RICK ASTLEY ANNOUNCES 2020 UK TOUR
RICK ASTLEY TO PERFORM CLASSIC HITS AND NEW ‘BEST OF ME’ ALBUM
MATERIAL AT THE MOTORPOINT ARENA NOTTINGHAM ON SATURDAY 4TH
Rick Astley has today announced details of a new tour which will see him stop off
at Motorpoint Arena Nottingham on Saturday 4th April 2020.
At the age of 21, Rick Astley emerged from the shadows of the Stock, Aitken and Waterman production
house as their former tea boy became one of the biggest stars on the planet. His era-defining classic ‘Never
Gonna Give You Up’ topped charts the world over and catapulted the young Lancastrian on a journey that
would encompass 8 consecutive UK Top 10 hits and 40 million sales.
In 2016, Rick celebrated his half-century by releasing ‘50’ – an album title that put a cheeky, middle-aged
twist on Adele’s ‘19’, ‘21’ and ‘25’. “I thought rather than buying a Harley-Davidson I’d make a record,” he
notes with characteristic dry wit. Having written and produced the album as well as playing all of the
instruments himself, suddenly it was like he’d never been away. It raced to the top of the charts and began
a seven-week run in the Top 10. In the months that followed, he sold 400,000 albums and 100,000 tickets
to his headline shows.
He cemented that comeback with 2018’s ‘Beautiful Life’. It was an emotionally-charged collection with
songs that celebrated his love for his wife, his daughter and music as a whole. His commitment was
rewarded with a #6 chart position – his fifth Top 10 album. And the shows continued to scale up too.
“It has been a beautiful life,” says Rick. “Maybe it didn’t start out that way. There’s been tough times. But
I’ve got so much to be thankful for. How many people get a chance to live out their dreams, not just once,
Now Rick celebrates his extraordinary story with the release of the new career-spanning compilation ‘The
Best of Me’. It charts that initial run of hits alongside recent fan favourites such as ‘Keep Singing’, ‘Angels
On My Side’ and ‘Beautiful Life’. It also digs into some deep cuts too, such as ‘Lights Out’ from 2010.
2019 has seen Rick back on the road, playing to 500,000 people over the course of 38 stadium shows with
Take That. He also hit the Isle of Wight Festival, Pub in the Park and Chris Evans’ Carfest, and headlined Kew
The Music. You’ll hear the favourites, of course, but Rick’s love of music means that his sets are often
peppered with some inspired covers – as vintage as AC/DC’s ‘Highway To Hell’ and as contemporary as
Calvin Harris and Rag ‘n’ Bone Man’s ‘Giant’.
Tickets go on sale at 9.30am on Friday 27th September 2019, with prices starting
from £32, including admin and facility fees.
Tickets can be purchased online at
https://www.motorpointarenanottingham.com/Online/article/rick-astley or via 0843 373
3000 or in person at the Motorpoint Arena Box Office, Bolero Square, The Lace
Market, Nottingham, NG1 1LA.
Purchase a ticket for the Motorpoint Arena car park and enjoy parking within just a few
minutes’ walk of the Arena. Purchase your car parking ticket for £10 per car when you
book tickets online. Click here for more information.
For further information from the venue:
Sharon Bains – Digital Marketing Manager, Motorpoint Arena Nottingham
Tel: 0115 853 3109
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