What’s on? It’s Watson

Singer: Russell Watson
Singer: Russell Watson

Singer Russell Watson is on a nationwide Up Close & Personal tour, which brings him first to Salford’s Lowry arts centre on Sunday, as well as Preston’s Charter Theatre on May 19.

He is one of the world’s most prominent tenors, selling in excess of seven million albums worldwide.

To date there have been nine studio albums, each winning more critical acclaim than the one before.

His first offering The Voice, held simultaneous number 1 slots in the US and the UK, and a record breaking 52 weeks at number 1 in the UK!

His collaborations include Pavarotti, Lionel Richie, Michael Bolton, Cliff Richard, Lulu, Sarah Brightman, Meatloaf, Mel B and Alexandra Burke.

He’s also raised millions for The Prince’s Trust, The Katy Holmes Trust and The Kirsty Club, along with performing to raise awareness and funds for the likes of Soccer Aid 2010.

Overcoming two life-threatening brain tumours himself he is the godfather of classical crossover and these intimate concerts are an opportunity to hear him as never before.

Box office: 0843 208 6000 or www.thelowry.com

Box office: 01772 80 44 44 or www.prestonguildhall.com