Brighton-based artist Ben McKelvey has been announced as the support act for The Overtones 2016 Christmas tour. The singer-songwriter who recently opened 17 arena dates for Wet Wet Wet prepares for 20 dates around the UK with the vocal-harmony group who regularly fill City Hall’s and large theatre’s as they tour.
McKelvey said he was ‘delighted to be joining another high profile tour’ as he gears up to release his 2nd album in 2017. Follow the success of recent album Life & Love in England which hit the top 10 of the iTunes Singer/Songwriter chart there is eager anticipation from fans to hear new music.
Songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Ben McKelvey grew up in West London on a musical diet of classic songwriters like Springsteen, Dylan, Cash and Joe Strummer. He formed pop-punk group Fluid Lines as a teenager, going on to record and tour the UK with them. After a series of successful tours and radio exposure, the group went their separate ways in 2011. Determined to continue making music, Ben made the switch to guitar and set out as a solo artist.
24th Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
25th Blackpool Opera House
28th Manchester Bridgewater Hall
29th Reading Hexagon Theatre
30th Southend Cliffs Pavilion
2nd Oxford New Theatre
5th Southampton O2 Guildhall
6th Brighton Dome
7th Ipswich Regent Theatre
9th Sheffield City Hall
10th Birmingham Symphony Hall
11th Scunthorpe Baths Hall
12th Gateshead Sage
14th York Barbican Centre
15th Bristol Colston Hall
16th Greenwich Indigo at the O2
17th Greenwich Indigo at the O2
19th Guildford G Live
20th Cambridge Corn Exchange
21st Liverpool Philharmonic
22nd Nottingham Royal Concert Hall