Blue and Others in Thriller Live Celebration
The Boy Band Joins Shaheen Jafargholi To Celebrate Thriller’s 1,000th Show in the West End
It’s hard to believe that it has been over two years since “Thriller Live” opened its doors at the Lyric Theatre but the show continues to run strong, almost two years since the King of Pop Michael Jackson – who the show celebrates – passed away. And now the show is set to celebrate its 1,000th performance at the Lyric Theatre - with style - as it employs some well known Eurovision and “Britain’s Got Talent” stars to give London theatre audiences a night to remember.
Perhaps the biggest name associated with the celebratory show on Thursday 26th May 2011 is the newly reformed boy band Blue, who recently represented the UK at the Eurovision Song Contest. But they won’t be alone and another act to take to the stage as part of the celebrations is Shaheen Jafargholi, the 14-year-old singing sensation that appeared on “Britain’s Got Talent” in 2009 and has celebrated Jackson previously by performing “Who’s Lovin’ You?” at his public memorial service after he died.
Blue are a successful boy band - consisting of Duncan James, Simon Webbe, Antony Costa and Lee Ryan - that released three albums between 2001 and 2003 before splitting in 2005. These albums included the debut “All Rise” in 2001, followed by “One Love” in 2002 and “Guilty” in 2003, with songs such as “One Love”, “If You Come Back”, and “Fly By II”. They would eventually reform in 2009 though it was only recently that they found themselves firmly back in the spotlight when they represented the United Kingdom in the 2011 Eurovision song contest, performing the song “I Can” and coming 11th in the competition.
Since the intitial split with “Blue”, band members have appeared in west end shows like “Chicago” at the Cambridge Theatre (Duncan James) and “Sister Act” (Simon Webbe). So they are no strangers to those that have picked up Theatre Tickets to witness some high profile shows over the years.
“Thriller Live” opened in 2009 as a tribute to the King of Pop and when he died in the June of that year it was retooled to become a celebration of his entire life. It has been seen around the world and features performances from his time in the Jackson 5 to his work as a solo artist.
It is currently booking at the Lyric Theatre until Saturday 24th September 2011.