Cliff Richard tour door times: what time doors open at Blackpool Opera House and concert start times?

Cliff Richard's Blue Sapphire Tour will come to Blackpool Opera House

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Cliff Richard's highly anticipated Blue Sapphire Tour is set to arrive in Blackpool next and he will be the latest artist to beam a show into cinemas.

The legendary pop singer started the tour with a mini-residency at London's Eventim Apollo in Hammersmith. He played six shows at the venue last week and will now head to Blackpool and Glasgow for further shows.

Sir Cliff announced the tour earlier this year and tickets for many of the dates have already been snapped up by eager fans. Ticketmaster's website advises that tickets are sold out for the Blackpool concert.

Fans who can't make it to the concerts in London, Blackpool or Glasgow will be delighted to know that they will be able to watch the shows on the big screen. The Blue Sapphire Tour will be coming to cinemas for two nights only.

But if you have managed to get tickets, here's all you need to know:

What are the door times for Cliff Richard's shows?

Fans heading to the show at Blackpool Opera House can expect doors to open at around 6.15pm, based on the concerts in London last week. The venue has not announced door times in Blackpool, but expect similar as previous shows.

Cliff Richard. Picture: Getty ImagesCliff Richard. Picture: Getty Images
Cliff Richard. Picture: Getty Images

When do the concerts start?

The Blue Sapphire Tour shows are scheduled to start at 7.45pm each night. There is not a support act, Sir Cliff will take to the stage at the start time and he will be the only act to perform at the concerts.

How long are the shows?

The first concert took place on Monday, 6 November and it gave fans a clue of what to expect on the remaining dates - including how long the show lasts and how many songs he will perform.

Sir Cliff was the only act to perform and he played two different sets. He performed 21 songs across the two sets and also paused for chats with lyricist Tim Rice.

What is Cliff Richard's setlist for the tour?

Based on the first night at the Eventim Apollo in London, you can expect the following songs across two sets. According to, Sir Cliff played these tracks on 6 November:

Set One

  • The Young Ones(Cliff Richard & The Shadows cover)
  • Please Don't Tease(Cliff Richard & The Shadows cover)
  • Living DollPlay Video
  • Summer Holiday(Cliff Richard & The Shadows cover)
  • Bachelor Boy(Cliff Richard & The Shadows cover) (First time since 2008)
  • Talk with Tim Rice
  • I Love You(Cliff Richard & The Shadows cover) (First time since 1994)
  • Congratulations
  • Ocean Deep
  • Travellin' Light(Cliff Richard & The Shadows cover) (First time since 2017)
  • Move It!
  • The Millennium Prayer (First time since 2018)

Set Two

  • Saphire(Live debut)
  • The Minute You're Gone(Sonny James cover)
  • Mistletoe & Wine
  • Saviour's Day
  • Miss You Nights
  • Talk with Tim Rice
  • Wired for Sound
  • The Next Time(Cliff Richard & The Shadows cover)
  • Devil Woman
  • We Don't Talk Anymore
  • My Kinda Life

Sir Cliff could change the setlists up throughout the tour - so do not take the above as gospel. However it does give fans a hint of what to expect over the coming dates.

When is the tour in cinemas?

Fans who want to watch The Blue Sapphire shows in cinema will have to wait until the end of November. Sir Cliff has confirmed that the film version of his concerts will be on the silver screen on 25 and 26 November.

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