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SEAL announces 'Soul 2' UK tour

GRAMMY AWARD WINNING AND MULTI-PLATINUM ARTIST
SEAL

SOUL 2 UK TOUR ANNOUNCED

Award-winning vocalist and songwriter Seal has announced a brand new UK tour for November and December this year, his first in three years.  The tour will support the release of Seal’s new album, SOUL 2, out now on Warner Bros. The first SOUL album has sold more than 3 million albums worldwide. 

Seal pays loving homage to that vibrant time in his own musical life with Soul 2, his eighth studio album, bringing his immense talents and deep sensibilities to songs that were coming out of Detroit, Memphis and especially Philadelphia, a sound that in England became known as Northern Soul. Working with producer Trevor Horn (who launched Seal’s career and produced his first four albums) and on four songs David Foster (who produced Seal’s first foray into the classics catalog, the international hit 2008 album Soul, and 2010‘s Commitment), Seal at once internalizes and evokes the spirit of such musical giants as Marvin Gaye, Teddy Pendergrass, Smokey Robinson, Bill Withers, the Spinners and the O’Jays.

Seal’s first Soul album captured, by-and-large, the spirit of the ‘60s, with songs of Sam Cooke (a glorious version of “A Change Is Gonna Come”), Otis Redding among others, selling 3 million copies worldwide and standing as the top-selling album of the decade in France. Soul 2 leans more to the ‘70s, digging deep into a time in which artists explored new heights of personal expression and cultural openness with equal measures of inventive creativity and populist immediacy. As a set it features love songs (the Chi-Lites’ “Oh Girl,” Smokey Robinson & the Miracles’ “Ooo Baby Baby”), out-of-love songs (Pendergrass’ “Love T.K.O.,” Rose Royce’s “Love Don’t Live Here Anymore”) and some that are both (the Spinners’ “I’ll Be Around”).

As a set, they show a time that defies capsulizing and cliches, a time of complex emotions and issues. And it allows Seal to expand the range and talents he’s shown throughout his career, on such hits as his international Top 10 1990 debut “Crazy” and the 1995 U.S. No. 1 “A Kiss From a Rose,” which earned him Grammy Awards for song of the year, record of the year and best male pop vocal performance.

Seal will be performing at the following venues later this year:

Monday 5th November                  Bournemouth BIC Pavilion                          0844 576 3000                   
Tuesday 6th November                  London HMV Hammersmith Apollo        0844 844 4748
Saturday 8th December                 Wolverhampton Civic Hall                          0870 320 7000
Sunday 9th December                    Manchester O2 Apollo                                  0844 477 7677

Tickets £45/£35 (£55/£45/£35 London) and go onsale Friday 15 June @ 9am
Available at www.gigsandtours.com / 0844 811 0051

To learn more about tour dates, listen to streaming audio, and watch music video clips, please visit his website at www.seal.com.

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