Paul Carrack, legendary Sheffield-born singer, songwriter and former frontman of Ace, Squeeze and Mike & The Mechanics returns to the road with his band in early 2018, performing in 23 venues across the UK.
With a back-catalogue of hits to his name including How Long, Tempted and The Living Years, Paul’s uniquely soulful voice is a must for his millions of fans around the world. His amazing songs have been performed by some of the biggest names in music including The Eagles, Diana Ross and Tom Jones and he is constantly in demand as a session keyboardist, having recorded and toured with Elton John, Van Morrison, Roger Waters and BB King, and most recently on Eric Clapton’s world tour.
Dubbed by the BBC as 'The Man with the Golden Voice', Paul is undoubtedly a key figure in British pop history, an all-rounded musical talent. And as his devoted fans know all too well, a Paul Carrack show is truly something very special.
Tickets £32.50 £39.50
Black Sapphire and Rock On Music brings to you, for the very first time, Shafqat Amanat Ali, live in concert with top musicians from Pakistan.
Shafqat Amanat Ali – the rockstar Ustad is the biggest singing sensation to hit the subcontinent in recent times. The singer, writer, composer is the son of the legendary Pakistani singer Ustad Amanat Ali Khan, making him a part of the nine generation old Patiala Gharana.
He has been a student of the classical music tradition of India and Pakistan since age four. He was inspired towards music by his father, his uncle Ustad Fateh Ali Khan sahib as well as Roshanara Begum, to name a few.
Shafqat’ s voice represents a unique blend of classical gayaki and contemporary panache. The soul in his powerful voice has the rare ability, which can carry the listener to the peaks of ecstasy and the depths of pain within moments. This very versatility makes him a vocalist par excellence. As the soulful voice traverses a gamut of emotions, the sheer perfection of his gayaki leaves the listener spellbound.
Shafqat will be supported by Mistu Bardhan from India.
This concert is presented by Ria Financial services. It’s a Black Sapphire and Rock On Music Production.
Tickets £20 £25 £30 £35 £40
Stephen Bullamore conductor
Musica Donum Dei
Samson is a three-act oratorio by George Frederick Handel which is considered to be one of his finest works. It was written by Handel in the month between finishing composing Messiah and going to Dublin for its first performance.
The libretto is based on Milton's poem, Samson Agonistes and the biblical story of Samson in Chapter 16 of the book of Judges. It includes the well-known aria Let the Bright Seraphim which was sung at Prince Charles' wedding to Diana by Dame Kiri Te Kanawa.
This will be the first time that Samson has been performed by the Leicester Philharmonic Choir.
Tickets £24 £20 £10 Under 25s £5 Over 60s £21.60 on top price ticket only
Gary Barlow announced that he will embark on a solo tour of the UK kicking off in April 2018, playing 33 dates in 24 intimate venues.
The tour will see Gary play intimate venues across the UK and Ireland including some never visited before. The last time Gary played a string of venues this size, demand was so high he could have sold certain venues out six times over!
"I had such a lot of fun back in 2013 when I played those smaller venues because you’re so much closer to the fans" says Gary of his forthcoming tour. "The audience always seem to love the intimacy of it all too. I’m also really looking forward to playing in a couple of cities I’ve never played before as well as getting a chance to meet the fans there."
Gary last toured as a solo artist in 2014 to acclaim from fans and critics alike, playing some of the biggest venues he had ever played as a solo artist including The O2 London, Birmingham LG Arena, Glasgow The SSE Hydro and Manchester Arena.
Gary Barlow is a British singer-songwriter and record producer who found worldwide fame as a member of British pop group Take That. Since forming in 1989 Take That have won eight BRIT awards, sold over 45 million records and over eight million concert tickets.
Gary is one of Britain’s most successful songwriters, having written 14 Number One singles as well as being a six-time recipient of an Ivor Novello Award. Aside from his achievements with Take That, he has also co-written and produced music for other renowned artists including Dame Shirley Bassey, Sir Elton John and Robbie Williams. Gary’s last solo record Since I Saw You Last sold more than 600,000 copies and was the ninth biggest selling album that year. In more recent years, Gary has also turned his attention to the world of theatre, composing the score for the hugely successful production Finding Neverland, working alongside screenwriter Tim Firth to write the music and lyrics for musical The Girls and also working alongside his Take That band mates to produce The Band, a record breaking musical featuring the music of Take That.
Tickets £35 £47.50 £65 VIP £165
Gary Barlow VIP seated package includes
Best available seated ticket
Pre-signed tour programme
Gary Barlow VIP tote bag
Commemorative VIP laminate and custom lanyard
Exclusive Gary Barlow VIP tour gift
Maximum four tickets per person.
6.30pm doors - please note this is the time De Montfort Hall opens, not the start of the show.
No under 16s in the standing area. Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult.
A musical journey from Lata Mangeshkar to Shreya Ghoshal
Ria Money Transfer in association with Rock On Music and TLC Events is proud to present the new Nightingale of India, Shreya Ghoshal Live with Symphony Orchestra.
In 2000, Shreya Ghoshal won the popular Indian Reality TV show, Sa Re Ga Ma Pa, a platform for thousands of aspiring singers to exhibit their talent and where director Sanjay Leela Bhansali spotted her. A break in his film, Devdas fetched her a one-way ticket to Bollywood.
Since then, Shreya Ghoshal has grown into one of the most sought after female artists in Indian films with umpteen popular trophies as well as four National Awards in her kitty who regularly performs to packed houses all over the world. After amassing millions of fans, she recently also became the first Indian singer to be immortalized in the form of a wax statue at Madame Tussauds in Delhi.
With Shreya Ghoshal recreating her own hits and classics from the greats of yesteryear to the sounds of a symphony orchestra, this concert is a must for all music lovers.
"I've done so many world tours, but none have come close to this one. I wanted to offer something unconventional to my fans. That's when I decided to have a grand symphony with strings, piano and a choir section along with my core band. I will present songs that I've recorded in the previous years. Songs by Lataji, Ashaji, Madan Mohan Saab, RD Burmanji, Salil Chowdhury and Laxmikant-Pyarelal are close to my heart. Music became my first love after I heard their tracks. It will be an honour to sing their songs live." Shreya Ghoshal
£40 £50 £60 £75 £100
Doors to the auditorium will be open from 6pm.
The Waterboys return with their extended nine piece band, for the second leg of their current UK tour in support of their new critically acclaimed double album Out Of All This Blue, which entered the UK album charts at number eight, their highest chart position since 1993.
Ever since Mike Scott first brought The Waterboys to public attention their career has been marked by storied departures. Staking out bold, new territory with fresh approaches and inspirational collaborators has been the defining factor of Scott’s creative flow.
"A rich feast of country, soul and down home Rock n Roll." Q Magazine
"A perfect anecdote to end-of summer ennui." Sunday Express
"A triumph of both hope and experience." Mail On Sunday
"Mike Scott in flying form." Irish Times
"The best Waterboys album in decades, if not ever." Sunday Independent (Ireland)
"A sparkling pop tour de force." Elmore Magazine
"The album is loaded with future Waterboys classics." Daily Mirror
"Scott has his song-writing mojo in full swing…a wonderful return to form." Hot Press
Tickets £35 £39.50
One of our most loved pop icons, Marti Pellow, will be coming to De Montfort Hall as part of The Private Collection Tour. The tour celebrates 30 years in the industry, including number ones and hit singles from his many albums as both a solo artist and with Wet Wet Wet.
How special is it that we have a singer songwriter that has a career that spans decades, oh and let's not forget he sang Love Is All Around (a little attempt at sarcasm creeping in there) which stayed at the top of the charts and gave him the longest stay at number one for a British artist? What a great accolade to have along with dozens of gold and platinum selling records from all over the world, which sit in a cupboard held open by his Brit award...
Marti Pellow is not a singer songwriter that is about yesterday or today, he strives to be about tomorrow and that is why he has longevity in his career and continues to push himself; be it on a Broadway stage, writing a new musical, making new records, starring in the West End or touring - all of this ties together for him - and its all about the music.
Marti said: “Playing live is about sharing a connection with your audience; be that with singing old songs, new songs, borrowed songs - I don’t care where the songs come from - it's about having the best night out - pure and simple. I was just blown away by the amazing response from fans after we did our big concert tour earlier this year – and then exactly the same response after we did a couple of our Private Collection shows in a much more intimate setting – and I thought – if you all really loved those shows - then I want to come out and play these great songs and more for you. I want to hear my audience singing and laughing with me and walking away that night knowing me just that bit better.”
After the success of his last tour, Marti put together the new concert idea of The Private Collection show. He showcased it to sold-out evenings at The Stables in Wavendon and such was their success Marti decided to turn this show into a UK wide tour in 2018.
Marti said: “Here’s a show for those that just would love to hear an extraordinary evening of music – from the hits you love the most, with massive brass-driven soul numbers to intimate acoustic ballads – and maybe a wee bit of chat along the way. We’ve got everything you love!”
Tickets £39.50 £42.50
Tickets £12 £15
Hit makers Level 42 are to embark on a 19-date Eternity Tour of the UK in October 2018 following last year’s sell-out shows in the UK and Europe. The dates will also feature special guests The Blow Monkeys.
Mark King, front man and bassist, said: "We can’t wait to get on the road again in the UK in 2018, it’s always such a hoot, and our fans are always a joy to play to. The band is ever evolving, and reinvention, both musically and in the way we present ourselves, has become something of a tradition for Level. The Eternity Tour will be a chance for us to showcase this once again, and we’ll be playing all our best material as well as some new tracks, and maybe a few deeper cuts too. We are also very happy to welcome The Blow Monkeys as special guests for the tour, how cool is that!”.
In a career spanning almost four decades, Level 42 have sold in excess of 30 million albums and their impressive back-catalogue includes mega hits Lessons In Love, Something About You, Running In The Family and It’s Over. In 2016 the band completed a sold-out 37-date Sirens II Tour of the UK and Europe with critics praising the funk favourites for their ability to “light up the stage” (Birmingham Mail) and sound “as slick as ever” (Bournemouth Echo).
The Blow Monkeys will feature as special guests on the tour. The band are renowned for their seductive live performances and will treat audiences to hits including Digging Your Scene, It Doesn’t Have To Be This Way and their cover of Lesley Gore’s You Don’t Own Me which featured on the Dirty Dancing 1987 soundtrack. The band released a brand new album The Wild River earlier this month.
Tickets: £29.50 £35
VIP package - The Ultimate Meet & Greet Experience £199 (available via Event Travel only)
Includes a premium seat in tiered stalls, meet and greet photo opportunity with Level 42 with professional photographer, signed programme, collectible VIP laminate and lanyard, commemorative ticket wallet, on site event management and VIP host and 24/7 customer support on the day.
VIP package - The Premium Hot Seat Experience £129 (available via Event Travel only)
Includes a premium seat in tiered stalls, programme and exclusive merchandise, commemorative ticket wallet, on site event management and VIP host and 24/7 customer support on the day.
With the country currently in the grips of Queen fever – the band’s current UK tour with singer Adam Lambert is one of the year’s fastest selling – fans of their music will no doubt be thrilled to learn that there will be another chance to hear Queen’s greatest hits performed live when the Queen Extravaganza, the ‘official’ tribute band created by Roger Taylor and Brian May, returns to the UK for a further series of shows next year.
These dates follow the band’s 2015 and 2016 sold-out UK tours which celebrated the 40th anniversary of Queen’s iconic album A Night At The Opera. The tour culminated with a headlining show at the legendary Hammersmith Apollo in London. A venue one played by Queen themselves in the 1970s.
The Queen Extravaganza – described by Roger Taylor himself as "a rock celebration in the Royal tradition" and designed to enable new fans together with fans of old to celebrate the music of Queen - will play 16 shows across England and Scotland beginning the end of October 2018 in Edinburgh with the tour winding up in London on November 22.
The 2018 shows will be billed as the Queen’s Greatest Hits Tour with the promise to deliver all the hits any Queen fan could want to hear - Bohemian Rhapsody, Another One Bites the Dust, Crazy Little Thing Called Love, Under Pressure, We Will Rock You/We Are the Champions, A Kind of Magic, Radio Ga Ga and Killer Queen – just a few to mention - presented 100% live by some of today’s finest musicians hand-picked by Roger Taylor and Brian May.
Announcing the dates, Brian May said: “Queen aficionados! This may be your only chance to see ALL of Queen’s greatest hits performed immaculately – live!”
“These guys are incredibly talented, with their scintillatingly perfect recreation of our songs,” says Taylor.
Tickets £28.50 £46.50
Deacon Blue are delighted to announce their 2018 Tour, To Be Here Someday, a celebration of 30 years of Deacon Blue.
The last five years have been something of a renaissance for the band, and a prolific surge of creativity that has spawned three new albums released in quick succession, including 2016’s studio album Believers, which became their highest charting album in 23 years. To Be Here Someday is a tour that celebrates the band’s entire career, and will see them play some of their biggest ever shows.
The tour’s title To Be Here Someday is a line from their iconic single Dignity and encapsulates the band’s hopes, their passion and joy in being able to share with their fans the biggest songs from throughout their career. As has become a feature of their live shows, they will present a set list that will change night by night but will always be full of classic Deacon Blue.
7pm doors 7.30pm support TBC
Tickets £39.50 front circle gold seats £29.50 all other seats
Suitable for ages 9+