Emperors Palace now stages the ultimate challenge of the UK versus the USA Top 40 from 60 years of rock and roll history. Now showing until 16 April.
Since the beginning of recorded music history the UK and the USA have always dominated the pop charts. The Barnyard Theatre now stages the ultimate challenge of the UK versus the USA Top 40 hits – from 60 years of rock and roll history. Featuring a 10-piece cast of musicians and singers – the show features a variety of hits from both sides of the Atlantic.
Since the birth of rock and roll in the 1950s, we had the king of rock and roll, Elvis Presley—all the way from the USA—taking the world by storm, whilst in the UK we had Cliff Richard and The Shadows standing their ground and rocking the world.
In the 1960s we had the British Invasion dominating the charts both sides of the Atlantic with groups like The Beatles and The Rolling Stones and—at the same time—back in the USA we had The Monkees and The Doors flying up the pop charts. The challenge gets hotter as the show goes on with more rivals from both sides of the Atlantic fighting for the spotlight.
How will Elton John match up to Billy Joel or David Bowie to Prince or Bruce Springsteen against Rod Stewart? In the rock section we have Def Leppard against Bon Jovi and Queen squaring up to Van Halen while Kings of Leon are mashed up against Coldplay. In the diva section there is Annie Lennox against Madonna and the ultimate challenge with Adele taking on Lady Gaga.
The UK vs USA Top 40 cast will perform more than sixty songs that were not only Top 40 singles, but songs that became the soundtrack of our lives. UK vs USA Top 40 is the ultimate song challenge; so get ready to boogie on down, sing along and rock your blues away.