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JAMIE CULLUM 2020 UK AND IRELAND TOUR KICKS OFF ON 9th MARCH

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JAMIE CULLUM 2020 UK AND IRELAND TOUR KICKS OFF ON 9th MARCH


The critically-acclaimed artist is soon to head out on a headline 2020 UK and Ireland tour which includes two nights at the London Palladium. Beginning in Dublin on the 9th March, the now 14-date tour will see Jamie perform live at venues across the UK including two consecutive nights at the iconic London Palladium. His dynamic live performances have always captured the attention of the audience through Jamies undeniable energy, boundless talent and stage presence.

Jamie says, Its going to be so fun playing this new music out on tour with my incredible band. Were going to draw on these new songs and reinvent plenty of old ones too. The Taller 2020 tour is going to be a memorable one!"

Triple Platinum selling musician and multi-instrumentalist, Jamie Cullum, released Taller (Expanded Edition) - ten of his original songs, accompanied by eight new and unheard tracks. Disc 2 included two brand-new Christmas songs, as well as six tracks from his covers project, Song Society.

The latest album Taller sees Jamie bravely explore more personal subject matter with a fresh sense of authenticity, each song reflecting a desire to grow and learn and explore life for the beautiful muddle it is.

Title track Taller lyrically shows an emotional honesty which is explored throughout the album. Of title track Taller, Jamie says, "Historically there has been jokes about my physical stature and being married to a taller woman - so I wanted to own it. Using this as a jumping off point it became a song about the need to grow within your relationship and meet each other eye to eye, allowing room for both darkness and light."

Other tracks on the album have prominent funk, pop and gospel influences such as Usher, Drink and the powerful Mankind, whose lyrics are a soulful collective call for an alienated society. Whats obvious throughout the album is that Jamie is not seeking approval, but writing music which feels true to him, letting his feelings dictate the creative process.

Jamie says, This album is really a love letter to my wife. Its an album of my songs that takes stock of where I am right now. They were my working notes for life. My Fortysomething if you will. I wanted to put aside whether it was a jazz record, whether it was ticking this or that box. The songs would be king and they would be honest. I feel more proud of this than anything Ive done

With 10 million album sales to date and his successful BBC Radio 2 Radio show, Jamie Cullum is a celebrated musician the world over with loyal fans in every corner of the globe. With a career spanning over 20 years, his legendary live shows have seen him perform and work alongside artists as diverse as Herbie Hancock , Pharrell Williams, Kendrick Lamar and Lang Lang, whilst the success of his major label breakthrough, Twentysomething and its follow up Catching Tales saw him nominated for a BRIT, Grammy and numerous other awards around the world.

In addition to his enduringly successful recording career, he has also established himself as a multi-award winning music broadcaster. He approaches all aspects of his career, as he has from the beginning, as both a fan and a student with seemingly boundless creativity and enthusiasm.

FULL 2020 TOUR DATES

9th March – Ireland, Dublin
11th March – York, Barbican
12th March – Glasgow, Armadillo
13th March – Sheffield, Sheffield City Hall
15th March – Birmingham, Birmingham Symphony Hall
16th March – Oxford, Oxford New theatre
18th March – London, London Palladium
19th March - London, London Palladium
20th March – Gateshead, Sage 1
23rd March – Liverpool, Liverpool Philharmonic
24th March – Cardiff, St Davids Hall
25th March – Manchester, Bridgewater Hall
27th March – Portsmouth, Portsmouth Guildhall.

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