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Tom Chaplin announces three special UK shows in December (2017)

Story by Jack Foley

TOM Chaplin follows the success of his acclaimed solo album The Wave (which debuted at No.3 in the UK Album Chart) with a glorious new disc Twelve Tales of Christmas, out November 17, on Island Records.

This collection features eight original songs co-written by Tom and four inventive covers.

In addition, Chaplin has announced three special UK shows in December, including a night at London’s Royal Festival Hall.

“Christmas is my favourite time of year,” says Tom who has fond memories from his childhood. “The passing years have conspired to erode that magic but I still feel it’s presence when I gather together with my family.”

Produced by David Kosten and recorded at Abbey Road, Muttley Ranch and Snap Studios, the album includes evocative covers of Walking In The Air, Joni Mitchell’s classic River, the Pretenders 2000 Miles and the E17’s Stay Another Day.

Determined to capture the wonderful side of Christmas music, Tom has written some soon to be modern day Christmas classics including new single Under A Million Lights and Midnight Mass.

“The four covers I chose are personal favourites and all very distinct from one another,” Tom says. “I found Christmas a great source of inspiration for writing my own songs. There’s a bittersweet quality to this time of year that made me want to explore the themes of love, lost love and remembering those we have lost.”

The three Chaplin live shows are (all December 2017)

10 – Manchester, Palace
11 – Bath, Forum
12 – London, Royal Festival Hall

Tickets go on sale on Friday, October 20 from 10am.