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The band that shook the world back in 1964 have re-invented themselves... quality and distinct sound that was, and still is, The Animals..."
Barry Kirk, Romford Recorder
The enduring influence and breadth of appeal of Animals & Friends and The Animals' music in 2010 - The Animals' 1964 debut was recently included in CLASSIC ROCK magazines' '50 Albums That Built Blues Rock '.
The band have embarked on over a dozen massive UK tours with Special Guests including Spencer Davis, Stax, Booker T & The MGS and Blues Brothers guitar legend Steve Cropper, Maggie Bell (Stone The Crows) and the late, great Mick Green (The Pirates, Van Morrison, Paul McCartney, Bryan Ferry) - which were the last shows by the guitarist viewed by many as one of the most influential in music.
Animals & Friends remain a seminal rhythm & blues band who still command great respect internationally amongst their peers as well as from fans of all ages who instinctively respond so enthusiastically to such pivotal songs from The Animals' catalogue such as 'We Gotta Get Out Of This Place', 'Boom Boom', 'Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood', 'Baby, Let Me Take You Home', 'I Put A Spell On You' and the bands' multi-million selling anthem and Number One hit across the world - 'House of The Rising Sun'.

In 1964 a wave of new energetic rock and roll swept over the youth of the world. On the crest of this wave was The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and of course The Animals. From the banks of the River Tyne came the North East's offering; a brand of rhythm n blues that the whole world seemed to grasp greedily.

Back in 1957 John Steel along with fellow Animals co-founder Eric Burdon began playing their trade in and around their native Tyneside with not the slightest inking that they would - in a very few years - find themselves part of a group that would be forever bracketed with the very best of British music - The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and The Yardbirds - and respected all over the world. The Animals were also be the second British band after The Beatles to top the American charts with their multi-million selling anthem, 'House of The Rising Sun'.
Let us not forget that it was Bob Dylan's 'House of the Rising Sun' that so inspired this legendary band to record what history has shown to be the definitive take. It is even whispered that Dylan looked to their version as inspiration for his infamous 'going electric'.

Bruce Springsteen recently revealed on stage in the USA that it was The Animals, not The Beatles or The Stones who were his favourite British Invasion band. " Their singles were the first full-blown class-consciousness I'd ever heard". After playing a short burst of 'We Gotta Get Out Of This Place', Springsteen then confessed: "That's every song I've ever written. 'Born To Run', 'Born In The USA', all of them".

After 50 years, the legend still grows...


MARCH 2024


APRIL 2024

12/04/24 Pocklington Arts Centre United Kingdom Pocklington

19/04/24 Vauréal le forum France Paris Dom

20/04/24 St Agathon Grande France Ourse Dom

27/04/24 The Seaview Country Club Spain Ibiza

29/04/23 The Seaview Country Club Spain Ibiza

MAY 2024

09/05/24 Skipton Town Hall 

11/05/24 Stockton Arts Centre United Kingdom Stockton

12/05/24 The Drill United Kingdom Lincoln

16.05 Band departs Krakow

17/05/24 ICE Krakow Congress Centre Poland Krakow Poland

18/05/24 Kraków Nowohuckie Centrum Kultury Poland

19/05/24 Bydgoszcz, Bydgoszcz Filharmonia Pomorska Poland

20/05/24 Travel Home poznan

Depart: Tuesday, 21 May via Dubai Arrive Australia 22nd May 21.50

23/05/24 Day off

24/05/24 Tbc

25/05/24 Melbourne, Vic, Palms at Crown

26/05/24 Melbourne, Vic Palms at Crown 2nd show Tbc                 

27/05/24 Adelaide, SA The Gov 2nd show Tbc

28/05/24 Adelaide, SA The Gov

29/05/24 Renmark,, SA Chaffey Theatre

30/05/24 Travel

31/05/24 Launceston Tasmania Country Club Showroom

JUNE 2024

01/06/24 Hobart, Tasmania Theatre Royal

02/06/24 Burnie, Tasmania Burnie Arts Centre                 

03/06/24 Tbc                  

04/06/24 Tbc                    

05/06/24 Tbc                  

06/06/24 Brisbane, Qld Princess Theatre

07/06/24 Tweed Heads, NSW Twin Towns

08/06/24 Tbc                     

09/06/24  Sunshine Coast, QLD  Caloundra - Kings Theatre                 

10/06/24 Tbc                 

11/06/24 Tbc                    

12/06/24 Sutherland NSW The Pavillion

13/06/24 Tbc

14/06/24 Chatswood, NSW The Concourse Concert HallL

15/06/24 Thirroul, NSW Anitas Theatre

16/06/24 Springwood, NSW Blue Mountains Theatre                 

17/06/24 Tbc                

18/06/24 Tbc                 

19/06/24  Wyong, NSW The Arts House

20/06/24 Kingsford, NSW South Sydney Juniors

21/06/24 Campbell Town,NSW The Cube

22/06/24 Tbc                   

23/06/2 Tbc                 

24/06/24 TRAVEL

25/06/24 Mandurah, WA Mandurah Performing Arts

26/06/24 Perth, WA  Astor Theatre

27/06/24 Tbc

28/06/24 Warragul, VIC West Gippsland Arts Centre

29/06/24 Bendigo, VIC Ulumbarra Theatre

30/06/24 Frankston, VIC Frankston Arts Centre


JULY 2024

9th The Gov (2nd Show)

01/07/24 Austalia

02/07/24 Austalia

03/07/24 Narre Warren - Bunjil Place Austalia

04/07/24 Austalia

05/07/24 Warrnambool - Lighthouse Theatre Austalia

06/07/24 Wendouree - Wendouree Centre Performing Arts Austalia

07/07/24 Geelong - Geelong Arts Centre Austalia

08/07/24 Austalia

09/07/24 The Gov Adelaid (2nd Show) Austalia

10/07/24 Austalia

Depart Australia Thursday, 11 July 
Arrive: UK Friday, 12 July 



10/08/24 Théatre Elisabethain France Condette

15/08/24 Travel to Italy

16/08/24 Parco della Repubblica, Sirolo (Ancona), Italy

25/08/24 Belgium Vosterfeesten Tbc.


19/09/24 Poland CONFIRMED

21/09/24 The Hub United Kingdom Litchfield

26/09/24 Flensburg/Theater with RUBETTES

27/09/24 Bucholz / Empore with RUBETTES

28/09/24 Güstrow / Theater 

29/09/24 Greifwald / theater 

30/09/24 Putbus / Theater 


01/10/24 day off

02/10/24 tba

03/10/24 Bremen 

04/10/24 Wismar 

05/10/24 Coesfeld Theater with RUBETTES

06/10/24 Wolfsburg

07/10/24 Leipzig / Theater 

08/10/24 Leipzig / Theater

09/10/24 day off

10/10/24 Bruck / Theater

11/10/24 Schwarzach / Bürgerhaus 

12/10/24 Weingarten 

18/10/24 Metropool Hengelo Netherlands Hengelo

19/10/24 ECI Fabriek Netherlands Roermond

25/10/24 Groen Engel Netherlands Oss

26/10/24 De Tamboer Netherlands Hoogeveen


14/11/24 The 1865 Southampton

15/11/24 The Princess Theatre Port Talbot

22/11/24 Rex France Toulouse

23/11/24 Centre Culturel Uves La Souterraine, France



12/12/24 Selby Town Hall United Kingdom Selby



03/01/24 The Forge United Kingdom London

04/01/24 The Forge United Kingdom London

28/01/25 Aula Gong Czech Rep Ostrava

29/01/25 Hybernia Theatre Czech Rep Prague

30/01/25 Sono Centrum Czech Rep Brno



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