The Animals and Friends Farewell Tour
(February – May 2022)
Special guest: Maggie Bell
“John Steel, Mickey Gallagher along with Danny Handley and Roberto Ruiz. The band that shook the world back in 1964 have re-invented themselves… quality and distinct sound that was, and still is, The Animals…” Barry Kirk, Romford Recorder
The enduring influence and breadth of appeal of Animals & Friends and The Animals’ music in 2010 – The Animals’ 1964 debut was recently included in CLASSIC ROCK magazines’ ’50 Albums That Built Blues Rock’.
The band has embarked on over a dozen massive UK tours with Special Guests including Spencer Davis, Stax, Booker T & The MGS and Blues Brothers guitar legend Steve Cropper, Maggie Bell (Stone The Crows) and the late, great Mick Green (The Pirates, Van Morrison, Paul McCartney, Bryan Ferry) – which were the last shows by the guitarist viewed by many as one of the most influential in music.
Animals & Friends remain a seminal rhythm & blues band which still commands great respect internationally amongst its peers as well as from fans of all ages who instinctively respond so enthusiastically to such pivotal songs from The Animals’ catalogue such as ‘We Gotta Get Out Of This Place‘, ‘Boom Boom‘, ‘Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood‘, ‘Baby, Let Me Take You Home‘, ‘I Put A Spell On You‘ and the bands’ multi-million selling anthem and Number One hit across the world – ‘House of The Rising Sun‘.