1 August, 2016Print
Rick Astley Returns To U.S. For First Shows Since 1989Intimate Full Band Performances In NYC August 10 + In LA August 11 In Advance Of Release Of New Album '50' (October 7)
Rick Astley will return to the U.S. in August for his first official shows here since 1989. The special, intimate performances will take place August 10 in NYC at The Box and August 11 in LA at the Troubadour. A limited number of ticket/album pre-order bundles will be available Tuesday, August 2, at 3PM Eastern Time. The performances will provide a first look at Rick’s new album '50' out October 7 on BMG. ‘50’ marks the pop icon’s first official U.S. album release since 1993. The album debuted at #1 in the U.K. upon release there last month, his first #1 debut on the U.K. charts in 30 years in a remarkable comeback story.
Rick Astley’s August performances:
August 10 – The Box – NY, NY
August 11 – The Troubadour – LA, CA
"I can’t wait to come back to America after all these years. I've got great memories of so many amazing times." - Rick Astley
Rick Astley has left an indelible mark on pop-culture. With over 40 million records sold, and a catalog of hits, Astley remains one of the most successful solo artists to have emerged from the United Kingdom, holding the distinction of being the first male solo artist to see his first eight singles reach the UK Top Ten. Born in Lancashire, Rick was just 21 years old when “Never Gonna Give You Up” became the major hit of 1987. The single hit number one in 16 countries and propelled his debut album ‘Whenever You Need Somebody’ to worldwide sales of 15 million. Rick returned with new work in the early 2000’s and began touring again to acclaim and sold-out shows across the globe.
Mr. Astley has unveiled two music videos for songs from the album, “Keep Singing” and “Angels On My Side”:
“Keep Singing”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AC3Ejf7vPEY
“Angels On My Side”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cc91EfoBh8A
Pre-Order ‘50’ on iTunes and Get “Keep Singing” and “Angels On My Side” Now- http://smarturl.it/RA50IT