To celebrate five decades of timeless music, Dr. Hook are coming to Belfast's Waterfront Hall on 12 March 2022 with their 50th Anniversary Tour! The spectacular show will cover their rich musical history, from the biggest hits to album favourites.
In 1969, two seasoned musicians from the deep southern states of Mississippi and Alabama made their way up to New Jersey, where they happened upon a considerably younger singer/guitarist. The three hit it off immediately and, with the inclusion of two more members they began playing together in the loud, rough, nightclubs in Union City.The band was playing six forty-five minute sets a night, seven nights a week to customers who were there to drink, dance and fight.
The hand drawn poster taped on the inside of the front window read “Dr Hook and The Medicine Show - Tonic For The Soul” and it took a mixture of humour, luck and a natural feel for many different types of music, from standards to rock and roll, country to contemporary pop, to keep all those individual ‘souls’ entertained and, just as importantly, in a good mood.
The group’s recordings brought them multiple international chart successes for which they were awarded 60 gold and platinum singles and albums and their unique concert performances branded them a top touring act all around the world.
Despite the band having gone through personnel changes over the last half a century, founding member and original lead vocalist, Dennis Locorriere, whose company retains ownership of the trademark name, has made it his goal to keep the music and spirit of DR HOOK alive and well and continuing to make people happy, present day.
The spectacular show will cover their rich musical history, from the biggest hits to album favourites.