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Shalamar Reunites For UK Tour

The legendary American trio Shalamar is preparing for a Spring/Summer ‘The Greatest Hits Tour’ in the United Kingdom.

Including original lead singer Howard Hewett, singer and dancer Jeffrey Daniel and Carolyn Griffey, (the daughter of the group’s first record label owner Dick Griffey who put the band together) will bring back their classics throughout England this May and June.

Celebrating some fifty years in music, concert attendees can expect to hear such hits as ‘Take That to The Bank’, ‘Second Time Around’, ‘Make That Move’, ‘Dead Giveaway’, ‘Disappearing Act’, ‘Dancin’ In The Sheets’, ‘Over and Over’, and ‘Friends’.

The UK trek launches in Liverpool on May 19 and wraps in Edinburgh on June 29, and the threesome will be joined by a special guest, Gwen Dickey of Rose Royce, who had hits with ‘Car Wash’, ‘Wishing On A Star’, ‘Love Don’t Live Here Anymore’, and ‘Is It Love You’re After.’

Throughout their career Shalamar sold more than 25,000,000 records worldwide before original singer Jody Watley left the group in 1997 to launch her solo career and was replaced by Carolyn in 2001.

In 1982, Jeffrey Daniel appeared on England’s ‘Top of the Pops’ and wowed onlookers by performing what is now known as the moonwalk, which Howard Hewitt later said “We called it the backslide.” Legend has it that Michael Jackson was inspired by Jeffrey who ended up teaching the King Of Pop the iconic move that he subsequently popularized on his own.

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‘The Greatest Hits Tour’ dates:

Sunday May 19 Liverpool – Arena 

Thursday May 23 Amsterdam – Melkveg 

Friday May 24 Bournemouth – Pavilion 

Friday May 31 Stoke – Victoria Hall 

Saturday June 1 Brighton – Centre 

Sunday June 2 Manchester – Bridgewater Hall 

Tuesday June 4 Halifax – Victoria Theatre 

Thursday June 6 Cardiff – New Theatre 

Friday June 7 Derby – Arena 

Sunday June 9 London – Dominion Theatre 

Wednesday June 12 Portsmouth – Kings Theatre 

Thurs June 13 St Albans – The Alban Arena 

Friday June 14 Birmingham – Symphony Hall 

Saturday June 15 Bristol – Beacon 

Sunday June 16 Southend – Cliffs Pavilion 

Thursday June 27 Dartford – Orchard West 

Saturday June 29 Edinburgh – Usher Hall

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Author: Saul Goode

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