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Rick Astley publicizes new album, Are We There But?

Rick Astley new album
Rick Astley’s new album, Are We There But?

Rick Astley has introduced a brand new album, Are We There But?, due for launch on 6 October.

The album, the press launch states, “is the sound of Rick reflecting and constructing upon the experiences he’s gone via because the launch of 2018’s Stunning Life. Among the new songs have been began throughout lockdown in 2020, however he determined to depart them intentionally unfinished till it was possible to play them dwell once more. A easy, unadorned piano ballad Blue Sky speaks of the pure serenity that got here from lockdown, nevertheless it’s a set that attracts upon an eclectic array of inspirations.”

Speaking of the album’s title, Rick says: “Now, that phrase has a number of meanings. Are we there but in my musical ambitions? Am I carried out with my profession? Have we arrived? Or are we nonetheless travelling?”

The time that Rick spent in America’s heartland collectively along with his lifelong love of soul stalwarts Invoice Withers, Al Inexperienced and Marvin Gaye helped inform the sound of the brand new album. It’s significantly outstanding in Dippin My Ft’, which places an invigorating twist on Rick’s signature fashion.

Rick Astley says: “It’s not Americana, however the tag-line at first of the refrain is: ‘Dipping my toes within the Mississippi River…’ It’s undoubtedly not nation, however I’ve by no means twanged a guitar as a lot as I’ve up to now couple of months. And there’s a bit extra emotion with these guitar elements. I simply assume spending 5 months in America has retuned my ear somewhat bit.”

Are We There But? is offered to pre-order right here. Along with its digital launch, bodily codecs embrace a CD, a CD with a signed postcard, and a colored vinyl. Rick’s official retailer affords unique merchandise comparable to a vinyl image disc, a deluxe CD and a cassette. There may be additionally a CD with another color sleeve, which might be stocked solely by HMV.

Followers who pre-order the album right here by 7pm on Tuesday, June twentieth will obtain entry to a pre-sale for tour tickets. The pre-sale opens at 9.30am on Wednesday, June twenty first and can stay dwell till remaining tickets go on basic sale from 9.30am on Friday, June twenty third by way of www.gigsandtours.com and www.ticketmaster.co.uk.

Along with the brand new tour dates and Glastonbury, Rick can also be confirmed to play Standon Calling (July twenty third), Kendal Calling (July twenty ninth), Paloznaki Jazzpiknik in Hungary (August third), Tivoli Gardens in Copenhagen (August eleventh), Carfest South (August twenty fifth), The Massive Feastival (August twenty seventh) and Radio 2 Stay in The Park (September seventeenth).

‘Are We There But?’ tracklist:

  1. ‘Dippin My Ft’
  2. ‘Letting Go’
  3. ‘Golden Hour’
  4. ‘By no means Gonna Cease’
  5. ‘Shut (Your Sneakers)’
  6. ‘Excessive Sufficient’
  7. ‘Perpetually and Extra’
  8. ‘Driving Me Loopy’
  9. ‘Maria Love’
  10. ‘Take Me Again To Your Place’
  11. ‘Waterfall’

12.‘Blue Sky’

Headline tour dates:


Wednesday 01 November            London Royal Albert Corridor

Thursday 02 November                 London Royal Albert Corridor                             


Thursday 22 February                    Nottingham Motorpoint Enviornment   

Friday 23 February                          Newcastle Utilita Enviornment  

Saturday 24 February                     Leeds First Direct Enviornment 

Monday 26 February                      Cardiff Worldwide Enviornment

Tuesday 27 February                      Glasgow OVO Hydro                                                     

Thursday 29 February                    Bournemouth Worldwide Centre

Friday 01 March                              Birmingham Resorts World Enviornment

Saturday 02 March                         Manchester AO Enviornment    

RICK ASTLEY might be joined by very particular company BELINDA CARLISLE (besides London) + THE FEELING (London solely)

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