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- Aug 15Aug15Find ticketsSun 15:00Audley End - EssexCar Parking Add On - Russell Watson - Audley End
- Aug 15Aug15Sun 16:00Audley End - EssexHeritage Live-Russell Watson & Royal Philharmonic Orchestra +NHS ChoirFind ticketsAudley End - EssexHeritage Live-Russell Watson & Royal Philharmonic Orchestra +NHS ChoirAug 15 16:00Find tickets
- Aug 29Aug29Find ticketsSun 17:00Lytham Hall - Lytham St AnnesWonderhall - Russell Watson
- Oct 22Oct22Fri 19:30Shrewsbury Theatre Severn - ShrewsburyRussell Watson - 20th Anniversary of The VoiceLimited AvailabilityFind ticketsShrewsbury Theatre Severn - ShrewsburyRussell Watson - 20th Anniversary of The VoiceOct 22 19:30Find tickets
- Oct 24Oct24Find ticketsSun 15:00De Montfort Hall - LeicesterRussell Watson - 20th Anniversary of The Voice
- Oct 28Oct28Thu 19:30Cheltenham Town Hall - CheltenhamRussell Watson - 20th Anniversary of The VoiceFind ticketsCheltenham Town Hall - CheltenhamRussell Watson - 20th Anniversary of The VoiceOct 28 19:30Find tickets
- Oct 29Oct29Find ticketsFri 19:30St David's Hall - CardiffRussell Watson - 20th Anniversary of The Voice
- Nov 02Nov02Tue 19:30Harrogate Royal Hall - HarrogateRussell Watson - 20th Anniversary of The VoiceFind ticketsHarrogate Royal Hall - HarrogateRussell Watson - 20th Anniversary of The VoiceNov 02 19:30Find tickets
- Nov 05Nov05Find ticketsFri 19:30The Anvil - BasingstokeRussell Watson- 20th Anniversary of the Voice
- Nov 07Nov07Find ticketsSun 15:00York Barbican - YorkRussell Watson - 20th Anniversary - the Voice
- Nov 14Nov14Find ticketsSun 15:00Symphony Hall - BirminghamRussell Watson - 20th Anniversary of The Voice
- Nov 17Nov17Find ticketsWed 18:30Bonus Arena, Hull - HullRussell Watson - 20th Anniversary of The Voice
- Nov 21Nov21Find ticketsSun 19:30Crewe Lyceum Theatre - CreweRussell Watson - 20th Anniversary of The VoiceLow Availability
- Nov 25Nov25Thu 19:30Royal Concert Hall Notts - NottinghamRussell Watson - 20th Anniversary of The VoiceFind ticketsRoyal Concert Hall Notts - NottinghamRussell Watson - 20th Anniversary of The VoiceNov 25 19:30Find tickets
- Nov 26Nov26Find ticketsFri 19:30Bridgewater Hall - ManchesterRussell Watson - 20th Anniversary of The VoiceLow Availability
- Nov 28Nov28Sun 15:00Southend Cliffs Pavilion - Southend-On-SeaRussell Watson - 20th Anniversary of The VoiceFind ticketsSouthend Cliffs Pavilion - Southend-On-SeaRussell Watson - 20th Anniversary of The VoiceNov 28 15:00Find tickets
- Nov 30Nov30Tue 19:30Wycombe Swan Theatre - High WycombeRussell Watson - 20th Anniversary of The VoiceFind ticketsWycombe Swan Theatre - High WycombeRussell Watson - 20th Anniversary of The VoiceNov 30 19:30Find tickets
- Dec 10Dec10Find ticketsFri 19:30Lavenham Church - SudburyRussell Watson At ChristmasOn partner site
- Jan 14 2022Jan142022Fri 19:30Wolverhampton Grand Theatre - WolverhamptonRussell Watson - 20th Anniversary of The VoiceFind ticketsWolverhampton Grand Theatre - WolverhamptonRussell Watson - 20th Anniversary of The VoiceJan 14 202219:30Find tickets
- Jul 17 2022Jul172022Sun 15:00South of England Showground - ArdinglyCar Park Add On - Russell Watson with RPO & NHS ChoirFind ticketsSouth of England Showground - ArdinglyCar Park Add On - Russell Watson with RPO & NHS ChoirJul 17 202215:00Find tickets
One of Britain’s most loved singers
As a child Russell Watson could always carry a tune, but he never dreamed he’d become an opera singer. Today, he’s counted among the world’s finest classical voices.
Born and raised in Salford, Watson worked an array of jobs and started singing in nightclubs to earn extra money. After enlisting a couple friends to play an organ and drums, he began to book regular gigs. When someone casually requested Watson add the aria Nessun Dorma to the setlist, his life’s path changed dramatically. The audience went crazy for it, inspiring him to include opera numbers in all his shows.
In 2000, Watson revealed his debut album The Voice and became a true singing sensation. Not only did it hold the No.1 spot on the UK charts for a world record 52 weeks and win two BRIT awards, but The Voice became the first and only album by a UK classical artist to sell over one million copies.
Watson’s next four albums – 2001’s Encore, 2002’s Reprise, 2004’s Amore Musica and 2007’s That’s Life – were also huge successes. They all landed within the top 13 of the UK albums chart and achieved either gold, platinum or multi-platinum status.
Watson went on to release six more solo albums over the next eight years, with 2012’s Anthems – Music To Inspire A Nation (featuring re-recordings of Swing Low Sweet Chariot, Land Of Hope And Glory, God Save The Queen and more) peaking at No.5 on the charts.
The New York Times said that Watson “sings like Pavarotti and entertains the audience like Frank Sinatra”.
Over the years, he’s performed for some of the world’s most prestigious people, from Her Majesty The Queen to the late Pope John Paul II. Plus, Watson appeared before three former US Presidents – Bill Clinton, George W Bush and Barack Obama.
In addition to his solo albums, Watson has collaborated with another vocal powerhouse, Aled Jones, and released the hugely popular albums In Harmony and Back In Harmony in 2018 and 2019, respectively. They also took to the road for a couple of joint tours to promote those albums.
Along with all the beloved arias, hymns and pop covers, Watson is known for making musical magic for Christmas, often celebrating the season with magnificent performances of festive songs all across the country.
In May 2020, Watson unveiled 20, an album commemorating his journey over the last 20 years since the arrival of The Voice. That winter he competed in the 20th series of I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here, where he was the fifth celebrity to be eliminated.
Watson confirmed headliner slots for the 2021 editions of the Hale Barns Carnival – Proms and Lytham Proms. In early 2021, the dates for his 20th anniversary tour supporting 20 were rescheduled to October and November 2021.
On 1 March 2021, Watson also announced three outdoor summer concerts on 18 July, 25 July and 15 August 2021 as part of the Heritage Live concert series with the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra, producer Mike Moran, soprano Christina Johnston and either the NHS Choir or NHS Chorus-19.
Russell Watson announces summer outdoor concerts
He'll perform with the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra and special guests including either the NHS Choir or NHS Chorus-19 on 18 & 25 July and 15 August 2021 as part of Heritage Live.
He'll be doing a series of outdoor concerts called The Last Night Of The Heritage Proms With Russell Watson on 18 & 25 July and 15 August 2021 as part of Heritage Live as well as appearing at the Hale Barns Carnival – Proms and Lytham Proms. Russell Watson's 20th Anniversary Of The Voice tour is set to the cross the UK from 19 June – 30 November 2021.
In addition to performing at the Hale Barns Carnival – Proms and Lytham Proms, Russell Watson will do three outdoor concerts as part of Heritage Live at the following UK venues:
- South of England Showground, West Sussex
- Englefield Estate, Berkshire
- Audley End House & Gardens, Essex
Russell Watson will also visit the following UK cities on his 20th Anniversary Of The Voice tour:
- Milton Keynes
- High Wycombe
Tickets for The Last Night Of The Heritage Proms With Russell Watson, the Hale Barns Carnival Proms, Lytham Proms and all his 20th Anniversary Of The Voice tour dates are on sale now.