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The Barricade Boys spill all on their new Bring Him Home Tour

THE BARRICADE BOYS CREDIT OLLIE BOITO
THE BARRICADE BOYS CREDIT OLLIE BOITO

The Barricade Boys are bringing a taste of the West End to venues across the country with their new tour.

The group’s Bring Him Home Tour hits the road in May with dates in Cardiff, Wolverhampton, Manchester, Bradford, Sheffield, Ipswich, Basingstoke, Bath and Chepstow.

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Starring past performers from the global theatrical sensation that is Les Misérables, The Barricade Boys have entertained fans around the world since they formed in 2015.

The Bring Him Home Tour will see the group performing iconic songs from Broadway and West End shows including Phantom Of The Opera, Miss Saigon, Jersey Boys and, of course, Les Misérables.

They’ll also offer their spin on hits from some of pop and rock music’s all-time greats including Queen, Elton John, and The Beatles.

The theatrical supergroup is made up of founding members Scott Garnham and Simon Schofield alongside Kieran Brown and Craig Mather, with around 50 additional performers who join the show for various events and performances.

Discussing the upcoming tour, Simon shared: “We’ve been working on the set list, and there is a big hitter from every West End show you would expect, all the classics from Jersey Boys, Miss Saigon, Les Mis – of course.

“You name it, it’s in there, but we can’t wait to also share our take on tracks from music legends such as The Beatles, Jerry Lee Lewis, Elton John and a fantastic tribute to the stars of Motown.”

“We are working on new arrangements of some new musical songs too, and without sounding too much of a cliché, it will appeal to everyone from children to grandparents,” Scott added.

“When we started out, there were other groups doing a similar thing, but centred round the ballads. We wanted to do something different, and to break the expectations.

“So we’ve always built our set lists around a lot of different genres, brought in more choreography, switched it up. For this tour, we’re working with Liam Steel who was the choreographer for the Les Mis movie, which is incredible, and a seven-piece band and some amazing tech lined up.

“After a couple of years of uncertainty, to now be out with a fresh new tour, bigger venues – it’s an amazing feeling to get back to it again, and we cannot wait to see the audiences, to entertain people and to have a great time on stage.”

The Barricade Boys: Bring Him Home tour begins on 1 May in Cardiff before touring to Wolverhampton, Manchester, Bradford, Sheffield, Ipswich, Basingstoke, Bath and Chepstow.

For more information and to purchase tickets go to www.cuffeandtaylor.com

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