Jools Holland announces 2023 UK tour dates including one at Manchester O2 Apollo - how to get tickets
Jools Holland is coming to Manchester’s O2 Apollo just before Christmas this year - here’s how to get tickets
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Musical maestro Jools Holland and his revered Rhythm & Blues Orchestra have announced the run of dates and special guests of their 2023 Autumn/Winter UK tour. One of the dates is in Manchester - his last show on the tour.
Pauline Black and Arthur ‘Gaps’ Hendrickson are no strangers to Jools and the orchestra, having joined them for a memorable tour in 2016. The duo are founding members of the influential Coventry based two-tone band and ska pioneers The Selecter.
Their debut album ‘Too Much Pressure’, released in 1980, still remains a key moment of British music history. The two vocalists have been an unstoppable force since relaunching The Selecter, entertaining audiences throughout the country with their incredible live performances, including hits like the classic ‘On My Radio’.
Jools Holland said: “Myself, my piano and Orchestra are thrilled to bits because our special guests this year are Pauline Black and Arthur ‘Gaps’ Hendrickson of The Selecter. This magnificent addition will amplify our Ska music credentials and bring an extra razzy dazzy spasm to our dance capabilities.
“Coupled with our own Boogie Queen and Enchantress, Ruby Turner, this mix will result in one of the most dynamic shows we’ve ever had. But it doesn’t stop there, adding her delicious voice and harmonic enchantments to the evening, will be our very own, Louise Marshall.
“Further, for your aural delectation we introduce the much sought after and wonderful new voice of Sumudu Jayatilaka. All this music will be underpinned by the drums of my Squeeze co-founder, Gilson Lavis and decorated by the scintillating soloists of the Orchestra.”
How to get tickets to see Jools Holland in Manchester
Tickets to the O2 Apollo show on Friday, December 22 are on sale at 10am on Friday (February 3). Tickets can be purchased through Ticketmaster.