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Chris Rea confirms huge UK tour

English singer-songwriter Chris Rea is heading out on tour this winter.

Chris Rea is set to play an eleven-date UK tour in November and December to celebrate the release of his new album Road Songs for Lovers, released in September.

The tour will kick off at the Sage Theatre in Gateshead followed by shows across the country in Glasgow, Harrogate, London, Birmingham, Liverpool, Manchester, Sheffield, Oxford and Brighton before coming to a close at Bournemouth’s International Centre.

Like all truly great artists, Chris Rea has followed his own unique artistic vision and a path that is his and his alone. And although his exemplary musical output to date is deeply embedded into the framework of the world’s rock n roll DNA, it is also safe to say that his presence has been something of a glittering thorn in the side of an industry that has always had him down as a perennial outsider.

As an artist and painter, blues aficionado and self-confessed motoring nut, filmmaker and Italian-influenced classical music composer, eclectic and maverick are two terms that hardly come close to describing a man who has sold more than 30 million albums worldwide for just being himself. In 2017 Rea returns to what he’s best known for – an album of gorgeous rock ballads which showcases his unique voice and a songwriting skill at the top of his game.

Below are those UK dates for Chris Rea’s tour:

21 November – Sage Theatre, Gateshead
22 November – Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow
24 November – HIC, Harrogate
26 November – Eventim Apollo, London
29 November – Symphony Hall, Birmingham
30 November – Philharmonic, Liverpool
3 December – O2 Apollo, Manchester
4 December – City Hall, Manchester
9 December – New Theatre, Oxford
10 December – Brighton Centre, Brighton
12 December – International Centre, Bournmouth

Get your tickets from 09:00 on Friday 28 April 2017 via Ticketmaster.co.uk.

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