Multi-talented singer/songwriter and actor Charles Esten has announced that he will be returning to the UK/Europe in April 2024, for headline shows in the UK, Germany, Netherlands, Denmark and Norway.
Nashville In Concert @ Hammersmith Apollo
Commenting on his return to the UK and Europe, Esten shared: “Some of my earliest musical performances were way back in 1991 playing Buddy Holly in the hit West End musical BUDDY. That’s when I began my love affair with UK audiences who – quite literally – danced in the aisles. Four years ago, I was pretty heartbroken when the first COVID lockdowns meant that my debut C2C O2 Arena headline performance was to be cancelled, and ever since that day, I have been dreaming of and praying for a return to the UK. That dream first came true in October when I was blessed to be a part of the amazing Nashville Reunion Tour. Then, as that was successfully wrapping up, I received the confirmed schedule for my own return solo tour. And I damn near cried. I am chuffed, over the moon, and thrilled to bits to be returning to play my music in the country that for two magical years, I got my start in and called my home.”
Check out photos from last month’s Nashville Reunion show at London’s Hammersmith Apollo below:
The tour will follow the 26th January release of his highly anticipated independent debut album, Love Ain’t Pretty. A diverse and richly textured full-length project more than ten years in the making, the album began taking shape when Esten first arrived in Music City to play Deacon Claybourne on ABC/CMT’s Nashville, and now showcases a singer-songwriter with a masterful grasp of the full human condition.
Check out the video for latest tune Somewhere In The Sunshine below:
Esten explores life, love, and the passing of time through the lens of a travelled and tested everyman, who has never lost his innate sense of wonder, or his wide-open soul over the course of all fourteen songs. Working in tandem with hitmakers like Jon Nite, Eric Paslay, Gary Burr, Leslie Satcher, and more, Esten co-wrote all tracks on the forthcoming album. Vividly detailed and filled with the emotional daring of a celebrated storyteller – both onscreen and onstage – Charles dives into wide-ranging themes of earth-shattering romance, big-picture reflection, and more.
Love Ain’t Pretty, produced by Marshall Altman (Frankie Ballard, Marc Broussard, Matt Nathanson) to sculpt a calm, controlled, and beautifully contoured sound, blending the forward momentum of Country Rock with Rootsy small-town charm, and a warm, soulful vocal, is a culmination of a lifetime of growth, and like its title suggests, it hasn’t always been pretty, but it has been a beautiful ride. Five of the fourteen brand-new tracks, Somewhere In The Sunshine, One Good Move, A Little Right Now, In A Bar Somewhere, and Down The Road (feat. Eric Paslay) are all available to download/stream now.
Nashville In Concert @ Royal Albert Hall
Check out the full tour dates below – tickets on sale this Friday, November 24th here.
Upcoming 2024 UK Tour Dates:
20th – Usher Hall, Edinburgh
22nd – Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow
24th – The Glasshouse, Gateshead
26th – Palladium, London
27th – O2 Academy, Bristol
29th – Lowry Lyric Theatre, Salford
30th – Town Hall, Birmingham
Live photography of Charles Esten and Nashville In Concert by Kalpesh Patel.