Two years ago Rick Astley surprised the world (and himself) with the release of his smash hit album, 50.
The record soared to the top of the Album Charts, sold over 300,000 copies and was one of the biggest-selling releases of 2016.
Now Rick is releasing a follow up to the hit record. Beautiful Life, which will be released on BMG on 20 July, features 12 new tracks written, produced and played by Astley himself.
To support the record, Rick has also unveiled plans for a brand new UK tour to kick off this October. The new tour, which takes in cities including Glasgow, Manchester, Cardiff and London, will give fans a chance to hear all of Rick’s new tracks live – including the Chic-flavored title track, the evocative Rise Up and the insanely catchy Try.
After selling over 100,000 tickets on his 2017 tour, Rick will be joined by very special guest Gabrielle on the new tour.
Take a listen to his track Walk Like A Panther, from the original motion picture of the same name, below:
In a career spanning over 30 years, Rick Astley has sold over 40 million records worldwide. 50 has over 10 million UK streams, 20 million worldwide while his classic Never Gonna Give You Up has had over 140 million streams on Spotify alone.
Singles from 50 had over 12 million YouTube views while Rick has over 600,000 followers on socials.
Here’s all the dates on Rick Astley’s new tour in full:
25 October – SEC Armadlllo, Glasgow,
26 October – Hull Venue
27 October – Manchester Arena
29 & 30 October – Gateshead Sage
1 November – Plymouth Pavilions
2 November – Cardiff Motorpoint Arena
3 November – Brighton Centre
5 November – Southend Cliffs Pavilion
6 November – Cambridge Corn Exchange
8 & 9 November – Eventim Apollo, London
10 November – Bournemouth, International Centre
12 & 13 November – Nottingham Royal Concert Hall
15 November – Genting Arena, Birmingham
16 November – Leeds First Direct Arena
17 November – Liverpool Echo Arena
Tickets for Rick Astley’s new tour go on sale Friday 8 June.