Hayley Westenra’s debut album Pure, which she recorded when she was just 16 years old, has sold more than four million copies worldwide and earned the soprano the accolade of the biggest selling classical artist of the 21st Century.
We are delighted to welcome her back to Northampton after sell-out success here in 2008, to celebrate the release of her latest album Paradiso.
Looks like HWI has the entire front row! Well done Guys and Gals!.
I wonder now if the UK Paradiso tour is fully planned with the Derngate as the first venue to announce? Martin
Hi Martin and everyone,
Although this venue apparently jumped the gun and announced before contracts were finalised, I have no reason to think it will not happen. And indeed, some more concerts are likely to be announced soon for around that time i.e. some kind of UK tour, hopefully announced all at the same time so people can make better-informed choices about which to attend (unless more venues jump the gun). If and when that happens, we will create a tour sub-board for it.
But anyone who books non-refundable travel and accommodation at this stage is, of course, taking a bigger chance than usual.
Maybe they won't officially confirm until they are ready to announce a full tour with COMPLETE details, in an organised manner? Peter S.
Yes, I think that's exactly it. Concert tour dates shouldn't be announced one at a time, whenever the venues feel like it. I think a well organised tour should be announced in its entirety when all the loose ends are tied up and that is for the promoters and artist management to decide. It's also the fairest thing for the other venues and for the vast majority of fans, who may pick just one concert to attend but who might pick one that's unnecessarily distant and inconvenient because they think it's the only one, later to discover that there will be more local venues.
That's why I'm making it clear that it IS planned to be part of a UK tour but I cannot say more because the details have not yet been confirmed.