DAVID ESSEX Announces Nationwide Tour
Internationally renowned singer, composer and actor DAVID ESSEX OBE has announced his first major tour in over four years and tickets go on sale Friday 8th April. On Sunday 13 November 2016 the tour will arrive at the King’s Theatre Glasgow, the only Scottish venue on his 21 date UK tour, which will see him perform much loved hits spanning over his entire 50 year repertoire.
David first shot to fame when he went to an audition for the London production of the musical Godspell and was chosen by enthusiastic US producers for the role of Jesus. He received major awards and some ecstatic reviews which saw him lead a cast at the Roundhouse and then at the West End for two years.
Since then David Essex has enjoyed a remarkable career that has combined concerts, records, theatre, composing, films and television with striking success. He has written, recorded and produced albums that have sold millions of copies worldwide. He’s also had twenty-three Top 30 singles in Britain alone. These include the Grammy© nominated Rock On which not only topped the charts in Britain and the USA but sold over one million copies. Subsequent singles followed such as Lamplight, Hold Me Close and Gonna Make You A Star which made David a household name. Mayhem ensued throughout the UK, with crowds for his concerts resembling Beatlemania and traffic stopping whenever he appeared.
David has continued to this day to produce and write albums including 2013’s Reflections and has contributed to stage and screen with the likes of Silver Dream Machine taken from Silver Dream Racer, in which he starred.
Acting credits also include That'll Be The Day, its sequel Stardust, Traveller, The Guvnors, Black Prince and more recently BBC TV's EastEnders as the head of the Moon family. Theatre credits include outstanding performances in Evita, Boogie Nights 2, Footloose, Andrew Lloyd Webber's Aspects Of Love, plus his own musicals Mutiny! and All The Fun Of The Fair.
David is currently appearing at London’s Dominion Theatre in the stage version The War Of The Worlds as The Voice Of Humanity until April 30th. This is the first time since he recorded on the original double album in 1978 that he has appeared with the production. Lastly if that wasn’t enough, David has also written a best-selling poetry book Travelling Tinker Man & Other Rhymes plus two successful autobiographies A Charmed Life and Over The Moon, the latter a Number 1 Sunday Times Bestseller.
David Essex is the only artiste in the world to have achieved success in all areas of entertainment and this new tour will celebrate just that. David is a unique talent who continues to break boundaries and has a success story that goes on and on and on. On the tour Essex said:
"I'm looking forward to getting back on the road with my band for probably my final concert tour, ‘I'll be missing you’.”
David Essex: I’ll Be Missing You
King’s Theatre Glasgow
Sun 13 Nov - Doors open 7pm, start time TBC
On Sale: Fri 8 Apr, 10am
Box Office 0844 871 7648 (bkg fee) Calls cost 7p per min plus your phone company’s access charge
www.atgtickets.com/glasgow (bkg fee)