Aled Jones & Russell Watson join forces for huge UK tour, album available for pre-order now
- Becki Crossley
- 15 October 2018
Duo to perform in Nottingham, Glasgow, York, London, Warwick and more next September
Welsh singer Aled Jones and tenor Russell Watson have announced they will embark on a joint headline tour in 2019. The duo previously performed together with singer Hayley on Songs of Praise:The Big Sing in 2010 and will once again share the stage next year.Tickets for the shows are available from 9am on Fri 19 Oct.
Originally a choral singer, Aled Jones MBE rose to prominence in the mid-80s when his cover of 'Walking in the Air', which became a hit with Channel 4's animated film The Snowman. Jones' version reached No. 5 in the UK charts in 1985 and is considered one of the most known Christmas songs. By the age of 16 Aled had released 16 albums, featured in numerous films and sang before the Royal Family.
In and amongst maintaining his musical career Jones has acted both on stage and TV and has presented numerous TV shows including Aled Jones' Ultimate Travel Guide to Classical Music. He has released a staggering 33 records, the latest of which One Voice: Believe came out in 2017.
Joining the singer for the 20-date tour is famed tenor Russell Watson. Watson is known for his mixture of operatic arias and unconventional pop covers. Watson's debut album, The Voice, was released in May 2001 topping the UK Classical Chart and eventually reached number five in the UK Albums Chart. Since then the singer has released 11 albums.
Aled Jones and Russell Watson kick off the 2019 tour on Tue 17 Sep at Venue Cyrmu in Llandudno. The string of shows includes dates at The London's Palladium, The Royal Concert Hall in Nottingham, The Royal Concert Hall in Glasgow and more. The pair will finish the tour on Tue 15 Oct at Warwick Arts Centre.
Aled Jones & Russell Watson tour dates 2019:
Tue 17 Sep – Venue Cyrmu, Llandudno
Wed 18 Sep – Blackpool Opera House
Fri 20 Sep – Royal & Derngate, Northampton
Sat 21 Sep – The London Palladium
Mon 23 Sep – Southend Cliffs Pavilion
Tue 24 Sep – Congress Theatre, Eastbourne
Thu 26 Sep – St David's Hall, Cardiff
Fri 27 Sep – New Theatre, Oxford
Sun 29 Sep – Plymouth Pavilions
Mon 30 Sep – Bournemouth Pavilion
Wed 2 Oct – Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham
Thu 3 Oct – Regent Theatre, Ipswich
Sat 5 Oct – Cambridge Corn Exchange
Sun 6 Oct – Sage, Gateshead
Tue 8 Oct – Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow
Wed 9 Oct – York Barbican
Fri 11 Oct – Stoke Victoria Hall, Stoke
Sat 12 Oct – Liverpool Philharmonic
Mon 14 Oct – Sheffield City Hall
Tue 15 Oct – Warwick Arts Centre
Tickets for Aled Jones and Russell Watson live in concert go on sale at 9am on Fri 19 Oct.