Star Studded Line-Up For The Late Night Prom
Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Stax/Volt Revue’s first tour of the UK, Booker T. Jones and Sam Moore, both of whom were part of the 1967 tour, will join previously announced Stax artists William Bell, Steve Cropper and Eddie Floyd in a concert underpinned by Jools Holland And His Rhythm And Blues Orchestra.
Performing tracks such as (Sittin’ On) The Dock Of The Bay, Soul Man (marking 50 years since its release) and Private Number, they come together to pay tribute to the Memphis-based record label, founded in 1957 and synonymous with Southern Soul – a distinctive blend of funk, gospel and R & B championed by the likes of Otis Redding, Rufus Thomas and the Staple Singers.
As for every Prom, around 1,000 Promming (standing) tickets will be made available on the day of the concert, priced just £6, and available to buy in person from the Royal Albert Hall (with a limited number available online between 9am-noon). Advance tickets are sold out (returns only). The concert will be broadcast at 10.15pm on Friday 1 September on BBC Radio 3 and BBC Four and on BBC Radio 2 on Friday 15 September at 8pm.
The 2017 BBC Proms begins on Friday 14 July and runs until Saturday 9 September, presenting over eight weeks of world-class music making from a vast array of leading orchestras, conductors and soloists from the UK and around the world. Visit the BBC Proms website for full information about the season.