January 29, 2019 @ 11:17 by Richard Dawson
Musical virtuoso Jools Holland and his distinguished Rhythm & Blues Orchestra have announced dates and special guests for their 2019 autumn/winter UK tour. Tickets go on general sale this Friday 1 February at 10am and can be bought on Ticketmaster, See Tickets, Ticketline and Stargreen as well as the direct venue websites.
Highlights of the 32-date tour, now in its 23rd year, include two performances at London’s Royal Albert Hall on 15 and 16 November, Bournemouth’s Windsor Hall on 13 December along with arena shows in Cardiff’s Motorpoint Arena on 21 December, Peterborough’s East Of England Arena on 26 October and two nights at our very own Newcastle City Hall on 4 and 5 December.
Accompanying Jools with the Rhythm & Blues Orchestra on their annual excursion around the UK will be the supremely talented Ruby Turner, with her breath-taking gospel, soul and rhythm & blues vocals, Louise Marshall, with her beautiful soul and jazz tones,as well as original Squeeze member and powerhouse Gilson Lavison drums.
Additional special guests will be BRIT Award winner Eddi Reader from 24 October – 23 November, as well as Pauline Blackand Arthur ‘Gaps’ Hendrickson from the legendary ska band The Selecterfrom 28 November – 22 December. Eddi will join Pauline and Gaps as a special guest in her hometown of Glasgow for the SEC Armadillo shows on 6 and 7 December.
Previous special guests who have performed with Jools on his UK tours include the likes of Lulu, Joss Stone, Roland Gift, Melanie Cand most recently Marc Almondwho released a joint album with Jools in November 2018, ‘A Lovely Life To Live’.
With a tremendous collection of Jools tunes and other boogie-woogie classics to choose from, Jools’ UK tour is set to be an unforgettable night out that will have audiences on their feet!
Tickets go on general sale thisFriday 1 Februaryat 10am. Tickets are priced from £42 (+ booking fee), except the Royal Albert Hall concerts with tickets priced from £19.75 (+ booking fee) upwards.