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Embrace announce one-off gig at newly renovated Alexandra Palace Theatre (2019)


Story by Jack Foley

FOLLOWING on from the band’s sold out London Roundhouse show last month, and with their huge hometown gig at the 6,000 capacity Halifax Piece Hall in June also now sold out, Embrace will be signing-off on a fantastic 2019 for the band with a very special concert.

The band will be celebrating their two most successful albums to date; 1998’s debut album The Good Will Out and 2004’s double Platinum selling Out Of Nothing, both of which topped the UK album charts upon release.

Embrace will play songs exclusively from the two seminal albums at a special one-off gig in the newly renovated Alexandra Palace Theatre in London on Friday, December 6, 2019.

The Good Will Out became one of the fastest selling debut albums by any British artist at the time, certified Gold on day of release and going on to sell over half a million copies in the UK alone.

The album spawned three Top 10 singles, All You Good Good People, Come Back To What You Know and My Weakness Is None Of Your Business, together with two other Top 40 hits, One Big Family and Fireworks.

Fourth studio album Out Of Nothing followed a three-year hiatus for the group, and features two of Embrace’s biggest hit singles, in the shape of Ashes and the Coldplay-penned Gravity. The album went on to achieve double Platinum status in the UK, selling over 600,000 copies.

The special one-off concert takes place in the spectacular surrounds of the Alexandra Palace Theatre in North London.

Originally opened in 1875, the theatre was closed to the public for over 80 years before an £18.8m restoration saw the venue reopen earlier this year.

Speaking about the band’s great 2019, Embrace singer Danny McNamara said: “Selling out the Roundhouse so quickly was a surprise to be honest, but selling all 6,000 tickets for Halifax, and doing our biggest ever hometown gig 21 years after our debut album came out is just crazy, stuff like that doesn’t happen in real life!

“We wanted to round-off the year with something special, when we saw the Ally Pally venue we knew that was the place to do it, it’s going to be a special night”.

Tickets go on sale this Friday, April 5 at 9am.