Relentless Promotions and Academy Events are pleased to announce the first Rock & Roll Darts tour featuring eight of the biggest names in the sport. The ultimate in darts action and entertainment, each evening will consist of four top players battling it out (exhibition style) including 16 times World Champion, Phil ‘The Power’ Taylor appearing at every event, live music performed by our in-house band ‘The Dartness’, sports memorabilia auction, prizes and much more!
Not only will this grant the die-hard darts fans the opportunity to get up close and personal with their favourite players with our ‘meet & greet’ tickets, but this will also be a guaranteed great night out, even if you don’t follow the sport! Rock & Roll Darts will be held right across the country throughout 2017, launching on Wednesday 14 June at Sheffield’s O2 Academy – full dates below:
O2 Academy Sheffield – Wednesday 14 June
O2 Academy Leeds – Thursday 15 June
O2 Academy Newcastle – Thursday 22 June
O2 Academy Glasgow – Wednesday 2 August
O2 Ritz Manchester – Thursday 3 August
Liverpool Guild of Students – Wednesday 13 September
O2 Forum, Kentish Town – Thursday 14 September
O2 Academy Bournemouth – Thursday 21 September
O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire – Wednesday 25 October
Following his recent announcement of retirement in 2018, Rock & Roll Darts will be one of the final opportunities to say farewell to one of the greatest players of all time, Phil ‘The Power’ Taylor. With a career expanding over three decades, no other player has won the admiration of the fans more. His playing ability has led him to become the most decorated player in history with 216 professional tournament wins, including 84 major title and 16 World Champion triumphs, and to this day he still holds the record as the only player to accomplish x2 ‘nine dart (maximum) finishes’ consecutively in a premier league darts final.
Not only will Rock & Roll Darts be a chance to see Phil Taylor in the flesh but also to see two-times World Champion, Gary ‘The Flying Scotsman’ Anderson, reigning BDO World Champion 2017 Glen ‘Duzza’ Durrant, five-times World Champion semi-finalist and BBC Sports presenter Wayne ‘Hawaii 501’ Mardle, former BDO World Champion Steve ‘The Adonis’ Beaton, three-times World Champion semi-finalist James ‘The Machine’ Wade, World Champion Quarter Finalist Michael ‘Bully Boy’ Smith and rising star Jamie ‘Lights Out’ Lewis, performing at selected venues nationwide.
With huge investment from sponsors and ever increasing spectator numbers, Darts has undoubtedly become the fastest growing competitive sport in the world. Last year the PDC drew in an audience of 50,000 fans to the ‘Worlds Darts Championship’ at Alexandra Palace alone, not to mention broadcasted to millions watching around the world!
The once ‘pub game’ is now firmly a major sport and offers spectators the thrills and spills, the highs and lows and most importantly the excitement of live sport, all whilst dressed up as your favourite cartoon character with a pint (or two) in hand… and at Rock & Roll Darts we make no exception. Throughout the night, the crowd will be entertained by our house band ‘The Dartness’ who will cover some of the greatest rock and roll hits from the likes of Oasis and The Rolling Stones and the sports memorabilia auction will offer guests the chance to by items such as signed boxing gloves, dartboards and photographs from legends across the sporting world.
Details of the shows and tickets can be purchased through www.ticketmaster.co.uk. Tickets range from £20 standard, £35 Premium and £60 VIP Meet & Greets.