Billy Ocean is coming to Bournemouth April 7, 2016 By: editor 0 “When The Going Gets Tough” 30th Anniversary Tour” Friday 22 April – Oxford, O2 Academy* SOLD OUT Sunday 24 April – Leamington Spa, The Assembly SOLD OUT Thursday 28 April – Bristol, O2 Academy* Friday 29 April – Doncaster, The Dome Saturday 30 April – Blackburn, King George’s Hall Tuesday 3 May – Chatham, Central Theatre Wednesday 4 May – Bournemouth, O2 Academy* Wednesday 11 May – Cardiff, The Tramshed Friday 13 May – Wolverhampton, The Grand Theatre Saturday 14 May – Somerset, Cricket St. Thomas Hotel Sunday 15 May – Canterbury, The Marlowe Theatre SOLD OUT Wednesday 18 May – Stoke-on-Trent, Victoria Hall Thursday 19 May – Newcastle, City Hall Saturday 21 May – Sheffield, O2 Academy* *ticketweb.co.uk or 0844 477 2000 Legendary Caribbean superstar Billy Ocean is set to return to the stage this spring with his “When The Going Gets Tough” 30th Anniversary Tour”. The biggest black recording star Britain has ever produced; Billy Ocean has sold in excess of 30 million records in his lifetime. With several of those reaching Gold and Platinum status across the world, Billy has achieved extraordinary success as both an artistand a songwriter. Born in Trinidad, Billy moved to East London at the tender age of seven. Gaining his first big break when signing to GTO records, he triumphantly accomplished a Number 2 spot in the UK charts with his Motown-esque single ‘Love Really Hurts Without You’. Continuing his success throughout the eighties, Billy moved to Jive Records and garnered international acclaim with the American Number 1 single ‘Caribbean Queen’, a track that won him a prestigious Grammy Award for ‘Best Male R&B Vocal Performance’. More hits followed with‘When The Going Gets Tough (The Tough Get Going)’, the theme song to the hit movie, starring Michael Douglas, Kathleen Turner and Danny DeVito, The Jewel of the Nile, to the now classic track, ‘Get Outta My Dreams; Get Into My Car’, giving Billy yet another USANumber 1 hit. Catapulted into stardom, the soulful singer remained at the top of his game and continued to release timeless material, alongside sold out toursand stunning televised performances, including Live Aid (1985). With non-stop touring all over the world throughout his remarkable career, Billyis undoubtedly one of the most hardworking and influential musicians of all time, performing live for fans of all ages to enjoy his brilliant and best loved songs. Very special guest for all shows is the fabulous, double MOBO award winning saxophonist, YolanDa Brown. Billy’s new album, Here You Are: The Best Of Billy Ocean is out on Friday 29 April. Tag: Billy ocean Bourne2GoOut Bournemouth concert concerts Dorset get get up Gig Gigs instagram live live review Live Show Review Music News o2 O2 Academy bournemouth Review Tour up what's on Whats on in bournemouth Previous post Years and Years (The BIC, Bournemouth- 4/4/16) ★★★★★ Next post Michael Bolton (The BIC, Bournemouth – 16/4/16) ★★★★☆ Related articles Read more > Adam Ant (The BIC, Bournemouth – 20/05/17) ★★★★★ Read more > You Me At Six (YM@6) – (The BIC, Bournemouth – 11/04/17) ★★★★☆ Read more > Rick Astley (The BIC, Bournemouth – 07/04/17) ★★★★★ Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.