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  • Band looking forward to gig in town

    Henry James

    TOPLOADER are coming to the Floral Hall Ballroom at Southport theatre on Friday, February 1.

    With more than 62 million streams on Spotify in 2018, Toploader are gearing up for a busy 2019 as they celebrate 20 years since the release of their debut album Onka's Big Moka, which sold more than two million copies and remained in the Top 5 of the UK album chart for more than six months earning them four Brit Award nominations.

    The album featured a string of top 20 singles including global hit Dancing In The Moonlight, which spent over a year in European Airplay Charts, and the critically acclaimed fans favourite Achilles Heel. The total streams for the album now exceed 200 million making them one of the UK’s most listened to bands.

    To celebrate the landmark birthday Toploader are due to release a new EP, called Be Right Here, later this year and will be showcasing new material at upcoming shows along with the hits from Onka's Big Moka.

    With a reputation as a crowd-pleasing live band Toploader have backed the likes of Paul Weller, Robbie Williams, Noel Gallagher, Tom Jones, Simple Minds and Bon Jovi, where they became the last British band to play the original Wembley Stadium. They have also appeared at a host of festivals including: Glastonbury, V-Festival, T In The Park and Chris Evans’s CarFest.

    In 2000 the single Dancing in the Moonlight became a global hit spending over a year in European Airplay Charts transforming Toploader into a household name. In 2013 the same track re-entered the Top 40 for three weekends and topped the 10,000,000 hits mark on Youtube, thirteen years after it was first released, cementing it as one of the biggest songs of recent times.

    Toploader’s fourth album Seeing Stars including the singles Roll With The Punches and Boom (produced by Andy Green) was released in 2017.

    Meanwhile, the legendary whodunnit from Queen of Crime, Dame Agatha Christie will be at the Southport Theatre from February 25-27.

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