Surviving Bee Gee Barry Gibb Plans Tribute Shows For His Brothers

Barry Gibb, the sole surviving member of the Gibb brotherhood that made up The Bee Gees, is to embark on string of solo concerts in honour of his fallen brothers in the near future. Speaking to The Sun, the Isle of Man-born, Manchester and Australia-raised singer announced his intentions to return to UK soil after taking his Barry’s Mythology Tour up and down Australia earlier this year, having to add a string of extra dates to the tour to match the demand - something that is expected to be repeated again in the UK.

Barry Gibb
Barry Gibb will be returning to the UK for a string of dates

The Gibb family found fame as the Bee Gee's in the 1960's, achieving world-wide acclaim and success for their take on the emerging disco genre in the mid-1970's. The family had their first major loss when youngest brother Andy, who was not a member of the Bee Gees but did achieve notable success as a solo artist, passed away aged a mere 30-years-old in 1988 after years of drink and drug abuse. Maurice then passed away due to a cardiac arrest in 2003 aged only 53, followed by his twin brother Robin, 62, who was claimed by cancer last May.

Barry, the eldest of the Gibb brothers, discussed the difficulties he found in returning to the stage, having performed alongside his brothers for so long the emotional trauma of them not being their would be enough to affect the most emotionless of people. Barry told the paper that whilst his brothers left a void that could not be filled, having his eldest son Stephen on guitar and Maurice’s daughter Sam on stage singing with him on stage did ease the burden. But it was not his son and niece that were responsible for Barry's renewed interest in touring, his wife insistence that he 'get off my backside and stop going along with the whole idea that everything was finished for me' was the real catalyst for his return, so thank you Linda Gibb for getting Barry back to work!

Barry plays Birmingham, Manchester and London in September and October. The full list of dates is below and tickets are available here.

Saturday 21 September - Birmingham LG Arena

Sunday 29 Sept. - Manchester MEN Arena

Thursday 3 October - London O2 Arena

Barry and Robin Gibb
Barry with Robin Gibb before his untimely death last year


Contactmusic

Tags: Barry Gibb - Bee Gees


Advertisement

Editors Recommendations

"Hercules" Falters, While "Lucy" Shines At The Box Office With $44 Million

This week at the box office, the sci-fi thriller Lucy won out over slim...

The New Mockingjay Trailer Will Make Your Heart Weep

Another Comic-Con, another Hunger Games trailer. Not that we mind, of course...

The New Mockingjay Trailer Will Make Your Heart Weep

Director George Miller Speaks On Purposely Avoiding Use Of CGI In 'Mad Max: Fury Road'

It has been over three decades since Australian filmmaker...

Director George Miller Speaks On Purposely Avoiding Use Of CGI In 'Mad Max: Fury Road'

Taylor Swift Offers Advice To A Young Fan With A Broken Heart

If her songs are anything to go by, then Taylor Swift is definitely the person you should...

 Taylor Swift Offers Advice To A Young Fan With A Broken Heart

Over 20 Fans Hospitalized Following Keith Urban's Weekend Concert

For many concertgoers, Keith Urban's Saturday night (July 26th) show in...

Over 20 Fans Hospitalized Following Keith Urban's Weekend Concert

Aretha Franklin Lashes Out At Canadian Fast Food Join For Showing Her No Respect

Legendary singer Aretha Franklin has publically scolded an employee at...

Aretha Franklin Lashes Out At Canadian Fast Food Join For Showing Her No Respect
Advertisement

Flirt Alert: Did Orlando Bloom And Nina Dobrev Really Get Close At Comic-Con?

Ok, so the romance at Comic-Con is definitely secondary to the first...

Flirt Alert: Did Orlando Bloom And Nina Dobrev Really Get Close At Comic-Con?

Nicki Minaj Announces Postponement Of New Single 'Anaconda' With Sexy Swimsuit Pic

Nicki Minaj managed to garner the attention of an undoubtedly...

Nicki Minaj Announces Postponement Of New Single 'Anaconda' With Sexy Swimsuit Pic

Comic-Con Update: Evangeline Lilly Joins The Cast Of Ant-Man Amid Production Mishaps

More Marvel. More cast announcements. This is Comic-Con weekend. The latest round...

Comic-Con Update: Evangeline Lilly Joins The Cast Of Ant-Man Amid Production Mishaps


More recommendations

Advertisement

Comments

Barry Gibb Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Barry Gibb

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All