Blossoms and Rick Astley announce pair of shows celebrating the songs of The Smiths

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The gigs – billed as ‘The Sound of the Smiths’ – will take place next month

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Blossom and Rick Astley have announced that they will team up for a pair of shows that celebrate Smith’s songs.

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At London’s O2 Kentish Town Forum last night (13 September), Blossom surprised fans during the first three nights when she invited Astley on stage to run through her selection of Smith’s covers.

At shows at Manchester’s Albert Hall on 8 October and London’s O2 Forum Kentish Town on 9 October, Blossom will become Astley’s backing band for a full set of his and fans’ favorite Smith songs.


“Smiths has always meant a lot to Blossom, with even her rainiest songs complete with witty humor and soul-reaching melody and music,” Blossom said in a statement. “His popular moments are pure, joyous, danceable poetry.

“Imagine supporting Rick Astley to play The Smiths’ songs? We’ve dreamed the wildest, but not many. We’ll barely believe it until that happens, but the dates are set, we’re going to be with Rick Smith. Studying every note, line and beat to say ‘thank you’ and be proud of them both.

Astley said: “From the moment Smith emerged in 1983, I was shocked and it is, as a fan, with deep respect as a musician for Morrissey, Mara, Rourke and Joyce, that I have been on stage endlessly. Will join the enthusiastic and talented Blossom to sing his songs.”

The two gigs – billed as ‘The Songs of the Smiths’ – make good on a suggestion Astley did in 2016 Rolling stone There is interview that he would one day perform Smith’s entire set of songs.

“It’s no secret that it’s been my ambition to turn an idea that seemed crazy at first,” said Astley, as Blossom made more sense and I talked about it and then turned it into reality. practiced. These shows will be nights that I will never forget.”


Tickets for the two shows will be available for sale on Friday (September 17th) at 9:30 a.m. – you can get them here Here. Check out the dates for The Songs of the Smiths below.

October 2021

8 – Albert Hall, Manchester
9 – O2 Forum Kentish Town, London

Blossom’s UK tour continues with another gig at the Forum tonight (14 September) and Wednesday (25 September) before performing at Newcastle’s This Is Tomorrow Festival and Manchester’s AO Arena, along with Johnny Marr and Old Trafford. Along with supporting the Courtenays.

There will be more headline shows in Europe and the UK in 2022. go here For tickets and more information.

News about Blossom’s new album is expected soon as he teased the details of it in a recent interview Granthshala.

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