George Ezra, photo Adam Scarborough

George Ezra To Close Scarborough OAT Season

by Geoff Ford

GEORGE EZRA HAS ADDED A MASSIVE OUTDOOR SHOW ON THE YORKSHIRE COAST TO HIS 2022 UK TOUR.

The BRIT Award-winning and multi-platinum selling artist, whose new album Gold Rush Kid is released on 10 June via Columbia Records, will play Scarborough Open Air Theatre on Friday 23 September.

After two blockbuster albums Wanted On Voyage (2014) and Staying At Tamara’s (2018), both of which reached Number 1 in the UK and sold millions around the world, it was time for George to return to heart and hearth and create another stunning album written and produced with longstanding collaborator Joel Pott.

The Gold Rush Kid includes the hit singles Anyone For You and Green Green Grass which George and his band performed on the red carpet to open this year’s Bafta TV Awards.

“The Gold Rush Kid? That’s me,” says George, reflecting on the title of his new record twelve songs that, more than anything, “sound like me. That’s what ties them together.”

Following the release of Gold Rush Kid, George will play his biggest headline show to date, a special all-day event at London’s Finsbury Park in July before his arena tour begins in September.

George said: “Getting to perform for you all every night is the best thing in the world, the energy is electric and it’s a genuine pleasure. I can’t wait to do it all over again this year!”

George Ezra, photo Alex Eden-Smith

George Ezra – UK Tour Dates 2022:

Tuesday 13 September, M&S Bank Arena, Liverpool

Friday 16 September, The AO Arena, Manchester

Tuesday 20 September, Utilita Arena, Newcastle upon Tyne

Friday 23 September, Scarborough Open Air Theatre

Sunday 2 October  – Utilita Arena, Sheffield

George joins the likes of Sam Fender, Christina Aguilera, Lewis Capaldi, Elbow, Tears For Fears, Westlife and Crowded House among this summer’s headliners at the 8,000-capacity Scarborough Open Air Theatre, the UK’s biggest purpose-built outdoor concert arena.

Scarborough OAT venue programmer Peter Taylor said: “We are absolutely delighted to announce George Ezra is bringing his UK Tour here to Scarborough.  He is one of the UK’s most acclaimed talents and his last arena tour was a complete sell-out.

“We’re opening our Scarborough season with Sam Fender on May 27 and now we’re closing with George Ezra, and of course we have 15 more headline shows in between!

“George Ezra will present a brilliant night and it’s the perfect way to round off what will be an incredible summer of live music here on the Yorkshire coast.”

Tickets are available via scarboroughopoenairtheatre.com