AJ Pritchard brings his ‘AJ Live 2020’ tour to the North-East for the first time

BBC Strictly Come Dancing and serial semi-finalist AJ Pritchard brings his ‘AJ Live 2020’ tour to Hall C at P&J Live on Friday 6 March 2020. Following his debut tour in 2019, AJ brings his tour to the North-East for the first time.

‘AJ Live 2020’ will combine the best moments from Strictly you know and love, intertwined with new energy packed choreography for all the family, from AJ and his pick of the best new dance talent in the UK.

AJ said, “I am so excited to be bringing ‘AJ Live 2020’ out to theatres around the UK.  I have been planning this tour since I first began dancing aged 12, so you are in for a real treat and I cannot wait to share my vision with you.  Earlier in 2019 I toured the UK on my own for the first time and each venue had everyone out of their seats dancing and standing ovations each night.  ‘AJ Live 2020’ will be no different!  I hope you can all join me for the night of your life’.  

AJ and his partner Chloe Hewitt represented Great Britain around the world, winning the National Youth Championships 3 years consecutively and in 2015 won the British Open Youth Latin Champions and the European Youth Latin Champions. In 2013 the pair also appeared on Britain’s Got Talent making it to the semi-finals.

In 2016 AJ was approached to join the cast of ‘Strictly Come Dancing’, where he made it to the semi-final with his first celebrity dance partner the Olympian Claudia Fragapane, and made it to the semi-final the following two years with singer Molly King and Paralympian Lauren Steadman last year.

Louise Stewart, Head of Entertainment at P&J Live commented: “AJ is a rising Strictly favourite and we can’t wait for him to bring his tour to P&J Live next spring. Both Strictly and dancing fans will be able to enjoy the spectacular live performance. I know it will be an absolutely glittering night and will send everyone dancing home with a huge smile on their faces.”

General tickets go on sale at 9am on Wednesday 17 July from pandjlive.com. For exclusive access to venue presale on Tuesday 16 July sign up to P&J Live newsletter here.

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Gerry Cinnamon to bring upcoming tour to brand new P&J Live

Ahead of his TRNSMT performance today, Scottish artist, Gerry Cinnamon has surprised fans by adding an Aberdeen date to his upcoming UK & Ireland arena tour.  Gerry will play to crowds at the North-East’s brand new events venue P&J Live on Saturday 23 November 2019.

The Scottish artist has had an incredible journey since self-releasing his critically acclaimed debut album Erratic Cinematic, which recently rocketed back to the top of the UK/IRE Album Charts; hitting the Top 20 following his latest sold-out UK tour.

Unmatched in his ability to operate outside of the mainstream, Gerry, while choosing to remain unsigned, has become a cult hero and force to be reckoned with; his latest release Canter clocking in at number 3 on iTunes on day one of release.

Louise Stewart, Head of Entertainment at P&J Live said: “Gerry Cinnamon is one of the fastest-rising Scottish music acts of today, has a massive cult following and he’s one of the most keenly anticipated headliners for this weekend’s TRNSMT festival in Glasgow.  We can’t wait to welcome him to P&J Live so his fans from across the north-east – and further afield – can share the brilliant atmosphere Gerry creates when he performs live.  Tickets for his P&J Live show will be hugely popular, so we’d urge fans to get in early when they go on sale next Friday.”

Gerry’s live shows are infamous for their wild atmosphere and special sing along moments; with his crowd often singing every word – to every song – many before they are even released.

On his upcoming tour, Cinnamon says ‘The last stint was top class.  Expect nothing less from these gigs.  The live shows have become something pretty special.  There’s something happening, I don’t know what it is but it’s happening, you can feel it, it’s undeniable.  To be honest I’ve been trying to keep a lid on it but the bonfires burning now and it’s the best buzz ever so what else am I gonna do?!’

General tickets go on sale on Friday 19 July from pandjlive.com.

Brand new Aberdeen events venue announces preview event for all

P&J Live is Scotland’s brand new, state-of-the-art events venue. In preparation for opening later this summer, P&J Live will open its doors for the first time to the public on Saturday 10 August 2019 with a free, ticketed event showcasing the venue and putting it to the test.

Nick Waight, Managing Director at P&J Live commented: “It’s great to be at this stage of the development of P&J Live. We’re excited to give everyone a chance to come and have a look around our new home, and help us test some things out while also sampling what we’ll have on offer at this world class new venue. We’re delighted with the support we’ve had in bringing this new venue to the city and want to offer all a chance to take a look before our busy calendar of events begins.”

Aberdeen City Council Co-Leader Councillor Jenny Laing added: “I am delighted we have now reached the point where the public can come and have a look around the Council’s new multi-million-pound venue. The scale and quality of the complex is hugely impressive and I would encourage local residents and visitors to take this opportunity to come and see it for themselves. We are confident P&J Live will attract major artists and events to the north-east which will both satisfy the needs of local residents and ensure the area competes on a global scale.”

Preview @ P&J Live will be a free, ticketed event with a variety of activities taking place. As well as a chance to take a look around this brand new transformational venue, you can enjoy entertainment from local musicians, our food and drink offering, cooking demonstrations, kids activities plus much more. We’re also looking for some help in testing the new venue, so you’ll be flushing the toilets, taking part in a full evacuation of the building and just generally providing us with feedback on the facilities.

Fancy finding out where you’ll be sitting at a concert, maybe even take to the stage, see where you might be dining if you’re planning to come along to a banqueting event, try out the offering at The Mill Coffee Bar, have a sneaky peek around 195 Bar & Grill, sit in a VIP box and definitely try out the Show Deck, there is lots to see and do.

This event is open to all; however we do need to limit the capacities of the sessions so make sure to get your tickets quick. In a bid to be more sustainable, all tickets will be electronic.

Session times on 10 August are 10.00-12.30, 13.30-16.00 and 18.00-20.00, bars will only be open for the late session and family activities will take place at the first two sessions.

General tickets are available from 10am on Friday 5 July from pandjlive.com.

Our subscribers will have access to buy tickets from 9am on Thursday 4 July, to get access sign up here (you’ll be sent a link prior to pre-sale beginning).

Scotland’s newest Caravan and Motorhome show to pitch up at P&J Live

Campervan enthusiast Gary Humber and his daughter Judy at the launch of Love Touring Expo

The brand new exhibition Love Touring starts its adventure at P&J Live Aberdeen across three days in the North-East from Friday 25 to Sunday 27 October 2019.

Love Touring is expected to attract thousands of visitors over the weekend, featuring the latest caravans, motorhomes and campervans from all major brands, offering an exclusive first chance to see the new models for 2020.

Claire-Lena Miller-Davis, Exhibitions Manager at P&J Live commented “We are thrilled to continually attract more exhibitions to the North-East and are especially excited to bring a brand new exhibition Love Touring to P&J Live. This is the first time a caravan & motorhome show on this scale will have ever taken place in Aberdeen and that is most certainly due to the new venue. With 48,000 sqm of flexible exhibition space, it has allowed us to accommodate an exhibition of this size, which we expect to attract visitors from all over Scotland across the three days.”

Find everything you need at the accessory superstore and trade stands selling the latest gadgets and gizmos, from cooking equipment and awnings to furniture and portable TVs. The exhibition encouraged a family day out with free activities and entry for children.

With exhibits on campsites, holiday parks and visitor attractions in North Scotland, including the North East 250, the exhibition aims to inspire visitors to start their new adventure.

Colin Redpath organiser of Love Touring said “We are excited to bring the first Love Touring Expo to P&J Live in October. Visitors over the three days will have the chance to see the latest models from all the major brands, while taking advantage of exclusive deals and show-only offers.

As well as many different trade stands and exhibitions, there is a huge focus on all that makes the North and North-east of Scotland unique, from food and drink from the local larder to exciting holiday ideas, interesting new routes and inspiring parks and places to stay.

The Love Touring Expo is a must-do for any caravan and motorhome fans but we also expect to appeal to families looking for a fun day out or people who have opted for a ‘staycation’ next year and want to have the freedom to explore more of Scotland, travelling wherever they fancy with the help of a map or a smartphone.” Advanced tickets are on sale now, priced at £12 for adults, including free parking at P&J Live. For more information please visit lovetouringexpo.co.uk

Catfish and the Bottlemen to play their biggest indoor Scottish gigs to date including P&J Live

The energetic alternative rock band, Catfish and the Bottlemen have extended their winter UK arena tour. With their growing community of fans worldwide, Catfish and the Bottlemen will play their biggest indoor Scottish gigs to date at Aberdeen’s P&J Live and Glasgow’s SSE Hydro. They will play to crowds in the North-East at P&J Live on Thursday 7 November 2019.

The band’s latest live announcements come as ‘Conversation’ the third track to be lifted from their April album ‘The Balance’ gathers momentum on the airwaves back at home. The track follows in the wake of the runaway success of January’s ‘Longshot’, which has had 45 million streams.

Having already spent eight weeks meeting rising demand on the other side of the Atlantic this year, Catfish return for a further 11 dates to include landmark shows at the historic Hammerstein Ballroom, New York (Thu 26 September) and The Aragon Ballroom, Chicago (Sat 5 October) in a tour that takes on the East Coast from Philadelphia to St Augustine, Florida.

The typically wild response from the band’s legion of fans, has fuelled the demand for tickets and become apparent to add additional dates to their UK arena tour to give their audiences another chance to hear the songs live following sold out arena dates earlier this year.

Louise Stewart, Head of Entertainment at P&J Live commented: “Bringing an arena-filling alternative rock band to our brand new arena P&J Live, will undeniably be welcomed by Scottish crowds who always provide such a great atmosphere here in the North-East. We are pleased to continue to attract a range of genres of music to appeal to all gig-goers. We look forward to the band bringing an amplified performance and expect ticket sales to go quickly.” 

General tickets go on sale at 10am on Friday 5 July from pandjlive.com with venue presale available from Thursday 4 July (sign up here to our newsletter to get exclusive access). 

For more information, and full line up at P&J Live, view our website pandjlive.com

Liam Gallagher to entertain at brand new P&J Live

Liam Gallagher has announced details of a major UK and European tour, including a date at Aberdeen’s brand new P&J Live on 14 November 2019. Huge demand for tickets has been a hallmark of Liam’s solo career, with his debut UK arena tour selling out within a morning!

Liam Gallagher’s eagerly anticipated second album ‘Why Me? Why Not.’ is shaping up to be one of the album events of the year when it’s released on September 20th on Warner Records.

The reaction to the lead single ‘Shockwave’ was biblical. It shot straight to the top of the Official Vinyl and Trending Charts, in the process underlining Liam’s status as a rock star who speaks to new and established fans alike. And his current momentum is only going to continue to explode over the weekend when he hits Glastonbury’s Pyramid Stage on Saturday evening.

Louise Stewart, Head of Entertainment at P&J Live commented: “We’re so happy to be welcoming Liam back to Aberdeen. It’s been a long time since he played the AECC and we are thrilled he’ll be coming back to our brand new venue. We know this will be popular with the North East fans, especially with the great new music he’s releasing!

General tickets go on sale on Friday 12 July from pandjlive.com, for access to an exclusive venue pre-sale on Thursday 11 July sign up here.