Russell Watson showing at the Winter Gardens Blackpool on 4th May 2017
Four time Brit Classical Awards winner Russell Watson has announced details of his 2017 tour, his first since the release of his new FOD album True Stories. Watson, the only artist ever to be No.1 in the Classical Charts in the US and the UK at the same time, will be performing songs from True Stories together with a selection of greatest hits from his illustrious career. Russell Watson says: “I am really excited about my forthcoming tour as this is the first time I will be appearing live with an orchestra for a long time. It is also the first time I will be performing songs from my new album True Stories, an album I am extremely proud of. The London Palladium show will be particularly special for me as, even though I have appeared there before, it will be the first time I have headlined such an extraordinarily wonderful and evocative venue.” Russell Watson has performed for some of the world’s most notable figures including The Queen (on numerous occasions), The Duke of Edinburgh (he is an ambassador for the Dukes Fellowship Charity), Prince Charles (he is an ambassador of the Prince’s Trust), the late Pope John Paul II (who requested a private audience with Russell at the Vatican), former US presidents Bill Clinton and George W Bush, the Emperor of Japan, the King of Malaysia and in front a of a worldwide audience of one billion at the opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Games in 2002. In 2013 he performed at Buckingham Palace for the Queen’s Coronation Gala Festival and he has also performed at the opening ceremony of the World Games, the Rugby Union World Cup and at the Nou Camp Stadium for the 1999 Champion’s League Final with Montserrat Caballé. He is the UK’s biggest selling classical artist in history and spent fifty-two consecutive weeks at No.1 in the UK and the US classical charts at the same time. Since 2001 he has sold more than seven million albums, achieved six top ten album placements and received four classical Brit Awards.