Will Young’s “Let It Go 2008” Tour
Will Young fans are no doubt thrilled at the news that this talented artist will be on tour in the U.K. toward the end of the year. Named in honor of his latest album, the “Let It Go 2008” tour will focus on songs from his new album and will have audiences singing along to favorites from the past.
Will Young will be performing at a series of select theater venues, kicking off in the Newcastle City Hall on 16 November, and moving on to Harrogate, Liverpool, Glasgow, Manchester, Sheffield, Oxford, Nottingham, Portsmouth, Bristol, Ipswich, Brighton, Cardiff, Birmingham, Plymouth and Bournemouth, with the concluding performance for the Let It Go 2008 tour at the London Roundhouse on 12 December 2008.
Live performances at festivals, including the popular Glastonbury festival, have kept the famous Pop-Idol busy in the first part of this year, and he is reportedly looking forward to taking to the road again. His Let It Go album sees Will taking a different musical direction, with what critics are calling an interesting blend of soul and disco. Add to that mix his extraordinary voice, and there is little doubt that fans will love the result.
Gaining the most votes in six out of nine rounds of public voting and winning the very first U.K. Pop Idol contest in 2002, was the beginning of a successful music career for Will Young. His first single, featuring Evergreen and Anything is Possible, sold 403,027 copies on the day of its release, earning it the eleventh spot on the U.K.’s official list of all-time best-selling singles. The following years of his career have had many highlights, including performances alongside some of the music world’s greats such as Brian May, Roger Taylor, Burt Bacharach and James Brown. He has won two BRIT Awards, after being nominated for eight, and was voted U.K.’s Favorite Artist of all time by a commercial radio station poll in both 2006 and 2007.
Will has also had some success as a film actor, playing Bertie in the 2005 BBC film Mrs. Henderson Presents, which starred renowned English actors, Judi Dench and Bob Hoskins. He played the leading role of Nicky Lancaster in the Royal Exchange Theater’s production of Noel Coward’s play, The Vortex, proving that he has stage acting talents as well. He has been involved in a number of television documentaries and is a keen philanthropist, putting his celebrity status to good use in aid of the charity against domestic violence, Women’s Aid, as well as Mencap, a U.K. charity working with people with learning disabilities.
Will Young’s list of achievements and his commitment to socio-economic issues are impressive, but when he takes to the road in November, it will be his musical talent that attracts the crowds to his concert venues – and he certainly has that in abundance.