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Summer 2020

Summer 2020

GEORGE BENSON
ANNOUNCES
UK TOUR
JUNE/JULY 2020

Royal Albert Hall – July 1st, 2020

The legendary George Benson proudly announces seven UK shows in June/July 2020. This includes one night at London’s most iconic venue, the Royal Albert Hall on July 1st, 2020. Tickets go on sale: 9.00am Friday September 27th.

The live shows will feature George Benson’s masterful guitar playing, and Benson and his band will perform his Greatest Hits from his impressive back catalogue – which includes such classics as ‘Give Me The Night’, ‘Lady Love Me (One More Time)’, ‘Turn Your Love Around’, ‘Inside Love’, ‘Never Give Up On A Good Thing’ and ‘In Your Eyes’ and more…

His latest album, the critically acclaimed ‘Walking to New Orleans’, the jazz guitar legend’s tribute to both piano-pounding hit machine Fats Domino and the original rock guitar hero and poet, Chuck Berry. This is Benson’s 45th album and his first recording since 2013’s ‘Inspiration: A Tribute to Nat King Cole’. Tour dates below:-

JUNE 2020
21 – Manchester Bridgewater Hall
23 – Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
24 – Leeds First Direct Arena
26 – Cardiff St Davids Hall
27 – Bournemouth International Centre
29 – Birmingham Symphony Hall
30 – Southend Cliffs Pavilion

JULY 2020
2 – London Royal Albert Hall
Ticket Prices:
£48 – £68 – Manchester, Glasgow, Cardiff, Birmingham and Southend
£55 & £65 – Leeds
£46 – £67.50 – Bournemouth
£45 – £80 with box seats at £90 – London
Tickets are available from www.ticketline.co.uk / 0844 888 9991 or from the venues direct

Benson is one of America’s great guitarists, a virtuoso who’s been honoured by the National Endowment of the Arts as a jazz master. He’s won a dynamic 10 Grammys, including record of the year for his triple platinum ‘Breezin’. His wins include Record of the Year for “This Masquerade” (1977), Best Pop Instrumental Performance for “Breezin'” (1977) and “Mornin'” (2007), Best Male R&B Vocal Performance for “On Broadway” (1979) and “Give Me the Night” (1981), and Best R&B Instrumental Performance for “Theme From Good King Bad” (1977) and “Off Broadway” (1981)

Nobody has more succinctly described George Benson’s musical evolution than the guitarist himself did in his 2014 autobiography: “…from blues cat to blues-jazz cat…from blues-jazz cat to jazz cat…from jazz cat to soul-jazz cat…and from soul-jazz cat to R&B-jazz cat.”

Further information from:
Joanna Burns PR
Tel: 07850 733562
E: joanna@joannaburnspr.com
W: www.joannaburnspr.com
T: @MusicPR

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