Barry Manilow postpones UK tour

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 18 March 2020
Barry Manilow

Barry Manilow

Barry Manilow has rescheduled his UK tour amid the coronavirus crisis

Barry Manilow has postponed his UK tour.

The 'Mandy' hitmaker was set to hit the road in two months' time but he has decided to push back his gigs until August after the British Prime Minister Boris Johnson advised the nation to practice social distancing amid the coronavirus crisis.

A statement released along with the rescheduled dates said: "Thanks to everyone in the UK – all of you have been patient and understanding."

The 76-year-old singer will now kick off his tour in Birmingham on August 26 before heading to Cardiff, Wales, on August 27, Leeds on August 29, London on August 30, Manchester on September 1, Newcastle on September 3, before finishing up in Glasgow, Scotland, on September 4.

Those with tickets for the original dates in May have been told to hold on to their proof of purchase as they will be automatically transferred to the new dates.

Barry loves to perform his most famous tracks at his shows and could never grow tired of them as the audience make him feel like he's "never heard" them before.

He said previously: "I've stopped performing album cuts and medleys of big bands and stuff. I know what the audience wants. They want the hits. And I am happy to give that to them. I'm one of those lucky guys who has a catalog of hits that can fill up 90 minutes. I don't know how that happened, but I'm very grateful. And I want to give them every song they know. So it's a very happy audience out there ...

"I could see the difference. When I would do something they didn't know, they would be very polite. And then when I would do 'Looks Like We Made It,' the roof would cave in. They were telling me what they wanted. And it's my pleasure, honestly. It's theirs. They gave these hits to me. So I'm happy to do it. I don't mind it. I really don't. You would think that I'd be sick of them by now. But I really am not because they make it brand new for me. It's as if they've never heard these songs before."

Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the information displayed here is accurate, always check with the venue before attending (especially during the Covid-19 pandemic).

Barry Manilow

Easy listening pop hits, emotive piano ballads and glitzy showmanship from the camp commander. With worldwide sales of more than 80 million records, Barry Manilow’s success is a benchmark in popular music.

AO Arena, Manchester

Thu 16 Jun 2022

£35–£115 / 0844 847 8000

With Curtis Stigers.

First Direct Arena, Leeds

Sat 25 Jun 2022

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 248 1585

With Curtis Stigers.

Motorpoint Arena Cardiff

Mon 20 Jun 2022

£35–£115 / 02920 224488

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