The British ‘Voice’ Alexander Armstrong Live in Concert Spring 2016
- Published on Tuesday, 19 January 2016 14:47
- Last Updated on 22 January 2016
- Monica Costa
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Alexander Armstrong, the actor, comedian and Have I Got News for You’s most frequent guest presenter, is to sing songs from his debut album, A Year of Songs, in some of the most prestigious concert halls across England, Scotland and Wales, including a show at the London Palladium on 22nd January 2o16.
I have my little personal anecdote about Alexander Armstrong. Two years ago I was at the Product of the Year Awards and luckily I won a mini iPad. Guess who was there presenting the Awards and giving away prizes? Drum Drum… yes indeed Alexander Armstrong so I had the pleasure to meet him in person. He is charming, funny and has a super smooth swing voice. I cannot wait to see him live this Friday! I will of course report back on the London Mums You Tube channel.
A classical baritone who won successive choral scholarships including to Trinity College, Cambridge, Armstrong has been singing since joining his school choir in his native Northumberland forty years ago.
Featuring many of Armstrong’s favourite songs such as Summertime, A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square and Londonderry Air, A Year of Songs was released on 6th November 2015 through East West/Warner Music and produced by Grammy Award-winning producer Simon Franglen (Madonna, Michael Jackson, Bee Gees).
Alexander Armstrong rose to fame as one half of comedy duo Armstrong and Miller first on Channel Four and then in a BAFTA-winning version on the BBC. He is a frequent host on Have I Got News for You but is perhaps best known as host of the hugely successful BBC daytime quiz show Pointless. He has acted on television in both straight roles and in sitcoms including Love Life, Life Begins, Mutual Friends and Hunderby and has recently become a DJ for Classic FM.
Tickets to Alexander Armstrong: A Year of Songs Live Spring 2016 are priced between £20 and £35 and available from venue Box Offices, www.ticketmaster.com and http://www.alexanderarmstrong.org/. Follow Alexander Armstrong on Twitter at @XanderArmstrong
Armstrong said: “To describe myself as excited about this tour would be an almost criminal understatement – it is the realisation of a dream. I’ve spent nearly a lifetime singing and, after such a wonderfully diverse career in acting and comedy, I feel doubly blessed to be able to get out and sing to a wider audience. To perform on these hallowed stages, in front of live audiences, is what it is all about.”
A Year of Songs 2016 Tour Dates
Date Venue Box Office
- Friday 22nd January London Palladium 0844 412 4655
- Wednesday 27th January St David’s Hall Cardiff 029 2087 8444
- Sunday 31st January Newcastle City Hall 0191 277 8030
- Monday 1st February Edinburgh Playhouse 0844 871 3014
- Friday 5th February Symphony Hall, Birmingham 0121 345 0600
- Tuesday 9th February Guildford G Live 01483 369350
- Sunday 21st February Manchester Opera House 0844 871 3018
Monica Costa founded London Mums in September 2006 after her son Diego’s birth together with a group of mothers who felt the need of meeting up regularly to share the challenges and joys of motherhood in metropolitan and multicultural London. London Mums is the FREE and independent peer support group for mums and mumpreneurs based in London https://londonmumsmagazine.com and you can connect on Twitter @londonmums