Michael Ball to Launch BOTH SIDES NOW Tour in April
Broadway veteran Michael Ball will release a new studio album, also titled 'Both Sides Now' in addition to launching a UK tour in spring 2013. Both the tour and the album will comprise of 2 halves, encompassing Michael's biggest hits from both his recorded and stage careers.
Full list of dates below;
Monday 15th April - Ipswich Regent Theatre
Wednesday 17th April - Newcastle City Hall
Thursday 18th April - Glasgow Clyde Auditorium
Friday 19th April - Liverpool EmpireSunday 21st April - Sheffield City Hall
Monday 22nd April - Manchester Bridgewater Hall
Tuesday 23rd April - York Barbican
Thursday 25th April - Nottingham Royal Concert Hall
Friday 26th April - Blackpool Opera House
Saturday 27th April - Birmingham Symphony Hall
Monday 29th April - Plymouth Pavillions
Tuesday 30th April - Oxford New Theatre
Wednesday 1st May - Bournemouth International Centre
Friday 3rd May - Brighton Centre
Saturday 4th May - London Hammersmith Apollo
Sunday 5th May - Southampton Mayflower Theatre
Tuesday 7th May - Cardiff St David's Hall
Thursday 9th May - Bristol Colston Hall
Friday 10th May - Portsmouth Guildhall
Michael Ball is Britain's leading musical theatre star, Olivier Award winner, multi-platinum recording artist and popular TV host and radio presenter whose latest album, 'HEROES', is released on March 14th. 'HEROES', Michael's 18th solo album, is released through Universal Music TV and features songs originally performed by some of Michael's favourite singers such as Ray Charles, Tony Bennett, Scott Walker, Neil Diamond. Most of his albums - from his 1992 debut album, 'Michael Ball' to 2009's 'Past and Present' have achieved either gold or platinum status.
Michael's regular concert tours are also hugely popular; between May 24th and June 26th 2011 he will perform across the UK and Ireland in the 'HEROES' tour with a 20-strong company of musicians and singers.
Since making his West End debut 25 years ago as Marius in the original production of Les Miserables, Michael has created a string of leading characters in the West End and on Broadway in shows such as Aspects of Love, Passion, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Phantom of the Opera, Woman In White and Hairspray. He made his debut with the New York City Opera in 2005 in their production of Gilbert & Sullivan's Patience and with the English National Opera in 2007 in their production of 'Kismet'. His showstopping performance as Edna Turnblad in the West End production of Hairspray earned him the whatsonstage.com award and Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Musical in 2008. As associate producer and lead actor in the 2010/2011 touring production of Hairspray, Michael has been reprising his role as Edna across the UK and Ireland. In 2011 he'll perform in Hairspray for the last time before going into rehearsals for Sweeney Todd with Imelda Staunton as Mrs Lovett. Michael's BBC Radio 2 show, 'Michael Ball's Sunday Brunch' broadcasts to nearly 3 million listeners a week.