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Jools Holland announces Autumn and Winter UK tour

Jools Holland will return to the road with his legendary Rhythm & Blues Orchestra.

Jools Holland and his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra will be joined by special guest José Feliciano on their 33 date UK tour, kicking off in Southend on the 26 October 2017.

“[He’s] a man whose voice and guitar I’ve idolised all my life,” says Holland of Feliciano. “A unique innovator whom I am immensely looking forward to working with.”

“My gosh,” Feliciano exclaims. “Jools Holland is an icon who’s played a major role in the life of contemporary music throughout the United Kingdom and way beyond. He continues to do so and for that I admire him greatly. Don’t ever deny us of your magic, Jools; it’s an honour to be working (playing!) with you.”

The tour comes in support of a future collaborative album between the two artists. Holland has previously taken the likes of Solomon Burke, Lulu, KT Tunstall, former Spice Girl Melanie C, and Yazoo singer Alison Moyet on the road with him.

Here are all of those dates:

26 October – Cliffs Pavilion, Southend
27 October – Cliffs Pavilion, Southend
28 October – Regent Theatre, Ipswich
29 October – Corn Exchange, Cambridge
2 November – Colosseum, Watford
3 November – Barbican, York
4 November – City Hall, Sheffield
5 November – New Theatre, Oxford
9 November – Glive, Guildford
10 November – Hexagon, Reading
11 November – Guildhall, Portsmouth
12 November – Mayflower, Southampton
16 November – Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham
17 November – Derngate, Northampton
18 November – O2 Apollo, Manchester
22 November – DeMontfort Hall, Leicester
23 November – DeMontfort Hall, Leicester
24 November – Royal Albert Hall, London
25 November – Royal Albert Hall, London
29 November – City Hall, Newcastle
30 November – City Hall, Newcastle
1 December – SEC Armadillo, Glasgow
2 December – SEC Armadillo, Glasgow
8 December – Pavilions, Plymouth
9 December – Colston Hall, Bristol
10 December – Colston Hall, Bristol
13 December – Symphony Hall, Birmingham
14 December – Symphony Hall, Birmingham
15 December – Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff
16 December – Centre, Brighton
20 December – Victoria Hall, Stoke
21 December – International Centre, Harrogate
22 December – First Direct Arena, Leeds

Tickets go on sale at 10:00 on Friday 3 February 2017. You’ll also be able to pre-order the new Jools Holland and José Feliciano album on CD with your tickets. For more, head to Ticketmaster.co.uk.

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