Jamie Cullum will embark on a UK and Ireland tour, including a date at Manchester’s Bridgewater Hall, following the release of new album Taller.
New album Taller is due for release on 7 June 2019 and 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.
Speaking about the title track, Jamie says, “Historically there have 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 Mankind, whose lyrics are a soulful collective call for an alienated society.
‘’This album is really a love letter to my wife. It’s 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 I’ve done,’’ says Jamie.
Fans who pre-order the new album between 31 May – 4 June will receive an exclusive code giving them access to the tour pre-sale, before tickets go on general sale 7th June.
Clearly excited about the tour, Jamie commented, “It’s going to be so fun playing this new music out on tour with my incredible band. We’re 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!”
When does Jamie Cullum headline at Manchester’s Bridgewater Hall?
Jamie Cullum will be playing in at Manchester Bridgewater Hall on 25 March 2020. The Manchester gig is one of twelve UK and Ireland dates announced:
9 March – Ireland, Dublin
11 March – York, Barbican
12 March – Glasgow, Armadillo
13 March – Sheffield, Sheffield City Hall
15 March – Birmingham, Birmingham Symphony Hall
16 March – Oxford, Oxford New Theatre
18 March – London, London Palladium
20 March – Gateshead, Sage 1
23 March – Liverpool, Liverpool Philharmonic
24 March – Cardiff, St David’s Hall
25 March – Manchester, Bridgewater Hall
27 March – Portsmouth, Portsmouth Guildhall
When do Tickets for Jamie Cullum’s UK and Ireland Tour Go On Sale?
Tickets for Jamie Cullum’s UK & Ireland tour go on General Sale on 7 June 2019.
The ticket Pre-Sale for album purchasers will be on 5 June 2019.