Marc Almond Announces Autumn Nationwide Orchestral Tour.
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
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One of Britain’s most gifted, and unique vocal talents, Marc Almond, has announced a 17-date orchestral tour this Autumn, 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 extensive UK tour, starting on 3rd October at London’s Royal Festival Hall, 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.
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
5 November – Edinburgh Usher Hall