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.
- Mon 14th Oct 2019 Paul CarrackBord Gáis Energy Theatre (formerly Grand Canal Theatre) (Dublin)Buy Tickets
- Tue 15th Oct 2019 Paul CarrackCork Opera House (Cork)Buy Tickets
- Fri 17th Jan 2020 Paul CarrackMusic Hall (Aberdeen)Buy Tickets
- Sat 18th Jan 2020 Paul CarrackFestival Theatre (Edinburgh)Buy Tickets
- Sun 19th Jan 2020 Paul CarrackThe Armadillo (Glasgow)Buy Tickets
- Fri 24th Jan 2020 Paul CarrackThe Philharmonic Hall (Liverpool)Buy Tickets
- Sat 25th Jan 2020 Paul CarrackThe Philharmonic Hall (Liverpool)Buy Tickets
- Sun 26th Jan 2020 Paul CarrackThe Sage (Gateshead)Buy Tickets
- Fri 31st Jan 2020 Paul CarrackDe Montfort Hall and Gardens (Leicester)Buy Tickets
- Sat 1st Feb 2020 Paul CarrackBarbican Centre (York)Buy Tickets
- Sun 2nd Feb 2020 Paul CarrackCity Hall/ Memorial Hall/ Ballroom (Sheffield)Buy Tickets
- Fri 7th Feb 2020 Paul CarrackThe Lighthouse (Poole)Buy Tickets
- Sat 8th Feb 2020 Paul CarrackCongress Theatre (Eastbourne)Buy Tickets
- Sun 9th Feb 2020 Paul CarrackAylesbury Waterside Theatre (Aylesbury)Buy Tickets
- Fri 21st Feb 2020 Paul CarrackThe Bridgewater Hall (Manchester)Buy Tickets
- Sat 22nd Feb 2020 Paul CarrackHarrogate International Centre (Harrogate)Buy Tickets
- Sun 23rd Feb 2020 Paul CarrackNew Theatre [formerly Broadway Theatre] (Peterborough)Buy Tickets
- Fri 28th Feb 2020 Paul CarrackG-Live (Guildford)Buy Tickets
- Sat 29th Feb 2020 Paul CarrackStevenage Arts and Leisure Centre/ Concert Hall (Stevenage)Buy Tickets
- Sun 1st Mar 2020 Paul CarrackSymphony Hall (Birmingham)Buy Tickets
- Fri 6th Mar 2020 Paul CarrackThe Corn Exchange (Cambridge)Buy Tickets
- Sat 7th Mar 2020 Paul CarrackSt David's Hall (Cardiff)Buy Tickets
- Sun 8th Mar 2020 Paul CarrackPrincess Theatre (Torquay)Buy Tickets
- Thu 12th Mar 2020 Paul CarrackTheatre Royal Concert Hall (Nottingham)Buy Tickets
- Fri 13th Mar 2020 Paul CarrackCliffs Pavilion (Southend)Buy Tickets
- Sat 14th Mar 2020 Paul CarrackLondon Palladium (Westminster)Buy Tickets
- Fri 20th Mar 2020 Paul CarrackVenue Cymru - Theatre/ Arena/ Conference Centre (Llandudno)Buy Tickets
- Sat 21st Mar 2020 Paul CarrackBath Forum (Bath)Buy Tickets
- Sun 22nd Mar 2020 Paul CarrackLeas Cliff Hall (Folkestone)Buy Tickets
- Fri 27th Mar 2020 Paul CarrackBonus Arena (Hull)Buy Tickets
- Sat 28th Mar 2020 Paul CarrackUniversity of East Anglia [UEA]/ LCR (Norwich)Buy Tickets
- Sun 29th Mar 2020 Paul CarrackRegent Theatre (Ipswich)Buy Tickets