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The era defining, history making, best-selling female group of all time are bringing girl power back in full force as they reunite on stage for the first time since the London 2012 Olympics, hitting stadiums across the UK and proving you never give up on the good times. Here’s the story from A-Z… After their iconic 1996 debut single ‘Wannabe’ topped the charts in 37 countries, Spice Girls’ debut album ’Spice’ went on to sell more than 31 million copies worldwide, becoming the best-selling album of all time by a female group. The girls have gone on to sell more than 85 million records, releasing three studio albums and 13 singles and winning a host of awards including a BRIT Award for Outstanding Contribution to British Music.
2019 marks Take That’s 30th Anniversary. To celebrate their milestone, the band have announced a massive UK arena and stadium tour performing all their much loved greatest hits live. The tour will see Take That play shows in many towns and cities that they have never played before plus they will be joined by special guest Rick Astley. Take That have also confirmed the release of ‘Odyssey’ a re-imagined greatest hits album that takes the listener on a journey through the incredible musical history of one of the UK’s most successful bands of all time.
Following the release of his swaggering new single ‘Moves’ featuring Snoop Dogg, Olly Murs returns with his dazzling new album ‘You Know I Know’. ‘You Know I Know’ is a landmark release for Olly Murs who celebrates a decade at the top with this, his sixth album, two discs that feature a brand new album and a sparkling hits collection of songs everyone knows. “And the other album is songs only I know,” Olly says. “For now.” ‘You Know, I Know’ is the follow up to ‘24HRS’ which Olly toured last year selling over 600,000 tickets across 24 sold out UK dates. Olly embarks on a 16 date UK arena tour next May including two shows at London The O2 May 16th and 17th.
Mrs Brown’s Boys
The Award Winning Brendan O’Carroll and Mrs. Brown’s Boys invite you to their brand new production “Mrs. Brown’s Boys D’Musical?” coming to arenas across the UK and Ireland in 2019. Mrs Brown’s Boys D’Musical? promises to take audiences on an exhilarating, side splitting and musical adventure. 2014, 2016 and 2018 saw Mrs Brown’s Boys tour Australia and New Zealand selling out multiple arenas and BBC ONE series All Round to Mrs. Brown’s continues to achieve record breaking viewing figures with a third series due next year.
Multi-platinum superstar and seven-time GRAMMY Award winner Carrie Underwood has announced a major UK arena tour for Summer 2019, The Cry Pretty Tour UK, following the release of her acclaimed sixth studio album Cry Pretty. She will be joined on tour by special guests, The Shires, the biggest selling UK country act of all time. She emerged from the promise of her 2005 American Idol win to become a true multi-format, multi-media superstar, spanning achievements in music, television, and film. She’s amassed over 100 major honors, sold 64 million records worldwide, and recorded 26 #1 singles, 13 of which she co-wrote, with a catalog of songs that has been streamed nearly 3 billion times worldwide.
The original and the best classical cross over group of all time, Il Divo return to the UK in 2019 with their Timeless Tour, which will see them perform all their greatest hits live throughout June and July. Carlos Marin, Urs Buhler, Sebastien Izambard and David Miller where brought together 15 years ago and spearheaded an entirely new musical genre with their groundbreaking debut album. Il Divo have evolved into the pre-eminent tenor powerhouse vocal group with 160 Gold and Platinum albums in 33 countries to their credit, over 30 million albums sold, and were the first Classical Crossover artists to have an album debut at #1 on Billboard’s Top 200 chart.
Ahead of her first album in five years, the stunning Still On My Mind, Dido has announced her 2019 Nov/Dec tour commencing at the Birmingham Arena, Thu 28 Nov. The announcement marks Dido’s first return to touring in 15 years, and will see her performing material from the new album, as well as classic tracks such as Thank You, Here With Me, White Flag and Life For Rent. With album sales topping 40 MILLION worldwide, Dido is one of the UK’s best-selling artists; both her debut No Angel, and its follow-up the 7x platinum Life For Rent ranking as two of the best selling albums in UK Chart history.
Britain’s best-selling classical artist of the last 25 years, Katherine Jenkins OBE has announced her 2019 tour ‘An Evening With Katherine Jenkins’ as well as the release of her new album ‘Guiding Light’. As one of the UK’s greatest musical exports, multi-award winning Katherine has performed all over the world, for the Pope, for Presidents and is a favourite of the Royal Family. She will be joined by one of the UK’s most versatile orchestras, The London Concert Orchestra, under Musical Director Anthony Inglis for the majority of the tour. The orchestra can be heard regularly at the Barbican, Royal Festival Hall and The Royal Albert Hall, providing audiences with an eclectic repertoire from popular classics and opera, to hits from ﬁlms and musicals. The London Concert Orchestra has worked with Katherine for the last two years in her series of hugely popular Christmas concerts.
Following their Winter Warmer tour this month renowned Cornish shanty singers Fisherman’s Friends have announced a UK tour for September and October 2019. The original ‘buoy band’, bound together by lifelong friendship and shared experience, for 30 years the Fisherman’s Friends have met on the Platt on the harbour in their native Port Isaac to sing the songs of the sea. A decade ago they were persuaded to sign the record deal that saw their album Port Isaac’s Fisherman’s Friends go Gold as they became the first ever traditional folk act to land a UK top ten album.
Following a series of sold out dates in January; musician, songwriter, actor and philanthropist Charles Esten has announced his biggest headline UK tour to date culminating at London’s prestigious Royal Albert Hall. Known best for his role as Deacon Claybourne on the hit television show NASHVILLE, Charles (Chip) Esten was born in Pittsburgh, PA, and grew up in Alexandria, VA. After starting his acting career in Los Angeles, he was pleased to make his theatrical debut in London, portraying Buddy Holly in the hit West End musical BUDDY. It was in that role, he was honored to perform for H.R.M Queen Elizabeth in the Royal Variety Performance.
One of the world’s greatest classical singers Alfie Boe brings it back to the UK, announcing a 2019 tour in what is becoming another landmark year for the much loved tenor. Last month, Alfie revealed his return to the solo spotlight with the release of his vibrant and instantly classic album As Time Goes By. The record will be released on 23rd November, and celebrates the golden era of music from the 30s and 40s, a time that is often overlooked – sandwiched as it is between the roaring twenties and rock ‘n’ roll.
Back by popular demand ABC will be touring across the UK in 2019 performing the iconic debut album The Lexicon Of Love in its entirety plus all the greatest hits. Once again ABC will be joined by the Southbank Sinfonia and longtime collaborator Anne Dudley who will conduct the evening. The Lexicon Of Love was first released in 1982 and went straight to number one. Fusing dance floor finesse with a post-punk attitude, the album spawned timeless tracks such ‘Poison Arrow’, ‘The Look Of Love’ ‘Tears Are Not Enough’, and ‘All Of My Heart’. The album saw ABC enchant the world with their own unique brand of pop and remains one of the best albums of all time.
Lighthouse Family, one of the most successful bands of the late 90s and early 00s, return with a new studio album after a gap of 18 years. Blue Sky In Your Head includes ‘Essentials’, all the bands classic songs remastered for the very first time to celebrate their 25-year recording history. Tunde Baiyewu and Paul Tucker formed Lighthouse Family after meeting at Newcastle University in the early 1990s. Their 1995 debut album Ocean Drive was a slow-burning success, going six times platinum while staying in the album charts for almost three years. The duo will follow the new album’s release with a UK tour later this year, culminating at the iconic London Palladium on November 22nd.
After eight sell out UK tours, over half a million tickets sold, and countless television and live performances, Diversity have announced their landmark 10 Year Anniversary Tour UK tour, “Born Ready” for Autumn 2019. Due to incredible demand extra dates have been added in Gateshead, Sheffield and Ipswich. 2019 marks 10 years since Diversity took the nation by storm when they won the third series of Britain’s Got Talent, beating Susan Boyle in front of a television audience of over 20 million. Since then, thanks to the overwhelming support of their fans and the British public they continue to wow audiences around the world with their innovative live tours and performances.
Ant Middleton, best known as the Chief Instructor for Channel 4’s hit shows, SAS : Who Dares Wins, Mutiny and Escape has added new dates to the Mind Over Muscle Tour for September 2019 due to phenomenal demand. This brand new show for 2019 from the No. 1 Sunday Times Best Selling Author will bring the ‘elements’ to the audience through lighting, sound and set. The show will recreate what mental strength it took behind the scenes for Ant to complete his recent SAS series and his huge Everest challenge. Plus throughout Ant will take the audience through a motivational journey of self-help and self-discovery.