David Essex announces his autumn 2012 UK rock tour
Posted: 2nd April 2012
Dozens of venues will feature the '70s pop-star performing his back catalogue and more, tickets on sale now
An Eastender in more ways than just being an ex-resident and publican on the award-winning shouty TV soap, David Essex has, what they may exclaim on his home-turf, made good. The son of a docker and of Irish travelling blood, his rise to stardom and the trappings of fame was astronomical some 40 years ago - and this all happened some 10 years after cutting his first single in 1963, 'And the Tears Came Tumblin' Down'. So, by the time that his first huge international hit 'Rock On' appeared on Top of the Pops, David Essex was already smart enough to know that eschewing his then band The Mood Indigo was the right move.
During the next 10 years, Essex became something of a pop-idol, to put it mildly. His fresh-faced boyish smile evoked press adoration and considerable hysteria amongst any female from 8 to 80. It's as though a template was suddenly created for the term 'cheeky chappy' and David Essex was 'it', as well as being a regular alternative to another Jackie cover star at the time, David Cassidy. 'Gonna Make You a Star', 'Stardust', 'Hold Me Close', 'Oh What a Circus' and 'Silver Dream Machine' racked up more sales than most of his contemporaries, with a few written especially for stage-shows or films.
His connection with the large and small screens has continued throughout his career - only recently, Essex was appearing in and producing his successful semi-biographical musical, 'All the Fun of the Fair' and signing off from a 6-month appearance in Eastenders as Eddie Moon, bringing the whole thing full circle to his next activities - a book and a tour.
The book, entitled 'Over The Moon' (see what he did there?), closes many chapters in his life and opens another due to start in the autumn - The Rock Tour. This lengthy jaunt around many UK theatres and halls will see David Essex perform his familiar classics from the past four decades, as well as a few surprises. With an army of loyal fans, you can be sure that tickets will sell rather like his hits - fast.
The calling points include the opening night in York on 25th October, followed by Wolverhampton, Reading, Southampton and dozens more until the final quartet in London (Indig02), Norwich, Bournemouth and lastly Southend on 3rd December. Prices weigh in at £25 upwards with most tickets on sale now.
- Tue 7th Sep 2021 David Essex Royal Concert Hall/ Strathclyde Suite (Glasgow) Buy Tickets
- Wed 8th Sep 2021 David Essex City Hall/ Memorial Hall/ Oval Hall/ Ballroom (Sheffield) Buy Tickets
- Fri 10th Sep 2021 David Essex Bournemouth International Centre BIC (Bournemouth) Buy Tickets
- Sat 11th Sep 2021 David Essex Brighton Centre (Brighton) Buy Tickets
- Sun 12th Sep 2021 David Essex Venue Cymru - Theatre/ Arena/ Conference Centre (Llandudno) Buy Tickets
- Tue 14th Sep 2021 David Essex The Philharmonic Hall (Liverpool) Buy Tickets
- Wed 15th Sep 2021 David Essex St David's Hall (Cardiff) Buy Tickets
- Fri 17th Sep 2021 David Essex De Montfort Hall and Gardens (Leicester) Buy Tickets
- Sat 18th Sep 2021 David Essex Cliffs Pavilion (Southend) Buy Tickets
- Sun 19th Sep 2021 David Essex The Mayflower (Southampton) Buy Tickets
- Tue 21st Sep 2021 David Essex Symphony Hall (Birmingham) Buy Tickets
- Wed 22nd Sep 2021 David Essex Bath Forum (Bath) Buy Tickets
- Fri 24th Sep 2021 David Essex Theatre Royal Concert Hall (Nottingham) Buy Tickets
- Sat 25th Sep 2021 David Essex O2 City Hall (Newcastle-upon-Tyne) Buy Tickets
- Sun 26th Sep 2021 David Essex The Lowry (Salford) Buy Tickets
- Tue 28th Sep 2021 David Essex London Palladium (Westminster) Buy Tickets
- Wed 29th Sep 2021 David Essex Regent Theatre (Ipswich) Buy Tickets
- Thu 30th Sep 2021 David Essex New Theatre (Oxford) Buy Tickets