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The singer joins Jools Holland on the road

Singer Marc Almond is to tour for the first time since his near fatal motorcycle crash last year that left him in intensive care.

The star is to join Jools Holland on his annual autumn tour of the UK. Almond will perform guest vocals at all of the shows on the 30-date tour except Nottingham Royal Centre (30 Nov), Sheffield City Hall (1 Dec) and Glasgow Clyde Auditorium (2 & 3 Dec).

Almond said about getting back out on the road; “I’m really thrilled about joining Jools on tour. It’s a chance to ease back into work after what happened. Jools is an extraordinary person and such a rare talent: I couldn’t think of anyone better to go out on tour with.”

Holland will also be joined by long time hero and veteran soul music revelatory Solomon Burke who will be appearing at the Reading Hexagon (24 Nov), London’s Royal Albert Hall (25 & 26 Nov), Nottingham Royal Centre (30 Nov), Sheffield City Hall (1 Dec) and Glasgow Clyde Auditorium (2 & 3 Dec).

The dates are as follows:

Norwich UEA (October 28)

Bradford St Georges (29)

Harrogate International (30)

Bristol Colston Hall (November 2/3)

Bristol Colston Hall (3)

Brentwood Leisure Centre (4)

Ipswich Regent (5)

Southend Cliffs Pavilion (9/10)

Cambridge Corn Exchange (11)

Leicester de Montfort Hall (16/17)

Cheltenham Centaur (18)

Portsmouth Guildhall (19)

Reading Hexagon (24)

London Royal Albert Hall (25/26)

Nottingham Royal Centre (30)

Sheffield City Hall (December 1)

Glasgow Clyde Auditorium (2/3)

Manchester Apollo (9/10)

Manchester Apollo

Birmingham NIA (11)

Plymouth Pavilions (16)

Bournemouth International Centre (17)

Brighton Centre (18)

Newcastle City Hall (20/21)

Cardiff Arena (22)

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