Van Morrison returns to BluesFest with Tom Jones
Updated: 21 April 2015
Van Morrison will co-headline the final day of BluesFest 2015 with Tom Jones.
The singer will play London’s The O2 arena on 8 November alongside Tom Jones as part of BluesFest 2015. The show will see both Van Morrison and Tom Jones play solo sets. They will be joined by their respective bands.
The show follows on from a number of summer dates that Van Morrison has line-up for 2015. Known for his incredible performances, Van Morrison will play Cardiff’s St David’s Hall on 27 April before taking part in Nocturne at Blenheim Palace on 25 June with Gregory Porter.
July will include shows in Cork and Newcastle before Van Morrison celebrates his 70th birthday in his hometown of Belfast. He will mark the occasion with a concert at Cyprus Avenue on 31 August dubbed ‘Van Morrison – Live on Cyprus Avenue’.
Van Morrison UK tour
Updated: 23 July 2014
Van Morrison plays a series of UK shows in 2014. The legendary, eccentric Irish composer, soul singer and poet will play dates in London this autumn.
Van Morrison will head to the Royal Albert Hall on 28 October where he will perform at the stunning venue as part of BluesFest 2014.
The following month sees ‘Van Morrison: An Evening Of His Own Words & Music’ take place on 17 November at London’s Lyric Theatre.
About Van Morrison
The former lead vocalist of 60s group, Them, Van Morrison plays a combination of rock and wide-eyed soul. He has been credited for inventing ‘Celtic Soul’ and Van The Man, as his fans often refer to him, has built an equal reputation for being one of the finest song smiths of our and for his infamous, eccentric and distinctive behaviour.
Van Morrison started his career playing in various show bands in his hometown of Belfast in Northern Ireland. By the mid-1960s Van Morrison formed the garage-rock group Them. The group were part of the so-called British Invasion of bands, such as the Beatles, the Rolling Stones and the Animals.
Them’s legacy includes the 1964 single Gloria, which became a classic and has been covered by legends ranging from the Doors and Jimi Hendrix to Patti Smith and U2.
After leaving Them, Van Morrison steadily established himself as successful solo performer and critically-acclaimed recording artist. His first forays as a solo artist were a string of pop-orientated singles such as Brown Eyed Girl. Van Morrison quickly progressed from the '45' pop-format to a more matured and respected songwriter with releases including Astral Weeks and Moondance.
Van Morrison’s excellent back catalogue has earned him several awards, including no less than six Grammy Awards and the introduction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Check out the forthcoming Van Morrison tour dates and secure your Van Morrison tickets below.