Rick Astley Announces New Album & Headline Tour

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Rick Astley has been enjoying a resurgence in recent years, with the likes of Foo Fighters and Blossoms catapulting the 80’s pop icon back into the spotlight with some unexpected yet brilliant collaborations.

It is 36 years since the 57-year-old broke through to the mainstream, yet Rick has managed to make an almighty comeback, and now he is ready to release his highly anticipated ninth studio album.

Are We There Yet? is set for release on October 6th, and the first single, Dippin My Feet, has been released in line with the big announcement.

Astley has also revealed details of a major headline tour, including two dates at the Royal Albert Hall and a closing show at Manchester’s AO Arena, with support from Belinda Carlisle (except London) and The Feeling (London only). Full tour dates below.

Rick commented: “Now, that phrase has multiple meanings. Are we there yet in my musical ambitions? Am I done with my career? Have we arrived? Or are we still travelling.

On the new single, he adds: It’s not Americana, but the tag-line at the start of the chorus is: ‘Dipping my feet in the Mississippi River…’ It’s definitely not country, but I’ve never twanged a guitar as much as I have in the past couple of months. And there’s a bit more emotion with those guitar parts. I just think spending five months in America has retuned my ear a little bit.”

‘Are We There Yet?’ is available to pre-order HERE. Fans who pre-order the album by 7pm on Tuesday, June 20th will receive access to a pre-sale for tour tickets. The pre-sale opens at 9.30am on Wednesday, June 21st and will remain live until remaining tickets go on general sale from 9.30am on Friday, June 23rd via www.gigsandtours.com and www.ticketmaster.co.uk.

Wednesday 01 November            London Royal Albert Hall
Thursday 02 November                 London Royal Albert Hall                            
Thursday 22 February                    Nottingham Motorpoint Arena  
Friday 23 February                          Newcastle Utilita Arena 
Saturday 24 February                     Leeds First Direct Arena
Monday 26 February                      Cardiff International Arena
Tuesday 27 February                      Glasgow OVO Hydro                      
Thursday 29 February                    Bournemouth International Centre
Friday 01 March                              Birmingham Resorts World Arena
Saturday 02 March                         Manchester AO Arena   

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