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Jools Holland announces Autumn/Winter 2016 UK tour

Jools Holland & His Rhythm & Blues Orchestra, Moving Out To The Country

Story by Jack Foley

JOOLS Holland and his much loved Rhythm & Blues Orchestra have announced another run of dates and special guests of their 2016 Autumn/Winter UK tour.

Starting in Southend on October 26, the tour will take in 33 shows across the UK, including two dates at London’s Royal Albert Hall on Friday and Saturday, November 25 and 26.

Renowned as one of the UK’s most popular tours, now in its 21st year, these shows are not to be missed and will this year feature special guests The Selecter’s Pauline Black and Arthur ‘Gaps’ Hendrickson.

Tickets go on sale at 10am on Friday, February 5, and are available at this website or via seetickets on 0871 220 0260.

Fans will also be thrilled to hear that the shows will once again feature the astounding vocals of Ruby Turner and Louise Marshall along with a new addition, the rich soulful tones of Beth Rowley.

Beth is known for her love of Blues and Gospel and her top 10 debut album Little Dreamer was nominated for a BRIT Award. She is currently working on her second album.

Together with the inimitable musicianship of the Rhythm & Blues Orchestra, which features the drums of original Squeeze member Gilson Lavis, Jools Holland will be performing tracks spanning his entire solo career as well as songs taken from his latest album, Jools & Ruby, released in December 2015.

The autumn/winter tour dates are (all 2016)

October
26 & 27 – Southend Cliffs Pavilion
28 – Ipswich Regent
29 – Cambridge Corn Exchange

November
2 – Reading Hexagon
3 – Portsmouth Guildhall
4 & 5 – Bristol Colston Hall
10 – Guildford Glive
11 – Harrogate International Centre
12 & 13 – York Barbican
17 – Northampton Derngate
18 – Watford Colossuem
19 – Manchester Apollo
20 – Oxford New Theatre
24 – Leicester DeMontfort Hall
25 & 26 – London Royal Albert Hall
27 – Southampton Mayflower
30 – Nottingham Royal Concert Hall

December
1 – Sheffield City Hall
2 & 3 – Glasgow Clyde Auditorium
9 – Plymouth Pavilions
10 – Cardiff Motorpoint Arena
11 – Stoke Victoria Hall
14 & 15 – Birmingham Symphony Hall
16 – Bournemouth International Centre
17 – Brighton Centre
20 & 21 – Newcastle City Hall