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Chris Rea Tickets at New Theatre Oxford,

Chris Rea Overview

Chris Rea will play a full European and UK tour in October, November and December 2017, to celebrate the release of his new album, Road Songs for Lovers.

Like all truly great artists, Chris Rea has followed his own unique artistic vision and a path that is his and his alone. Artist and painter, blues aficionado and self-confessed motoring nut, filmmaker and Italian-influenced classical music composer, eclectic and maverick are two terms that hardly come close to describing a man who has sold more than 30 million albums worldwide for just being himself. In 2017 Rea returns to what he’s best known for: an album of gorgeous rock ballads which showcases Rea’s unique voice and a songwriting skill at the top of his game.

Born in Middlesbrough in 1951, Rea released his debut album in 1978 and promptly had a huge US hit with the first track to be lifted off the record, Fool If You Think It’s Over. In 1983, Rea's fifth studio album Water Sign sold over half a million copies after I Can Hear Your Heartbeat became a Top 20 hit all over Europe. Rea’s follow up, Wired To The Moon was also a huge success and attendant tours of Europe would ensure that Rea commandeered a significant fan-base that has stayed with him through subsequent decades.

Support: Colin Macleod

Approximate Timings:
19.00 - Doors
19.30 - Colin Macleod
20.00 - Interval
20.30 - Chris Rea
22.20 - End