impact on our live touring dates.
We will try to keep you informed of any changes that may take place and any information that we have, both here on our website and on our Facebook page.
Smokie and our management will of course work with promotors to re-schedule some shows where possible, but it is far too early to even consider, when these may take place or be rescheduled?
Mike, Terry, Mick, Martin and Steve would like to thank all Smokie fans who have purchased tickets for upcoming shows despite the Coronavirus situation being present. We also suggest that you try to obtain your refunds through the normal channels.
For now, all we can say is a big thank you for your understanding, and hopefully we shall see you very soon!
MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Once again the season of goodwill is upon us.
As always Smokie members will relax at home before heading off to Lithuania for shows on the 29th, 30th and of course New Years Eve.
Mike, Martin, Terry, Mick and Steve, send best wishes to Smokie fans and friends far and wide and offer our compliments of the season.
We shall see you in 2020!...
Another successful tour "Down Under" completed!
And what a great tour it was. The whole tour was sold out except for one show. All in all a major achievement and a feat the guys were absolutely delighted with.
Preparation and commitment is key to touring Australia, bearing in mind that the band are self-promotors in this territory.
A big thanks must go to everyone involved in this tour. Management, crew, venue managers,local crew and everyone who helped somewhere along the way to help things move along smooth as clockwork.
Band members will now enjoy their time off over the Christmas period before heading to Lithuania for the New Year Arena Shows.
Thank you Australia, you were awesome; and for that reason Smokie members have taken a decision to commit to return to Australia in a couple of years time.
It is with an immense amount of sadness that we have to announce the passing of Greta Deberitz.
Greta was one of Smokie's long standing and dedicated fans who for many years organised and ran the Smokie Fanclub from Norway.
We recognize that Greta brought many fans together, not just in Norway but from many countries around the world and kept them informed of news a long time before the internet came along.
We know that Greta will be sadly missed by Smokie fans far and wide.
Smokie band members would like to send our deepest condolences to the Deberitz Family.
Last night in Melbourne there was a most emotional reunion for Smokie, when we found out that original lead guitarist Alan Silson was in the audience.
We made sure that we got Alan backstage after the show.
A few laughs and a few tears as you'd expect, but we were all delighted to see Alan.
We are well aware that past members are always in the thoughts of our loyal fans and this is one post that we are so happy to share with you all.
One thing that we have vowed to do, is stay in touch with Alan, he informs us that he is still playing guitar and he was in great spirits!
AUTRAILIA TOUR UPDATE
Today, Smokie play The Metro in Sydney.
The tour so far has been a great success and when the band land in Melbourne tomorrow they'll be halfway through their Australian tour dates.
The "Stand Out" gig so far according to band members would have to be the stand up show at "The Tivoli" in sunny Brisbane, a city all band members seem to show a great fondness for!
Next stop for the guys is Melbourne!...
IRISH TOUR TICKET INFO
Tickets are selling fast for our upcoming dates in October folks!.
The Speigeltent Festival in Wexford is now "Sold Out...
IRISH TICKET INFO
Once again Smokie are proud to announce that our show at the Cork Opera House is "Sold Out"
A handful of tickets remain for both Gorey and the INEC in Killarney.
Once again we thank our fans in Ireland for your continued and very much appreciated support!...
Keep up to date about where Smokie are playing.
You don't want to miss them!
Nostalgia at its best.Belfast Telegraph
A 5 star show.
Smokie celebrate their 43rd Anniversary this year. With a world tour seeing them visit 19 countries on 3 continents they are sure to be playing somewhere near you.