George Benson announces eight-show UK tour for 2020

25 September 2019, 09:43 | Updated: 25 September 2019, 12:15

George Benson UK tour
George Benson UK tour. Picture: PA Images

By Sian Hamer

The legendary American guitarist has announced a UK tour, including eight shows in June and July 2020.

George Benson will be touring the UK next year, performing eight shows across the country in June and July.

The guitarist will be playing at venues in Manchester, Glasgow, Leeds, Cardiff, Bournemouth, Birmingham, Southend and the iconic London Royal Albert Hall.

Benson and his band will perform his greatest hits, including the classics ‘Give Me The Night’, ‘Lady Love Me (One More Time)’, ‘Turn Your Love Around’, ‘Inside Love’ and ‘Never Give Up On A Good Thing and In Your Eyes’.

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George Benson UK tour
George Benson UK tour. Picture: Joanna Burns PR

The dates are:

June 2020
19 - Hampton Court Palace Festival
21 - Manchester Bridgewater Hall
23 - Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
24 - Leeds First Direct Arena
26 - Cardiff St David’s Hall
27 - Bournemouth International Centre
29 – Birmingham Symphony Hall
30 - Southend Cliffs Pavilion

July 2020
2 - London Royal Albert Hall

Benson's latest album, Walking to New Orleans, is a tribute from the guitarist to both Fats Domino and Chuck Berry. It's also his 45th album.

Describing his musical evolution in his 2014 autobiography, Benson said: "...from blues cat to blues-jazz cat...from blues-jazz cat to jazz cat...from jazz cat to soul-jazz cat...and from soul-jazz cat to R&B-jazz cat."