Excited to announce his debut album, Rob Richings has annopunced that he will be opening for West End star Ramin Karimloo on his eleven date 2017 UK tour in January. On the 12th January, Rob will be joining Ramin in Wavendon and subsequently accompanying them on tour until January 29th where the tour will culminate in Bury St Edmunds.
Rob will be joining Ramin on January 12th in Wavendon and accompanying them on tour until January 29th in Bury St Edmunds, calling at the likes of Manchester, Leeds and Nottingham in between. The singer-songwriter’s debut album ‘Parkas and Boots’ is a collection of observant and personal folk songs – the tales of a troubadour who knows too well how fragile life can be. He released his debut EP Half Way Up in 2015 which was recorded nearby in New Forest, but soon decided to head to more distant shores to record his album. Parkas and Boots thus came to fruition in Sydney, Australia under the guidance of produced Chris Vallejo (Passenger).
Rob Richings January 2017 Tour Dates (Supporting Ramin Karimloo)
Thu 12th Jan The Stables, Wavendon
Fri 13th Jan The Octagon, Yeovil
Sun 15th Jan The Convent, Stroud
Tue 17th Jan The Lowry Centre, Manchester
Fri 20th Jan The Sage, Gateshead
Sat 21st Jan Lowther Pavillion, Lytham St Annes
Mon 23rd Jan City Varieties, Leeds
Wed 25th Jan The Playhouse, Nottingham
Thu 26th Jan The Concorde, Southampton
Fri 27th Jan The Capitol, Horsham
Sun 29th Jan The Apex, Bury St Edmunds
“In the January shows I’ll be supporting Ramin Karimloo at some amazing venues. Hope to see you there!” – Rob
In 2009 Rob was diagnosed with a rare and severe form of colitis, which after years of mis-diagnosis, metastasised into cancer. Following three life-saving and life-changing operations, Rob is thriving and can expect to live a relatively normal life. While on the road to recovery he decided enough was enough and it was time to get serious about his music. “I don’t want my illness to define what I do,” Rob says, “but at the same time, that illness and the way I look at life now has made me a better songwriter.”