Diana Krall announces second Royal Albert Hall date for 2012

Posted: 24th April 2012
The Canadian jazz singer and pianist will play a second show at the iconic venue in late October; the additional date goes on sale on Thursday 26th April

If you don't follow the jazz or North American music scenes, you may be a little in the dark about Diana Krall and her credentials. But you don't get two nights at the Royal Albert Hall without first earning your spurs.

And Krall has certainly done that. In the 20 years or so since her debut album, 1993's Stepping Out, the singer and pianist from British Columbia has sold more than 15 million records. Her fourth record, Love Scenes, released in 1997, topped the US Jazz countdown; the first of eight consecutive releases to do so - and an all-time record. Krall has also clocked up four Top Ten records on the main Billboard chart and three No 1 albums in Canada. Amid all of this, she's still found time to marry Elvis Costello and raise twins.

Krall has also picked up five Grammy awards and worked with some of the biggest artists in the world. And this wasn't all a decade ago; Diana Krall is big right now, collecting her latest Grammy in 2010 and working with Sir Paul McCartney on his most recent album (the cringingly titled Kisses on the Bottom). Yet for all her various projects and collaborations, Krall's star shines brightest when appearing as a solo artist and there is no doubt her voice and presence will fill every corner of the cavernous Royal Albert Hall.

We have limited Standard priced tickets available for Tuesday 30th October on sale now, priced £50 to £60, as well as a range of Premium tickets. We will have tickets for the new date of Wednesday 31st October available from 9am on Thursday 26th April, priced £50 to £65.

Stewart Darkin