(UK) Will Young today announced a UK nationwide tour set to take place during October and November 2015. ‘The Love Revolution Tour’, Will’s first tour in four years, starts in York on 29th October and runs across the UK & Ireland finishing in London at the Hammersmith Apollo on 29th November. Tickets will be available at 9AM on Friday 5th June.
The tour announcement comes as Will’s brilliant brand new album ‘85% Proof’ goes straight into Number One on the Official UK Album Chart. ‘85% Proof’ is the sixth album from the multi-million selling Brit Award winning singer-songwriter and represents his most accomplished work to date. The record is an eclectic, hugely confident and startlingly human record which Clash described as ‘The most deliciously instinctive and relentlessly endearing pop music you’ll hear this year. A masterclass in delivering a mature pop record’.
‘85% Proof’ follows up Will’s No 1 album ‘Echoes’ released in 2011 which has sold over half a million copies. In the intervening years Will moved back to theatre staring as The Emcee in Cabaret (for which he was nominated for an Olivier Award); presented an ITV documentary on surrealist artist Magritte; filtered his passion for politics via blogs for the likes of Huffington Post; wrote a best-selling biography and fronted a campaign for Stonewall. He also started teaching and mentoring other singer-songwriters.
Produced by previous collaborator Jim Eliot (Mikky Ekko, Ellie Goulding), ‘85% Proof’ is a creative reflection of Will’s extracurricular activities post-Echoes and his most personal/honest songwriting to date. Writing and recording for the new record also coincided with a move to a brand new label, Island Records.
THE LOVE REVOLUTION TOUR DATES:
29-Oct | York Barbican
30-Oct | Liverpool Empire
01-Nov | Plymouth Pavilions
02-Nov | Brighton Centre
04-Nov | Birmingham Symphony Hall
05-Nov | Cambridge Corn Exchange
06-Nov | Southend Cliffs Pavilion
08-Nov | Dublin Olympia Theatre
09-Nov | Belfast Waterfront
11-Nov | Newcastle City Hall
13-Nov | Glasgow Clyde Auditorium
14-Nov | Blackpool Opera House
17-Nov | Ipswich Regent Theatre
18-Nov | Cardiff St David’s Hall
20-Nov | Bristol Colston Hall
21-Nov | Llandudno Venue Cymru
22-Nov | Manchester Apollo
24-Nov | Oxford New Theatre
25-Nov | Swindon Oasis
26-Nov | Nottingham Royal Concert Hall
28-Nov | Bournemouth BIC
29-Nov | London Hammersmith Apollo