Unique Backstage Experience for Aspiring Musicians

The ultimate show for guitar lovers is coming to Blackburn Empire Theatre this February.

The outstanding Story of Guitar Heroes is a live, concert style, ‘rock-umentary’ performed by the extraordinarily talented and renowned musicians, Phil Walker and his exceptional band.

With over 20 guitars used on stage, Phil Walker and his band sensationally recreate the sound and ambiance of each guitar hero, taking the audience on a journey through the decades. From the first legends of rock n roll of the 1950s, through to the most creative and inspirational modern guitar heroes including Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Hank Marvin, Brian May, and Slash.

Unique Backstage Experience for Aspiring Musicians

As a bonus, The Story of Guitar Heroes team, in partnership with Blackburn Empire Theatre, are offering 20 ticket holders the chance for a backstage tour with the cast of the show.

– The backstage experience will begin at 5pm at Blackburn Empire Theatre on the day of the show – Sunday 11th February – and runs for 45 minutes. Please be aware The Story of Guitar Heroes show does not start until 7.30pm later that evening.

– Two key members of the cast, Phil Walker and Toby James, will welcome back stagers and demonstrate a sound check.

– Cast will perform one song

– Phil and Toby will talk about their careers, the music industry, how to become a professional musician, sound and equipment.

– Back stagers will be invited onto the stage to look at the equipment and ask any questions.

– Theatre and back stage guided tour with the theatre’s chairman Michael Berry.

To be a part of the Backstage Experience, simply buy a ticket for the Story of Guitar Heroes show, and register your place via email or phone.

Please be aware the Backstage Experience is limited to 20 ticket holders, and the experience is first come first served basis. Buy your ticket and register quickly to avoid disappointment.

Please email your full name and ticket seat number to boxoffice@thwaitesempiretheatre.co.uk or ring 01254 685 500.


Blackburn Empire Theatre presents ‘The Story of Guitar Heroes’ on Sunday 11th February 2018 at 7.30pm. Tickets are £18.

Available online here or from the Booking Office in person or by phone (Monday to Saturday 10am to 12:30pm) 01254 685 500.

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