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The Rock & Roll Circus Tour rolls in to QPAC in 2019 featuring a two-hour concert production that assembles a rock and roll band to celebrate the talent, the hits and the legacies of the original stars of Rock ‘n’ Roll – Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly, Bill Haley, Jerry Lee Lewis and The Big Bopper. Featuring Scott ‘Buddy Cameron’ (Buddy Holly), Anthony Petrucci (Elvis), Matty Breen (Jerry Lee Lewis), James Nation-Ingle (Bill Haley) and Simon O’Connor (The Big Bopper), dance with us back to an era when rock and roll influenced and created a social movement.
ELVIS PRESLEY – Launching the rock and roll revolution with his commanding voice and charismatic stage presence, we’ll re-live Presley’s string of hits that captivated and liberated the teenage audience of the ’50s including “Don’t Be Cruel,” “Hound Dog,” “Love Me Tender,” “All Shook Up” and “Jailhouse Rock.”
BUDDY HOLLY – Pioneering Rock and Roll in the ’50s with his trademark horn-rimmed glasses and the ever so engaging and charismatic figure with his vocal hiccup spanning a career that lasted only two short years, but brought with it a wealth of material that made a lasting impact on popular music including “That’ll Be The Day”, “Peggy Sue”, “Oh Boy!”, “Maybe Baby” and “Rave On”. 2019 marks 60 years since Holly’s death.
BILL HALEY – Labelled as “the father of rock and roll” and credited by many with first popularising rock and roll in the early 1950s with his group Bill Haley and the Comets and their hit song “Rock Around The Clock” – an anthem for rebellious ’50s youth that changed the face of Rock and Roll – Haley, for most of the ’50s, was a presence on the record charts with hits including “See You Later, Alligator,” “R.O.C.K.”, “The Saints Rock ‘n’ Roll”, “Rip It Up”, “Rudy’s Rock” and “Skinny Minnie”.
JERRY LEE LEWIS – Jerry Lee Lewis came to fame in 1957 and dubbed the wild man of rock and roll, embodying its most reckless and high-spirited impulses. Jerry Lee Lewis is on such piano-pounding rockers from the late ’50s as “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On”, “Great Balls of Fire,” and “Crazy Arms”.
THE BIG BOPPER – Jiles Perry “J.P.” Richardson Jr. – also known as The Big Bopper – possessed a rockabilly charisma that made him an early rock and roll standout. Best known for his 1958 “Chantilly Lace”, The Big Bopper perished in a plane crash in a snow-covered Iowa field in 1959 along with Buddy Holly and Ritchie Valens.
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