Paul Carrack - winter 2011/ 12 tour announced- tickets on sale now
Paul Carrack first made a name for himself in 1975, when his band Ace had a massive hit in the US and the UK with 'How Long'. The song, written and sung by Carrack, is still a regular fixture on the radio and in TV commercials some 36 years later.
Unusually for a singer-songwriter who had courted such success ('How Long' made the top 5 in the US), Carrack then slipped into the shadows once more, as session keyboardist on three Roxy Music albums into the early 1980s. In many ways this has been typical of Carrack's story - a singer and songwriter of extraordinary talent who has never seemed comfortable hogging the limelight.
After Roxy Music, Carrack joined Squeeze, taking over the keys from Jools Holland. He even sang the lead vocal on one of their biggest hits, 'Tempted'. In the eighties, he did session work with both The Pretenders and The Smiths before hooking up with former Genesis guitarist Mike Rutherford to sing lead vocals for Mike and the Mechanics, featuring on worldwide smash 'the Living years' among others.
Carrack also continued to tour in his own right, mainly as support for artists like Supertramp and Elton John. He played the organ on John's 'Something About The Way You Look Tonight', the B-side to 1997's rewrite of 'Candle in the Wind' - the best-selling single of all time.
Somehow, Paul Carrack had always managed to find the B-side; to be the bridesmaid, never the bride. As the new century dawned, his cumulative achievements began to attract more attention than the man himself had ever sought and now he rightfully enjoys a lauded position as a skilled songwriter, extraordinarily talented musician and as a vocalist with one of the great white soul voices.
Paul Carrack will be taking his voice and the soundtrack to your life on tour once again this autumn, with nine tour dates starting at High Wycombe's Swan Theatre on 9thNovember. There are dates in Preston, York and London, among others, before the final show of the run at the Alban Arena in St Albans on 20th January 2012.
Tickets for all dates are available now, starting at around £28 (£32.50 for London).
- Sun 16th Dec 2018 Paul CarrackPlayhouse Theatre (Westminster)Buy Tickets
- Fri 18th Jan 2019 Paul CarrackThe Philharmonic Hall (Liverpool)Buy Tickets
- Sat 19th Jan 2019 Paul CarrackThe Philharmonic Hall (Liverpool)Buy Tickets
- Sun 20th Jan 2019 Paul CarrackLeeds Town Hall (Leeds)Buy Tickets
- Fri 25th Jan 2019 Paul CarrackSymphony Hall (Birmingham)Buy Tickets
- Sat 26th Jan 2019 Paul CarrackBarbican Centre (York)Buy Tickets
- Sun 27th Jan 2019 Paul CarrackThe Sage (Gateshead)Buy Tickets
- Fri 1st Feb 2019 Paul CarrackPerth Concert Hall (Perth)Buy Tickets
- Sat 2nd Feb 2019 Paul CarrackHull City Hall (Hull)Buy Tickets
- Sun 3rd Feb 2019 Paul CarrackThe Corn Exchange (Cambridge)Buy Tickets
- Fri 8th Feb 2019 Paul CarrackPavilion Theatre (Bournemouth)Buy Tickets
- Sat 9th Feb 2019 Paul CarrackPlymouth Pavilions (Plymouth)Buy Tickets
- Sun 10th Feb 2019 Paul CarrackBrangwyn Hall - The Guildhall (Swansea)Buy Tickets
- Thu 14th Feb 2019 Paul CarrackTheatre Royal Concert Hall (Nottingham)Buy Tickets
- Fri 15th Feb 2019 Paul CarrackMilton Keynes Theatre (Milton Keynes)Buy Tickets
- Sat 16th Feb 2019 Paul CarrackWinter Gardens (Margate)Buy Tickets
- Fri 22nd Feb 2019 Paul CarrackFestival Theatre (Edinburgh)Buy Tickets
- Sat 23rd Feb 2019 Paul CarrackAlhambra Theatre (Dunfermline)Buy Tickets
- Sun 24th Feb 2019 Paul CarrackRoyal Concert Hall/ Strathclyde Suite (Glasgow)Buy Tickets
- Fri 1st Mar 2019 Paul CarrackCliffs Pavilion (Southend)Buy Tickets
- Sat 2nd Mar 2019 Paul CarrackLondon Palladium (Westminster)Buy Tickets
- Fri 8th Mar 2019 Paul CarrackG-Live (Guildford)Buy Tickets
- Sat 9th Mar 2019 Paul CarrackAylesbury Waterside Theatre (Aylesbury)Buy Tickets
- Sun 10th Mar 2019 Paul CarrackSt David's Hall (Cardiff)Buy Tickets
- Thu 14th Mar 2019 Paul CarrackCity Hall/ Memorial Hall/ Ballroom (Sheffield)Buy Tickets
- Fri 15th Mar 2019 Paul CarrackDe Montfort Hall and Gardens (Leicester)Buy Tickets
- Sat 16th Mar 2019 Paul CarrackBrighton Centre (Brighton)Buy Tickets
- Fri 22nd Mar 2019 Paul CarrackMiddlesbrough Town Hall/ The Crypt (Middlesbrough)Buy Tickets
- Sat 23rd Mar 2019 Paul CarrackHarrogate International Centre (Harrogate)Buy Tickets
- Sun 24th Mar 2019 Paul CarrackThe Lowry (Salford)Buy Tickets