Marc Almond Announces The Velvet Trail Tour For 2015

Iconic singer and performer Marc Almond has announced a full UK tour in April 2015 to follow the release of his much-awaited new record – entitled The Velvet Trail – on 9th March.

The Velvet Trail Tour is Marc’s first major solo jaunt in two years. The show will include a mixture of old and new material and will have an emphasis on the pop, big ballad and electronic rock side of Marc’s catalogue.

Fans attending the shows will enjoy a live premiere of tracks from his new album, together with acclaimed 2014 extended EP The Dancing Marquis and chance to relive his greatest hits and old classics.

Marc is joined by loyal stage companions Neal X on guitars, Martin Watkins on piano and keyboards, Carl Holt on bass and Tim Weller on drums with the addition of Kelly Dayton and Billie Godfrey on backing vocals. Pop legend Marc is looking to add more dates and make a presence on next year’s festival circuit.

The eclectic artist, last year’s recipient of the Ivor Novello Inspiration Award, is currently touring with Jools Holland, following the 2013’s triumph of his award winning Ten Plagues song cycle performances and subsequent album release.

Almond says: I’m really excited about the tour and the new album The Velvet Trail, I can’t wait to perform some of the songs live – this will be one of the most exciting shows I’ve ever staged.

Dates as follows:

APRIL

Thu 16th NEW BRIGHTON Floral Pavilion Theatre

Fri 17th BIRMINGHAM Town Hall

Sat 18th IPSWICH Regent

Mon 20th CAMBRIDGE Corn Exchange

Tue 21st BRIGHTON Dome

Thu 23rd BRISTOL Colston Hall

Fri 24th LEEDS Town Hall

Sat 25th MANCHESTER Bridgewater Hall

Mon 27th EDINBURGH Queens Hall

Tue 28th GATESHEAD Sage

Thu 30th BASINGSTOKE Anvil


MAY

Fri 1st LONDON O2 Shepherds Bush Empire


Tickets go on sale at 10am Friday 14th November at Gigsandtours.com, ticketmaster.co.uk plus venue box offices, or by phone from 0844 811 0051 or 0844 826 2826.

Ticket prices from £19.50 regionally / £29.50 London (plus booking fees).

www.marcalmond.co.uk

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