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George Benson announces June UK tour (2018)

George Benson

Story by Jack Foley

TEN-time Grammy Award and NEA Jazz Master winner George Benson has announced nine UK shows in June 2018.

This includes two nights at London’s prestigious Royal Albert Hall on June 26 and 27, 2018.

Tickets go on sale on Friday, October 27 at 9am.

The live shows will feature George 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, Love X Love, Never Give Up On A Good Thing and In Your Eyes.

Benson has contributed one of his songs, You’ll Be In My Heart, to the forthcoming release of Jazz Loves Disney2 – My Kind Of Magic album.

In July 2017, Benson marked his 40th anniversary and Ibanez has created a limited run of his signature guitars for the occasion – GB Signature Models.

The 2018 tour dates are (all June 2018)

17 – Bournemouth, BIC
18 – Birmingham, Symphony Hall
20 – Manchester, Bridgewater Hall
21 – Liverpool, Philharmonic Hall
23 – Glasgow, Royal Concert Hall
24 – Gateshead, Sage
26 & 27 – London, Royal Albert Hall
29 – Southend, Cliffs Pavilion

Ticket prices are as follows: all venues (except Bournemouth & RAH ) – £67 / £57 & £46; RAH – £75 / £62.50 / £52.50 & £45 (boxes at £85).