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Brit Award-winning singer-songwriter James Blunt has confirmed details of a forthcoming headline tour.
Kicking off in Birmingham on Valentine’s Day, the new tour takes in shows in Manchester, Hull, Newcastle, Glasgow, Nottingham, Cardiff and Brighton before finishing with a date at the Royal Albert Hall, London on Tuesday 7 April 2020.
The new tour will be in support of James’ forthcoming sixth studio album Once Upon A Mind, which is due for release on 25 October 2019.
Pre-order James Blunt’s new album Once Upon A Mind from his official store before 14:00 on Tuesday 3 September 2019 to access the presale for this tour.
Fans will be emailed a link and a code to access the presale before it opens.
The presale opens at 10:00 on Wednesday 4 September 2019.
Due for release on 25 October 2019 via Atlantic Records, Once Upon A Mind is James Blunt’s sixth studio album.
After experimenting with a more electronica-based sound on his 2017 release The Afterlove, the new album promises to see the musician return to what he does best, writing pop classics filled with emotion.
Yesterday the songwriter released the debut single from the album. Take a listen to the uplifting Cold below:
James Blunt first broke through with his wildly successful debut album Back to Bedlam in 2004.
Spurred on by the huge hit singles You’re Beautiful and Goodbye My Lover, the LP topped the Official UK Albums Chart and has since gone on to become the 18th best-selling album in UK chart history.
The album launched Blunt into global superstardom, earning the musician five Grammy Award nominations and two Brit Award wins.
James followed his debut album with the LPs All the Lost Souls, Some Kind of Trouble, Moon Landings and The Afterlove.
Some of his most well-known tracks include 1973, Stay The Night, Wisemen and Carry You Home.
Away from music, the musician is well-known for his highly amusing interactions with fans on Twitter.
And no mortgage. RT @hettjones: James Blunt just has an annoying face and a highly irritating voice
— James Blunt (@JamesBlunt) December 24, 2013
James Blunt will head out on tour early next year in support of his upcoming sixth studio album Once Upon A Mind.
Here are the dates:
14 February 2020 – Arena Birmingham, Birmingham
15 February 2020 – Manchester Arena, Manchester
16 February 2020 – Bonus Arena, Hull
17 February 2020 – Utilita Arena, Newcastle
19 February 2020 – SEC Armadillo, Glasgow
20 February 2020 – Motorpoint Arena, Nottingham
21 February 2020 – Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff
22 February 2020 – Brighton Centre, Brighton
7 April 2020 – Royal Albert Hall, London