Paul Carrack and his awesome six piece band take to the road again for their 30 date 20/20 Tour in January 2020.
Nicknamed the man with the golden voice in a BBC documentary about his phenomenal 50-year career, Paul; whose vocals have graced million selling songs such as How Long by Ace, Tempted by Squeeze and the Grammy Award nominated Living Years by Mike and the Mechanics is now firmly established as one of the hardest working, independent musicians on the scene.
Having returned from touring Japan and the USA as a featured instrumentalist with the Eric Clapton Band, Paul is eager to get back to his own set highlighting not only the hits and collaborations with the bands such as The Eagles but also songs from his 17 solo albums.
The new album The Best of Live 1995-2020 will be released in October 2019.
Tickets £41 £36
Witness an Indian musical extravaganza bringing together four legends of Bollywood for the first time in Leicester.
Accompanied by The Grand Philharmonic Orchestra and top Indian musicians, De Montfort Hall will play host to the divine melody of Padmashree Kavita Krishnamurthy, velvet voice of Dr. Suresh Wadkar, rhythmic saaj of Sudesh Bhosle, and soulful sur of Shailendra Singh.
These four legendary singers will share their songs and love for music while mesmerising the audience with music from a time when stories were told and created through music.
Songs include Shailendra Singh’s, Hum Tum Ek Kamre Re Bandh Ho, Mein Shayar Toh Nahi, Kavita Krishnamurti singing Hawa Hawaii and Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam, Sudesh Bhosle’s hits Jumma Chumma De De, Shava Shava and Suresh Wadkar with Ae Zindagi Gale Lagale, Aur Is Dil Mein Kya Rakha Hai and Tumse Milke.
With more than a thousand songs released between them they have ruled the world of Bollywood for more than four decades.
This event has set a benchmark of musical concerts in the UK and is the perfect musical celebration for Valentines Day.
Tickets £101.50 £76.50 £61.50 £41.50 £26.50
The film about their incredible story has taken the box office by storm, already grossing $10 million in the UK alone. An outstanding achievement for a British independent film.
Fisherman’s Friends is a small film with a big heart. The movie tells the remarkable story of The Fisherman’s Friends, the original ‘buoy band’ bound together by lifelong friendship and shared experience, who for 40 years have met on the harbour wall of their home fishing village on the north coast of Cornwall to sing the songs of the sea. It stars Daniel Mays, James Purefoy, Tuppence Middleton and Noel Clarke with cameo appearances from the group whose voices also appear on the soundtrack.
A decade ago they were persuaded to sign the million-pound record deal that saw their album Port Isaac’s Fisherman’s Friends go Gold as they became the first ever traditional folk act to land a UK top ten album. Since then they have released four more best selling albums of shanties, sang at HM The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations, played Glastonbury festival and been honoured with the Good Tradition Award at the prestigious BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards.
What’s more, in an incredible twist of fate, Pete Hicks who appears in the on-screen Fisherman’s Friends has now joined the actual line up and will be out on tour with the boys this autumn.
“Singing live is what we’re all about, it’s why we started the group in the first place,” says MC and bass man Jon Cleave, instantly recognisable from his extravagant moustaches.
“The film has been a wonderful and is something we can all be very proud of, but we’re itching to get back on the road, renew some old friendships and make lots of new ones as well.”
Released alongside the Fisherman’s Friends film, the group’s latest album Keep Hauling album features 17 sea shanties – some old, some new and some slighty blue.
Cornwall’s best-known musical export, the Fisherman’s Friends have also been the subject of an ITV documentary, released the hit albums One and All (2013), Proper Job (2015) and Sole Mates (2018) and every year play to tens of thousands of fans at home and abroad.
The Fisherman’s Friends are: fisher brothers John and Jeremy Brown; writer/shopkeeper Jon Cleave; smallholder and engineer John ‘Lefty’ Lethbridge; builder John McDonnell (a Yorkshireman who visited Port Isaac more than 30 years ago and never left); Padstow fisherman Jason Nicholas; film maker Toby Lobb and the new boy, former ambulance driver Pete Hicks.
Tickets £35 £26.50
Welcome to the Philharmonia Orchestra’s 2019/20 season.
Bringing together brilliant artists with some of the greatest music ever written, there is something for everyone to be thrilled, inspired or challenged by in the seven concerts and free talks.
Friday 25 October, 7pm
ELIM CHAN: TCHAIKOVSKY & SHOSTAKOVICH
THE LORD MAYOR’S CONCERT
Elim Chan conductor
Sol Gabetta cello
BRITTEN Four Sea Interludes, from Peter Grimes
SHOSTAKOVICH Cello Concerto No. 1
TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 2, Little Russian
Wednesday 20 November, 7pm
BEETHOVEN & SCHUBERT
Philippe Herreweghe conductor
Thomas Zehetmair violin
BEETHOVEN Overture, The Creatures of Prometheus; Violin Concerto
SCHUBERT Symphony No. 5
Tuesday 14 January, 7pm
SALONEN CONDUCTS THE FIREBIRD
Esa-Pekka Salonen conductor
Zsolt-Tihamér Visontay violin
STRAUSS Till Eulenspiegel
SIBELIUS Violin Concerto
STRAVINSKY The Firebird
Sunday 1 March, 7.30pm
(Please note later start time)
SHOSTAKOVICH & BRAHMS
Alpesh Chauhan conductor
Valentina Lisitsa piano
TCHAIKOVSKY Fantasy Overture, The Tempest
SHOSTAKOVICH Piano Concerto No. 2
BRAHMS Symphony No. 1
Wednesday 1 April, 7pm
HERAS-CASADO: POEMS AND PAINTINGS
Pablo Heras-Casado conductor
Daniel Kharitonov piano
BOULANGER D’un soir triste
TCHAIKOVSKY Piano Concerto No. 1
MUSSORGSKY arr. RAVEL Pictures at an Exhibition
Friday 1 May, 7pm
DVORÁK & MENDELSSOHN
Gergely Madaras conductor
Andrei Ionita cello
MENDELSSOHN Overture in C Major
DVOŘÁK Cello Concerto
DVOŘÁK Symphony No. 8
Friday 22 May, 7pm
SANTTU-MATIAS ROUVALI: SIBELIUS SYMPHONY NO. 5
Santtu-Matias Rouvali conductor
Nemanja Radulović violin
KHACHATURIAN Violin Concerto
SIBELIUS Symphony No. 5
£37.50 £30.50 £24.50 £18.50 £13.50
Students and Under 25s £6 (not available on top price tickets)
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The boys are back!
Catch 5ive, A1, Damage and 911 at venues all over the UK in February and March, bringing you a hit-packed show of pop classics. Four acts, one unforgettable night!
Tickets £34 £28 £24
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Returning to De Montfort Hall once again, Satinder Sartaaj.
A multi-gifted songwriter, singer, composer, poet and actor. Today, Satinder Sartaaj possesses an unprecedented list of achievements and remains in the forefront of his craft, a true legend.
We are so excited to share with you the tour of 2020! Be prepared to be mesmerised.
Tickets £76.50 £56.50 £46.50 £36.50 £26.50 VIP* £101.50 £151.50
Singer Shaan known for his numerous Bollywood hits returns to De Montfort Hall on Sunday 12 April 2020 to perform his Love In Concert concept for the very first time in the UK.
Shaan launched his singing career with his first Album Loveology, followed by Tanha Dil which topped the charts and was popular on radio worldwide.
Shaan is one of the few Playback singers who has sang multiple IIFA Award winning hits including Chand Sifarish from Fanaa, Behti Hawa Sa Tha Who from 3 Idiots and Jab Se Tere Naina from Saawariya.
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Tickets £76.50 £61.50 £51.50 £41.50 £31.50 *VIP £126.50
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Elbow, who release their eighth studio album, Giants of All Sizes have announced an extensive tour across the UK for March and April of 2020.
The tour is Elbow’s most comprehensive set of dates in some time, containing a weekend residency in Manchester alongside further residencies in Leeds, Newcastle, Edinburgh, Glasgow and London, The dates see a return to some towns last visited on the touring run for The Seldom Seen Kid in October 2008 and follow a summer of festival headline slots and last year’s sold out arena tour in support of 2017’s Best Of album release.
Having built a deserved reputation as one of Britain’s best live bands, these theatre shows are a rare opportunity to see elbow in more intimate settings.
Starring Mike Pender (Original voice of The Searchers), The Trems (All former members of The Tremeloes), The Fortunes, The Swinging Blue Jeans and The Dakotas. Hits include Needles and Pins, Silence Is Golden, Storm In A Teacup, Hippy Hippy Shake, Little Children plus many more. Step back in time to when pop music was at its very best.
Book early to guarantee your seat.
Tickets £29.50 £27.50
Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott are heading out on tour, to coincide with the release of their new album Manchester Calling, in spring 2020.
Their fourth studio album, boasts all the hallmarks of Heaton’s beautifully bittersweet song writing, effortlessly catchy melodies allied with an everyman’s biting exasperation at the modern world alongside some truly heartfelt love songs.
Paul Heaton, one of the UK’s most successful songwriters with some 15 million album sales under his belt, first came to public attention in the early 80s as front man of Hull-based indie poppers The Housemartins (the same group that spawned Norman Fatboy Slim Cook), best known for their third single Happy Hour and their number one acapella Isley Bros cover Caravan Of Love.
In 1988 Heaton formed The Beautiful South, who released 10 hugely successful albums, Jacqui Abbott was lead vocalist in The Beautiful South from 1994 to 2000 and she sang many of their signature hits including Rotterdam, Perfect 10, Don’t Marry Her and Dream A Little Dream. The Beautiful South called it a day in 2007 citing musical similarities. Since then, the pair have released a number of albums together.
Nick Mason’s Saucerful Of Secrets are - Nick Mason, Gary Kemp, Guy Pratt, Lee Harris and Dom Beken.
Nick Mason’s Saucerful Of Secrets played their first gigs at four intimate and acclaimed live shows at London’s Dingwalls (20 May 2018) and The Half Moon in Putney (21, 23 and 24 May 2018), these were Nick Mason’s first live musical outings since Pink Floyd's Division Bell Tour in 1994, and the show at Dingwalls was his first since Pink Floyd played at the 2005 Live 8 concert in London.
The band went on to sell-out theatres around the world including three nights at London’s Roundhouse, where Pink Floyd played some of their most revered early shows in the 1960’s. The 2020 tour will see the band further expand their repertoire and will play songs from Pink Floyd's early catalogue up to the 1972 album Obscured by Clouds.
On 12 September, Nick Mason was named Prog Magazine’s Prog God at the prestigious Progressive Music Awards at the Shakespeares Globe Theatre, previous recipients include Peter Gabriel, Tony Banks, Jon Anderson, Rick Wakeman, Ian Anderson, Carl Palmer and Steve Howe.
"This was the most extraordinary and joyous show, a reminder of what a peculiar and brilliant band Pink Floyd were... If you have the slightest interest in Pink Floyd, do not miss this group… You won’t even need acid to blow your mind." ***** Michael Hann, Financial Times
"The sound was immense, electrifying, galvanising, mesmerising and still deeply strange, bending the formats of primal rock into all kind of weird and wonderful shapes.... it was a set of such startling intensity it seemed to mock the very notion of nostalgia. It was enough to make you wonder whether rock has progressed very far at all since the Sixties." **** Neil McCormick, The Daily Telegraph
"This show with him (Nick Mason) at its centre, is a fantastic voyage of rediscovery." **** David Bennun, Metro
Tickets £49 £44
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Legendary guitarist and singer-songwriter Robert Cray returns to the UK in Spring 2020 to support the release of his new album, That’s What I Heard, celebrating the music of Curtis Mayfield, Bobby "Blue" Bland, The Sensational Nightingales and more, alongside four newly written songs.
Considered one of the greatest guitarists of his generation, Cray’s soulful and creative guitar work has been a dominant force in blues for over forty years, widely recognized and acknowledged by peers and audiences alike.
A five time Grammy winner, Cray has written or performed with everyone from Eric Clapton and Stevie Ray Vaughan, to John Lee Hooker, becoming one of the most popular artists in blues and soul music in his own right, and helping steer and shape its course along the way.
A rare opportunity is in store to witness this genre defining artist again test his talent, fuse it together with that dazzling voice, and perform some of the most powerful material in his four decade long back catalogue.
Tickets £41 £36
The critically acclaimed Steve Steinman brings you his production featuring over 25 of Meat Loaf and Jim Steinman’s greatest hits, with special guest star Lorraine Crosby, the female lead vocalist on Meat Loaf’s Award winning song I Would Do Anything For Love.
With an incredible stage set, ten-piece live band and combined with Steve’s well know sense of humour and stage presence, along with the amazing Lorraine Crosby the show can only be described as awesome.
The show will have you up on your feet dancing and singing out loud to some of Meat Loaf’s greatest hits including Anything For Love, Bat Out Of Hell, Paradise By The Dashboard Light, Total Eclipse Of The Heart and many, many more.
"Steve Steinman has set a new level in tribute theatre, as Meat Loaf is no longer touring this is the closest you will get." Reg Enderby, Nottingham Post
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The Illegal Eagles return to De Montfort Hall in 2020 for another outstanding show promising more of their trademark musical prowess, acute attention to detail and incredible showmanship.
This critically acclaimed show features the very best from the Eagles’ catalogue of classics including Hotel California, Desperado, Take It Easy, New Kid In Town, Life In The Fast Lane and many more…
The Real Thing with original vocalists Chris Amoo and Dave Smith and live five piece band will be out touring in 2020 on the back of a new movie playing in cinemas, Everything and a greatest hits album out on Universal Records.
This best of album contains their three million selling number one hits You To Me Are Everything, Can’t Get By Without You and Feel The Force. Plus the last song recorded in 1976 but never released which has sat in the vaults for over 40 years, Someone Ought To Write A Song About You.
This single is receiving lots of radio airplay and making The Real Thing a force to be reckoned with once again.
Tickets £29 £26.50
Celebrating 35 years, Go West were one of the most successful singer/songwriter duos of the 80s. Formed in 1982 by Peter Cox and Richard Drummie, With Cox as lead singer and Drummie on guitar and backing vocals they produced hits such as We Close Our Eyes, Call Me and Don’t Look Down. Go West were voted Best Newcomer at the 1986 Brit Awards. In 1990 their track King of Wishful Thinking featured on the hugely successful soundtrack for the blockbuster smash Pretty Woman, starring Julia Roberts and Richard Gere.
Originally in the band Q-Tips, Paul Young went solo in the 80s and his career took off with the seminal album No Parlez and so many subsequent top 10 hits such as Wherever I Lay My Hat, which hit the number one slot in 1983 Love of The Common People a current austerity anthem, Everytime You Go Away and Everything Must Change. He is also a Brit Award winner for Best Male vocalist, sings the opening lines on the original Band Aid Single Feed The World and performed at Live Aid in 1984. Paul is a keen chef, biker and fan of all things Mexicana! A family man, always happy to be touring his classic hits as a solo artist or with his Tex Mex/ Americana band Los Pacaminos.
Tickets £40 £35.50 £31.50
Following his sold out tour earlier this year British Soul icon Billy Ocean has announced a huge UK headline tour for Autumn 2020. Billy will be performing the best of his greatest hits and songs from his upcoming new studio album One World which is due for release in Spring 2020.
Billy Ocean is the biggest selling black recording star Britain has ever produced and has sold over 30 million records in his lifetime to date. Having achieved extraordinary success as both an artist and a songwriter, Billy has collected multiple gold and platinum records across the world and hit the number one spot worldwide in the pop charts including the USA, Australia, Germany, Holland, and the UK.
2016 saw the Here You Are: The Best Of Billy Ocean album released in the UK, gaining a Top 10 chart position at number four, this was Billy’s highest charting album since 1989. This year Billy celebrated the 35th year anniversary of his ground-breaking album, Suddenly. Originally released in 1984 the record spawned the monster hits Caribbean Queen (No More Love On The Run), Mystery Lady and Loverboy. Gearing up for the highly anticipated release of his new album, 2020 is set to be another big year for Billy.
Tickets £49 £36.50 £26.50 VIP* £90.50
*VIP Package includes
- A premium seat within the front eight rows
- A specially designed Billy Ocean VIP tour gift
- Tour art print, numbered and exclusive to VIP guests.
- A show specific set list signed by Billy.
- An official Billy Ocean 2020 VIP tour laminate
Ian Anderson and Jethro Tull band are one of the world's most successful and enduring progressive rock bands. At the beginning of February 1968 Jethro Tull first appeared under that name at the famous Marquee Club in Wardour Street, London. Quickly building a following there and at the many other small blues clubs and pub venues up and down England, the band came to broader media and public recognition at the Sunbury Jazz and Blues Festival in the summer of 1968 where they were the surprise hit of the occasion.
Tull recorded with the original lineup of Anderson, Cornick, Bunker and Abrahams and released their first album This Was on the Island label later that year. After the departure of Mick Abrahams and his replacement by Martin Barre, another thirty or so musicians would form the ranks over the decades, some staying for a few months; some for the longer haul.
Although Ian Anderson uses his own real name these days in conjunction with the Tull performances and repertoire, the Jethro Tull brand has endured to this day and as writer, producer, flautist, vocalist and occasional guitarist, Anderson performs with the band typically 80 – 100 shows each year in many countries of the world.
This tour will draw heavily on material from the more "prog" albums, some of it focusing on the earlier formative period through to the “heavy hitters” of the Tull catalogue from the albums Stand Up, Benefit, Aqualung, Thick As A Brick, Passion Play and even a touch of TAAB2 from 2012.
Ian Anderson will be accompanied by Tull band musicians David Goodier (bass), John O'Hara (keyboards), Joe Parrish (guitar) and Scott Hammond (drums). The show will be enhanced by full scale video projection.
Tickets £34 £39
Legendary six time Grammy Award winning recording artist Dionne Warwick has announced her new UK and European concert dates, One Last Time will form part of her Farewell Tour in September and October 2020.
Warwick says, "After almost six decades I’ve decided it’s time to put away from touring trunk and focus on recording, one off concerts and special events. I still love performing live, but the rigours of travelling every day so far from home, sleeping in a different hotels each night, one concert after the other, is becoming hard. So, I’ve decided to stop touring on that level in Europe…. But I’m not retiring!!"
The first leg of this headline tour, in some of the UK’s most beautiful theatres, will encompass Warwick’s monumental career, with songs from her hugely successful recording catalogue including a selection of classic Warwick, Burt Bacharach and Hal David songs such as I Say A Little Prayer, Do You Know The Way To San Jose, Anyone Who Had A Heart and Walk On By.
Warwick ranks among the 40 biggest hit makers of the entire rock era (1955-1999), based on the Billboard Hot 100 Pop Singles Charts. She is one of the most charted female vocalists of all time, with 56 of her singles making the Billboard Hot 100 between 1962 and 1998, and 80 singles making all Billboard charts combined.
Tickets ££71.50 £61.50
The Hollies are one of Britain’s best loved bands. Their soaring, distinctive harmonies, brilliantly crafted songs coupled with The Hollies extensive back catalogue of memorable hits has ensured the longevity of one of the greatest groups to emerge from the early 1960’s British Rock revolution – a time when British music began to shake the world.
The band have produced some of the best loved songs, The Air That I Breathe, American number one Long Cool Woman (In A Black Dress), Bus Stop, I’m Alive, Carrie Anne, the soul stirring He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother... the list goes on.
The Hollies take great pride in presenting their theatre tours. No support act is needed as their stage performance can last for over two hours. Concert dates in the UK. Scandinavia, Europe, Australia and New Zealand take place on a regular basis. They have never disbanded and have toured Britain and the world every single year since 1963.
The Hollies were inducted into the American Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2010 for their Impact on the Evolution, Development and Perpetuation of Rock and Roll and hold the coveted Ivor Novello Award for Outstanding Contribution to British Music.
Tickets £33 £29.50
AEG Presents are delighted to announce that Britain’s best-loved rockers Status Quo are following on from their triumphant Hyde Park‘Radio 2 Live show and coming back to reclaim their position on the live circuit – with the Backbone UK Winter Tour in 2020. Quo will be performing hits from across their five decade career, and of course the latest hit album Backbone which has just charted at no.6 in the UK. It is the highest charting album of new material for 37 years since 1+9+8+2 in 1982. Hitting seven venues across the country in November and December 2020, this tour sees the band’s return to UK stages, as part of a major European tour, after largely taking a break in 2019.
If the Backbone tour represents the return of the quintessential live rock act, then the Backbone album itself marks something of a new dawn. These live dates will feature a brand new set including all the classics but also songs from the first album not to feature the late great Rick Parfitt; some being played live for the first time ever, Backbone demonstrates a refocusing and a sharpening of the creative edge. Francis Rossi said, "The pressure was on: this set of new songs had to be strong enough to take their place in that amazing catalogue of Quo classics. With songs like Liberty Lane and Backbone already road tested at massive shows in Hyde Park and on the Lynryd Skynryd tour, there’s no doubt that the new material stands up! We can’t wait to get back on the road in the UK."
The album was described by Classic Rock as a strong, upbeat Quo record, which adds to their legacy and by Powerplay as an essential addition to any right-thinking Quo fan’s collection. Francis Rossi said, "We’ve been away from the UK live circuit for a little while and we’ve missed it, and we’ve missed the fans. The Backbone album got such a great reception, people really understand what we are trying to do and the fans have really supported it. We can’t wait to get out there in 2020 on a proper Status Quo tour and play all the classics, plus some of these new songs for the first time."
Tickets £50 £44 £39