Wet Wet Wet announce new album, The Journey, and a tour taking in Nottingham Royal Concert Hall
With 2021 looking brighter for all, love really will be all around as Wet Wet Wet are back on the road for a full tour in the autumn.
Kicking off The Journey tour in their beloved homeland of Scotland, the band will visit 20 cities across the UK in what will be their largest tour since 2019’s sold-out run.
The dates will include Sunday, October 31 at the Theatre Royal, Nottingham.
Having spent a fair amount of time in their homes this year, the band turned their creative juices on to entertain fans via their Wet Wet Wet from Home sessions, rearranging original classics in videos viewed by tens of thousands.
Now itching to see their fans in person, the tour will be their second full run with singer Kevin Simm, who was welcomed into the fold in 2018. Previously a member of BRIT Award-winning band Liberty X, Kevin won the 2016 series of The Voice UK.
Next year, the band release their first album, The Journey, with Kevin at the helm.
Kevin said: "I have loved being part of the band, performing with the lads and singing an incredible catalogue of songs. We have really gelled on stage and as friends off it, so it was the next natural step to write and release some new music."
When asked about the excitement of a new tour, Graeme Clark said: "Nothing comes near to playing a live gig, from travelling to the venue for the soundcheck, to getting psyched before you go on, the roar when the lights go down, doing your gig with your musical brothers, to the bow at the end of the show. When you get it right it completely re-energises you.
"Going out on a tour is one of the most exhilarating things you can do in life."
Drummer Tommy Cunningham said: "2021 is going to be one of the most challenging but most successful years in our entire 30-year plus career. We will not go down. We will fight on and the journey continues. Wet Wet Wet have a very bright future and we all can’t wait."
Wet Wet Wet is one of the most successful bands in British pop history, selling more than 15m singles and albums to date. They spent 15 weeks at number one in 1994 — the longest spell at the top for any UK artist — with Love Is All Around.