MARC ALMOND

ADDS NEWCASTLE DATE TO

AUTUMN 2017

ORCHESTRAL TOUR

 

Newcastle Tyne Theatre

Saturday 4th November

 

Orchestral Arrangements of His Own Hits, Iconic Torch Songs & 60s Pop Orchestral Pop from New Album

‘Shadows and Reflections’

 

Songs by Billy Fury, Edith Piaf, Jacques Brel, David Bowie, and Burt Bacharach

 

Tickets On-Sale

Pre Sale – Thursday 15th June

General On Sale – Friday 16th June

 

 

One of Britain’s most gifted, and unique vocal talents, Marc Almond, has added a Newcastle date to his Autumn UK orchestral tour, performing songs and hits from his 36-year career to beautiful new orchestral arrangements of his own hits, iconic torch songs, and 60’s Orchestral Pop for which he has become loved for, from his new album Shadows and Reflections. This will include songs by artists such as Billy Fury, David Bowie, Burt Bacharach, and more.

 

The show at Newcastle’s Tyne Theatre is part of Marc Almond’s extensive UK tour, starting on 3rd October at London’s Royal Festival Hall, and cements the 60th Birthday year for the synth pop pioneer, following his Top 10 album Hits and Pieces earlier this year, and sold out Spring tour including London’s Roundhouse.

 

The Times commented that Almond’s Roundhouse show had a ‘freewheeling freshness’ to it, for a performer who has been at the forefront of British pop music ever since he found fame in the early 1980s with Soft Cell, before going on to a hugely successful, prolific and diverse solo career that has seen him sell over 30 million records worldwide.

 

‘A Musician who has never stood still’ according to The Observer, Marc Almond found fame in the early 1980s as one half of the pioneering synth-pop duo Soft Cell, and has had a hugely successful, prolific and diverse solo career that has seen him sell over 30 million records worldwide, including his much-revered interpretations of Jacques Brel songs, as well as his own self-penned pieces.

 

Q Magazine recently referred to Marc Almond as ‘one of pop’s greatest voices’, and he has also collaborated many other legendary figures in music, including diverse artists such as Gene Pitney, Tony Visconti, Burt Bacharach, Jools Holland, Jethro Tull’s Ian Anderson and Siouxsie Sioux.

 

 

Tour Dates

 

3 October – London Royal Festival Hall

5 October – Guildford G Live

9 October – Scunthorpe Bath Hall

10 October – Leeds Town Hall

12 October – Portsmouth Guildhall

14 October – Ipswich Regent Theatre

15 October – Oxford New Theatre

17 October – Birmingham Symphony Hall

19 October – Manchester Bridgewater Hall

20 October – Bristol Colston Hall

21 October – Cambridge Corn Exchange

23 October – Southend Cliffs Pavilion

26 October – Poole Lighthouse

30 October – Liverpool Philharmonic Hall

31 October – Nottingham Concert Hall

3 November – Bridlington Spa

4 November – Newcastle Tyne Theatre* New Date Added

5 November – Edinburgh Usher Hall

 

For further information contact:

Stuart Bennett

Deacon Communications

0203 735 6479

 

 

 

THE FILM EVERYONE IS TALKING ABOUT.

THE MOST EXCITING MUSICAL MOTION PICTURE OF A GENERATION…

 

WINNER OF SIX ACADEMY AWARDS ® INCLUDING

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE, BEST ORIGINAL SONG & BEST DIRECTOR

 

LA LA LAND

LIVE ON-SCREEN

WITH ORCHESTRA

 

UK TOUR PREMIERE

 

TICKETMASTER PRE-SALE: THURSDAY 9TH MARCH

GENERAL ON-SALE: FRIDAY 10TH MARCH

 

 

It is being described as the film of its generation, capturing the hearts of everyone whilst breaking records around the world. Now LA LA LAND will be brought to audiences like never before via a huge screen accompanied by a 60-piece orchestra.

 

Set to be the ultimate immersive experience, the La La Land Live UK tour premieres at Manchester’s Bridgewater Hall before going onto Bristol, York, Birmingham, Blackpool and Edinburgh.

 

The score for LA LA LAND, composed by Justin Hurwitz who also scored director Damien Chazelle’s previous feature films ‘Guy and Madeleine on a Park Bench’, and ‘Whiplash’, has also received critical acclaim, particularly for the film’s show-stopping songs ‘City of Stars’ and ‘Audition (The Fools Who Dream)’.

 

Having garnered universal critical acclaim, LA LA LAND is a reinvention of the Golden Age of Hollywood cinema for modern times.

 

Written and directed by Damien Chazelle, LA LA LAND tells the story of Mia (Emma Stone), an aspiring actress, and Sebastian (Ryan Gosling), a dedicated jazz musician, who are struggling to make ends meet in a city known for crushing hopes and breaking hearts. Set in modern day Los Angeles, this original musical about everyday life explores the joy and pain of pursuing your dreams.

 

The Guardian described LA LA LAND as ‘funny, romantic and utterly charming, with captivating performances from its two stars.’

 

LA LA LAND received 14 nominations at the 89th Academy Awards ®, and picked up six awards, most notably for Best Director, Best Actress, as well as Best Original Song for ‘City of Stars’ and Best Original Score.

 

It also received seven nominations at the 74th Golden Globe Awards, winning incredibly in all seven categories including Best Motion Picture, Best Actor, Best Actress and Best Original Score.

 

DATES

 

September:

21st- Manchester Bridgewater Hall

22nd- Bristol Colston Hall

23rd- York Barbican

24th- Birmingham Symphony Hall * Matinee performance

26th – Blackpool Opera House

27th- Edinburgh Usher Hall

 

Ticket Information:

 

Tickets priced at  £65.00, £49.50, £39.50

 

Tickets available from venue box offices and Ticketmaster

 

For further information contact

Stuart Bennett

Deacon Communications

020 3735 6479

 

 

 

JOSS STONE

ANNOUNCES OCTOBER UK TOUR

 

ACCOMPANIED SOLO FOR THE FIRST TIME

BY FULL LIVE ORCHESTRA

 

AS PART OF HER TOTAL WORLD TOUR

 

Tickets:

Pre Sale Thursday15th June

General Sale: Friday16th June

 

Regarded worldwide as one of the greatest voices of her generation, Joss Stone has announced an October UK tour, performing songs from her repertoire of hits, as well as songs by the most iconic names in pop, soul, and funk – all accompanied by a full live orchestra, as part of her Total World Tour.

 

The UK tour begins in Dublin on October 8th, before going onto Belfast, Glasgow and Cardiff, before finishing with a very special show at Royal Festival Hall where Joss will make her solo concert debut on October 17th.

 

Last year, Joss wowed and wooed audiences with her special guest appearance alongside Burt Bacharach at Royal Festival Hall, backed by his band and an orchestra where she sung some of Burt's hits to huge critical acclaim. The London Evening Standard wrote "Stone’s knockout voice was tough and tender.... sassy.... and serene". The Arts Desk commented that "Her powerful voice... was profoundly moving" and that she has "one of the voices of the century".

 

Joss’ unique voice and style saw her rise to fame with her multi-platinum and Mercury Prize nominated debut album ‘The Soul Sessions’ in 2003, and has since gone on to win two BRIT Awards, and receive five Grammy Award Nominations, all whilst selling over 14 million albums worldwide.

 

Her most recent album, 2015’s ‘Water for Your Soul’, was released on Joss’ own label, Stone’d Records, and saw her branch out into genres such as Reggae and World Music to critical acclaim.

 

Now, Joss will embark on her first ever solo tour with full orchestra, performing her most loved hits including ‘You Had Me', ‘Right to be Wrong’, ‘Super Dupa Love’, as well as iconic songs by Burt Bacharach, Gladys Knight, James Brown, and more from the world of pop, funk and soul, including ‘The Look of Love’, ‘In Between The Heartaches’, ‘This is A Man’s World’, ‘Midnight Train to Georgia’, and ‘Young Hearts Run Free’.

 

Tickets

London Royal Festival Hall-  £27.50, £32.50, £40, £55

All Other Dates - £22.50, £29.50, £34.50

 

Tour Dates

8th October – Dublin Vicar Street

10th October – Belfast Waterfront

13th October – Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

15th October – Cardiff St David’s Hall

17th October – London Royal Festival Hall

 

For Press Enquiries

Dan Deacon / Stuart Bennett

Deacon Communications

0203 735 6479