Gary Barlow has announced he will be touring in 2021 in support of his upcoming album Music Played By Humans.
The Take That singer will take to the stage alongside a full orchestra for a string of concerts across the UK and Ireland next summer, kicking off in Liverpool’s M&S Bank Arena, before wrapping up with two consecutive nights at The O2 Arena in London.
Tickets for the tour are expected to go on sale at 9:30am on October 9, and fans can also access a special presale two days before on October 7 if they preorder the album.
Gary explained: ‘I love performing. I’ve missed it so so much. I’m excited to think about how the new songs on the album will sound live and with an audience! I’m just really looking forward to getting out there and seeing everyone again.’
The shows will see Gary, 49, joined alongside R&B singer Beverly Knight, who also features on his new album on the track Enough Is Enough.
James Corden, Alesha Dixon, Michael Buble and Sebastian Yatra are just some of the other stars who will also appear on the record, which is set to be released on November 27.
Speaking of the new release, Gary said: ‘This is the first album I’ve made that’s really given me the opportunity to collaborate with this calibre of muscians on my songs, and they’re all so different in their own right.
‘Elita began as a duet with Michael until he suggested bringing Sebastian onto the record and that gave the song a whole new dynamic.
‘The Kind Of Friend I Need with Corden was just fun to record from the beginning – it’s a warm, good-humoured, funny song that really celebrates British humour – in a northern way!’
This is Gary’s fifth solo album away from Take That – his previous, Since I Saw You Last, was released in 2013 and spawned the hit single Let Me Go.
Gary Barlow’s fifth studio album Music Played By Humans will be released on November 27. His tour is set to begin on June 2 2021 at the M&S Bank Arena in Liverpool.
Gary Barlow 2021 tour dates
June 2 – Liverpool M&S Bank Arena
June 4 – Newcastle Utilita Arena
June 5 – Sheffield FlyDSA Arena
June 7 – Cardiff Motorpoint Arena
June 8 – Cardiff Motorpoint Arena
June 9 – Nottingham Motorpoint Arena
June 11 – Leeds First Direct Arena
June 12 – Manchester AO Arena
June 15 – Aberdeen P&J Live Arena
June 16 – Glasgow The SSE Hydro
June 18 – Birmingham Utilita Arena
June 21 – Belfast SSE Arena
June 22 – Dublin 3Arena
June 24 – London The O2
June 25 – London The O2
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