Pop Icon and multi-million selling artist Rick Astley has announced a further six dates to his March and April UK tour for 2016, due to demand after his original run of shows sold out immediately.
Rick Astley is a talent whose career has spanned over 28 years. Rick Astley has sold in excess of 19 million records and has a string of 8 consecutive top 10s under-his-belt.
His amazing career began in 1987. Aged just 21, people were shocked by the powerful, mature soulful tone to his voice and the UK sent his debut single “Never Gonna Give You Up” to the top of the charts within 2 weeks of its release. The rest of the world soon followed suit with “Never Gonna Give You Up” reaching Number 1 in 16 other countries including most of Europe, Japan, United States and Australia. The following 2 years saw Rick continue to dominate the charts around the globe. In the UK, Rick was in the Top 40 every week for the first 6 months of his career. It was Britain’s largest selling single of that year.
The album “Whenever You Need Somebody” entered the UK album charts at Number 1 and sold over 15.2 million copies worldwide, making him the top selling British act of the year. It was a similar success story in the USA, as Rick became one of the few British artists to crack their market. Rick’s American success was reinforced with a second Number 1 single, “Together Forever”. “It Would Take a Strong Strong Man” became another Top 10 single and the album also reached a position within the Top 10, selling close to 2 million copies.
Shortly after this, Rick decided to leave the music business….only to surprise his British fans 13 years later, with an 8-date tour in 2004. He performed ‘classic’ songs from past decades, including Sinatra, Bacharach and The Carpenters, as well as a few from his own musical resume. More dates soon followed.
Since then, Rick has re-discovered his love for playing live, gradually increasing his international gigs and he continues to tour all over the world. As well as a sell-out UK tour in 2012, Rick opened up for Peter Kay’s record breaking ‘The Tour That Does Tour –Tour’ and has performed at numerous large outdoor events and festivals every summer.
This will be Rick first major UK headline tour in four years and also marks the first time he has appeared in many of the venues. The tour will also see him perform tracks from forthcoming new album due for release next year.
Tickets for the extra dates go on sale Friday 11th December at 10am – WWW.GIGSANDTOURS.COM | WWW.TICKETMASTER.CO.UK | 0844 811 0051 | 0844 826 2826
Sat 02 Apr 2016Nottingham Royal Concert Hall
Sun 10 Apr 2016Bournemouth Pavilion Theatre
Mon 11 Apr 2016Sheffield City Hall
Wed 13 Apr 2016Cardiff St Davids Hall
Thu 14 Apr 2016Bath Pavilion
Fri 15 Apr 2016Liverpool Philharmonic Hall
THE FOLLOWING DATES ARE SOLD OUT:
31st March Gateshead Sage
1st AprilSalford Lowry
4th AprilEdinburgh Queens Hall
5th AprilWarrington Parr Hall
6th AprilBirmingham Symphony Hall
8th AprilLondon Indigo2
9th AprilSouthend Cliffs Pavilion
Performing Classic Tracks & Songs From His New Album