Anthems Tour: Tickets Now On General Sale
KERRY ELLIS & BRIAN MAY - ANTHEMS: THE TOUR - KICKING OFF IN LIVERPOOL ON TUESDAY 3RD MAY 2011
TICKETS ON SALE NOW!
To book tickets please contact the venues below or call 0844 888 9991
For online bookings please visit http://www.ticketline.co.uk/anthems-the-concert-tickets
Tickets priced between £42.50-£40 (Boxes), £39-£37.50 (Adults) & £35-£29 (Concessions)
ANTHEMS: The Tour is the exciting new live touring version of Anthems, the musical Rock Goddess Kerry Ellis’ stunning 2010 hit debut album produced by and co-starring Queen legend Brian May.
After the phenomenal success of the forthcoming sell-out charity show, Anthems: The Concert, at London’s Royal Albert Hall in May 2011 and the launch of Kerry & Brian’s forthcoming single Defying Gravity (released 20th March), it is today announced that Kerry & Brian will be taking their majestic show on the road across the UK. Anthems: The Tour promises to impress and entertain audiences with its fusion of rock and musical theatre anthems from shows such as WICKED, CHESS and WE WILL ROCK YOU, making it the ultimate experience for any rock lover.
The 12-date tour, which starts on 3rd May at Liverpool’s Philharmonic Hall, will electrify audiences with Queen guitarist and rock superstar Brian May performing new arrangements of the favourite songs he has specially chosen to be sung by Kerry, accompanying her on both guitar and vocals.
Brian May says: “Kerry Ellis is now acknowledged as a phenomenon, equally at home in Musical Theatre and Rock. I was convinced from the moment we worked together on We Will Rock You nine years ago, that she was destined to be a worldwide star. The challenge was to develop songs and arrangements to allow that amazing voice to reach its true potential.”
Anthems: The Tour follows a series of acclaimed performances by Kerry & Brian. They stole the show when they performed together on the Royal Variety Show in 2008, they performed live together again at BBC Proms in the Park and at last year’s The Night of 1000 Voices, and most recently, they opened the Remembrance Day concert at the Royal Albert Hall.
The announcement of Anthems: The Tour comes as Kerry & Brian are about to launch a pounding club remix of ‘Defying Gravity’ - the lead track from the musical, Wicked, and a standout song on Kerry's debut album.
The mix, which is released on 20th March, comes from the people behind the world's most high profile gay club, London's G-A-Y. In its 18 years, the club has hosted performances from some of the world's biggest artists, including Madonna, Kylie, Mariah Carey, Pink and Katy Perry. This is the first time they have turned their hands to remixing. "We've been looking for the right artist and the right song” says club founder, Jeremy Joseph, "and ‘Defying Gravity’ is one of my all-time favourite songs. When Kerry performed the track at G-A-Y and the crowd went ballistic, I knew this was the one."
Tickets for the tour will be on sale from Friday 18th February 2011.
What The Press Say:
Daily Express - “Big voice, big production, big numbers!”
The Sun - “Ellis’ huge voice and May’s scorching guitar riffs pack enough energy to blow the roof off”
Woman - “This debut album is a real showstopper – a fusion of rock-meets-musical.”
Full UK Tour Dates
Tuesday 3rd May 2011 Liverpool Philharmonic Hall 0151 709 3789
Thursday 5th May 2011 Gateshead Sage 0191 443 4661
Friday 6th May 2011 Sheffield City Hall 0114 278 9789
Sunday 8th May 2011 Nottingham Royal Centre 0115 989 5555
Monday 9th May 2011 Birmingham Symphony Hall 0121 780 3333
Wednesday 11th May 2011 Edinburgh Festival Theatre 0131 529 6000
Thursday 12th May 2011 Glasgow Royal Concert Hall 0141 353 8000
Saturday 14th May 2011 Cardiff St. David’s Hall 0292 087 8444
Monday 16th May 2011 Manchester Bridgewater Hall 0161 907 9000
Wednesday 18th May 2011 Milton Keynes Theatre 0844 871 7652
Thursday 19th May 2011 Southend Cliffs Pavilion 0170 235 1135
Saturday 21st May 2011 Bath Forum 0122 546 3362