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Elaine Paige has announced a 23 date series of concerts from October to December 2016, which will see her perform her favourite tracks, from an array of contemporary songwriters. This follows Elaine’s last solo tour in 2014 which was a sellout celebratory concert encompassing her incredible 50 year career and saw her say “farewell” to a full touring schedule.
“I’m so excited about this series of ‘weekend’ concerts. Having made the decision not to do a back to back tour again, this appealed to me not only because of the schedule, but as I’ve marked my 50 years on stage, this is going to allow me to do something completely different. A brand new show celebrating songwriters I love, such as Harry Nilsson, Randy Newman, Jim Webb, Burt Bacharach, Lennon & McCartney, Tim Rice & Andrew Lloyd Webber… the list goes on, as well as many of my hits.
This music has been the soundtrack to all our lives, not just mine. And its the ideal opportunity to perform in an intimate way… I recently played the Royal Albert Hall with the 60 piece BBC Concert Orchestra so I’m doing these new shows ‘stripped back’!”
Elaine has performed live in concert all over the world and as a recording artist has worked with legendary producers such as Tony Visconti, Dennis Lambert, Peter Matz, & Phil Ramone amongst others and has released 22 solo albums (4 multi-Platinum and 9 Gold,) been featured on 7 cast recordings and has had major worldwide hits with songs such as Memory (Cats) and I Know Him So Well (Chess.)
As a musical theatre performer Elaine has made a major contribution to the modern musical. She has starred in more smash hit West End & Broadway musicals than anyone else of her generation and continues to present the hugely successful weekly BBC Radio 2 show Elaine Paige on Sunday, which is devoted to musical theatre and film music, and continues to delight audiences of over 2.5 million listeners each week with its mix of music, news and interviews. Now is your chance to hear Elaine perform her favourite songs in some of the UK’s most beautiful venues.
2016 TOUR DATES:
Thursday 6th Liverpool Philharmonic Hall
Saturday 8th Manchester Bridgewater Hall
Thursday 13th Southend Cliffs Pavilion
Friday 14th Basingstoke Anvil
Friday 21st Grantham Meres Centre
Saturday 22nd Scunthorpe Baths Hall
Saturday 29th Leicester The Curve Theatre
Sunday 30th Kings Lynn Corn Exchange
Saturday 5th Birmingham Symphony Hall
Sunday 6th Buxton Opera House
Friday 11th Swansea Brangwyn Hall
Saturday 12th Malvern Concert Hall
Saturday 19th Lowther Pavilion, Lytham St Annes
Sunday 20th Scarborough Spa
Tuesday 29th Cheltenham Town Hall
Wed 30th Northampton Derngate
Monday 5th Bury St Edmunds The Apex
Tuesday 6th Bury St Edmunds The Apex
Sunday 11th Leeds Grand Theatre
Tues 13th Wrexham William Astor Hall
Sunday 18th London Theatre Royal Drury Lane