Chris Rea is delighted to announce that he has added two new shows in Newcastle on Monday 20th November and Birmingham on Monday 27th November to his European and UK tour, to celebrate the release of his new album, Road Songs For Lovers.

Like all truly great artists, Chris Rea has followed his own unique artistic vision and a path that is his and his alone. And although his exemplary musical output to date is deeply embedded into the framework of the world’s rock n roll DNA, it is also safe to say that his presence has been something of a glittering thorn in the side of an industry that has always had him down as a perennial outsider. Artist and painter, blues aficionado and self-confessed motoring nut, filmmaker and Italian-influenced classical music composer, eclectic and maverick are two terms that hardly come close to describing a man who has sold more than 30 million albums worldwide for just being himself. In 2017 Rea returns to what he’s best known for; an album of gorgeous rock ballads which showcases Rea’s unique voice and a song writing skill at the top of his game.

Born in Middlesbrough in 1951, Rea released his debut album in 1978 and promptly had a huge US hit with the first track to be lifted off the record, Fool If You Think It’s Over. In 1983, Rea’s fifth studio album Water Sign sold over half a million copies after I Can Hear Your Heartbeat became a top twenty hit all over Europe. Rea’s follow up, Wired To The Moon was also a huge success and attendant tours of Europe would ensure that Rea commandeered a significant fan-base that has stayed with him through subsequent decades.

In 2000, Rea’s, King Of The Beach reached the top thirty but his well-documented illness meant that he took a brief sabbatical from recording before returning to his blues roots.



Date Venue
Mon 20th City Hall Newcastle
Tue 21st Sage Theatre Gateshead
Wed 22nd Royal Concert Hall Glasgow
Fri 24th Convention Centre Harrogate
Sun 26th Eventim Apollo London
Mon 27th Symphony Hall Birmingham
Wed 29th Symphony Hall Birmingham
Thu 30th Philharmonic Liverpool


Date Venue
Sun 3rd O2 Apollo Manchester
Mon 4th City Hall Sheffield
Wed 6th Olympia Dublin
Thu 7th Waterfront Belfast
Sat 9th New Theatre Oxford
Sun 10th Brighton Centre
Tue 12th International Centre Bournemouth

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