David Gest show at Guild Hall will go ahead in tribute to late star

Posted on - 27th April, 2016 - 2:55pm | Author - | Posted in - Music, Nightlife
David Gest will perform at the Guild Hall

David Gest will perform at the Guild Hall

Preston Guild Hall have confirmed that the David Gest show will go ahead in tribute to the late star.


The status of the show was in question after the legendary producer passed away on April 12.

We now have confirmation that the¬†‚ÄėDavid Gest is not Dead But Alive With Soul Tour‚Äô will still happen with the huge line-up of soul artists set to perform.

Imad Handi, who co-produced the tours for several years, has been given permission from Gest’s lawyers to press ahead with the shows.

He said to BANG Showbiz: “Just like myself, all the artists were devastated when they learned¬†David had died.

Over the years they had become like a family together due to their close working relationship and the musicians were determined to go ahead with the tour to remember David with their music.

“Although he was known for his reality TV appearances in the UK, he lived for hosting gigs and his soul¬†reviews were always the highlight of his year. I did think about changing the name of the tour but then I¬†decided to keep it as it is in keeping with David’s mischievous sense of humour.

“And also it’s true, he may¬†sadly be gone but his spirit is alive in the music he loved.”

Tickets for the show are still on sale here. 

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