The Overtones announce 2012 tour

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Following their acclaimed sold-out autumn 2011 tour The Overtones announce dates for November and December 2012.

Starting in Carlisle on November 18, 2012 the 24 date tour will cover the length and breadth of the country from Aberdeen to Portsmouth and Scunthorpe to Cardiff before concluding in Plymouth on December 20. Having played to a full-house at the London Palladium on their recent tour, The Overtones will return to the capital for a night at the Hammersmith Apollo.

The Overtones have dazzled audiences on their current tour with their flawless performance, winning charm and impeccable style. The five singers, who have learned their craft through years of performing together, stage a pitch perfect show that is, arguably, the most entertaining and enjoyable concert of the year. The amazing audience reaction every night also provided the band with many personal highlights including the tangible frisson of anticipation in the opening sequence, hearing a packed house sing along to their own songs, seeing the aisles of a concert hall become a dance floor, returning to the stage in Glasgow wearing kilts, and even dodging a shower of bras!

Having originally formed in 2006, The Overtones have created a unique sound, blending the essence of vocal groups of yesteryear with the best of classic, present-day British pop. One of the biggest success stories of 2011, Mark Franks, Mike Crawshaw, Darren Everest, Timmy Matley and Lachie Chapman have seen their debut album ‘Good Ol’ Fashioned Love’ sell more than 400,000 copies with a peak chart position of number 4. The second best selling debut from a UK group this year, the platinum-certified album was reissued in October with three brand new songs that reflect The Overtones’ pop sensibility and broad contemporary appeal. “It’s an upbeat, comforting recipe that seems to be hitting all the right notes.” (Sunday Telegraph)

Tour dates:

NOVEMBER 2012

Sun 18 Carlisle Sands Centre 01228 625 222

Mon 19 Glasgow Royal Concert Hall 0844 499 9990

Tue 20 Aberdeen Music Hall 0844 499 9990

Thu 22 Edinburgh Usher Hall 0844 499 9990

Fri 23 Newcastle City Hall 0191 261 2606

Sat 24 York Barbican 0844 854 2757

Mon 26 London HMV Hammersmith Apollo 0844 844 4748

Thu 29 Manchester Bridgewater Hall 0161 907 9000

Fri 30 Leicester De Montfort Hall 0116 233 3111

DECEMBER 2012

Sat 01 Southend Cliff Pavilion 01702 351 135

Mon 03 Cardiff St Davids Hall 029 2087 8444

Tue 04 Guildford G Live 0844 7701 797

Wed 05 Ipswich Regent 01473 433 100

Fri 07 Brighton Dome 01273 709 709

Sat 08 Portsmouth Guildhall 023 9282 4355

Mon 10 Birmingham Symphony Hall 0121 780 3333

Tue 11 Nottingham Royal Concert Hall 0115 989 5555

Wed 12 Scunthorpe Baths Hall 01724 297 861

Fri 14 Liverpool Philharmonic Hall 0151 709 3789

Sat 15 Blackpool Opera House 0844 856 1111

Sun 16 Sheffield City Hall 0114 278 9789

Tue 18 Stoke Victoria Hall 0870 060 6649

Wed 19 Bristol Colston Hall 0117 922 3686

Thu 20 Plymouth Pavilions 0845 146 1460

Tickets: £32.50/£26.00/£19.50 except London £35.00/£27.50/£19.50