Brian May and Kerry Ellis have confirmed details of their ‘Born Free’ tour this November.
The pair will embark on an eleven date run, starting in Bury St Edmunds on November 5th and ending at The Swan in Wycombe on November 19th.
May and Ellis’ tour will coincide with a new recording made by the pair of Born Free, the Oscar-winning song written for the 1966 film of the same name. The tour promises ‘a new collection of their own personal favourite songs as well as new arrangements of some of those they have previously performed in concert and recorded together.’
Speaking in a statement, Brian May says: "Over the last year, Kerry and I have been recording new material when our schedules have allowed it. As on the Anthems album, some of the tracks have very big and splendid arrangements, but we have become more and more fascinated with the magic of great songs stripped down to their core and re-interpreted in an 'acoustic' way.
"We find there is a purity which makes the songs speak very clearly. Kerry's instincts as an interpreter of songs are always inspiring, and the art of arranging has always been one of my obsessions. We have found that the two of us just working live off each other can distill the very essence of a song - and that's what we hope to bring you in these dates. After all, if you have great songs and a great singer, what more do you need? Well, maybe just a little bit of guitar!”
The full list of Brian May and Kerry Ellis’ tour dates ca be seen below. Tickets are available now. For more information visit Gigwise Gig Tickets.
Monday 5 November 2012 The Apex in Bury St Edmonds
Tuesday 6 November 2012 Leamington The Assembly
Wednesday 7 November 2012 The Core at Corby Cube
Friday 9 November 2012 Tunbridge Wells Assembly Hall
Saturday 10 November 2012 Brighton St. George’s
Sunday 11 November 2012 Union Chapel London
Monday 12 November 2012 St. Albans Arena
Thursday 15 November 2012 Crawley Hawth
Friday 16 November 2012 Portsmouth New Theatre Royal
Saturday 17 November 2012 Salisbury City Hall
Monday 19 November 2012 The Wycombe Swan