Michael Williams and Ryan King, formerly members of The Drifters for 12 and 8 years consecutively are delighted to be returning to the Sage Gateshead on 29 December 2016 in the brand new touring production Stand By Me prior to its West End debut in 2017.
Ryan said “it’s great to be coming back to the North East again, I have fond memories on our last visit of launching the new 'Drifter' bus for Go North East. I remember us singing along to 'Under The Boardwalk' whilst travelling on the bus with passengers from a local school, it was great fun and a great time”.
Stand By Me is the phenomenal musical history of a group that helped to define Atlantic Records, inspired early rock and roll and was a forerunner to both the black music movement in 1950's America and even early Motown. The Drifters were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1988 and are one of the biggest selling and longest serving bands of all time – this is their musical history told through the music and anecdotes of the former members on screen and featuring some of the original recording artists from the successful Stand By Me album.
Special discounted ticket offer
You can enjoy the show thanks to a great discount offer for Go North East customers – simply quote 'GoNorth' when you buy your tickets in person from the Sage Gateshead Box Office or call 0191 443 4661 and you could save £10 on a pair of tickets for Stand By Me.
We’ve also got 3 pairs of tickets to give away for the show. The competition will close on Tuesday 20 December at 12 noon and the winners will then be picked at random and notified by email.