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Elaine Paige announces Stripped Back 20-date UK tour (2016)

Elaine Paige

Story by Jack Foley

ELAINE Paige has announced a 20-date series of concerts from October to December 2016, entitled Stripped Back.

The tour will see her perform her favourite tracks, from an array of contemporary songwriters, with a small group of musicians.

This follows Elaine’s last solo tour in 2014 which was a sell-out celebratory concert encompassing her incredible 50-year career and saw her say “farewell” to a full touring schedule.

Elaine said: “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 the contemporary songwriters I love such as Harry Nilsson, Randy Newman, Jim Webb, Burt Bacharach, Leonard Cohen, Sting, Elton John, Lennon & McCartney … the list goes on.

“Their 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 … I’m doing these new shows ‘Stripped Back!”

Tickets go on sale on Friday, April 1 at 10am.

The tour dates are (all October, November and December 2016)

October 2016

1 – Guildford G Live
2 – Canterbury Marlowe Theatre
6 – Liverpool Philharmonic Hall
8 – Manchester Bridgewater Hall
13 – Southend Cliffs Pavilion
14 – Basingstoke Anvil
21 – Grantham Meres Centre
22 – Scunthorpe Baths Hall
29 – Leicester The Curve Theatre
30 – Kings Lynn Corn Exchange

November 2016

4 – Leeds Grand Theatre
5 – Birmingham Symphony Hall
12 – Malvern Concert Hall
19 – Lowther Pavilion, Lytham St Annes
20 – Scarborough Spa
29 – Cheltenham Town Hall
30 – Northampton Derngate

December 2016

5 – Bury St Edmonds The Apex
6 – Bury St Edmonds The Apex
18 – London Theatre Royal Drury Lane