PREVIEW: Northern Soul Orchestrated hits the road and it's heading this way!

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Get ready to move! Northern Soul BCC Prom is about to hit the road for Northern Soul Orchestrated - full details and how to get tickets below.

The April and May tour featuring epic orchestral versions of soul classics will be curated by BBC Radio 6 Music legend Stuart Maconie, featuring the BBC Concert Orchestra, conducted by Joe Duddell.

 It will visit venues in Wolverhampton, London, Manchester, Sheffield and Gateshead. See full details below.

Northern Soul Orchestrated is curated by BBC Radio 6 Music broadcaster Stuart Maconie and will feature BBC Concert Orchestra conducted by Joe DuddellNorthern Soul Orchestrated is curated by BBC Radio 6 Music broadcaster Stuart Maconie and will feature BBC Concert Orchestra conducted by Joe Duddell
Northern Soul Orchestrated is curated by BBC Radio 6 Music broadcaster Stuart Maconie and will feature BBC Concert Orchestra conducted by Joe Duddell | Andy Paradise

TICKETS: The five date tour goes on sale this Friday, March 1, at 9am via www.gigsandtours.com and www.ticketmaster.co.uk.

It follows the phenomenal success of the Northern Soul BBC Prom last summer at the Royal Albert Hall and is brought by SJM Concerts.

The tour promises to transport audiences back in time capturing the spirit of a movement.

Originating in the industrial regions in the 1960s and 70s across the North and the Midlands, the Northern Soul subculture emerged as a passionate and vibrant all-night dance movement centred around American soul music.

The orchestra will perform amazing new arrangements, by Fiona Brice and Joe Duddell, of Northern Soul classic anthems across five dates with a host of very special guest vocalists.

 Stuart, who also presented a Northern Soul All-Nighter on 6 Music in September 2023, says: "Northern Soul is music at its most exciting and alive.

"This is the sound of the streets and the dancefloors, rich with passion, ecstasy, heartbreak and joy. We cannot wait to bring these fabulous songs and performances to the heart of the cities where they are cherished."

Carolyn Hendry, Interim Director of the BBC Concert Orchestra said: “What a joy it is for us to bring Northern Soul Orchestrated around the country this spring.

"The concert is borne out of the Northern Soul BBC Prom, which premiered at the BBC Proms last year, and had over a million plays on iPlayer and Sounds. As the UK’s most versatile orchestra, we take great pride in having the opportunity to share this special concert with audiences again.”

Joe Duddell added: “After the tremendous response to the Northern Soul BBC Prom last July, it’s great to be taking this out around the country and reunite with the same performers.”

Kicking off in Wolverhampton at The Civic at The Halls on Wednesday, April 24, Northern Soul Orchestrated will visit some of the UK’s most prestigious venues in London, Manchester and Sheffield before concluding in Gateshead at The Glasshouse International Centre for Music on Saturday, May 18.

TOUR DATES:

WEDNESDAY 24 APRIL 2024 - WOLVERHAMPTON THE HALLS

FRIDAY 26 APRIL 2024 - LONDON ROYAL FESTIVAL

WEDNESDAY 15 MAY 2024 - MANCHESTER AVIVA STUDIOS

THURSDAY 16 MAY 2024 - SHEFFIELD CITY HALL

SATURDAY 18 MAY 2024 – GATESHEAD THE GLASSHOUSE INTERNATIONAL CENTRE FOR MUSIC