30 November 2014
SUPPORT ACT ANNOUNCED: Sol3 Mio
Alfie Boe formerly known as ‘The Nation’s Favourite Tenor’ has announced details of his second UK arena tour, coming to Echo Arena for the first time on 30 November 2014.
Alfie is back – bringing the magic and romance of the Italian Riviera to the UK as he announces the release of his eagerly-awaited new album Serenata.
With his extraordinary voice, and natural feel for these songs, Alfie transports the listener to the warmer climes of the Amalfi Coast. On his version of the opening track, the million-selling 1958 hit Volare, Boe’s rich tone really does “fly”. This is followed by a breath-taking version of My Heart Is Yours,from the Academy Award-winning score to that most nostalgic of cinematic visions of 1950s Italy, Il Postino. Alfie then breathes new life into such loved hits as Mambo Italiano (Rosemary Clooney and Dean Martin, in 1954), Arrivederci, Roma (1955 for Perry Como), Mamma (Connie Francis in 1960), and Buona Sera (Louis Prima in 1958).
Sol3 Mio will be Alfie Boe’s Special Guests on this tour. Made up of two tenor brothers, Pene and Amitai Pati from Auckland, New Zealand and their baritone cousin Moses Mackay, SOL3 MIO is the combination of three powerful and moving operatic voices, with more than a dash of uncontainable Samoan humour.
Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult
Most Liverpool city centre bound buses will call at either Queen Square bus station (a 15-minute walk) or Liverpool ONE Bus Station, which is only a five minute walk to the venue.
The CityLink Route C4 bus links Queen Square bus station, James Street rail station and Liverpool ONE Bus Station to the venue. CityLink Route C4 operates every 20 minutes on Mondays to Saturdays and every 30 minutes on Sundays, between 7am – 8pm, with a maximum fare of £1 per journey. Merseytravel prepaid tickets, National Concessionary bus passes and Arriva day tickets are all valid on this service.
For up-to-date information on all bus, train and ferry services, call Traveline Merseyside on 0871 200 22 33, open 8am – 8pm, 364 days a year or visit www.merseytravel.gov.uk
For all car journeys it's best to follow the white on brown tourist route signs for the Waterfront. These signs are visible on the major routes into the city. The venue is situated on the Kings Dock directly adjacent to the south side of the Albert Dock. Upon arrival, the Kings Dock entrance is clearly sign posted. The Liverpool Waterfront Car Park is right next door.
From the North...
Leave the M6 at junction 26 and follow signs for M58 Liverpool. Follow to end of M58 and then take signs for A59 Liverpool. Continue to follow Liverpool City Centre until picking up signs for the Waterfront. The Liverpool Waterfront Car Park is signposted 'Waterfront' on the city wide 'available spaces' signage. We offer a flat fee of £6 for parking for all Echo Arena events.
From the South...
Leave the M6 at junction 21A and take the M62 to Liverpool. At the end of the M62 follow signs for Liverpool City Centre along Edge Lane, picking up and following signs for Waterfront. The Liverpool Waterfront Car Park is signposted 'Waterfront' on the city wide 'available spaces' signage.
From the south...
Virgin Trains operates hourly, direct services from London Euston to Liverpool Lime Street (with a journey time of just over two hours). Other long-distance rail services also operate into Liverpool Lime Street station.
The venue is a 20-minute walk from Lime Street or a short taxi ride. You can also transfer at Lime Street onto the underground Wirral Line trains to James Street station (10 minute walk) or catch the CityLink Route C4 (7am – 8pm) directly to the venue. If travelling from outside Merseyside, you can catch an underground train to James Street station from Lime Street station, inclusive of the cost of your ticket.
Flying into Liverpool John Lennon Airport...
A taxi from the airport to the city centre will take approximately 20 minutes or the express bus service Route 500 will take approximately 25 minutes, dropping you off within a five minute walk of the venue, while Manchester’s international airport is just 45 minutes away by car.
This is a full arena seated event. This is a standard seating layout for Echo Arena for guidance only, as each event layout is unique, so please refer to the individual plan provided when booking your tickets online as the actual layout may differ from this image.
The Liverpool Waterfront Car Park has 1,600 secure, covered spaces, and there are more car parks within five minutes’ walk. The Waterfront Car Park is signposted “Waterfront” on the city-wide “available parking spaces” signs. These signs provide live information as to the number of available spaces. Fees operate on a sliding scale as follows:
£2 for up to 1 hour
£4 for up to 2 hours
£6 for up to 5 hours
£9 for up to 9 hours
£12 for up to 24 hours
Parking for Echo Arena events: £6 flat rate
More information on driving to the venue and parking can be found here.