Legendary singer Alexander O'Neal is set to play two dates in the North East this coming October.
An iconic rhythm and blues singer, Alexander O'Neal hails from Mississippi and first established his name in the band ‘The Time’. He eventually left the band when they signed to Warner Bros in favour of solo success.
Alexander O'Neal has created a cult appreciation across the globe. His back catalogue transports his singles into the UK and Billboard top tens; as well as a triple platinum selling album and ever expanding discography. With his chart smash 'Criticize' lighting up dance floors across the world twenty-five years after its release, his sound has transcended generations. Originally released in 1987 from his album 'Hearsay', the single recently entered the UK charts once more.
He is also responsible for a stream of mega hits including 'If You Were Here Tonight' & 'Fake', which he will be performing.
Junior Masandi, Promoter for the event: “It is a great pleasure to have the opportunity to work with Alexander again, we did a show a couple of years ago in Middlesbrough and he was such a hit with the fans, we well as a gentleman behind the scenes"
Alan Moutrey, of Simple Leisure: “We are excited to welcome Alexander O’Neal to our venues. The Swan has been able to attract the likes of Frank Bruno who will be speaking at The Swan on the 27th August, but Alexander O’Neal is a music icon and it is such a privilege to have him with us."
Alexander O’Neal will be supported by X-Factor 2015 finalist Kiera Weathers and Billingham's developing artist TY Lewis. Hosted by Ms Jones.
Tour dates below:
Friday 7th October 2016 – The Swan Hotel, Billingham
Saturday 8th October 2016 – Top Club, Washington