KATHERINE JENKINS OBE
2015 UK TOUR
Award-winning West End and Broadway performer
Announced as special guest
KATHERINE’S TENTH STUDIO ALBUM
‘HOME SWEET HOME’
RELEASED NOVEMBER 17TH
CELEBRATING HER 10TH ANNIVERSARY IN THE MUSIC INDUSTRY
Katherine Jenkins will return to the live arena with a full 21 date UK tour for 2015, culminating at a huge show in her homeland on Saturday 14th March. It has just been confirmed that Award-winning West End and Broadway performer JOHN OWEN-JONES (Les Miserables/Phantom of The Opera) will be appearing a special guest on the whole tour.
Katherine’s new tour follows the eagerly anticipated release of her landmark new classical album ‘Home Sweet Home’ on November 17th, through Decca Records. Cherished as one of Britain’s favourite singers, Welsh mezzo soprano Katherine Jenkins has achieved meteoric success as the world’s most prolific classical crossover artist her nine studio albums have sold in excess of eight million copies and gone platinum all around the world.
She has received numerous accolades for her recordings, including two Classical BRITs for the coveted Album of the Year Award. In 2013, Katherine headlined the Queen’s Coronation Festival at Buckingham Palace and was awarded an OBE at the 2014 New Year’s Honours List for her services to music and charity. Katherine has also cemented her position as one of the UK’s greatest exports and in 2013 toured South Africa, the US, China, Abu Dhabi and Europe.
Katherine says, “Performing live for my fans is what I love most about being an artist. I’m so thrilled to be going on tour next year, getting to see you all and performing my new album. I can’t wait.”
New album ‘Home Sweet Home’ reflects Katherine’s return to her classical roots and marks a milestone in Katherine’s astonishing career, it has been ten years since the release of her debut offering ‘Premiere’ in 2004 – one of the fastest selling classical albums of all time. Produced by Patrick Hamilton and recorded at the legendary Abbey Road Studios ‘Home Sweet Home’ sees key collaborations including international star and violin virtuoso David Garrett (Ode To Joy) and Britain’s best loved tenor, Alfie Boe (Barcelona).
Katherine’s ‘Home Sweet Home’ tour will see her perform tracks off the new album plus favourites featured throughout her extraordinary career.
Special guest John Owen-Jones has enjoyed critical acclaim for his award winning performances in the lead role of Jean Valjean in ‘Les Miserables’ (he remains the youngest actor to have played the role) and the title role in The Phantom of the Opera. John will perform much loved songs such as ‘Bring Him Home’ from Les Miserables and ‘Music of The Night’ from The Phantom Of The Opera. After recently returning from the Far East (his first solo show in Tokyo sold out in a record nine minutes!) John is currently in the studio recording his third album for release in March 2015. John says:
“Having been a fan of her work for a long time, I am absolutely delighted to be appearing alongside Katherine on what I’m sure will be a hugely successful tour. I can’t wait to be on the tour next spring and sing in some of the finest venues in the country. I’ll also get to hear Katherine sing every night!”
Full dates below:
Wed 11-Feb-2015 – Cambridge Corn Exchange
Thu 12-Feb-2015 – Guildford G Live
Sat 14-Feb-2015 – Nottingham Royal Concert Hall
Sun 15-Feb-2015 – Brighton Dome
Tue 17-Feb-2015 – London Royal Festival Hall
Wed 18-Feb-2015 – Bristol Colston Hall
Fri 20-Feb-2015 – Plymouth Pavilions
Sat 21-Feb-2015 – Bournemouth International Centre
Mon 23-Feb-2015 – Sheffield City Hall
Wed 25-Feb-2015 – York Barbican
Thu 26-Feb-2015 – Edinburgh Usher Hall
Sat 28-Feb-2015 – Gateshead Sage 1
Mon 02-Mar-2015 – Liverpool Philharmonic Hall
Tue 03-Mar-2015 – Manchester Bridgewater Hall
Thu 05-Mar-2015 – Llandudno Venue Cymru Theatre
Sat 07-Mar-2015 – Birmingham Symphony Hall
Sun 08-Mar-2015 – Birmingham Symphony Hall
Tue 10-Mar-2015 – Ipswich Regent
Wed 11-Mar-2015 – Southend Cliff Pavilion
Fri 13-Mar-2015 – Oxford New Theatre
Sat 14-Mar-2015 – Cardiff Motorpoint Arena