What’s on in Liverpool during April 2009?

MUSIC  Brit and Grammy Award winning, multi-platinum singer P!nk has announced plans for a new tour in 2009. The tour will kick off in Belgium on 26th February and is coming to the Echo Arena Liverpool on 29 April 2009. P!nk’s previous tour sold out arenas across the UK and Europe and established her as a major headline artist. It’s a show not to be missed. Over at the O2 Academy on April 18th The Smiths Indeed return with their UK tour. Devoted to recreating the atmosphere, the excitement, the music and the movements of a band that meant so much to so many fans.

SPORT  If you’re visiting Liverpool to catch your team against one of Merseyside’s football giants why not make a break of it and check in with Serviced City Pads. Everton will play Wigan on April 5ht and Manchester City on Saturday 25th at Goodison. Liverpool have got a packed calendar this month playing Blackburn Rovers on April 11th and Arsenal on April 21st at home, in the Barclays premier league. Anfield hosts Chelsea in the first leg of the Champions League quarter final on April 8th.  For tickets go to www.evertonfc.com or www.liverpoolfc.tv

THEATRE With so much going on, April is definitely the month to visit one of Liverpool’s famous theatres. Over at the Royal Court from Thursday 23rd April to May 9th Willy Russell’s Shirley Valentine takes the stage.  Shirley Valentine has won awards all over the world and was made into a BAFTA winning, Golden Globe and Oscar nominated film. The funny and uplifting play will make you forget about your worries and make you feel glad to be alive.  A great Liverpool writer and a great Liverpool actress in a great Liverpool play. Across town at the Liverpool Empire David Essex, together with Boogie Nights creator Jon Conway invite you onto a roller coaster ride of romance and rock and roll, underscored by a helter skelter of David Essex hits and album favourites. From 13th to 18th April. If you’re visiting Liverpool between the 20th to 25th don’t miss the chance to see Riverdance! Of all the performances to emerge from Ireland in the past decade, nothing has carried the energy, the sensuality and the spectacle of Riverdance. The show broke all box office records during its premiere run at the Point Theatre, Dublin in 1995 and has now been experienced live by over 19 million people worldwide. With 9,000 spectacular performances in over 276 venues throughout 32 countries across 4 continents, and a worldwide television audience to date in excess of 1.75 billion people – Riverdance is a truly global phenomenon. Don’t miss your chance to experience the magic of this inspirational piece of theatrical entertainment! For more information and tickets go to www.liverpoolempire.org.uk


ENTERTAINMENT At Liverpool’s Rawhide comedy Club there’s another month of great performances on the cards. On Thursday 16th there is Dave Johns & Jonathan Mayor plus two guest acts, on Friday 17th & Saturday 18th  there’s Dave Johns, Paddy Lennox, Steve Harris & Jonathan Mayor. Later in the month see Justin Moorhouse & Brendan Riley on the 23rd and Justin Moorhouse, Dominic Woodward, Pierre Hollins & Brendan Riley on the 24th and 25th. Tickets start at £30.

If you are thinking of visiting this remarkable city this April book in with Serviced City Pads and make the most of your weekend. Give Chris a call on 0151 709 8000, he’ll be happy to organise your perfect place to stay or for more information go to www.servicedcitypads.com