When I Need You.... More Than I Can Say.... Thunder In My Heart.... You Make Me Feel Like Dancing....
Now resident in Australia, the iconic Leo Sayer returns to British shores this May/June as he embarks on a 25-date UK leg of his ‘Just a Boy at 70’ tour which includes a date at Princess Alexandra Auditorium, Yarm on Sunday 12 May.
Leo, who celebrates his 71st birthday during the tour, has had an extensive career in the music industry dating back to the mid-sixties.
Now performing in what will be his sixth decade as a musician Leo has racked up eleven UK Top Ten (two number one) and four US Top Ten (two, consecutive number one) hit singles; six UK Top Ten (one number one) and one US Top Ten album; a Gold Badge of Merit; and a Grammy Award, in 1977, for You Make Me Feel Like Dancing, winning the award for ‘Best Rhythm and Blues Song.’
Add to that appearances on The Muppet Show, The Wiggles (DVD), Celebrity Big Brother (season five, for ten days), and a mention on The Simpsons, then you can safely assume it’s been a different, varied, and an enjoyable career to say the least.
“I count myself very lucky to have a wonderful band at home in the UK” explains Leo.
“I always look forward to coming back to perform.
“From Soho to Brighton by way of Cornwall to Glasgow, I like searching out all the places I used to haunt and see if they’ve changed, many haven’t at all, under the surface.
“It’s going to be another great tour and I’m looking forward to the shows immensely.”
In addition to his UK tour Leo also releases his brand new album, ‘Selfie,’ on April 26 through Demon Music Group. A 15-track LP will be printed as a Vinyl, Limited Edition pressed on heavyweight 180g pink vinyl.
Graham Ramsay of promoters Ten Feet Tall commented: “Leo absolutely took the roof off the PAA a couple of years ago so we are thrilled and delighted to welcome him back!”
- Leo Sayer plays Princess Alexandra Auditorium, Yarm on Sunday 12 May at 7.30pm.
Tickets, priced £33.00, are available from www.thepaaonline.org or from the Box Office on 01642 792 587.