Two years ago Rick Astley returned with an album that surprised everyone, even himself. His number 1 album ‘50’ sold over 300,000 copies and was one of the biggest selling albums of 2016. What was even more incredible was that Rick wrote, produced and played every instrument on that comeback disc.
And guess what? He’s only gone and done it again! His new album, ‘Beautiful Life’, is released July 20th on BMG with an iconic cover shot by Rankin. Each of the twelve tracks are written, produced and played by Rick. Highlights are many and include the Chic flavored title track, the evocative ‘Rise Up’, the insanely catchy ‘Try’ and the warm childhood memories of ‘The Good Old Days’.
After selling over 100,000 tickets on his 2017 tour, Rick and his band play the following UK dates, joined by very special guest Gabrielle – tickets go on sale Friday June 8th.
Thu 25th Glasgow, SEC Armadillo
Fri 26th Hull, Hull Venue
Sat 27th Manchester, Manchester Arena
Mon 29th Gateshead, Gateshead Sage
Tue 30th Gateshead, Gateshead Sage
Thu 1st Plymouth, Plymouth Pavilions
Fri 2nd Cardiff, Cardiff Motorpoint Arena
Sat 3rd Brighton, Brighton Centre
Mon 5th Southend, Southend Cliffs Pavilion
Tue 6th Cambridge, Cambridge Corn Exchange
Thu 8th London, London Eventim Apollo
Fri 9th London, London Eventim Apollo
Sat 10th Bournemouth, International Centre
Mon 12th Nottingham, Nottingham Royal Concert Hall
Tue 13th Nottingham, Nottingham Royal Concert Hall
Thu 15th Birmingham, Birmingham Genting Arena
Fri 16th Leeds, Leeds First Direct Arena
Sat 17th Liverpool, Liverpool Echo Arena
The album can be pre-ordered from the official store to access 48 hr pre-sale on 6th June at https://RickAstley.lnk.to/
Rick has had three platinum albums in the UK:
‘Whenever You Need Somebody’ (1987) – 4 x Platinum
‘Hold Me In Your Arms’ (1988) – Platinum
‘50’ (2016) – Platinum
In a career spanning over 30 years, Rick Astley has sold over 40 million records worldwide. ‘50’ has over 10 million UK streams, 20 million worldwide while his classic ‘Never Gonna Give You Up’ has had over 140 million streams on Spotify alone! Singles from ‘50’ had over 12 million You Tube views while Rick has over 600,000 followers on socials.
‘Beautiful Life’ looks set to be one of the most exciting releases of the year. There’s no denying, Rick Astley is back and here to stay.