Following his two critically acclaimed solo shows at the Royal Albert Hall in London last year; Gary Barlow has announced a full UK and Ireland tour starting in November including two hometown Manchester shows.
Performing songs spanning the entirety of his incredible music career, Gary will kick off proceedings at Bournemouth's International Centre on 13th November before taking in Plymouth, Edinburgh, Nottingham, London, Sheffield, Manchester, Newcastle, Wolverhampton, Oxford, Liverpool Blackpool, Cardiff and Dublin, finishing up at The Waterfront in Belfast on Tuesday 8th January 2013. Full tour dates below.
"I'm really excited about these dates. Playing live is my favourite thing and I haven't played a solo show for over a year now. Last year playing two London shows was brilliant, we all had such a good time, so I thought right let's get out and see the rest of the country!" said Gary Barlow.
After 20 years in the business, over 50 million records sold, eight No.1 albums, fourteen No.1 singles, seven million concert tickets sold and six Ivor Novello Awards, Gary Barlow is regarded as one of Britain's most successful singer songwriters. Together with Howard Donald, Jason Orange, Mark Owen and Robbie Williams he is also a member of one of the biggest British bands of all time - Take That.
Gary was recently named in the Queen's birthday honours list and was awarded an OBE for his huge contribution to British music as well as his significant charitable endeavours. Gary recently organised the hugely successful Queen's Diamond Jubilee Concert outside Buckingham Palace, gathering together some of the biggest names from the last 60 years to perform including: Paul McCartney, Elton John, Robbie Williams, Stevie Wonder, Tom Jones, Kylie Minogue, Shirley Bassey, and Grace Jones. Gary currently sits as head judge on the UK's No 1 show The X Factor for the second year running.
13 - Bournemouth - International Centre
14 - Plymouth - Pavilions
21 - Playhouse - Edinburgh
22 - Nottingham - Royal Concert Hall
27 - London - Royal Albert Hall
28 - Sheffield - City Hall
06 - Manchester - 02 Apollo
07 - Manchester - Bridgewater Hall
27 - London - Hammersmith Apollo
28 - Newcastle - Civil Hall
30 - Wolverhampton - Civic Hall
31 - Oxford - New Theatre
02 - Liverpool - Philharmonic Hall
04 - Blackpool - Opera House
05 - Cardiff - St David's Hall
07 - Dublin - The Olympia
08 - Belfast - The Waterfront
Tickets go on sale 10am Friday 19 October