Five years since the release of his last, Silver-certified, Top 2-charting solo album As Time Goes By, Britain’s leading tenor, Alfie Boe, returns with his brand new album Open Arms – The Symphonic Songbook – out October 27th on BMG.

Alfie’s homage to rock, the album sees the tenor rework versions of rock’s finest tracks such as Bon Jovi’s ‘Livin’ On A Prayer’, Metallica’s ‘Nothing Else Matters’, Bryan Adams’ ‘Summer of ‘69, & many more, into simply spectacular symphonic masterpieces.

The album’s first offering is a mesmerising adaptation of Snow Patrol’s iconic single ‘Run – listen here.

The foundations of this album go deep, back to over 20 years ago. Alfie was on Broadway, appearing in Oscar-winning film director Baz Luhrmann’s 2002 revival of La Bohème.

“Baz was opening up this vast world for me to venture into,” he remembers. “And I found that the love of music for me had broadened, from classical to rock and contemporary. I’d always been into my rock music. But I thought: this is a great opportunity for me to show people the similarity between classic rock and classical music, and the structure of them, and how the two worlds are so close.”

Alfie also releases his memoir, Face The Music: My Story – out September 7th via Penguin Spotlight.

Between late 2022 and early 2023 Alfie decamped from his new home to Metropolis Studios in Chiswick. The producer: the legendary Al Clay, a man who, having collaborated with everyone from Hans Zimmer to Del Amitri via the Top Gun: Maverick soundtrack, had his feet in both the rock and the classical words. The players: a “scratch” orchestra assembled by Clay – a group of players unbound by tradition or heritage.

A decorated career that’s lasted 30 years, Alfie is one of the best-loved vocalists of his generation and a hugely successful, multi-platinum selling artist. He has triumphed on theatre stages and in concert halls around the world and has two recent UK #1 albums under his belt for albums ‘Together’ and ‘Together Again’, made with his great friend Michael Ball. The duo also won two Classic BRIT Awards earlier this year for ‘Best Album’ and ‘Group of the Year’.

Kicking off at the end of last month, Alfie is bringing his electric live show to cities and towns across the country, and will stop in the capital for a special show at the London Palladium on September 25th. Tickets can be bought here.

Alfie is an artist who has effortlessly broken boundaries via his love of music – and with this brand new record, he continues to do so.


Wed 13th
 Leicester, De Montfort Hall
Fri 15th Bath, The Forum
Sat 16th Plymouth Pavilions
Mon 18th Brighton Dome
Tue 19th O2 Guildhall Southampton
Wed 20th Southend-on-Sea, Cliffs Pavilion
Fri 22nd Bournemouth Pavilion
Sat 23rd 
Llandudno, Venue Cymru
Mon 25th London Palladium
Wed 27th Sheffield City Hall and Memorial Hall
Fri 29th Newcastle upon Tyne, O2 City Hall Newcastle
Sat 30th Harrogate Convention Centre

Mon 2nd Liverpool Philharmonic Hall
Tue 3rd Glasgow, Royal Concert Hall
Thu 5th Edinburgh, Usher Hall
Fri 6th Nottingham, Theatre Royal and Royal Concert Hall
Sun 8th Manchester, Bridgewater Hall
Tue 10th Cardiff, St David’s Hall
Wed 11th Oxford
, New Theatre
Fri 13th Blackpool Winter Gardens
Sat 14th Birmingham, Symphony Hall
Mon 16th Belfast, Waterfront Hall

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