The Manfreds Announce 60th Anniversary Celebration Maximum Rhythm ‘N’ Blues UK Tour

Legendary pioneers of Rhythm and Blues in the UK, The Manfreds (formerly known as Manfred Mann) have announced a comprehensive UK tour, celebrating a remarkable 60 years as one of Britain’s most respected bands.

A massive part of the 60s British Invasion, The Manfreds’ music still retains a timeless quality some 60 years on. As well as celebrating the band’s 60th , this tour will also mark the last opportunity for fans to see both original frontmen, Paul Jones and Mike D’Abo, on tour together. Joining Mike and Paul is original guitarist Tom McGuinness along with long standing Manfreds members Rob Townsend on drums, Marcus Cliffe on bass and Simon Currie on saxophone/flute.

The band originally ran from 1962 until 1969 – defining the decade with their unique sound. Reforming as The Manfreds in 1991, the band have carried on performing together ever since for over 30 years.

Fans can expect many of the much loved hits, including Pretty Flamingo, 5-4-3-2-1, The One In The Middle, Come Tomorrow, Sha La La, Ha Ha! Said The Clown, My Name Is Jack, Fox On The Run, Mighty Quinn and Do Wah Diddy Diddy, one of the most popular and instantly recognisable songs of the decade and still the biggest audience pleaser at their concerts

Alongside these classic chart toppers, The Manfreds will showcase a few Paul Jones / Mike d’Abo / Tom McGuinness solo hits, plus a few surprise renditions of their favourite Rhythm ‘n’ Blues numbers from over the years

Ahead of the tour Tom said:

“It’s 60 years ago this December that I joined Manfred Mann and 30 years and more since we got together for a one-off gig to celebrate my 50th birthday, with no idea that it would lead to a long-term reunion. How lucky I feel to be once again on-stage making music with The Manfreds”.

Paul added:

“What’s this? Our Diamond Jubilee? Wow!

People say to me: “I bet you never dreamed you’d still be doing this after all these years / decades”; but the truth is that I always believed I’d be out here doing what I do until – and well beyond – this age. The only thing I didn’t know was that I’d still be a Manfred, and (as Mike d’Abo frequently points out) we’ve got Tom McGuinness to thank for that.

This tour is indeed a celebration: of the longevity of a concept that came together over a long time – and mostly of its own accord.”

Mike commented:

I first became aware of Manfred Mann’s reputation with ‘5-4-3-2-1’ storming up the charts, Paul Jones oozing youthful confidence, the band – with a hint of academia about them – had a unique appeal.

Little did I know that, in a couple of years , I’d be joining them as Paul’s replacement. What an incredible thrill and honour that was!

Well… the good news is that The Manfreds are still doing it! Yes, we’re all back together again – Paul Jones, Myself & Tom McGuinness – belting out the hits we created all those years ago. What an amazing survival story.“

Tickets available: HERE


21st September             Basingstoke The Anvil
22nd September           Worthing Assembly Hall
24th  September           Southend Cliffs Pavilion
29th September            York Grand Opera House
30th September            Birmingham Town Hall

1st   October                 Liverpool Philharmonic
4th October                  Hull City Hall
5th October                  King’s Lynn Corn Exchange
6th October                  High Wycombe Swan Theatre  
11th October                St Albans Albarn Arena
12th October                Peterborough New Theatre
13th October                Folkstone Leas Cliff Hall
14th  October               Guildford G-Live
19th October                Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
20th October                Halifax Victoria Theatre
21st October                 Gateshead The Sage
25th  October               Swansea Grand Theatre
26th October                Weston-Super-Mare Playhouse Theatre
27th October                Truro Hall For Cornwall
28th October                Barnstaple Queens Theatre

2nd November              Reading Hexagon
3rd November              London Cadogan Hall
4th November              Northampton Royal & Derngate
5th November              Buxton Opera House
8th November              Blackpool Grand Theatre
9th November              Leicester De Montfort Hall
10th November            Chatham Central Theatre
11th November            Cambridge Corn Exchange
23rd November            Tunbridge Wells Assembly Hall
24th November             Eastbourne Congress Theatre
25th November            Bournemouth Pavilion
26th November             Torquay Princess Theatre