Singapore, 17 June 2011: English singer and songwriter James Blunt will play at the Singapore Indoor Stadium on 11th August. After two albums, two world tours and 18 million records sold, the award winning artist is back on tour to support his third album Some Kind of Trouble. He last performed in Singapore in 2008.
Blunt, 37, is a former British cavalry captain who served under NATO in Kosovo in 1999, commanding a tank battalion. His music made him famous in 2005, when his debut album Back to Bedlam produced the hit singles ‘Goodbye My Lover’ and ‘You’re Beautiful’. Blunt’s follow-up, All the Lost Souls in 2007 continued his success with songs like ‘1973’ and ‘Same Mistake’.
He has received numerous awards and accolades including two Brit Awards, two World Music Awards, two MTV Video Music Awards, an MTV European Music Award and five Grammy nominations.
Blunt’s previous efforts were more melancholic, having written the materials alone on acoustic guitar. With his new album, Some Kind Of Trouble released in 2010, Blunt recorded with an electric guitar and collaborated with other musicians, which reflects the upbeat and rocking new sounds.
“The second album was quite introverted. It was about perception. But these new songs are not about fame and celebrity – they’re about reality,” Blunt says. “I’ve been hanging out with my friends, writing songs about the world we live in, and where we want to go.”
Despite the serious and sensitive image he is portrayed, Blunt is known to bring an energetic concert with his quality musicianship. He will keep fans rapt until the lights go out. As much as he is passionate about making new music, for Blunt, the ultimate joy comes from performing and sharing them with an audience.
“Put the album out and get me on tour,” he says. “We’re going to have the time of our lives playing these songs.”
Name: James Blunt – Some Kind Of Trouble Tour
Date: Thursday, 11 August 2011
Venue: Singapore Indoor Stadium
Tickets: On sale from Monday, 20th June.
Available at all authorised SISTIC outlets, www.sistic.com.sg or call 6348 5555
Prices: $145, $120, $100 & $80 (exclude booking fee)
More information on James Blunt at www.jamesblunt.com