Paul Carrack celebrates new album with extended 2012/13 UK tour
Acclaimed singer-songwriter will share his Good Feeling throughout the British Isles, tickets on sale Friday 22nd June
Whilst the name Paul Carrack might not be too synonymous with endless hits and stadium tours, the bands he has performed with certainly have been. After initially dabbling with soft-rock outfit Warm Dust in the early '70s, Carrack formed the rather more successful outfit Ace, with whom he wrote and sang on their biggest (and only) hit to date, 'How Long?'. The band continued into the '80s, by which time the evergreen, ever-reliable Carrack had built up an impressive session musician's portfolio by singing and tinkling the ivories for Roxy Music, John Hiatt, Nick Lowe, The Pretenders and even The Smiths in their early days.
His abilities were duly noted by British bar-room new-wavers Squeeze who installed him as Jools Holland's replacement for the album 'East Side Story' (big hit, 'Labelled With Love'). He struck gold again by performing vocals for both Roger Waters and Elton John, in and around regrouping with Squeeze in the '90s on their excellent 'Some Fantastic Place' album. But perhaps his biggest successes came with Mike and the Mechanics, a Genesis it was OK to admit to liking at least one song by, including 'Over My Shoulder', 'Word of Mouth' or #2 smash 'The Living Years' (the 'Mike' was of course Phil Collins' old buddy, Mr Rutherford).
So why isn't Carrack himself living on an island next door to Necker and running his own fruit-juice business? Quite simply, the man loves music and has quietly but assuredly released his own upstanding collection of solo works that have, by turns, earned him something more satisfying than whooping it up as Branson's neighbour - fans. 'One Good Reason', 'Blue Views' and 'Satisfy My Soul' have kept a loyal audience loyal and other musicians clamouring for his services.
They'll have to wait this year though - Carrack has a pile of live shows ready to go, along with his umpteenth new album, 'Good Feeling' (due in September). Initially, his tour was earmarked for 2012, but now another length leg has just been borne out of demand. Following on from 2012 shows in towns such as Derby, Worthing, London and Harrogate, next year's phase will also encompass Nottingham, Dartford, Plymouth, King's Lynn, London's Cadogan Hall and loads more until Norwich on 10th March. Tickets for 2013 will be on sale from Friday 22nd June - meanwhile you can purchase tickets to his 2012 shows now for around £28.50.
The question that Paul will surely be pondering at some point is: 'How Long' will this be going on? We will let you know of any further announced shows.
- Sat 30th Jun 2018 Paul CarrackThe Pig Somerset (Bath)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