Barlow to play in­ti­mate Perth show.

Take That star to play se­ries of in­ti­mate solo shows with sup­port from St An­drews singer KT Tun­stall

The Courier & Advertiser (Perth and Perthshire Edition) - - FRONT PAGE - STEWART ALEXAN­DER

Take That star Gary Barlow is com­ing to play “in­ti­mate” solo shows in Dundee and Perth next year.

Or­gan­is­ers have con­firmed the for­mer X Fac­tor star will play at Perth Con­cert Hall on April 19 and Dundee on April 20.

The dates are part of a se­ries of 34 con­certs across the UK and Ire­land.

Barlow said: “I had such a lot of fun back in 2013 when I played those smaller venues be­cause you’re so much closer to the fans. The au­di­ence al­ways seem to love the in­ti­macy of it all too.

“I’m also re­ally look­ing for­ward to play­ing in a cou­ple of cities I’ve never played be­fore as well as get­ting a chance to meet the fans there.”

The en­ter­tainer will be joined on his tour by Fife singer/song­writer KT Tun­stall.

The Sud­denly I See star, from St An­drews, re­vealed the news on Twit­ter, stat­ing: “So look­ing for­ward to join­ing the one and only Gary Barlow on #tour18!! Thanks for hav­ing me GB, and see y’all soon!”

Barlow re­sponded on his own Twit­ter page: “Thrilled to have @KTTun­stall join me #tour2018.”

Barlow’s Dundee visit is part of a 24-stop, 34-date tour from April 16 to June 9.

It will come al­most two years af­ter he last vis­ited the city – sur­pris­ing lo­cal wo­man Jill Camp­bell by ap­pear­ing at her 30th birth­day party at the Apex Ho­tel.

Barlow turned up in the city af­ter vow­ing to visit the su­per­fan who most im­pressed him with a so­cial me­dia cam­paign.

The Caird Hall is un­der­go­ing a re­nais­sance as a pop­u­lar mu­sic venue.

It has re­cently hosted top acts in­clud­ing Stereo­phon­ics, Placebo and Texas.

It is hoped the show could kick off an­other sum­mer of live mu­sic in Dundee.

No acts have yet com­mit­ted to con­certs at Slessor Gar­dens in 2018 but there was a prom­ise of more to fol­low UB40, Olly Murs and Lit­tle Mix who ap­peared there this year.

Car­ni­val 56 is also look­ing to re­turn to Dundee, although a fi­nal con­fir­ma­tion has not yet been an­nounced.

The au­di­ence al­ways seem to love the in­ti­macy of it all too. GARY BARLOW

Pic­ture: Kris Miller.

Jill Camp­bell, from Dundee, with a pho­to­graph of her­self with Gary Barlow at her birth­day bash last year.

Gary Barlow will per­form in Dundee and Perth as part of his tour next year.

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