DR HOOK Starring Dennis Locorriere - The 50th Anniversary Tour is a musical event simply not to be missed!
The country swears in it’s 37th President, Elvis Presley makes a welcomed comeback, the first man walks on the moon, The Beatles do their last live performance and The Rolling Stones give a free concert that turns violent and symbolises, for many, ‘the end of the sixties’. Somewhere during that tumultuous watershed year, 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, one from Mississippi and another from New Jersey, began playing together in the loud, rough, frequently dangerous nightclubs in Union City.
By the time Neil Armstrong set foot on the moon, an event they witnessed on a fuzzy little black and white TV screen while taking a fifteen minute break, 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.
In the years to follow…
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 talented, charismatic frontman, with his brilliant group of players and singers, has been bringing that unmistakable ‘DR HOOK sound’ to SOLD OUT audiences all around the world. Now, to celebrate five decades of timeless music, the band is announcing their 50th Anniversary Tour.
Beginning in 2019, DR HOOK will be on the road again with a spectacular show that will cover their rich musical history, from the biggest hits to album favourites. The reaction to past tours has been glowing and emotional, with people returning again and again.
Building opens 6pm
Auditorium doors 6.45pm
First half 7.30pm
Second half 8.35pm
All timings are approximate and subject to change
Please note that Booking Fees apply on the following transactions:
Online: £1.50 per ticket + £1.50 postage or free collection at the Box Office.
Print at home tickets: These can be emailed to you on the account you have registered with DLWP free of charge (booking fees apply)
Telephone: £3.50 per transaction + £1.50 postage or free collection at the Box Office
There will be a cheaper booking fee for events under £10 (booking fee = £1.00) and under £5 (booking fee = 50p).
Free events booked online are not subject to a booking fee.
There is no booking fee for tickets purchased over the counter.
Please note that we are only able to post tickets within the UK. If you live overseas please select box office collection or print at home tickets. Tickets purchased for post will be sent 10 – 14 days before the show date.
All tickets include a Restoration Levy of £1 and will be subject to an additional £1.50 booking fee per ticket. Postage of tickets adds an additional £1.50 postage charge. Other options include having your tickets emailed to the email registered to your DLWP account to print from home or free collection at the Box Office.
The following are exempt from the Restoration Levy: Learning & Participation events, events associated with exhibitions, family shows that include a child ticket price, OUTLANDS events and Music’s Not Dead events in our Café Bar. Also exempt are those organisations that hire the Pavilion where they are offered a community rate, amateur shows or are in receipt of a concession from Rother District Council.
Full terms and conditions can be found here.
Book online: Pre-show dining can be booked online as an add-on when purchasing tickets for selected events. You will be purchasing a ticket to guarantee your meal before the show.
Please note you must be a ticket holder to the show to book pre-show dining.
Already booked your tickets? If you’ve already booked tickets for a show and would like to add dining, please contact Box Office: firstname.lastname@example.org
On the night: If you have pre-booked please come to the bar to order from the gig menu and sit at one of the reserved tables.
Please be aware that we operate no re-entry for gigs. This means that once you have entered the building, you cannot go out and re-enter. This policy is in line with other major music venues across the UK and put in place on police advice. No re-entry is clearly signposted as you come through security on the front door.
There is a fenced-off area on the terrace for people who go out to smoke or vape.
- By Rail
Direct trains go from London Victoria, Brighton and Ashford to Bexhill.
There are also trains from London Charing Cross, changing at St. Leonards Warrior Square and from London Bridge or Charing Cross going to Battle. Battle is only a short taxi journey away (15 mins approx).
Visit www.nationalrail.co.uk for up-to-date train travel information.
Town Taxis: 01424 211 511
Parkhurst Taxis: 01424 733 456
- By Car
If driving from the London area:
Take the M25, then A21 to Hastings. Turn off at John‘s Cross and follow the signs to Bexhill.
Take the A22 to Eastbourne, go across the Bishop roundabout to the A271 and follow the signs to Bexhill and the seafront. The De La Warr Pavilion is on the Marina.
From the Brighton area:
Follow the A27 out of Brighton until you arrive in Bexhill On Sea.
Please be aware the Rother District car park outside the De La Warr Pavilion operates paid parking until 8pm. After this time parking is free.
Within the limits of this Grade One listed building, the De La Warr Pavilion strives to be fully accessible with a range of facilities to support your visit.
Assistance Dogs are permitted into the building.
Please contact the Box Office on email@example.com to arrange a visit.
Facilities for disabled visitors
- Ramped access at the front of the building
- A low counter at the Box Office and Information Desk
- Disabled toilets on two floors
- A lift to all floors
- Accessible galleries on both floors
- An accessible Café
- Spaces for wheelchairs in the auditorium for seated events
- Ramped access in the auditorium for events during the day
- Ramped access into the Studio
- Two travel wheelchairs are available for use at the De La Warr Pavilion. To reserve, please call our box office and information desk on (01424) 229111 or ask a member of staff on arrival. The chairs are provided on a first come, first served basis and are intended for use inside the Pavilion. Please contact us for more information.
Facilities for blind or visually-impaired
- Large print season brochures
Facilities for the hard-of-hearing
- An T-Switch induction loop in some areas of the auditorium (please indicate when booking as this facility is not available on the balcony)
- British Sign Language interpretation tours of the building and exhibitions are available on request.