Gary Barlow today announced a surprise show that will see him heading back to the beautiful and intimate setting of London’s Royal Albert Hall for a very special night of music in aid of music charity, Nordoff Robbins.
The concert will take place on Tuesday 22 April 2014 and is an opportunity to raise much needed funds for Nordoff Robbins, to support the music therapy work the charity carries out around the UK. Tickets will go on sale on Friday 29th November at 10am.
Gary Barlow said: “I feel really honoured to have been asked to perform for Nordoff Robbins. It is a charity that makes such a difference to people’s lives, using music to give a voice to those who don’t always have one. We had such an amazing time at the Royal Albert Hall the last time we were there so I know it’s going to be a very special, intimate show.”
Dr Marcus Stephan, CEO at Nordoff Robbins said: “Gary Barlow is one the UK’s most successful and well-respected singer-songwriters and we are thrilled and delighted he is performing for Nordoff Robbins.
“This is a perfect opportunity to raise funds and awareness for Nordoff Robbins, an organisation which has music at its very core. As a musician, Gary Barlow understands only too well about the power of music and the positive difference music therapy can make to people’s lives. All the money raised from the event will help Nordoff Robbins fund music therapy sessions across the UK for people who are vulnerable and isolated.
“I would like to say an enormous thank you to the Royal Albert Hall for their incredible generosity in granting us their annual free charity let. This will substantially increase the amount of money we are able to raise at the event, thus enabling us to deliver even more music therapy sessions to those who really need it.”
Chris Cotton, Chief Executive of the Royal Albert Hall, said: “It is a privilege for the Royal Albert Hall to continue supporting the inspiring work of Nordoff Robbins by awarding them our Annual Charity Free Let 2014. In addition, I am sure that we will continue to support them through our sponsorship of the Best British Act at the O2 Silver Clef Awards. Both charities believe in transforming lives through live music; it is very close to our hearts. We are delighted to welcome Gary Barlow back to the Royal Albert Hall for what will be an amazing concert. Come and join us to raise much needed funds for Nordoff Robbins”.
This week also sees the release of Gary’s first solo studio album in over 14 years ‘Since I Saw You Last.
Nordoff Robbins is a music therapy charity, dedicated to transforming the lives of vulnerable children and adults. They work with people who have a range of challenges such as autism, dementia, depression and physical and learning disabilities. Music therapy is a specialist use of music to help people in many different ways. For some it has physical benefits, for others emotional or social ones and helps many to communicate where they have struggled to do so previously. The results of music therapy can have a profound impact on individuals and their families and all those around them.”
Nordoff Robbins have just launched their 2013 Christmas Appeal, with a short animated film featuring Emeli Sande. For more info and to watch the film, visit www.nordoff-robbins.org.uk/MusicIsMedicine or search for #MusicIsMedicine.
With Take That, Gary Barlow can count eight Number One albums, selling more than 30 million copies, to his name. He has also been party to fifteen No.1 singles, sold seven million concert tickets as well as being the proud recipient of six Ivor Novello Awards. He was awarded an OBE for his contribution to British music last year following the work he has done with BBC Children In Need and the hugely successful Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Concert. Gary currently sits as a judge on the UK’s No 1 show The X Factor for the third year running.
Tickets start at £35 and will be on sale from 10am on Friday 29 November from: www.royalalberthall.com, www.gigsandtours.com and www.ticketmaster.co.uk