Aled Jones and Russell Watson release new album ‘In Harmony’ and announce UK tour

9 November 2018, 09:17 | Updated: 9 November 2018, 09:21

By Maddy Shaw Roberts

The singers will embark on their first joint UK tour next year, performing tracks from their debut album ‘In Harmony’.

Today, Aled Jones and Russell Watson released their debut duet album In Harmony. The album includes well-loved arias and hymns like ‘Ave Maria’, as well as modern classics such as ‘You Raise Me Up’.

They also recently announced they will be touring the UK to perform songs from the recording next autumn.

On Lorraine, Aled said: “There was no guarantee that the voices would work together or anything, and it really, really does. It even surprised us – we keep looking at each other when we’re on stage and saying, ‘this sounds really great!’.”

The album also features the single ‘Bright Horizons’, written for the duo by renowned Welsh composer Sir Karl Jenkins. The first single from the album will be ‘Where Have All The Flowers Gone/Here’s To The Heroes’, a tribute to mark both the centenary of the end of World War One and the 70th anniversary of the National Health Service.

Aled said of the track: “We loved the idea of honouring service men and women through our music, as well as our everyday heroes such as doctors and nurses.”

Although the pair have been friends for over 20 years, this is the first time they have collaborated on a project together.

Watson said of the album: “What I particularly like is the way that it is not just a collaboration as such where I sing a verse, Aled sings a verse and everybody joins in on the chorus. It’s been really cleverly written and arranged so that our voices blend really well.”

Tickets for the In Harmony tour are available here.

In Harmony is out today
In Harmony is out today. Picture: BMG

See all the tour dates below:

17 September - Llandudno Venue Cymru
18 September - Blackpool Opera House
20 September - Northampton Royal & Derngate
21 September - London Palladium
23 September - Southend Cliffs Pavilion
24 September - Eastbourne Congress Theatre
26 September - Cardiff St David’s Hall
27 September - Oxford New Theatre
29 September - Plymouth Pavilions
30 September - Bournemouth Pavilion
2 October- Nottingham Royal Concert Hall
3 October - Ipswich Regent
5 October - Cambridge Corn Exchange
6 October- Gateshead Sage
8 October- Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
9 October- York Barbican
11 October- Stoke-on-Trent Victoria Hall
12 October- Liverpool Philharmonic Hall
14 October - Sheffield City Hall
15 October - Warwick Arts Centre
17 October – Belfast Waterfront Hall
18 October – Dublin Bord Gáis Energy Theatre