AFTER 55 years of non-stop touring you would imagine that a group like The Searchers would be either ready to finally hang up their high button black stage suits or at least severely trim their punishing schedule.
In fact last year’s 150 shows is already a cut back on their regular run of 200 plus concerts a year.
The last months of 2017 saw them closing the show as a headline act on all star bill that also boasted Gerry & The Pacemakers, The Tremeloes, Love Affair vocalist Steve Ellis and Vanity Fare and which sold out almost every one of the performances.
Original Searcher John McNally (he formed the Liverpool-based band in the 50s) having been laid low by a stroke was forced to rest for that Sixties Gold Tour but such a trifling problem was not going to have him sitting at home for long and by the end of the year and after only a three month lay off for what could have been a life threatening situation, he was back on stage and pounding out the hits again.
On Saturday, May 19 they play the Palace Theatre in Redditch. Tickets are £22 from the box in person or on 01527 65203 or buy online at http://www.redditchpalacetheatre.co.uk/