Jools Holland to return to Aberdeen

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Musical maestro Jools Holland will be returning to Aberdeen this December with that trademark ‘party experience’ and stunning musical performances that he is renowned for. Joined by his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra, Jools’ show will be held in the Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre’s (AECC’s) Press & Journal Arena on Thursday December 1, 2011.

Brian Horsburgh, AECC’s Managing Director said: “We are delighted to welcome back Jools Holland to the AECC. His show last November proved very popular and I am sure that this tour will be just as successful. With his special guest line-up, the North-East’s music fans are in for another treat.”

Legendary artist Shane MacGowan has been confirmed as Jools’ very special guest for this tour. He follows in the footsteps of celebrated UK singers such as Lulu, Marc Almond, Dave Edmunds and Alison Moyet, who have all shared the stage with Jools Holland over the last few years. Hearing Shane MacGowan, one of Ireland’s most illustrious musicians, with a fiercely distinctive appearance and vocal style, perform will be a huge treat to audiences across the UK on this tour.

Shane MacGowan has worked with Jools Holland previously – in 2003, they collaborated on the track ‘Just To Be Home With You’, featured on the Jack ‘o The Green – Small World Big Band Friends 3 album, part of the multi-platinum selling Jools Holland and Friends series.

With long time guest vocalists, Ruby Turner and Louise Marshall, along with the inimitable musicianship of the Rhythm & Blues Orchestra, Jools Holland will perform tracks spanning his entire solo career as well as songs from his latest album Rockinghorse which was released last November. The album includes unique collaborations with some of the world’s most notable singers and musicians including Booker T., Michael McDonald, Alison Moyet, Allen Toussaint and David Sanborn.

Tickets for Jools Holland’s tour are on sale now, priced at £34.50 plus booking fee, and are available from Ticketmaster on 08444 77 9000 or online at www.ticketmaster.co.uk. Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult (18+).