Following a series of sold out dates in January; musician, songwriter, actor and philanthropist Charles Esten has announced his biggest headline UK tour to date culminating at London’s prestigious Royal Albert Hall.

Known best for his role as Deacon Claybourne on the hit television show Nashville, Charles (Chip) Esten was born in Pittsburgh, PA, and grew up in Alexandria, VA. After starting his acting career in Los Angeles, he was pleased to make his theatrical debut in London, portraying Buddy Holly in the hit West End musical Buddy. It was in that role, he was honoured to perform for HRM Queen Elizabeth in the Royal Variety Performance. It was during that run that he first appeared on the British version of Whose Line Is It Anyway?

Since then, aside from Nashville, he has appeared on many other films and television shows including The Postman, NYPD Blue, ER, Big Love, and the American version of The Office. He currently has a recurring role on TNT’s Tell Me Your Secrets.

It was Nashville that reopened Esten’s musical career, and over the course of the last six years he has performed hundreds of live concerts, including three sold out Nashville In Concert shows at the Royal Albert Hall. He has performed in The O2 at the C2C Festival, at the CMC Festival in Australia, Stagecoach in Indio, CMA Fest in Nashville, as well as the Bluebird Café, The Ryman Auditorium, and the Grand Ole Opry where, on July 20th, he made his 100th appearance.

Now Charles Esten will make his full band return to the UK in October.



Date Venue
Sat 19th Bridgewater Hall Manchester
Sun 20th Barrowland Glasgow
Mon 21st Ulster Hall Belfast
Wed 23rd Sage Gateshead
Thu 24th O2 Institute Birmingham
Fri 25th O2 Academy Bristol
Sun 27th Royal Albert Hall London

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