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David Essex announces UK-wide tour for October 2020

David Essex

Story by Jack Foley

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

The 18-date jaunt will be taking place in October 2020 and will see him perform much loved hits spanning his entire repertoire. The dates include a night at London’s Palladium.

Essex 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, 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, ELF!, Footloose, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Aspects Of Love, plus his own musicals Mutiny! and All The Fun Of The Fair.

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.

Commenting on the tour, Essex said: “I’ve had so many requests to tour again, so I’ve decided to do one more tour. I’m looking forward to touring the UK again in October 2020, it should be fun!”

Tickets for the October 2020 UK tour go on sale on Friday, October 25 at 10am.

Read our career-spanning interview with David Essex

The tour dates are (all October 2020)
2 – Southend Cliffs Pavilion
3 – Ipswich Regent
4 – Oxford New Theatre
6 – Llandudno Venue Cymru Theatre
7 – Nottingham Royal Concert Hall
9 – Birmingham Symphony Hall
10 – Liverpool Philharmonic Hall
11 – Salford Lowry
13 – Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
14 – Newcastle O2 City Hall
16 – Sheffield City Hall
17 – Brighton Centre
19 – Cardiff St David’s Hall
20 – London Palladium
21 – Leicester De Montfort Hall
23 – Bath Forum
24 – Bournemouth IC
25 – Southampton Mayflower