Rolling Stone, guitar maestro, and all-round rock legend Ronnie Wood comes to Manchester’s Opera House on Wed 27 Nov for a special live tribute to one of his all-time musical heroes — and a major influence on the Stones — Chuck Berry. This special, one-off Northern show was added to Wood’s schedule following unprecedented demand that saw his previous two performances in London and Birmingham sell out shortly after tickets went on sale. The record accompanying this mini-tour, Mad Lad: A Live Tribute to Chuck Berry, was released on Nov 15 and features 11 tracks spanning both Berry covers and original numbers by Wood inspired by the blues legend. Mad Lad also showcases guest appearances from Irish singer-songwriter Imelda May and award-winning pianist Ben Waters, all backed by Wood’s acclaimed solo band, The Wild Five, who also join him at his Opera House concert. This tribute record marks the first in a planned trilogy that will see Wood honour his musical heroes. The guitarist chose to kick things off with a celebration of Berry as a tribute to his passing in 2017, having been a lifetime fan of his work and previous supported the Johnny B. Goode songwriter earlier in his storied career. This exclusive show in the splendour of the Opera House is a rare opportunity to witness one rock’n’roll legend salute another. Tickets are available now.

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Wed 27 Nov, 7.30pm, Manchester Opera House,
3 Quay St, Manchester, M3 3HP
, Tel: 0844 8713018, £35.40
Edward Lane
Published on:
Fri 22 Nov 2019