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George Benson announces 2020 UK tour and Hampton Court Palace Festival date

George Benson

Story by Jack Foley

GEORGE Benson has announced a UK tour for 2020, including a night at London’s prestigious Royal Albert Hall, as well as a headline slot at next summer’s Hampton Court Palace Festival.

The soul superstar is the first act to be confirmed for the Palace festival, and will be performing on Friday, June 19. Tickets for this show are on general sale from Friday, September 27, and available from the Hampton Court website

Following that headline show, Benson will play a further eight UK shows throughout June and July, culminating with a night at the Royal Albert Hall.

The live shows will feature Benson’s masterful guitar playing, and Benson and his band will perform his Greatest Hits from his impressive back catalogue – which includes such classics as Give Me The Night, Lady Love Me (One More Time), Turn Your Love Around, Inside Love, Never Give Up On A Good Thing and In Your Eyes.

Benson’s latest album, the critically acclaimed Walking to New Orleans, was the jazz guitar legend’s tribute to both piano-pounding hit machine Fats Domino and the original rock guitar hero and poet, Chuck Berry. This is his 45th album and his first recording since 2013’s Inspiration: A Tribute to Nat King Cole.

The tour dates are (all June and July 2020)

19 – Hampton Court Palace Festival, headline act
21 – Manchester Bridgewater Hall
23 – Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
24 – Leeds First Direct Arena
26 – Cardiff St David’s Hall
27 – Bournemouth International Centre
29 – Birmingham Symphony Hall
30 – Southend Cliffs Pavilion

2 – London Royal Albert Hall

Ticket Prices:
£48 – £68 – Manchester, Glasgow, Cardiff, Birmingham and Southend
£55 & £65 – Leeds
£46 – £67.50 – Bournemouth
£45 – £80 with box seats at £90 – London