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Russell Watson to play emotional UK comeback tour (2008)

Russell Watson

Story by Jack Foley

RUSSELL Watson will be making an emotional return to the stage for a new UK tour this June and July (2008).

When Russell begins his tour it will be nearly seven months on from an operation to remove a brain tumor – but Russell is well on the road to recovery and is looking forward to getting back to doing what he loves most – singing.

Over 13 dates, including one at London’s Royal Festival Hall, Russell will be performing a mixture of his well-loved songs and new material from his latest album Outside In.

The tour dates are (all June and July 2008):

9 – Glasgow Clyde Auditorium
12 – London Royal Festival Hall
15 – Birmingham Symphony Hall
17 – Bristol Colston Hall
19 – Manchester EN Arena
21 – Sheffield City Hall
23 – Portsmouth Guildhall
25 – Oxford NewTheatre
27 – Bournemouth IC (Windsor IC)
29 – Plymouth Pavilions

1 – Brighton Dome
3 – Cardiff Arena
7 – Newcastle City Hall

Russell Watson is the biggest selling UK artist of the 21st Century and winner of four classical Brit awards. Each of his records have achieved multi platinum sales in the UK and he holds the world record for having an album at No 1 for 52 consecutive weeks.

Russell has sung for The Pope, US Presidents, Prime Ministers, Japanese Emperors, the Beckham’s and for Prince Charles and Camilla Duchess of Cornwall.

Tickets go on sale on Friday, March 14 at 9am and cost £55, £37.50 and £25 – except London where prices range from £55, £45 and £25.