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).
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 – www.thedrifters.co.uk
|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….