Sage Gateshead is delighted to announce that on Tuesday 13th February, British soul legend Seal will be performing as part of his UK tour showcasing his new album, Standards.

Backed by a big band, the multi-award winning star will be performing songs from the new album, alongside his classic hits, including Killer and Kiss from a Rose.

In a career spanning three decades, racking up more than 30 million records sales worldwide and a string of Grammy, Brit and Ivor Novello awards along the way, Seal continues to shine as one of the world’s brightest music stars.

Standards brings the glamour of Old Hollywood straight to the present. It is a natural successor to his series of soul records, made a decade ago which sold over 5 million copies around the world. Standards hears Seal’s signature, velvety warm vocals bring to life classics made popular by Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, and Nina Simone. Elsewhere, there are lush orchestral moments captured on Charlie Chaplin‘s hears Seal’s signature, velvety warm vocals bring to life classics made popular by Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, and Nina Simone. Elsewhere, there are lush orchestral moments captured on Charlie Chaplin‘s Smile and the Cole Porter gem, Love For Sale.

Tamsin Austin, Director of Programming for Sage Gateshead at Sage Gateshead, said: “Sage Gateshead offers an eclectic range of artists, both international and home grown, and it is fantastic that we are able to welcome a British musical legend like Seal.

“Popular artists such as Seal are vital to attract people to Gateshead, and to retain the position of Sage Gateshead and the North East of England as a great place for artists to come and play. It helps us to continue to attract big touring names, as well as unique performances from artists across many other genres.”

Seal said: “It’s great being back in my home country, and touring with this album is going to be such an experience. We have a full big band – it’s going to be amazing.”

Tickets for Seal will be available at http://www.sagegateshead.com/event/seal/ from 10am on Friday 20th October

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