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Everything You Need to Know About Stand By For Action! 2: Tunes of Danger

Stand by for musical action, Anderfans!

Anderson Entertainment’s forthcoming concert, Stand By For Action! 2: Tunes of Danger, is just over a month away! This exciting musical extravaganza brings the music of Gerry Anderson’s worlds to life through a live full-orchestra concert performance. The concert promises to have a distinctly separate set-list of Anderson musical goodness from 2022’s concert, making Stand By For Action! 2: Tunes of Danger a hugely unique evening of musical adventure!

The concert takes place for one night only at Symphony Hall Birmingham on Saturday, July 13th, and tickets are still available for this thrilling event. As we inch closer to the concert’s blast-off, here’s a handy guide explaining what you can expect from the concert!

Gerry Anderson in Concert

Stand By For Action! 2: Tunes of Danger is the follow-up to 2022’s Stand By For Action concert, and promises to be a wonderful celebratory evening of music from the worlds of Gerry Anderson. The concert will take you on an immersive musical journey across Gerry’s exciting science-fiction worlds. A live orchestra accompanied by several talented singers will be performing the much-loved soundtracks from the likes of Stingray, Thunderbirds, Space: 1999, and beyond.

Hosted by Jon Culshaw, the concert in particular celebrates the forthcoming 60th anniversary of Stingray with a special performance of Deadly Concerto. This enthralling adventure is the first instalment in the multi-media arc Stingray: Deadly Uprising, which tells a brand new Stingray saga across novellas, audio releases, and comics. Be sure to book your tickets to experience a night of Gerry Anderson music performed live like never before.

From The Archives

It won’t just be the musical side of all things Anderson we’ll be celebrating! Stand By For Action! 2 will also feature several exhibitions for you to enjoy before the concert itself. Fans will be able to experience a unique curation of classic Gerry Anderson annuals, books, and other merchandise as part of the From The Archives exhibit. This collection comes from Manchester Metropolitan University and is being kindly donated by collector and designer Malcolm Garrett, who will also be attending the event.

Additionally, there will be a display of various Gerry Anderson models from the Movie and TV SIG model making collective, a photo booth for fans to enjoy taking pictures of themselves with, and exclusive Gerry Anderson merchandise being sold on the day itself. These exhibitions and activities will be open from 2 PM at the Symphony Hall on the day itself, with fans able to enjoy an afternoon of Gerry Anderson-themed fun before the concert itself starts.

VIP Goodie Bag

As well as general tickets still being available, fans can also purchase VIP tickets to enjoy exclusive merchandise and more! VIP ticket holders will receive a special Gerry Anderson goodie bag and be able to enjoy a pre-show meet-and-greet with special guests.

The items in the goodie bag include: a concert programme, a limited edition audio drama, a limited edition Stingray artwork print, and a copy of the game Thunderbirds: Danger Zone, all presented in a Stingray 60th anniversary tote bag.

Travel and Accommodation

Don’t forget to use our dedicated Stand By For Action! 2 mini website to help you plan your journey to Birmingham. This includes helpful details on how to get to the city and accommodation details if you’re planning to stay overnight. Anderson Entertainment has partnered with the Leonard Royal Hotel, where fans can take advantage of a 20% discount when booking your room for Saturday night.

From deadly uprisings to fascinating exhibitions and live performances of classic Gerry Anderson music, Stand By For Action! 2: Tunes of Danger will be a truly enrapturing evening for all Gerry Anderson fans. The music of Gerry Anderson’s TV series and films remains a crucial and influential factor in their long-lasting popularity. The soundtracks composed by the likes of Barry Gray, Richard Harvey, and Crispin Merrell help to conjure the magic of each Anderson production to life, from jeopardous rescues to intergalactic adventure.

Book your tickets now for this fantastic event!

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Written by
Fred McNamara

Atomic-powered writer/editor. Website editor at Official Gerry Anderson. Author of Flaming Thunderbolts: The Definitive Story of Terrahawks. Also runs Gerry Anderson comic book blog Sequential 21.

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