Gregory Porter has announced plans for a major UK tour, with a full 13 dates planned for next year. The much acclaimed jazz singer will perform a series of arena shows in May 2020, as well as four nights at the Royal Albert Hall, somewhere he has regularly played over the years. Tickets for the shows go on sale at 9am this Friday, 6 September. For further information on all the dates, visit the artist’s official website.
With five studio albums and a Grammy for Best Jazz Vocal Album obtained back in 2014, Gregory Porter remains one of the world’s most successful modern jazz vocalists. He launched his new podcast, The Hang, this year. The series sees the musician sit down with distinguished guests from the fields of art and entertainment.
The Hang will run over the course of ten weeks, during which time Porter will meet such distinguished artists as Kamasi Washington, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Amma Asante, Gilles Peterson and Annie Lennox. Each episode will be available via podcast services and will present a candid and in-depth conversation between the host and one of his renowned friends. “It’s beautifully simple,” says Porter. “In each episode I sit down and talk with a close friend of mine, we shoot the breeze about music, life, cars, food, wine, whatever…”
The singer will be in the UK throughout May kicking things off with two shows at Manchester Arena on Saturday, 9 and Sunday, 10 May before heading to Leeds, Glasgow, Birmingham and Hull. Following his four-night residency at the Royal Albert Hall, Porter rounds off the UK tour with shows in Bournemouth and Brighton.
It’s been more than a year since Porter last performed live in the UK, with his final series of three April concerts recorded for live album, One Night Only: Live at the Royal Albert Hall, released just before Christmas.
Gregory Porter plays the following UK shows in May 2020:
May 9 – Manchester Arena
May 10 – Cardiff Motorpoint Arena
May 11 – Leeds First Direct Arena
May 13 – Glasgow SEC Hydro
May 14 – Newcastle Utilita Arena
May 16 – Birmingham Resorts World Arena
May 17 – Hull Bonus Arena
May 19, 20, 22 & 23 – London Royal Albert Hall
May 25 – Bournemouth International Centre
May 26 – Brighton Centre.