added: 11 Jul 2011 // by: Music-News.com Newsdesk
Multi-Platinum artist WILL YOUNG releases his brand new album 'Echoes' on August 22nd 2011 through XIX Management/RCA Label Group. The first single to be taken from 'Echoes' is 'Jealousy' which will be released the day before on Sunday 21st. He also announces a 23-date major UK and Irish tour this autumn including two nights at London's Shepherd's Bush Empire.
Coming on the 10th anniversary of Will's first audition for Pop Idol in 2001, 'Echoes' is the follow up to his Platinum selling 'Hits' collection and is his fifth studio album in a career spawning over 8 million sales so far.
'Echoes' has been produced by Richard X (MIA, Kelis, Goldfrapp) who Will chose after falling in love with Steve Mason's (Beta Band) 'Boys Outside' album that Richard produced. With 'Echoes' Will has sidestepped some of his traditional sounds to move more into the world of electronic music, making an album of sophistry and gentility that pulses with the undercurrents of the dance-floor. The sweeping strings and key changes of his hit ballads have made way for synthesised melody, towards something sparer and more controlled. 'I had to learn to undo my musical muscle memory,' he explains. 'To allow space into the music.'
Following his hugely successful 2008 and 2009 sell-out tours and acclaimed summer festival appearaches, Will is ready to astound audiences once more with a nationwide tour in October and November. Will will be performing live versions of his new material along with favourites from his past albums. Tickets go on general sale on 8th July.
Full details are below:
Thu 27th Swindon Oasis
Fri 28th Bournemouth BIC
Sun 30th Belfast The Waterfront
Mon 31st Dublin The Olympia
Wed 2nd Nottingham Royal Centre
Thu 3rd Oxford New Theatre
Fri 4th Ipswich Regent Theatre
Sun 6th Liverpool Empire Theatre
Mon 7th Blackpool Opera House
Tue 8th Sheffield City Hall
Thu 10th Aberdeen Music Hall
Fri 11th Glasgow O2 Academy
Sat 12th Newcastle City Hall
Mon 14th Manchester O2 Apollo
Tue 15th Llandudno Arena
Thu 17th Brighton Centre
Fri 18th Cambridge Corn Exchange
Sun 20th Birmingham O2 Academy
Mon 21s London O2 Shepherds Bush Empire
Tue 22nd London O2 Shepherds Bush Empire
Thu 24th Southend Cliffs Pavilion
Fri 25th Plymouth Pavilions
Sat 26th Cardiff St David's Hall
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