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David Essex announces I'll Be Missing You UK tour (2016)

David Essex

Story by Jack Foley

DAVID Essex OBE has announced his first major tour in over four years.

The 21-date UK tour taking place in November will see him perform much loved hits spanning over his entire 50-year repertoire. The jaunt includes a date at London’s Theatre Royal Drury Lane.

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.

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 30, 2016.

This is the first time since he recorded on the original double album in 1978 that he has appeared with the production.

Lastly, 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.

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”

Tickets for David Essex’s November UK tour go on sale on Friday, April 8 at 10am.

The tour dates are (all November 2016)

2 – Manchester Bridgewater Hall
3 – Cardiff St David’s Hall
5 – Nottingham Royal Concert Hall
6 – Sheffield City Hall
7 – Southampton Mayflower Theatre
8 – Birmingham Symphony Hall
10 – Leicester De Montfort Hall
11 – Newcastle Theatre Royal
12 – Hull City Hall
13 – Glasgow Kings Theatre
15 – Liverpool Philharmonic Hall
16 – Ipswich Regent
17 – Southend Cliff Pavilion
18 – Bournemouth International Centre
20 – London Theatre Royal Drury Lane
21 – Bristol Colston Hall
22 – Oxford New Theatre
24 – Stoke Regent Theatre
25 – Harrogate International Centre
26 – Blackpool Opera House
27 – Wolverhampton Civic Hall