The new album from Rick Astley, ‘Are We There Yet?’ is at #1 in the midweeks and could become his first album to top the charts since ‘Whenever You Need Somebody’ way back in 1987. ‘Are We There Yet?’ is available to listen or buy HERE on a range of physical products, including a selection of album bundles which are available from his official website. The final 200 copies of a special limited edition splatter-coloured vinyl are also available from Blood Records.

‘Are We There Yet?’ emerges after a summer in which Rick has won over a whole new generation following an unforgettable debut at Glastonbury: first with a show-stealing, party-starting Saturday morning set full of his biggest hits, and then by fronting Blossoms for a set of classic songs by The Smiths.

As ‘Are We There Yet?’ so naturally demonstrates, the Rick Astley adventure is still moving forward and always guaranteeing entertainment and joy on record, on stream, on radio and on stage. But now he’s pushing to even greater musical heights with this ninth album, and the third record in a row that he has written, recorded, played and produced himself at home in southwest London.

Rick says, “I spent a lot of time at home alone working on this record, so I’m really proud that it has turned out so well. I think it shows just how happy I am at this moment in life, not only musically but personally too. The album title has multiple meanings. Are we there yet in my musical ambitions? Am I done with my career? Have we arrived? Or are we still travelling? I think this album proves that there are many more great times to come.”

Excitement for the album was heightened by the love shown to the album’s first two singles, ‘Dippin My Feet’ and ‘Never Gonna Stop’, and now Rick establishes a moodier tone with the new single ‘Forever and More’. His powerful soul vocal, a voice of experience, tells the story of a fleeting love interest, who arrives and departs in a flurry of drama – all to the backdrop of an instrumental that links the Stax Records tradition with a contemporary rock touch. Its lyrics also fit the season as Rick sings, “You’re gone, like a summer ghost at the end of September.”


Sunday 29 October Sheffield, Leadmill
Monday 30 October Kingston, Przym
Wednesday 01 November London, Royal Albert Hall (SOLD OUT)
Thursday 02 November London, Royal Albert Hall (SOLD OUT)


Thursday 22 February Nottingham, Motorpoint Arena
Friday 23 February Newcastle, Utilita Arena (SOLD OUT)
Saturday 24 February Leeds, First Direct Arena
Monday 26 February Cardiff, International Arena (SOLD OUT)
Tuesday 27 February Glasgow, OVO Hydro
Thursday 29 February Bournemouth, International Centre (SOLD OUT)
Friday 01 March Birmingham, Resorts World Arena
Saturday 02 March Manchester, AO Arena
Monday 04 March Belfast, The SSE Arena
Tuesday 05 March Dublin, 3Arena
Thursday 07 March Liverpool, M&S Bank Arena (ADDED DATE)

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