The Johnny Cash Roadshow Heads To York Soon


Grand Opera House York – Monday 24 January 2022

For centuries, musicians have used their artform to show their allegiance to people and causes they believe in. Whether in support of political, religious or cultural agendas, those at the top or those forgotten by society, a stirring anthem raises awareness and helps to bring new followers into the fold.

When Johnny Cash first performed Man In Black it was to a college campus audience who had never heard it before. Indeed, the song was so new that Cash needed cards to remind him of the revised lyrics that he’d been working on just before the show. He quietly introduced it as “the way I feel about a lot of things”, understating the passion behind the song. As he played the last chord the crowd rose to their feet, and Johnny Cash became known as The Man In Black.

Almost half a century later, The Man In Black, both the song and the performer, still resonate. The Johnny Cash Roadshow, the only tribute show to be endorsed by the Cash family, have been delighting audiences for over 15 years, including sell-out shows in the UK, Europe and beyond. Fronted by multi-award-winning singer, songwriter and producer Clive John this truly unmissable show is back for 2021/22 with From the Ashes Tour, a new show celebrating the light and shade of Cash’s repertoire. The Spirit Band (Clive’s band) has also been revamped and you simply won’t see better.

While Clive’s rich baritone pays a superb homage to Johnny, the show wouldn’t be complete without the complementary vocals of Meghan Thomas who has recently joined The Johnny Cash Roadshow as Cash’s wife June Carter. They make a convincing pair. Caitlin Crowell, granddaughter of Johnny and June was “in awe of how incredible the performances were. Clive captures my Grandfather JUST as he was” and Johnny’s eldest daughter Rosanne Cash is equally impressed, saying of Clive, “His resemblance is uncanny”.

When it comes to standing up and being counted, there is no doubt what Clive John and the Johnny Cash Roadshow believe in: putting on a big show that transports audiences back in time and always leaves them on their feet and wanting more.  
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