After five years of absence due to serious illness, talented British tenor and national treasure Russell Watson will makes a welcome return to the official UK album chart.

His ninth album, ‘La Voce’ is number one in the classical charts and 13 in the main chart.

Recorded in June 2010 with the Roma Sinfonietta - Ennio Morricone’s orchestra of choice – and produced by Mike Hedges, on ‘La Voce’ Russell’s voice has never sounded better. The album has been a fixture of the Amazon pre-order chart since the announcement of its release.

Stronger, more driven and powerful, his renditions of Pino Donaggio’s Io Che Non Vivo (Senza Te), Mario Lanza’s Arrivederci Roma and Parla Piu Piano (the theme from The Godfather) are as impressive as you’d expect from a man singing with, literally, a new lease of life after overcoming two life-threatening brain tumours.

Russell Watson is set to tour in 2011. He will play:

Russell Watson will play:

Sun 27th Salford Lowry (Lyric)
Mon 28th Oxford New Theatre
Wed 30th Sheffield City Hall

Fri 1st Liverpool Philharmonic
Sun 3rd Llandudno Venue Cymru Theatre
Mon 4th Manchester Bridgewater Hall
Thurs 7th Blackpool Opera House
Sat 9th Newcastle City Hall
Mon 11th Glasgow Clyde Auditorium
Wed 13th Nottingham Royal Centre
Thurs 14th Northampton Derngate
Sat 16th Bournemouth Intl Centre
Mon 18th Brighton Dome
Wed 20th Plymouth Pavilions
Tues 26th Bristol Colston Hall
Thurs 28th Cardiff St Davids Hall
Sat 30th Birmingham Symphony Hall

Sun 1st Birmingham Symphony Hall
Tues 3rd London Royal Albert Hall
Thurs 5th Leicester DM Hall
Sat 7th Ipswich Regent

Ticket prices:
Regional - £60/£40/£25
London - £75/£65/£47.50/£35/£25