Jason Donovan is returning to his roots for a solo tour of his debut 5 X Platinum, 1989 album ‘Ten Good Reasons’ and ‘Greatest Hits’. Jason will play 33 dates on a UK-wide tour in 2016.
Jason has recently announced that former X Factor contestants and harmonising 4-piece girl group Mon Amie will support him on the tour.
The girls, who all study at a leading drama school in London, left the X Factor after group mentor Cheryl Fernandez-Versini swapped them for gospel singers Melody Stone during the 6-chair challenge which caused an uproar with the audience.
Made up of Honey (21), Abi,(21) Monifa (18) & Izzy (22) , Mon Amie describe themselves as an “all singing, all dancing girl band”.
Mon Amie’s boot camp song of Louis Armstrong’s What a Wonderful World had more than 1 millionviews online and their debut music video, a cover version of Diamonds by Rihanna, has received huge adulation. The band’s performance Britney Spears’ One More Time during X Factor’s 6 Chair Challenge has also had over 500,000 views to date.
After their performance, judge Rita Ora said “I really love the girl band” while fellow judgeSimon Cowell said he was “really impressed” by them.
Jason Donovan commented; “Mon Amie are a new, fresh, different type of girl band. I watched the girls debut on X Factor and was really impressed and can’t wait for them to join me on tour. Mon Amie are all about the strength in their vocals & harmonies, these girls need no gimmicks as their credibility, unique style of vocal and personality blends all four girls to a perfect match.”
The tour marks a huge step for the 80s heart throb: this is the first time he toured as a solo artist for six years and the first time he has ever toured the ‘Ten Good Reasons’ album.
Ten Good Reasons became the biggest selling album of 1989 and remains a massive fan favouite with two solo No.1 singles “Too Many Broken Hearts” and “Sealed with a Kiss”. It also featured a duet with Kylie Minogue, “Especially for You”, which reached No.1.
Jason Donovan commented;
“The response to the tour has been totally overwhelming. I have been shocked and humbled by the speed at which these shows sold. Ten Good Reasons’ was life changing for me the first time around and it’s already proving to be life changing again.”
Notes to Editors
If you would like to do a face to face interview with the girls pre tour or during the tour, please do let us know as we would be happy to arrange this.
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Tour Dates for interviews are as follows:
Fri 26 Watford Colosseum
Sat 27 Guildford Glive
Sun 28 Northampton Royal & Derngate
Tue 1 Cambridge Corn Exchange
Wed 2 Leicester de Montfort Hall
Fri 4 Leeds Town Hall
Sat 5 Carlisle Sands Centre
Sun 6 Gateshead The Sage
Tue 8 Aberdeen Music Hall
Wed 9 Kilmarnock Grand Hall
Fri 11 Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
Sat 12 Salford The Lowry
Sun 13 Oxford New Theatre
Tue 15 Blackburn King George’s Hall
Wed 16 Sheffield City Hall
Fri 18 Birmingham Symphony Hall
Sat 19 London, Indigo2
Sun 20 London Eventim Apollo Hammersmith
Tue 22 Southend Cliffs Pavilion
Wed 23 Brighton Centre
Thu 24 Bristol Colston Hall
Fri 6 Cardiff – St David’s Hall
Sat 7 Southampton Guildhall
Sun 8 Plymouth Pavilions
Tues 10 Guildford GLive
Wed 11 Birmingham Symphony Hall
Fri 13 Manchester Bridgewater Hall
Sat 14 Liverpool Philharmonic
Sun 15 York Barbican
Tues 17 Ipswich Regent Theatre
Wed 18 Hull City Hall
Thu 19 Aberdeen His Majesty’s Theatre