GREGORY PORTER TO PLAY FESTIVAL THEATRE
FESTIVAL THEATRE EDINBURGH
SUNDAY 10 APRIL 2016
“The Brooklyn-based singer with the rich baritone and the ever-present Kangol hat is on a mission to revive old-school musical values… Possessed of massive vocal power offset by a rich tone and delicate control, his interpretations flit between jazz and soul, with the finesse of the former and strength of the latter in equal measure.” —MOJO
Grammy Award-winning jazz/soul singing sensation Gregory Porter - is proud to announce a 16 date tour around the UK, playing the Festival Theatre Edinburgh on Sunday 10 April 2016. The tour opens on 4th April at the Royal Albert Hall, London and concludes on April 24Th at theBirmingham Symphony Hall.
Gregory Porter, continues to perform to sell out audiences across the world and has achieved international recognition and acclaim with his Grammy winning selling album ‘Liquid Spirit’ In the UK alone, the album is certified gold and has had staying power in the Official Album Charts - for 80 weeks since release.
On the back of a steaming set at Glastonbury and other recent shows - critics comment on Porter as a new ’king of jazz’ and a ‘leader of the pack’ – a performer of extraordinary prescence who has compared with the greatest of the greats, such as Joe Williams, Nat Cole, Donny Hathway and Marvin Gaye.
Ticket prices vary from: £30-£40.
Festival Theatre Edinburgh tickets on sale to Friends on Thursday 2 July, and on general sale on Friday 3 July; www.edtheatres.com/gregoryporter / 0131 529 6000