Albert Hammond - UK tour announced for May 2012

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Albert Hammond - UK tour announced for May 2012



On May 6th, 2012, Albert Hammond (OBE), one of the greatest songwriters of all time, will embark on his first UK tour since 1973.

Following his hugely successful unplugged performance on the Sky Arts’ show ‘Songbook’, Albert decided to take the same format on the road for eight shows across the UK.

As an artist, songwriter and producer, Albert’s songs have been responsible for the sale of over 360 million records worldwide, including over 30 chart-topping hits. Many of his most beloved songs, like “It Never Rains in Southern California”, “The Air That I Breathe” and “When I Need You” have become hits multiple times with various artists, decade after decade.

Born in London on May 18th 1944, Albert Hammond’s achievements were officially rewarded in 2000, when he received the OBE from Queen Elizabeth II in London. In 2008, Albert was inducted into the Songwriters’ Hall of Fame, taking his place alongside Paul McCartney, Cole Porter and Burt Bacharach.

What sets Albert Hammond apart as a songwriter is that he doesn’t just write hits - he writes classics. He is one of very few songwriters of our time whose songs not only have the mass appeal to make them pop hits, but whose very same songs also have the timelessness and depth that over time turns them into standards. Few writers can successfully walk this line and deliver hits for the 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, 90’s and today. Albert’s songs are the kind of songs that turn one-hit wonders into career artists and keep records selling and spinning on radio decades after their first release.

Albert’s songs have repeatedly topped the international pop, R&B, country, adult contemporary and Latin charts, sometimes simultaneously. Included among these are the #1 hits “When I Need You,” “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now” (nominated for an Oscar, Golden Globe and Grammy), “One Moment in Time,” and “To All the Girls I’ve Loved Before.”

The artists who have recorded Albert’s songs are undoubtedly some of the greatest of our time— including Whitney Houston, Aretha Franklin, Tina Turner, Elton John, Joe Cocker, Diana Ross, Johnny Cash, Celine Dion, K.D. Lang, Julio Iglesias and Josh Groban, to name just a few.

One need only listen to his work from the past forty years to see the mark he has left on popular music – a vast array of modern-day standards that are known the world over and have so deeply touched the lives of us all.

Looking ahead to the tour, Albert said, “Apart from a song at an ASCAP award or a showcase to promote a new record, I haven´t officially performed in the UK since the early 70´s, so I´m very excited about my forthcoming tour, where I will be performing acoustically and telling stories and anecdotes about the songs and the artists I´ve worked with. See you at the gig.”


6th MAY - THE SAGE, GATESHEAD - (0191 443 4661)
7th MAY - THE STABLES, MILTON KEYNES -  (01908 280800)
8th MAY - BAND ON THE WALL, MANCHESTER -  (0161 834 1786)
10th  MAY - THE BREWERY ARTS CENTER, KENDALL -   0161 834 1876)
12th May - ORAN MOR, GLASGOW - (0141 204 5151)
13th MAY - THE DUCHESS, YORK - (0844 477 1000)
15th MAY - UNION CHAPEL, LONDON - (0844 871 8819)
16th May - THE GLEE, BIRMINGHAM -  (0871 472 0400)

Albert Hammond will be in the UK on 16th, 17th and 18th April 2012 for selected interviews.

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