ANNOUNCES UK HEADLINE TOUR
“Seal’s rich, luxurious voice remains a reliable thing of wonder.” 4* – Evening Standard
“New album 7 sees him at his eloquent and impassioned best.” – Daily Mirror
“Gleaming soundscapes, flowing melodies and philosophical lyrics.” – Daily Telegraph
“Great, emotional stuff.” – The Sun
After an amazing reception that welcomed his current studio album ‘7’ and last year’s successful arena tour as special guest to Duran Duran, Seal can now confirm details of his first UK headline tour since 2012.
In addition to the UK dates listed below, Seal will also play select dates in mainland Europe.
30th – Birmingham, Symphony Hall
1st – Manchester, Bridgewater Hall
4th – Bristol, Colston Hall
Tickets go on general sale from 10am on Friday February 12th from http://gigst.rs/Seal.
‘7’ saw Seal reunited with producer Trevor Horn for their first collection of original material since 2003, having previously created such defining hits as ‘Kiss From A Rose’, ‘Killer’ and ‘Crazy’.Throughout ‘7’, Seal explores love and all of its implications, idiosyncrasies, and intricacies.
Seal goes right to the heart of the club with ‘Life On The Dancefloor’ which pairs a syncopated house beat wrapped in horns with a massive hook. He artfully juxtaposes that spark with the intense wail of‘Padded Cell’ bolstered by propulsive synths and a robust delivery. However, the record’s centrepiece is his personal favourite, the sombre yet striking ‘The Big Love Has Died’. Everything culminates on‘Love’. Pairing his voice with just a piano, it’s his most vulnerable and vital moment as he declares, “Love only makes you strong, love only makes you heal, love only hates with love.”
‘7’ adds a fresh new chapter to a phenomenal career that already achieved 30 million album sales, four Grammys and three BRIT Awards. Born in London, his inimitable voice was first heard on Adamski’s 1991 smash ‘Killer’. Another huge hit ‘Crazy’ arrived shortly after as Seal went on to achieve global acclaim with his debut album, even winning the BRIT Award for Best British Male in 1992. Songs such as the legendary ‘Kiss From a Rose’ would turn him into a superstar as he received three Grammy Awards in the categories of Song of the Year, Record of the Year and Best Male Pop Vocal Performance. Outside of the studio and beyond the stage, he served as a coach on The Voice Australia during 2012 and 2013.