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JOOLS HOLLAND 2013 UK Tour Dates announced - MELANIE C to be special guest for Autumn/Winter dates


JOOLS HOLLAND
& his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra

2013 UK TOUR DATES ANNOUNCED
SPECIAL GUESTS: ROLAND GIFT and MELANIE C

TICKETS FOR AUTUMN / WINTER DATES ON SALE FRIDAY 8 FEBRUARY

NEW ALBUM ‘THE GOLDEN AGE OF SONG’ ROCKETS BACK UP THE CHARTS


Musical master of ceremonies Jools Holland and his much loved Rhythm & Blues Orchestra have today announced the run of dates and special guests of their 2013 UK tour. This annual jaunt across the UK will see them travel the length and breadth of the British Isles, bringing their audience-pleasing, foot-stomping ‘big band’ sound to over 50 cities and towns throughout the year.

Appearing on the Spring / Summer leg, which starts Wednesday 8 May in Canterbury, will be former Fine Young Cannibals front-man Roland Gift. The special guest for the Autumn / Winter tour dates, commencing 31 October in Southend, will be pop superstar Melanie C.

Melanie C
Photo by Daniel Gray

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Tickets for the Autumn / Winter tour go on sale 10.00am Friday 8 February. Spring/Summer dates are currently on sale, with more to be announced soon.

Fine Young Cannibals frontman Roland Gift returns as special guest for Jools Holland and his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra’s Spring/Summer dates for the second year running. The singer had huge success with the Fine Young Cannibals during the 1980s, with a No. 1 UK album (1988’s The Raw and The Cooked), and two No.1 hit singles ‘She Drives Me Crazy’ and ‘Good Thing’ – the latter also holds the honour of being the most successful record that Jools Holland has ever guested on, after it went No. 1 in 17 countries.

Three million album selling pop icon and former Spice Girl Melanie C will join the party for the Autumn / Winter dates, following in a long line of brilliant female special guests including KT Tunstall, Alison Moyet and Sandie Shaw. Melanie C’s solo musical career has seen two Number 1 singles, six Top 10 singles as well as performances on the theatre stage in Blood Brothers and Jesus Christ Superstar.

With long time drummer Gilson Lavis, vocalists Ruby Turner and Louise Marshall, and acclaimed trombonist Rico Rodriguez, along with the peerless musicianship of the rest of the Rhythm & Blues Orchestra, Jools Holland will perform tracks spanning his entire solo career, as well as songs taken from his latest album The Golden Age Of Song, which has rocketed back up the UK Album Charts this week following an appearance on ITV’s The Jonathan Ross Show. The album, released in December by Rhino UK, is now at No. 11.

‘The Golden Age Of Song’ is Jools’ first major collaboration since 2007’s Moving Out To The Country, and went Gold within six weeks of release. The album’s initial success followed the widespread radio play for ‘Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate The Positive’ featuring Rumer, which was added to BBC Radio 2’s A-List and playlisted across the BBC regional radio network, with the whole album playlisted across Radio 2 over Christmas. The album features superb collaborations with some of the world’s most acclaimed musical artists, including Florence Welch, Tom Jones, Amy Winehouse and Cee-Lo Green.

Jools Holland and his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra are confirmed to appear on the one-off ITV entertainment special ‘From The Heart’ on Wednesday 13 February, joining a host of musical and comedy stars, to perform ‘When You’re Smiling’ from The Golden Age of Song, followed by a performance on The Alan Titchmarsh Show on Tuesday 19 February, showcasing the album track ‘Get Away Jordan’ with longtime Rhythm & Blues Orchestra guest vocalist Ruby Turner.


JOOLS HOLLAND LIVE DATES 2013

SPRING / SUMMER
***Tickets on sale now***
Special Guest on all dates: Roland Gift

MAY 2013

Wed 8th                                   Canterbury, Marlowe Theatre
Thu 9th                                    Basingstoke, The Anvil
Fri 10th                                    Coventry, Warwick Arts Centre
Wed 15th                                 Scarborough, SPA
Thu 16th                                  Preston, Guildhall
Fri 17th                                    Perth Festival
Sat 18th                                    Middlesbrough, Town Hall
Sun 19th                                   Skegness, Embassy Theatre
Wed 22nd                                Croydon, Fairfield Halls
Thu 30th                                   St. Albans, Albans Arena

JUNE 2013
                       
Thu 6th                                     Wolverhampton Civic
Fri 7th                                       Aberytswyth, Arts Centre
Sat 8th                                      Stamford, Burghley House
Thu 13th                                   Hampton Court
Fri 14th                                     Milton Keynes, Theatre
Sat 15th                                    Bergenfest, Norway
Wed 26th                                 Grassington Festival (near Skipton)
Fri 28th                                    Waddesdon Manor, Buckinghamshire

JULY 2013
                                   
Sun 7th                                     Love Supreme Festival, Glynde Place, East Sussex
Fri 12th                                    Kew Gardens, Kew The Musi
Sun 14th                                  Llangollen, Royal Pavilion, International Music Festival
Fri 19th                                   Music On The Hill, Kings Hill, West Malling, Kent
Fri 26th                                    Buxton, Opera House
Sat 27th                                    Liverpool, Philharmonic Hall

AUGUST 2013
                                   
Sun 25th              Carfest, Laverstoke Park Farm, Overton, near  Basingstoke, Hampshire

AUTUMN / WINTER
***Tickets go on sale 9am Friday 8 February***
Special Guest on all dates: Melanie C

OCTOBER 2013

Thu 31st                                     Southend, Cliffs Pavilion

NOVEMBER 2013

Fri 1st                                        Southend, Cliffs Pavilion
Sat 2nd                                       Cambridge, Corn Exchange
Sun 3rd                                       Ipswich, Regent
Thu 7th                                      Reading, Hexagon
Fri 8th                                        Bristol, Colston Hall
Sat 9th                                      Cheltenham, Centaur
Sun 10th                                   Southampton, Mayflower
Thu 14th                                   Guildford, GLive
Fri 15th                                     Watford, Colosseum
Sat 16th                                    Oxford, New Theatre
Thu 21st                                   York, Barbican
Fri 22nd                                   Glasgow, Clyde Auditorium                    
Sat 23rd                                    Glasgow, Clyde Auditorium
Sun 24th                                   Sheffield, City Hall
Wed 27th                                 Stoke, Victoria Hall
Thu 28th                                   Leicester, DeMontfort Hall
Fri 29th                                     London, Royal Albert Hall
Sat 30th                                    London, Royal Albert Hall

DECEMBER 2013
                       
Thu 5th                                     Newcastle, City Hall
Fri 6th                                       Newcastle, City Hall
Sat 7th                                      Manchester, O2 Apollo
Sun 8th                                     Birmingham, Symphony Hall
Fri 13th                                     Bournemouth, BIC
Sat 14th                                    Brighton Centre
Thu 19th                                   Cardiff, Motorpoint Arena
Fri 20th                                    Plymouth, Pavilions
Sat 21st                                    Portsmouth, Guildhall
Sun 22nd                                  Nottingham, Royal Centre

Tickets will be on sale from Friday 8 February 2013 at 10am

PRICES:

£35.50 (RAH £59.00, £57.50, £50.00, £47.00, £44, £38.00, £18.50) FROM BOX OFFICES AND USUAL AGENTS

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