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Ronan Keating announces Twenty Twenty LP, Emeli Sande duet and UK tour (2020)

Ronan Keating

Story by Jack Foley

RONAN Keating has confirmed the release of a new album that encapsulates his many musical achievements since the millennium, including a collaboration with Emeli Sandé, and a UK tour.

Entitled Twenty Twenty, and set for release on Decca Records on May 1, Keating describes his new record as ‘a greatest hits of brand new music’. To help him celebrate, Keating made two inspired choices: to dive into his back catalogue and revisit three of his biggest hits and, for some of the new tracks, call in some friends.

The first single, One Of A Kind, is released today (February 13) and sees Ronan duet with Emeli Sandé. The heartfelt, embracing glory of this song is classic Keating: “I guess I’ve been known for those first dance songs at weddings, and this has me written all over it. It’s all about the night before the wedding, the day of the wedding and spending the rest of your life together.”

The track demanded a duet partner and for Ronan there was only one choice: “I was completely honoured when Emeli Sandé said she’d love to do it. I was just blown away by her vocal. She’s obviously got a brilliant voice, and she’s a lovely, warm person, so the personality she’s brought to the song is just incredible.”

Keating will be taking his new album to some of the biggest stages in the UK for an extensive summer tour (from June 5-27), so he can celebrate with the people who have been on this journey with him so far, and more.

Before that, this weekend (February 16) Ronan is on the bill to perform at the ‘Fire Fight Australia’ Concert for National Bushfire Relief at the ANZ Stadium in Sydney.

The UK tour is comprised of 17 dates and includes a night at London’s Eventim Apollo.

The full tour dates are as follows (all June 2020)

5 – Live at Botanic Gardens – Belfast
6 – Vicar St – Dublin, Ireland
9 – Bridgewater Hall – Manchester
10 – SEC Armadillo – Glasgow
11 – Sage – Gateshead
13 – BIC – Bournemouth
14 – Motorpoint Arena – Cardiff
15 – Cliffs Pavilion – Southend
16 – Symphony Hall – Birmingham
18 – Royal Concert Hall – Nottingham
19 – Barbican – York
20 – Bonus Arena – Hull
22 – City Hall – Sheffield
23 – Empire – Liverpool
25 – Eventim Apollo – London
26 – Hippodrome – Bristol
27 – Brighton Centre – Brighton