Tickets for a concert tour celebrating 50 glorious years of the Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team – The Red Arrows – are now on sale.
As part of the 15-date tour, commencing on Thursday 16 October, The Royal Air Force in Concert will be visiting High Wycombe, Birmingham, Harrogate, Basingstoke, Gateshead, Canterbury, Bristol, Eastbourne, Southend, Manchester, Nottingham, London, Ipswich, Norwich and Poole.
The Bands of the Royal Air Force will provide the soundtrack to a range of historic events that have taken place since the Reds first took to the skies in 1965. From The Beatles to Bolero, Queen to Sir Andrew Lloyd-Webber, Big Band to Puccini, the programme of music spans the past five decades and reflects the colour, flamboyance and entertainment provided by ‘Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines’.
From rousing military marches to memorable musical moments from the stage and screen including The Jaguar March, Royal Air Force March Past, Eleanor Rigby and Mack The Knife, audiences will be able to enjoy a journey that has seen The Red Arrows come to occupy a place in the collective heart of the nation.
Comperes for this year are BBC Radio Two broadcasters Ken Bruce, Alan Dedicoat and Lynn Bowles. The concerts will be conducted by the RAF’s Principal Director of Music, Wing Commander Duncan Stubbs.
Alan Dedicoat said: “Few sights can lift the spirits and leave you with a sense of awe quite like the displays by the magnificent Red Arrows. The Bands of the Royal Air Force will be looking to recreate that same sense of excitement and admiration among our audiences on the concert tour.”
We are inviting audiences to wear something red to the concerts to show your support for this fantastic aerobatic team.
The Royal Air Force in Concert Tour is staged in support of the RAF Charitable Trust
For more details on the tour please go to: rafinconcert.com