Thursday, 13 July 2017

Jasper Carrott: Stand Up & Rock Dates Postponed

#1,295: Having been very much looking forward to another installment of the excellent Stand Up & Rock! in Chesterfield on Friday 29th September in the company of my good friend Mick Anyon, Yours Truly KJS was surprised and concerned to receive this open message from Brummie comedy legend Jasper Carrott earlier this week thus:

"Sadly, I have been told very recently that I need a heart bypass operation. Whilst it’s not desperate it is obviously something which I need to get done as soon as possible. All being well, the operation will take place in August and there will then follow a three month recovery period after which I anticipate being able to return to work as normal. Unfortunately this affects a number of shows which unavoidably must be postponed until at least early Spring next year. My sincere apologies to all the theatre-goers who have bought tickets to my shows but I know you will understand that my health comes before anything and I will do my level best to get back in action as soon as possible. Thank you for your understanding and again my apologies for the disruption and inconvenience to everyone concerned. Kindest regards ... Jasper Carrott"

The postponement applies to all previously announced dates in July and September until the tour recommences in Shanklin, Isle of Wight on Wednesday 7th March 2018.

Birmingham Mail report yesterday (click here to view) stated that tickets for the original shows are valid for the rearranged dates with refunds also available. elobeatlesforever (elobf) has compiled this updated Stand Up & Rock! gig roster incorporating the postponed dates thus:

Shanklin Theatre (*now Wednesday 7th March 2018*)
Weymouth Pavilion Theatre (*now Thursday 8th March 2018*)
Poole Lighthouse Theatre (*now Friday 9th March 2018*)
Southend Cliffs Pavilion (*now Tuesday 13th March 2018*)
King's Lynn Corn Exchange (*now Friday 16th March 2018*)
Llandudno Theatre Cymru (*now Sunday 25th March 2018*)
Buxton Opera House (*now Monday 26th March 2018*)
Torquay Princess Theatre (*now Wednesday 28th March 2018*)
Great Yarmouth Britannia Pier Theatre (*now Saturday 31st March 2018*)
Basingstoke Anvil Theatre (*now Friday 6th April 2018*)
Northampton Royal & Derngate Theatre (*now Saturday 7th April 2018*)
High Wycombe Swan Theatre (*now Sunday 8th April 2018*)
Lichfield Garrick Theatre (*now Wednesday 11th to Saturday 14th April 2018*)
Chesterfield Winding Wheel (*now Tuesday 17th April 2018*)
Chatham Brook & Central Theatre (*now Thursday 19th April 2018*)
Guildford G Live Theatre (*now Saturday 21st April 2018*)
St. Albans Arena (*now Tuesday 24th April 2018*)
Peterborough East of England Arena (*now Saturday 28th April 2018*)
Southampton Mayflower Theatre (*now Sunday 29th April 2018*)
Aylesbury Waterside Theatre (*now Monday 7th May 2018*)
Clacton Princess Theatre (*now Friday 11th May 2018*)

It goes without saying that Yours Truly KJS wishes Jasper Carrott a speedy recovery from his procedure and looks forward seeing him on stage again in 2018. 

Find out more about the tour, the venues and dates via these links thus:

elobeatlesforever (elobf) recommends Stand Up & Rock! to those enlightened folks who enjoy the music of ELO, Jeff Lynne, The Move, Roy Wood, The Idle Race, 'Brum Beat', The Beatles and related artistes.

*** Please note that elobeatlesforever (elobf) waited until this news was revealed via 'official' news outlets before publishing this article in order to prevent any perceived invasion of privacy. ***

Until next "Time" in the ELO [and related] Universe ... KJS ... 13-July-2017


  1. Hope the Op is successful and you're back to perfect health very soon Japser xxx

  2. Jasper, One's health must come first, I saw you in Oxford on your recent tour with Alistair McGowan and I had my picture taken with you afterwards on March 20th this year Hope the operation goes well and is successful Take Care Best Wishes Scott Ellis

  3. Hope all goes well Mr.Davis. Don't worry when your ribs rattle. when cleaning your teeth! Best, Rob Barnes. Ex Boggery , now retired to Espana.

  4. Best wishes Jasper, we saw u a few years back in Brum.

  5. Wish you well Jasper I have got 8 stents and feel good now so I know you will be champion ok maite