SEAL ANNOUNCES 2018 UK TOUR IN SUPPORT OF NEW ALBUM "STANDARDS"
British soul legend Seal has announced UK tour dates for 2018 in support of his tenth studio album “Standards”. Backed by a big band, the multi-award winning star will be performing songs from the new album, alongside his classic hits ‘Killer’ and ‘Kiss from a Rose’.
In a career spanning three decades, racking up over 30 million records sales worldwide and a string of Grammy, Brit and Ivor Novello awards along the way, Seal continues to shine as one of the world’s brightest music stars.
“Standards” brings the glamour of Old Hollywood straight to the present. It is a natural successor to his series of soul records, made a decade ago which sold over 5 million copies around the world. “Standards” hears Seal’s signature, velvety warm vocals bring to life classics made popular by Frank Sinatra (such as ‘Luck Be A Lady’, ‘I’ve Got You Under My Skin’ and ‘It Was A Very Good Year’), Ella Fitzgerald (‘I’m Beginning to See The Light’) and Nina Simone (‘I Put A Spell on You’). Elsewhere, there are lush orchestral moments captured on ‘Smile’ (Charlie Chaplin) and the Cole Porter gem, ‘Love For Sale’.
The sound of Seal’s new album is also shaped by three renowned collaborators: Grammy-nominated British producer Nick Patrick (who has worked with luminaries including Tina Turner and Marvin Gaye and enjoyed huge chart success with his pioneering Elvis orchestral albums), multi Grammy-nominated arranger Chris Walden, and legendary engineer Don Murray.
Seal said: “It’s great being back in my home country, and touring with this album is going to be such an experience. We have a full big band – it’s going to be amazing.”
SATURDAY 10 EDINBURGH USHER HALL
SUNDAY 11 GLASGOW ROYAL CONCERT HALL
TUESDAY 13 GATESHEAD THE SAGE
WEDNESDAY 14 MANCHESTER O2 APOLLO
SATURDAY 17 BRIGHTON DOME
SUNDAY 18 BRISTOL COLSTON HALL
MONDAY 19 NOTTINGHAM ROYAL CONCERT HALL
WEDNESDAY 21 BIRMINGHAM SYMPHONY HALL
THURSDAY 22 LONDON PALLADIUM
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