Rockabilly ace Imelda brings tour to the area

Imelda May
Imelda May

Fans of Imelda May are in for a treat when she brings her nationwide tour to Nottingham’s Royal Concert Hall on December 7.

Ireland’s reigning musical queen, the truly unique Imelda May is set to return to the UK this winter for a comprehensive tour.

The tour follows the release of Imelda May’s latest studio album Tribal, which rocketed to Number 3 in the UK Album Charts and Number 1 in Ireland.

Tickets for the tour are now on sale.

Far from mellowing with her recent motherhood, Imelda sizzles more than ever with her leather-clad attitude. Tribal is as primal a rock ‘n’ roll record as you could ever find, infused with the spirit of Sun Studios, where the sound was born in Memphis, Tennessee – but given a 21st century twist by a girl from the back streets of Dublin.

“There are no lullabies on this album,” laughs the lady who has brought rockabilly back into fashion 60 years after it was kicked into life by young men like Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley, Gene Vincent and Jerry Lee Lewis.

The gig in Nottingham will feature Imelda May plus special guests.

It gets under way at 7.30pm.

Tickets are £35-£25 and are available by going online to www.trch.co.uk or by calling the Royal Centre’s box office on 0115 989 5555.

n EM-Con, the East Midlands Sci-Fi and Fantasy Convention, will bring the best talent from film, television, comics, books and much more together at Capital FM Arena Nottingham on Sunday March 15, 2015.

There will be Stormtroopers, Predators and Daleks, and many other surprises from a galaxy far far away…

Visitors will be able to meet and talk to their favourite stars from Game of Thrones, Red Dwarf, Buck Rogers, Star Trek, Star Wars and Dr Who and more as well as having the opportunity to obtain professional photographs and autographs. Amazing merchandise including custom-made items will be available from over 100 traders and artists from various comics could sketch or draw something special for you on the day.

Individual entertainment guests confirmed to date include: Gil Gerard – Buck Rogers; Chris Barrie – Red Dwarf; Craig Charles – Red Dwarf; Danny John Jules – Red Dwarf; Hannah Spearritt - Primeval; Dave Prowse – Star Wars; Julian Glover – Game of Thrones; Sarah Louise Madison – Dr Who.

Please note that guest list in subject to change.

Tickets are on sale now priced at £8 and £12.50.

There is a maximum of ten tickets per person.

Tickets can be booked online at www.capitalfmarena.com/online/emcon, via 0843 373 3000 or in person at the venue.