Drifters-CoverThe Drifters are one of the biggest selling groups of all time. To celebrate their 58th anniversary Sony Music are releasing The Drifters – Up On The Roof – The Very Best Of on March 21st.

The album includes the original timeless classics such as: ‘Saturday Night at the Movies,’ ‘There Goes My First Love’, ‘Under The Boardwalk,’ ‘Up on the Roof’, ‘Come On Over To My Place’ and ‘Kissing In The Back Row of the Movies’ as well as two bonus tracks performed by the current line-up of The Drifters. (Maurice Cannon; Damion Charles; Michael Williams and Ryan King).

Full Track listing is:    
1 Under The Boardwalk 10 . I Count The Tears
2 Saturday Night At The Movies 11 Down On The Beach Tonight
3 Kissin’ In The Back Row Of The Movies 12 Love Games
4 There Goes My First Love 13 Dance With Me
5 You’re More Than A Number In My Little Red Book 14 Can I Take You Home Little Girl
6 Up On The Roof 15 Every Nite’s A Saturday Night With You
7 Save The Last Dance For Me 16 Like Sister And Brother
8 Come On Over To My Place 17 On Broadway
9 Hello Happiness 18 When My Little Girl Is Smiling
Bonus Tracks    
  I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For    
  Do You Dream Of Me    

In 2010 the group performed to over 100,000 people in the UK. Not only did they join legendary groups, The Four Tops, Temptations and Three Degrees for a sell-out tour but they also headlined several of their own shows. The Drifters have just announced their first dates for 2011 where you can see them perform most of the tracks from their Up On The Roof – Very Best Of album.

Dates confirmed so far – more added on website all the time –

Date City Venue Box Office
6th Feb Liverpool Empire 0844 847 2525
10th Feb Middlesbrough Theatre 01642 815 181
11th Feb Middlesbrough Theatre 01642 815 181
26th Feb Runcorn The Brindley 0151 907 8360
19th March St. Helens Theatre Royal 01744 756 000
24th March Blackpool The Grand 01253 290 190
15th April Northwich Memorial Hall 01606 834 914
17th April Stamford Corn Exchange 01780 766 455
30th April Shrewsbury Theatre Severn 01743 281 281
3rd June Kings Lynn Corn Exchange 01553 764 864
9th June Swindon Wyvern Theatre 01793 524 481
24th June Llandudno Cymru 01492 872 000
30th June Hull City Hall 01482 226 655
2nd July Sunderland Empire 0844 847 2499
3rd July York Opera House 0844 847 2322
9th July Grimsby Auditorium 0844 847 2426
14th July Oxford New Theatre 0844 847 1585
23rd July Wrexham William Aston Hall 01978 293 293
24th July Bristol Hippodrome 0844 472 325
29th July Croydon Fairfield Halls 0208 688 9291
9th Sept New Brighton Floral Pavilion 0151 666 0000

The late Ahmet Ertegun and George Treadwell founded The Drifters brand back in 1953. The plan was revolutionary – to constantly change the line-up of the group, to keep them fresh and inspired. They’ve certainly stuck to their guns having featured more than 60 vocalists over the decades. These include icons Clyde McPhatter, Ben E King, Rudy Lewis and Johnny Moore. And as if to prove their point, the group have sold in excess of 214 million singles and 114 million albums worldwide to date.

The current line up is proud and honoured to be the latest chapter in the Treadwell dynasty and uphold the musical and performance values instilled by Treadwell and Ertegun.

The Legacy lives on….