Get Into Your Car, Get Out to His Gigs - Billy Ocean for Spring 2010 UK Tour
Posted: 18th February 2010
Smooth UK soul-singer and wearer of the longest overcoats, if I remember rightly, and a regular feature on Top Of The Pops during the 80s, Billy Ocean will be back on the road to sing those familiar big hits, plus the odd few from his 2009 album 'Because I Love You'.
The tour begins in Basildon on April 30th and continues on to many towns including Harlow, Blackburn, Lichfield, Birmingham and the IndigO2 before ending up in Chatham on June 10th. Prices vary from around £20 to £30, depending on location - the Dublin gig is €45 - €50.
Billy has been the most successful UK soul-singer since records (no pun intended) began, notching up several Top 40 hits between 1976 ("Love Really Hurts Without You") and 1988 ("Calypso Crazy" - no I don't recall that one either). But it is the interim years where Ocean really hit pay dirt with "Suddenly", "Caribbean Queen", "Get Outta My Dreams, Get Into My Car" and his only UK number 1 "When The Going Gets Tough etc", in fact he had four number ones in the US including the UK flop "Love Zone". Not bad for a man who use to work in Savile Row fitting suits for toffs!
After recently appearing on BBC Breakfast, the tour is sure to start selling fast so be quick!
Billy Ocean has recently been added to Heart Club Classics - Party in the Park 2010 in Hylands Park (Chelmsford) on 26th June alongside Alexander O'Neal, Black Box, Soul II Soul soundsystem featuring Jazzie B + more. On 18th July, he's due to pop up to the Midlands Music Festival where he will share a stage with: The Saturdays, Scouting for Girls, Chipmunk, Alexandra Burke, Taio Cruz, Level 42, Sister Sledge, Aswad, Peter Andre and many more. Tickets cost £32.50 to the Heart Club Classics date and £29.50 for the Midlands Music Festival (Saturday) or £50 for the whole weekend.
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- Fri 10th Sep 2021 Billy Ocean O2 City Hall (Newcastle-upon-Tyne) Buy Tickets
- Sat 11th Sep 2021 Billy Ocean Opera House (Blackpool) Buy Tickets
- Mon 13th Sep 2021 Billy Ocean Royal Concert Hall/ Strathclyde Suite (Glasgow) Buy Tickets
- Tue 14th Sep 2021 Billy Ocean Regent Theatre/ Britannia Suite (Stoke-on-Trent) Buy Tickets
- Thu 16th Sep 2021 Billy Ocean The Bridgewater Hall (Manchester) Buy Tickets
- Fri 17th Sep 2021 Billy Ocean Brighton Centre (Brighton) Buy Tickets
- Sun 19th Sep 2021 Billy Ocean Symphony Hall (Birmingham) Buy Tickets
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- Wed 22nd Sep 2021 Billy Ocean Theatre Royal Concert Hall (Nottingham) Buy Tickets
- Fri 24th Sep 2021 Billy Ocean Harrogate International Centre (Harrogate) Buy Tickets
- Sat 25th Sep 2021 Billy Ocean Venue Cymru - Theatre/ Arena/ Conference Centre (Llandudno) Buy Tickets
- Fri 8th Oct 2021 Billy Ocean Bournemouth International Centre BIC (Bournemouth) Buy Tickets
- Sat 9th Oct 2021 Billy Ocean Cliffs Pavilion (Southend) Buy Tickets
- Mon 11th Oct 2021 Billy Ocean Royal Albert Hall (Kensington) Buy Tickets
- Wed 13th Oct 2021 Billy Ocean The Corn Exchange (Cambridge) Buy Tickets
- Thu 14th Oct 2021 Billy Ocean Bath Forum (Bath) Buy Tickets
- Sat 16th Oct 2021 Billy Ocean De Montfort Hall and Gardens (Leicester) Buy Tickets
- Sun 17th Oct 2021 Billy Ocean New Theatre (Oxford) Buy Tickets
- Wed 20th Oct 2021 Billy Ocean St David's Hall (Cardiff) Buy Tickets
- Fri 22nd Oct 2021 Billy Ocean City Hall/ Memorial Hall/ Oval Hall/ Ballroom (Sheffield) Buy Tickets
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