Chris de Burgh, probably best known for his 1986 number 1 power ballad "Lady in Red", has announced details of his 2011 UK Autumn tour. Chris and his band will play 5 dates in October 2011 at Cardiff, Bournemouth, Liverpool, Gateshead and Manchester. Tickets are on sale from Wednesday 15th December 2010.
Chris has sold over 40 million albums worldwide and has had 6 UK top ten albums. The new album Moonfleet & Other Stories, a sequence of songs threaded together by narration – concerns itself with a musical and lyrical interpretation of the classic work (a tale of 18th Century smuggling, treasure, friendship, love and loss) by English novelist J. Meade Falkner, elsewhere on the album Chris tackles an extraordinarily diverse and wide-ranging variety of topics.
Chris says “The proof of the pudding is in the eating, as they say, but to have been involved in a book project which I’ve developed into a musical idea has been very exciting. For me, it’s one of those extraordinary things; if it’s successful, I shall of course be absolutely delighted and, if it’s not, I shall be sorry, but I will know that I have created something to be proud of – and I am very excited about transferring what I have done to the live stage, with all of the possibilities which that will allow.”