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 Date ... 16th December
15th Dec.
Remembering Russell's wonderful concert at Glasgow Cathedral in 2014,hopefully he will be well for his concert at Manchester Monastery on 21st Dec.
12th DEC.
Russell supports the Blue Cross animal charity by designing an over the top kennel which will be auctioned off in May 2018

SALFORD SINGER RUSSELL WATSON DESIGNS O.T.T. SHOWBIZ DOG KENNEL
 Crufts ain't seen nothing like this…It's a dog kennel that's also a mini pooch theatre, complete with stage area, glamorous red curtains, lighting and mini
coat hangers 'backstage'.
The doggy dreamhouse has been created by Salford opera singer, Russell Watson, with designer Travis Alan Mills, to raise funds for pet charity Blue Cross,and says it was inspired by his showbiz life.
read more......
http://salfordstar.com/article.asp?id=4243
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10th Dec.
Jim Brickman's CD and DVD featuring Russell singing The Gift and Hallelujah, I Believe is now available to purchase, full track list and features and preview tracks are on the links below.
https://www.jimbrickman.com/product/a-joyful-christmas-cd-dvd/

https://www.facebook.com/jimbrickman/photos/a.166961617144.117639.22365627144/10155874980562145/?type=3&theaterJim Brickman Music

· 8 December ·
 Sale Alert! πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯ 20% off all items this weekend to celebrate the official release of "A Joyful Christmas" CD/DVD!! πŸŽ‰
 http://bit.ly/2jbnxh7 enter promo code: JOYFUL20 #sale #christmasswag
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7th Dec.
It seems we missed an interview Russell did on Radio Stoke last week, to listen now scroll to 1 hr 24 mins.and prepare to be entertained ,it was hilarious .
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p05m1377

https://www.facebook.com/RussellWatsonOfficial/posts/1700940359956971
In case you missed it here is my interview with Louise Stones @BbcStoke http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p05m1377
A quick natter just after 12pm & again just after 2pm.
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5th Dec.
Limerick and Cork have issued notices of cancellations for Russell's concerts on 8th and 12th Dec.
Hopefully it won't be long til Russell is fit and well again.


@UCHLimerick
***Notice*** Due to illness @russellthevoice has been rescheduled to February 6th 2018! Sincere apologies for any inconvenience.
We wish Russell well in his recovery. All tix valid 4 new date, refunds as required via Box Office 061 331549.

@CorkOperaHouse
Important notice regarding postponement of Russell Watson’s show on Tuesday Dec 12th. His show will be rescheduled until Monday 5th February 2018.
@russellthevoice    https://www.corkoperahouse.ie/russell-watson-show-rescheduled/
   
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4th Dec.
Russell's concert at Belfast Waterfront on Dec. 6th has been postponed til 1st February 2018

https://twitter.com/BelWaterfront/status/937730618724700161

@BelWaterfront
UPDATE: @russellthevoice #Belfast show re-scheduled to 1 Feb @UlsterHall - full statement: http://www.waterfront.co.uk/what-s-on/all-events/russell-watson-rescheduled/ … - get well soon Russell!

We regret to inform you that Russell has been taken ill with a chest infection and will not be able to perform at the Waterfront on Wednesday 6th Dec.
 We have rescheduled the date to Thursday 1st February 2018 at the ULSTER HALL.
Patrons will be re-issued tickets for the Ulster Hall on 1st February, however, if you are unable to make the new date, please call the Box Office for a refund.
Please accept our sincere apologies for the inconvenience caused.
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3rd Dec.
Latest news from Russell via email and Twitterwith some good news for fans looking for merchandise before Christmas.

http://mailchi.mp/russellwatson/christmas-news-from-russell-watson
It's a very Merry Christmas from all at Team Watson.

And, to celebrate, we are giving you the opportunity to stock up on ALL Russell's merchandise via his official online shop at a massive discount!
Simply shop on the website as normal and, when checking out, enter the voucher code 'TENOR2017' and receive a 25% discount
This is a time-limited offer available during December 2017 and commencing on Monday the 4th.
So, Russell yourself up a Happy Christmas by visiting..... russellwatson.com !
X Team Watson
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3rd Dec.
http://russellwatson.com/blog/jersey-and-dublin-rescheduled-show-dates/
Jersey and Dublin – Rescheduled Show Dates

Please be advised that that following shows have been rescheduled.
You should already have been notified by the venue. If not please contact them.
Jersey  – Opera House 1st & 2nd December is now scheduled for 24th and 25th May 2018
Dublin  – Bord Gais 4th December is now scheduled for 2nd February 2018
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1st Dec.
Great to see Russell's fabulous version of the Christmas song 'Do You Hear What I Hear' going into the Billboard's Adult Contemporary airplay chart at no 21

https://www.billboard.com/biz/articles/8054725/seal-gwen-stefani-98-degrees-mariah-carey-add-holiday-hits-to-ac-chart

Following Thanksgiving, seven more Christmas-themed carols debut on Billboard's Adult Contemporary airplay chart (dated Dec. 9),
 bringing the current total of seasonal songs on the 30-position survey to 11.
Seal's "Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow" bows (boughs?) at No. 18, followed by Gwen Stefani's "You Make It Feel Like Christmas" (No. 19);
 Russell Watson's "Do You Hear What I Hear" (No. 21);
 
Below is an explanation of how the chart works


The Adult Contemporary chart measures total weekly plays, as tabulated by Nielsen Music, among its reporting panel of 84 AC stations.
Each year, even before Thanksgiving, much of the AC panel begins transitioning to playing holiday music 24/7 through Christmas, a trend that
 began around the early 2000s. Since then, 20 seasonal songs have topped the AC chart (with newly released holiday titles or those being promoted
 to the format for the first time eligible for the survey).
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30th Nov.
2 concerts announced for Russell in 2018
https://theplacetelford.com/whats-on/music/russell-watson/1692

Oakengates Theatre Telford
4 Aug 2018, Place in the Park Big Top,
Russell Watson
On sale Thursday 30 November, 10am
The UK’s best-selling classical crossover artist of all time returns to the stage featuring a stunning collection of our best loved songs along with tracks from his new studio album ‘True Stories’.


Loughborough Town Hall.
17th June 2018
https://twitter.com/LboroTownHall/status/936211019902353409
 L'boro Town Hall‏ @LboroTownHall
LTH is delighted to announce world-renowned tenor @russellthevoice will be coming to #Loughborough in 2018 with his amazing #Serenade show! Tickets go on sale from 10am tomorrow! Full info via http://bit.ly/2BoxM9r  #Opera
http://www.loughboroughtownhall.co.uk/events/2018/06/17/russell_watson_-_serenade
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28th Nov.

Unfortunately it appears that Russell is poorly and the concerts at Jersey have been rescheduled for May.
http://www.itv.com/news/channel/2017-11-29/russell-watson-cancels-jersey-performance/

Singer Russell Watson has cancelled his show in Jersey because he has a chest infection.
He was due to perform at the Opera House this Friday and Saturday night.
But the two dates have now been rescheduled for 24 and 25 May 2018.
Anyone with tickets should contact the box office on 01534 511115 to change them over to the new dates.
Last updated Wed 29 Nov 2017

Further news about the concert cancellations,this is from the Bord Gais Energy Theatre.
http://bordgaisenergytheatre.ie/news-article/important-change-of-date-notice-russell-watson

IMPORTANT CHANGE OF DATE NOTICE | RUSSELL WATSON

Wednesday 29th November, 2017

Under his doctors orders, due to a severe chest infection, Russell Watson’s proposed concert at the Bord Gais Energy Theatre on Mon 4th December has been moved to Friday 2nd February at the same venue. All tickets remain valid for the new date.
Russell would like to sincerely apologise to all his fans for this late change of date but he feels he would not be able to give tickets holders his very best performance at this time. He is looking forward to seeing everyone on Fri 2nd Feb at the Bord Gais Energy Theatre.
if you are unable to attend the rescheduled date of Friday February 2nd 2018, please contact your point of sale for a refund.

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28th Nov.
The card sent to Russell for his Birthday has been scanned to this page........


http://www.russellwatsoninfo.co.uk/this-and-that
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25th Nov.
Some pictures on Twitter from Russell and Louise who are on holiday in Scotland at the moment.

https://twitter.com/sainlouise1/status/934463615473717249

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Gorgeous day with my faves @russellthevoice @hmhadfield40 @indiasgrandad #Brrrrr β„οΈπŸŒ¨β˜ƒοΈ
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24th Nov.
Wishing Russell a VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY,with much love and best wishes from  myself and all his fans who visit
 RussellWatsoninfo.co.uk

Sandra x

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22nd Nov.
Scroll to 2 hrs 44 mins to listen to Russell's interview on BBC Northampton
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p05ljxr9#play
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21st Nov.
Russell will be chatting to Bernie Keith at about 11.45am tomorrow morning (Wed. )on BBC Radio Northampton

https://twitter.com/russellthevoice/status/933026750589820928
Tune into @BBCNorthampton tomorrow at around 11.45am. I will be chatting about my upcoming Canzoni D'Amore tour in 2018πŸ€—

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p05ljy9f
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21st Nov
Just after 11am this morning Russell had an interview on BBC Radio Jersey ahead of his concert at Jersey Opera House on December 1st

https://twitter.com/russellthevoice/status/932908897504985089
@russellthevoice
I will be chatting to Cameron Ward @BBCJersey just after 11am today

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p05lkbmf#play
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20th Nov.
Russell will be making his second appearance at Potters Resort on 3rd June 2018
Details below, also a great review from his last performance there.

https://www.pottersholidays.com/weekends/18154N1/russell-watson
Acclaimed singer and multi-million selling classical pop crossover artiste Russell Watson is returning after his sell-out performance in 2017 and we’re delighted to be welcoming him back. He is the voice behind the iconic Star Trek: Enterprise series soundtrack and his performance of Nessun Dorma, the dramatic aria from Puccini’s Turandot, will give you goose bumps.
Russell Watson
Sunday June 3rd 2018|2 Days| 1 Night
Your Price Includes ALL of this!
Russell Watson- Late night entertainment and disco ,5 course dinner served with selected wines ,Fun leisure and sporting activities
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18th Nov
A peek at Jim Brickman's Christmas DVD featuring Russell singing 'The Gift'

https://twitter.com/russellthevoice/status/931133800595288064
@russellthevoice
Hello Everyone! Check this short clip out on @JimBrickman's new Christmas Album!!!! And guess what??? I'm on it too!!!
We all love it here let us know what you think πŸŽ„

https://www.facebook.com/jimbrickman/videos/10155810124272145/?hc_ref=ARRDPCDwe_0dW9NCncWxX6YCZnSzw_zcwp9V6GMapcY375m6fET6yQK7_XIXJGEjENk
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16th Nov.
Russell had a short interview on radio in Belfast ,listen on the link below....

https://audioboom.com/posts/6493021-listen-singer-russellthevoice-chats-to-frank_broadcast-ahead-of-his-concert-in-belfast

https://twitter.com/BelfastRR/status/931174098394341376
 Belfast UK‏ @BelfastRR
LISTEN ¦ Singer @russellthevoice chats to @Frank_Broadcast ahead of his concert in Belfast http://www.rightrelevance.com/search/articles/hero?article=84f4bfacfc23c2db00d661cc9246d7c21fdd48f2
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15th Nov.
 This is a really good interview in the Culture Hub Magazine with some super photo's of Russell

http://culturehubmagazine.co.uk/13758-2/
Interview with Russell Watson- From Salford to Pluto

https://twitter.com/CultureHUB1
CultureHUB Magazine‏ @CultureHUB1
In-depth Interview @russellthevoice | From Salford to Pluto - The Story of an Opera Underdog. "Wow! What a guy!
 Go and see his enigmatic and entertaining live performance" @BelWaterfront 06 December.
http://fb.me/3y8ekDgPW  #BelfastWaterfront
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14th Nov.
Over the last few days it has been reported in various sources  that the Heaven and Earth musical has been cancelled to to lack of funds.There has been nothing official so far ,but as soon as there is an announcement the information will be put here.
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13th Nov.
Russell will be performing at the Madinat Theatre in Dubai  on January 26th 2018 ,details below .......
https://madinatjumeirah.etixdubai.com/

https://madinatjumeirah.etixdubai.com/shows/show.aspx?sh=DRUSSEM17
 
Venue:    Madinat Theatre, Souk Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai
Date:Fri 26 Jan 2018 8:00PM
An intimate evening with RUSSELL WATSON: Up Close and Personal.
A very special evening with four-time Brit Classical Award Winner Russell Watson, accompanied by his pianist.
 The world renowned tenor will be performing songs from his albums and a selection of hits from his illustrious career
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12th Nov.
More pictures of Russell taken at recent events have been added to the Gallery page...

http://www.russellwatsoninfo.co.uk/gallery

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Russell was on BBC Radio Ulster chatting to Gerry Kelly, the full interview which lasts for 15 mins.can be heard on the link below


http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p05mp5gb
'People's Tenor' Russell Watson
The celebrated singer shares his amazing story with Gerry Kelly.
Release date:
10 November 2017
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9th Nov.
From the Hamilton Davies Trust
The Celebrity Express – Irlam
World-famous tenor Russell Watson launched our new eye-catching artwork at Irlam Station, which celebrates some past and present famous pioneers, industrialists, artists and entertainers who have shaped Irlam and Cadishead over the years.
read more........
https://hamiltondavies.org.uk/news/celebrity-express-irlam/

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7th Nov.

The Hamilton Davies Trust were at Irlam Station today to unveil a special painting and Russell went along to take part.
Pictures and videos from the event on the links below.


https://twitter.com/HamiltonDavies/status/927908780045668354

We’re here with @russellthevoice who appears on our new art work, the Celebrity Express - Irlam!
 HamiltonDaviesTrust‏ @HamiltonDavies

Introducing the Celebrity Express - Irlam!
https://twitter.com/HamiltonDavies/status/927915710424276992

https://www.facebook.com/pg/hamiltondaviestrust/videos/?ref=page_internal

Introducing the Celebrity Express - Irlam!
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5th Nov.
This article is in the Independent .ie /entertainment

After deep lows in life including suffering two brain tumours, popular tenor Russell Watson has hit great heights
read more....
https://www.independent.ie/entertainment/music/the-night-before-the-operation-i-told-my-children-i-loved-them-then-buried-my-head-in-a-towel-and-sobbed-36288407.html
Russell Watson will perform at Bord Gais Energy Theatre on December 4; UCH Limerick on December 8; Wexford National Opera House on
December 9' and Cork Opera House on December 12. For details see www.russellwatson.com
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2nd Nov.
Russell was interviewed on RTE Radio 1 this morning and also performed 2 songs,Va Pensiero and Danny Boy,both beautifully sung.

Listen on 
http://www.rte.ie/radio/utils/radioplayer/rteradioweb.html#!rii=b9%5F10795048%5F15036%5F02%2D11%2D2017%5F and scroll to 1 hr 25 in.


https://twitter.com/russellthevoice/status/926050221393661952
@russellthevoice
You can hear it! This is what we can see πŸ‘πŸ˜˜@RTERadio1 @TodaySOR
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To watch Russell's super performance of You Raise Me Up on  BBC Northern Ireland yesterday click on the link below and scroll to 30 mins in.


https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b09cfbvj/nolan-live-series-9-episode-4

https://twitter.com/russellthevoice/status/925830480087408640
@russellthevoice
Tune in at 10.45pm tonight. I will be performing live on Nolan Live @StephenNolan_
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1st November
Russell is in Belfast and earlier today had an interview for Belfast Waterfront ,it was shown live on their Facebook but can now be seen on this link ....

https://www.facebook.com/waterfrontandulsterhall/videos/1662240240494941/


https://twitter.com/russellthevoice/status/925715114736615424
@russellthevoice
Here’s my interview @BelWaterfront ahead of my show on 6th December. Come and join me, still a few tickets left. πŸ€—https://www.facebook.com/waterfrontandulsterhall/videos/1662240240494941/
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27th Oct.

Russell has confirmed that he will be appearing at the Madinat Theatre Dubai on Jan 26th 2018
https://twitter.com/russellthevoice/status/923845267715166208
@russellthevoice

It's been a few years since we've performed in Dubai, so we're really quite excited to be going in January! Tickets are on sale now

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26th Oct.
Time Out Dubai News has reported that Russell will be performing at the Madinat Theatre in January 2018


Russell Watson coming to Dubai in 2018
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egendary opera singer performing at Madinat Theatre in January
Russell Watson has confirmed he will be performing in Dubai at the end of January in 2018 at the Madinat Theatre.
Taking place on Friday January 26, Russell Watson: Up Close and Personal will be performing a selection of songs from his albums, together with a selection of hits from a career which has seen him perform to Queen Elizabeth II, The Pope and to two US presidents.
Read more.......

http://www.timeoutdubai.com/art/news/79618-russell-watson-coming-to-dubai-in-2018
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23rd Oct.
Louise tweeted this super photo of Russell taken on their holiday
https://twitter.com/sainlouise1/status/922455132939354112
@sainlouise1
One gorgeous Man enjoying his holidayβ˜€οΈ@russellthevoice



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18th Oct.
Ahead of his concert at the Belfast Waterfront Hall a picture of Russell has been seen 'on the buses' in Belfast .How nice it would be to see Russell's concerts here advertised in the same way.

https://twitter.com/russellthevoice/status/920260673493495808/photo/1
@russellthevoice
On the buses...so to speak! Anyone spotted these around Belfast @BelWaterfront 🚌🚌🚌
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16th Oct.
Simon Chalk has Tweeted that he is now Russell's Musical Director

https://twitter.com/TheChalkmeister/status/919885497815756801

@TheChalkmeister 16h16 hours ago
Ladies & gentlemen it is with the greatest of pleasure that I’m able to announce that I am now the Musical Director for @russellthevoice 1/2

2/2
We have been working together now for some time and I am thrilled to be alongside this ‘Icon’ of our national music scene.
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15th Oct.
Russell and Louise have finally managed to go on the holiday that was postponed when Louise broke her leg and they have put a photo on Twitter
https://twitter.com/sainlouise1/status/919561695537885184
@sainlouise1
Fun in the sun, at long last our holiday has arrived !
β˜€οΈ

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14th Oct.
More pictures of Russell have been added to the Gallery
http://www.russellwatsoninfo.co.uk/gallery
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12th Oct.
Photo on Twitter taken at Russell's appearance on This Morning
https://twitter.com/russellthevoice/status/918510937941962752
@russellthevoice
thismorning's photo https://instagram.com/p/BaEvLlLHfia/


Rex Features have some super photo's of Russell taken at his appearance on ITV This Morning
https://www.rexfeatures.com/search/?viah=Y&kw=russell%2520watson&pg_size=42&iprs=f&timer=N&stk=N&lkw=&sft=alone&js-site-search_submit=Go&requester=&order=newest&iso=GBR&pg=1
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10th Oct.
This is the latest on Russell's blog and below that an article in the Express
http://russellwatson.com/blog/russell-watsons-gear-shift/?pg=1

Russell’s Gear Shift?????

Could Russell be gearing up for a change in direction? πŸ˜‰
Whilst it seems so many TV personalities have taken to singing and making albums recently, Russell expressed a desire on ITV’s This Morning, to present hit TV show Top Gear!!

He’s the UK’s biggest selling Classical Artist of all time and recently topped the Classic FM Ultimate Chart with two of his best-selling solo albums.
Four-time Brit winner Russell chatted and joked with hosts Philip Schofield and Holly Willoughby about how he would love to host the legendary motor show. When asked if he’d give up singing to present the show he said ‘I’d have to give it a lot of consideration.
http://www.express.co.uk/showbiz/tv-radio/864549/Top-Gear-Could-singer-join-new-line-up-Russell-Watson-Matt-Leblanc-Jeremy-Clarkson-BBC

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6th Oct.

Pictures of Russell at the concerts in Lancaster and Ulverston have been added to the CONCERT PICTURE page
http://www.russellwatsoninfo.co.uk/concert-pictures1
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4th Oct.
From the Scunthorpe Telegraph
Opera star Russell Watson to return to Scunthorpe next year

He will perform at The Baths Hall on Friday, April 6 next year
Having sold more than seven million albums worldwide, Russell is firmly established as the UK's best-selling classical crossover artist of all time.
Read more .......
http://www.scunthorpetelegraph.co.uk/news/scunthorpe-news/opera-star-russell-watson-return-568528

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2nd October.
Russell's new 2018 Canzoni d' Amore Tour has been announced,unfortunately this time no dates for Scotland.


Russell's website has all the venues and dates and Tickets

http://russellwatson.com/dates/




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28th Sept.
Russell has tweeted that there is an imposter using his name on Twitter .
https://twitter.com/russellthevoice/status/913483922792747014

@russellthevoice
There appears to be a clone of my account. I've reported to twitter, please don't follow the account without the verified tick. It isn't me!

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28th Sept
Last night Russell's concert at Cannock was the last in his very successful SERENADE tour.This comment with picture has been put on his Facebook page & Twitter.

https://www.facebook.com/RussellWatsonOfficial/photos/a.696833283701022.1073741829.113886071995749/1631666296884378/?type=3&theater

What a superb way to finish our Serenade tour !!! Thank you Cannock πŸ™ massive thanks to everyone who came along and supported us in Durham, Lincoln, Harlow, Hereford, Lancaster, Ulverston, Mold Runcorn and of course tonight in Cannock πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘ xx
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27th Sept.
It was an amazing night of music and laughter at Ulverston, Russell was on top form, his voice soaring to shake the rafters. Among the songs were 'This is The Moment',' Empty Chairs',a sublime 'Bring Him Home','Serenade' which was fabulous, and showing the power in his voice he sang 'Una Furtiva Lagrima' without using the microphone,awesome.

  Ulverston was the birthplace of Stan Laurel and Russell had a bit of fun telling everyone how much he admired Laurel & Hardy and proceeded to give his account of one of their sketches and that led to a duet of 'The Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia' with Richard John the pianist, it was hilarious and had the audience in stitches.At the end of the concert there was much stamping of feet and applause ,Russell came back and did  a number of encores with the audience giving him a standing ovation...What a night.Russell well and truly deserves his name 'The Voice'.

Sandra x
26th Sept.
The concert at Lancaster was wonderful one song after the other showing the power in Russell's voice ,the highlight of the night for me was 'E Lucevan Le Stelle',Russell explained to the audience that it was the first time in 10 years that he felt fit enough vocally and physically to sing it on stage.
'Serenade' which was fabulous came a close 2nd,as always he had a varied repertoire,ranging from 'E Sara Cosi' and 'Intermezzo' to  'When we Were Young' and 'Moon River',he dedicated 'Fix You' to the victims of the Manchester bombing which  brought tears to many, there was Nat King Coles 'Nature Boy', and note perfect 'Bring Him Home' and a song which I hadn't heard before 'Here's To Life',it was beautiful.
As always there was the interaction with the audience with 'San Francisco' and 'Volare' .Russell was accompanied on the piano by Richard John.
Russell thoroughly deserved all the applause and standing ovations throughout the night and it seemed that nobody wanted him to stop singing but he eventually finished with 'When We Were Young'. It was an amazing night and a very appreciative audience. Best of all was I had another concert to look forward to the following night at Ulverston.
Sandra .
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26th Sept.
A glowing review for Russell's concert at Ulverston by Trevor Jones for Cumbria Live.

REVIEW: Opera superstar Russell Watson gave Ulverston night to remember
IT'S not every day an act like Russell Watson appears on your doorstep.
So it was a privilege to attend his concert at The Coronation Hall, in Ulverston, on Friday night.
The word on the street was this was the quickest ever show to sell out at the celebrated old venue. Quite an achievement for the Manchester tenor to have on his CV along with performing for the Queen, the Pope and a couple of United States Presidents.
Read more....

http://www.cumbrialive.co.uk/REVIEW-Opera-superstar-Russell-Watson-gave-Ulverston-night-to-remember-f43055c7-5155-4560-985f-4c4b0edfcd86-ds

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24th Sept.
Tweets from Russell with pictures from his recent concerts

https://twitter.com/russellthevoice/status/912067452703592448
@russellthevoice
Yet another brilliant night on our Serenade tour !!! Thanks to everyone @ClwydTweets for a super night πŸ˜ŠπŸ™

https://twitter.com/russellthevoice/status/911162577404747778
@russellthevoice
A cheeky photo from last night @LancasterGrand. Getting ready to do it all again @corohall tonight πŸ‘
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23rd Sept.

It's been a hectic few days travelling to see Russell's concerts at Lancaster and Ulverston but well worth it. Two absolutely fabulous concerts with Russell on top form and his voice simply awesome. There were many new songs and some old ones not heard in a long time.Will write more later but in the meantime here's a picture from Lancaster Grand.
Sandra.

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20th Sept.
There are lots of great comments on Russell's Facebook from people who were lucky enough to see him at his recent concerts,
read them here ......

https://www.facebook.com/pg/RussellWatsonOfficial/posts/?ref=page_internal

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18th Sept.
Another great concert for Russell at Lincoln and a great review from Alex Belfield who was in the audience


https://twitter.com/russellthevoice/status/909539771814432768

@russellthevoice
Magnificent night @lincdrillhall !!! What an audience!!! What a gig !!! What a night !!! Thank you Lincoln πŸ™β­οΈβ­οΈβ­οΈβ­οΈβ­οΈ


https://twitter.com/celebrityradio/status/909550585854267392

@celebrityradio
@russellthevoice ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ review now Live.
My favourite moment was @adele tribute @ILoveMCR
Beyond beautiful...

http://www.celebrityradio.biz/russell-watson-2017-interview/ …

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17th Sept.
The Sunday Times have  an article about Russell and his cars.
The Sunday Times,
September 17 2017
Me and My Motor: singer Russell Watson
The roar of a supercar is music to the singer Russell Watson’s ears
Russell Watson admits he has spent “a fair few quid” on cars over the past couple of decades, since he shot from northern club singer to multimillion-selling “classical crossover” artist. “Half a dozen Range Rovers, a brutal TVR Cerbera, a Bentley and an Aston Martin ... I’ve been a lucky boy.
read more....
https://www.thetimes.co.uk/magazine/the-sunday-times-magazine/me-and-my-motor-singer-russell-watson-lc36209zg

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16th Sept.
Lots of great comments about Russell's concert at Harlow,including this one with photo

https://twitter.com/pedro__pedro__/status/909163717564170240

@pedro__pedro__
Amazing evening @harlowplayhouse tonight with @russellthevoice E Lucevan le stelle was superb #bravo

 Tina‏ @Wolfietmt
@russellthevoice wow! What a voice! Totally unexpected & blew me away, especially Tosca x super show @Harlow😘❀️

sharonpollins
@russellthevoice superb show tonight. Amazing selection of my favourite songs-you're sounding incredible! Still buzzing!

@NeilD270 
It was wonderful to hear Intermezzo, Fix You and Aprile performed tonight. @russellthevoice, your voice just keeps getting better. Thank you

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14th Sept.
Russell has Tweeted this picture from Durham on the 1st night of his SERENADE tour .

https://twitter.com/russellthevoice/status/908447207950569472
@russellthevoice


Superb night at the @GalaDurham theatre !!! Wonderful audience #happy ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
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13th Sept.
The new merchandise has now been added to Russell's online shop on his website,included is  a signed scarf and the calendar (the first 50 will be signed )

http://russellwatson.com/shop/

https://twitter.com/russellthevoice/status/907902316191387649
 @russellthevoice

Exciting News!
The new merchandise is available online from 11am today. The first 50 orders of Calendars will be signed by Russell πŸ˜€

@russellthevoice
Before the ink runs out - buy your copy online now!
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8th Sept.
Rex Features have lots of great pictures of Russell from this year and further back

https://www.rexfeatures.com/search/?kw=russell+watson&search_newest.x=22&search_newest.y=12&search_newest=search_newest&iso=GBR&viah=Y&lkw=&stk=N&sft=&search_oldest.x=-1


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5th Sept.
The latest news on Russell's official site blog page
http://russellwatson.com/blog/classic-fms-no-1-best-selling-male-artist/?pg=1

Classic FM’s No.1 Best Selling Male Artist
Its official! The biggest selling male artist in THE ULTIMATE CLASSIC FM CHART!

The longest standing No1 album in the history of the charts at 52 weeks and becoming the first UK classical artist to sell 1 million copies
 with The Voice. Credited for top two best-selling records for any artist in the chart! Huge thanks to my fans for your continued support
special thanks to Classic FM
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4th Sept.

A super photo of Russell with Only Men Aloud taken at Bolesworth Castle Proms and put on Twitter .

https://twitter.com/russellthevoice/status/904307979578740736
@russellthevoice
Great to see you guys again last night @onlymenaloud #bolesworthcastle




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1st September
New merchandise will soon be on sale on Russell's website and at the upcoming concerts. Some nice items including a new long awaited CALENDAR,the first in ages

https://www.facebook.com/RussellWatsonOfficial/posts/1608209182563423


Exciting News! 😁
Do you like our new merchandise?
There will be an exclusive opportunity for you to buy at Bolesworth Castle tomorrow.
The new stock will be fully available
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30th Aug.
On the Classic Fm Ultimate chart there are some interesting comments along with the artists chart positions, this is with Russell's album The Voice
at no 2

Russell Watson-The Voice
Russell Watson’s debut also gave the singer his official nickname - simply, The Voice.
 As one of the music world’s first and most important crossover artists, bridging the gap between classical arias and a more operatic brand of pop, Watson’s influence is difficult to overstate.
His powerhouse voice flits across the genres effortlessly, and the result on the album’s initial release was an equally powerful sales performance, cementing Watson as a household name.
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and this is with Reprise at no 25
Russell Watson-Reprise was the third album from superstar tenor Russell Watson and was released in 2002, soon after his stratospheric rise to fame. This album brought Russell’s trademark mix of classical favourites and lighter music – so on this album you’ll find Bizet’s Pearl Fishers Duet rubbing shoulders with ‘That’s Amore’, and ‘Recondita armonia’ from Puccini’s Tosca is alongside Russell’s interpretation of Queen’s ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’. A genre-defying album of great tunes.

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23rd Aug.
Over the years Russell has received many awards and accolades(such as 'Rear of the Year') as well as topping many charts with his albums.Many of these are not too well known but they can be seen here in detail on the 'THIS AND THAT' page, including details of his many gold/silver & platinum albums
.
http://www.russellwatsoninfo.co.uk/this-and-that
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21st Aug.
More pictures from Russell's appearance on RTEone have been added to the Gallery
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20th Aug.
Russell's interview on RTE one last night and lovely performance singing 'I'm Alive' and 'With A Song In My Heart'  are available on the link below.
https://www.rte.ie/player/gb/show/saturday-night-with-miriam-extras-30003434/10765166/


Russell Watson | Saturday Night with Miriam

Classical singer Russell Watson discusses how he made it in the music industry, his upcoming Irish tour and performs 'With a Song in my Heart'.
http://www.rte.ie/tv/miriam/‬
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19th Aug.
Lots of lovely messages on Twitter and Facebook for Russell and Louise for their 2nd Wedding Anniversary,read on the links below or go to my Twitter feed on the Contact page

https://www.facebook.com/RussellWatsonOfficial/photos/a.129153987135624.33431.113886071995749/1596561240394884/?type=3&theater
Happy anniversary to my gorgeous wife, I feel truly blessed to have you in my life
πŸ’•πŸ˜Š you are my sunshine πŸ’•
https://twitter.com/sainlouise1/status/898845779363627008

@sainlouise1
πŸ’—To @russellthevoice the man who made me the happiest woman alive, Happy 2nd Wedding Anniversary. Your so special to me! Love you always πŸ’πŸ‘°πŸΌ
https://twitter.com/russellthevoice/status/898837741500280833

@russellthevoice
Happy wedding anniversary to my gorgeous wife
πŸ’•πŸŽ‚πŸΎπŸ’πŸ’•πŸŽ© xxxxxxx #GetWellSoon πŸ’•πŸ’‘

https://twitter.com/Russellfansite/status/898774004189855744

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12th Aug.
From the (North West Evening) Mail


INTERVIEW: Opera superstar Russell Watson set for most intimate tour ever

RUSSELL Watson is undoubtedly the UK's best-known classical singer, regularly entertaining millions of fans across the globe. KARL STEEL spoke to the exuberant opera star ahead of his surprisingly intimate debut appearance in Ulverston
Read more......

http://www.nwemail.co.uk/what-s-on/article/INTERVIEW-Opera-superstar-Russell-Watson-set-for-most-intimate-tour-ever-59b09947-07d7-4347-86cd-bbc5ade4bc62-ds

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9th Aug

Cuide ri Cathy' Cathy Macdonald meets Russell Watson,this was first shown in 2012  on the Gaelic channel BBC Alba and is being repeated again on Thurs 17th Aug -11.25pm
This very enjoyable programme shows Russell at home and work and also playing a game of tennis with Cathy.
By clicking on the link below a short preview video can be seen.


http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01nxvvv
Award-winning classical music star Russell Watson opens up to Cathy MacDonald about his rise to fame.

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8th Aug.
Spencer Leigh's new biography ELVIS PRESLEY: CAUGHT IN A TRAP will be out on 16th August,Russell has written a very informative and interesting foreword for the book. It is available on Amazon and there is also a kindle version .
https://twitter.com/ElvisBiography/status/894695957392130048
 Caught in a Trap‏ @ElvisBiography
 @Russellfansite@spencerleigh5's 'Elvis Presley: Caught in a Trap' will be out 16th August - foreword by @russellthevoice! #RussellWatson

The foreword by Russell can be read by clicking on the picture of the book
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Elvis-Presley-Caught-Spencer-Leigh-ebook/dp/B0743ZPM7K/ref=dp_kinw_strp_1#reader_B0743ZPM7K

Published to coincide with the 40th anniversary of Elvis death. As well as being the greatest solo star of the 20th century, Elvis Presley's career is full of controversy and Spencer Leigh's new biography ELVIS PRESLEY: CAUGHT IN A TRAP sorts out facts from the fiction.
With a Foreword by RUSSELL WATSON, the 'People's Tenor'.
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4th Aug.
Listen to Alex Belfield in conversation with Russell on Celebrity Radio ,the new 2017 interview is now available on You Tube, as always it is both amusing and interesting.

http://www.celebrityradio.biz/russell-watson-2017-interview/

Russell Watson 2017 Interview
Enjoy Celebrity Radio’s Russell Watson 2017 Interview….
Russell ‘The Voice’ Watson is one of the UK’s most perfect entertainers in history.
Russell has sold millions of albums, performed countless sell-out tours around the world and overcome 2 brain tumours! He’s remarkable.
The self-styled “People’s Tenor” had been singing since he was a child, and became known after performing at a working men’s club.
Hear about married life in 2017, the Summer/Autumn tour and why he is Starring as The Voice Of God in ‘Heaven & Earth’ in 2018.
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31st July.
Russell was a guest of Harry King on BBC Radio Cumbria  and the programme was on air earlier at midnight(31st)As always they had an interesting chat which can now be heard on the BBC iPlayer ,scroll to 30 mins. in.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p0581372


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30th July
Last night Russell performed at Warner Hotels Alvaston Hall, Louise has tweeted some lovely pictures of them both with her family and Hayley.

https://twitter.com/sainlouise1/status/891634886297219072
@sainlouise1
Your voice was another level last night @russellthevoice ! #Smashedit! Love Wifey 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

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16th July.
More videos have been added to the 'Russell on Video' page including one Russell recorded on July 4th in support of The Brain Tumour Charity
http://www.russellwatsoninfo.co.uk/russell-on-video


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14th July.
We can now see Russell's fabulous performance of E Sara Cosi in Hamburg.

https://www.facebook.com/RussellWatsonOfficial/posts/1560523103998698

Because its Friday & as the results were so close here is E Sare Cose
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RmxMu_A1-B4
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13th July.

The result of the poll to see Russell perform a song at the concert at Hamburg is now in and Torna a Surriento came top and is now available to watch on You Tube
https://www.facebook.com/RussellWatsonOfficial/posts/1559515710766104

Recorded on an iPhone so please excuse the quality Torna Surriento as promised


Russell Watson's performance of Torna Surriento with The Hamburg Symphony Orchestra at the Laeiszehalle, Hamburg
https://www.youtube.com/watch
?v=jaXY00C2RU0&feature=youtu.be

A
fabulous performance from Russell,hopefully we will maybe get to see more.
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12th July.
Another great review for the concert atTonbridgeCastle
The Sussex Newspaper
The audience welcome Russell very enthusiastically and are rewarded as he opens his performance with a stunning version of the world famous O Sole Mio. He continues with a tribute to Mario Lanza, more operatic masterpieces like Funiculi – Finucula, and Nessun Dorma! before mixing in Sinatra’s In the Wee Small Hours, Robert Goulay’s If I Loved You and I Dreamed a Dream, Empty Chairs at Empty Tables and Bring Him Home from Les Miserables.
read more....

http://www.thesussexnewspaper.com/review-russell-watson-tonbridge-castle/


A super review  from Kent online for Russell's concert at Tonbridge Castle

Review: Russell Watson at Tonbridge Castle presented by Rye International Jazz and Blues Festival
Russell Watson came on to an eager crowd, opening with O Sole Mio, the stage was set for a fantastic set of songs, with Russell belting them out faultlessly.
read more....
http://www.kentonline.co.uk/whats-on/news/tonbridge-castle-russell-watson-the-peoples-tenor-entertains-tonbridge-128575/

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9th July
A large crowd enjoyed fabulous weather at Russell's concert at Tonbridge Castle today,he has tweeted some photo's and there are some on Facebook ,also lots of great comments about his performance and the concert.

https://www.facebook.com/RussellWatsonOfficial/posts/1555911047793237
Fantastic day at Tunbridge Castle !!! What a wonderful audience, hope to come back soon πŸ˜„πŸΎ

https://twitter.com/russellthevoice/with_replies
@russellthevoice 4h4 hours ago
Tunbridge Castle !!! Thanks for an epic day

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8th July
Staffordshire Living magazine have a Q&A with Russell in the new July/Aug issue, read online on the links below

http://www.staffordshireliving.co.uk/2017/07/celeb-interview-5-questions-russell-watson/
CELEB INTERVIEW: 5 questions with Russell Watson
Just an ordinary boy from Salford in Greater Manchester until he won a local radio talent competition when he was 24 and since then it hasn’t stopped for the UK’s best-selling classical artist.

This summer he’s heading back to home soil with an exclusive guest appearance at Bolesworth Castle in Cheshire on Saturday 2nd September for The Great British Prom, and with a much smaller scaled back tour planned at the end of the year, LIVING caught up with ‘The Voice’ for a quick chat.

http://www.staffordshireliving.co.uk/read-the-e-magazine/

All pages of the magazine  ,Russell on pg 127
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1st july

Russell is featured in the Saturday edition of the Daily Mail /Femail weekend magazine,it's a nice article and worth a read.
https://twitter.com/russellthevoice/status/881226351751155712

 @russellthevoice
Great article in the Mail today
😊

DAILY  MAIL/Femail
I'm still here because I'm a driven lunatic': Russell Watson was Britain’s top tenor until his career hit the skids and he
suffered two brain tumours... but he wasn’t giving in without a fight


It’s 17 years since Russell, a former factory worker, became one of the biggest stars in Britain after he was signed by Decca Records
Here he reveals how he battled on in the face of adversity and two brain tumours
read more ......
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-4650502/Russell-Watson-wasn-t-giving-without-fight.html


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28th June.
Russell is to be one of the guest artist of Liu Yuan Yuan in a concert  in Hamburg on 6th July ,this"Sharing the beautiful World"concert is to celebrate the 45th anniversary of German-Chinese cooperation

https://www.facebook.com/events/1379174052168461/permalink/1379179115501288/


https://www.elbphilharmonie.de/en/whats-on/liu-yuan-yuan-sharing-the-beautiful-world/9301

Translated.....
45 years of German-Chinese diplomatic relations will be honoured with a gala concert of the star sopranistin and "voice of China" Liu Yuan Yuan and their guests on Thursday, July 06. th in the Laeiszhalle Hamburg. With It: the tenor Russell Watson, the hamburg pianist Alexandra Sostmann and the Deutsches Filmorchester Babelsberg under the direction of Eckehard Stier   6 July at 19:30–21:30 UTC+02

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27th June.
Interview in the Sussex Newspaper ,in which among other things,Russell describes his experience of the fire at the Clyde
Auditorium in Glasgow .

Star Interview – Russell Watson
Rye International Jazz & Blues Festival proudly present singing sensation Russell Watson performing a special outdoor summer picnic concert at the stunning and historic setting of Tonbridge Castle, Kent on Sunday 9th July, with acclaimed Jazz singer Liane Carroll confirmed to perform in the supporting line up.
Read more.........

http://www.thesussexnewspaper.com/star-interview-russell-watson/

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24th June
An article in the Sheffield Star about the musical stage show Heaven and Earth

Amazing new show aiming to create a heaven on earth starring Russell Watson as the voice of God.
read more.....
http://www.thestar.co.uk/whats-on/gigs-and-music/amazing-new-show-aiming-to-create-a-heaven-on-earth-1-8610294

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22nd June
Russell will be appearing on Channel 5  at 9pm tomorrow night (23rd) in a programme about Paul O'Grady

https://twitter.com/russellthevoice/status/877856901148495872


@russellthevoice
Russell will appearing on @channel5_tv The Story Of Paul O'Grady at 9pm tomorrow night! πŸ˜€

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22nd June.
 An article in Staffordshire Living‏ Mag. out June 30th and the online version (with videos) is available  to see below....


http://www.staffordshireliving.co.uk/2017/06/watch-russell-watsons-finest-stage-moments/

See some of @russellthevoice's finest stage moments. Interview coming soon in our July / August issue, out 30.06.17.

https://twitter.com/StaffsLiving/status/877474579203141633

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21st June
Russell's lovely tour brochures are now available to buy at £5 each on his Official web site

https://twitter.com/russellthevoice/status/877500139115618304
@russellthevoice
You can now purchase Russell's new Souvenir Programme on his website πŸ˜€ All programmes are now being sold for 5£ 😊

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20th June.
Russell's single 'Now and Forever' has been gradually working it's way up the air play charts in USA and is now at no..23,last week no..25

http://americasmusiccharts.com/index.cgi?fmt=A1&rtmref=americasmusiccharts

TW   LW
23     25     RUSSELL WATSON .....NOW AND FOREVER

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19th June.

Thanks to everyone who visits RussellWatsoninfo ,if you have a bit of spare time check out the video page, there are some recent ones and some you may not have seen before.
http://www.russellwatsoninfo.co.uk/russell-on-video

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16th June.
Tickets for Russell's 'SERENADE' concerts seem to be selling well,one is sold out already

https://twitter.com/russellthevoice/status/875784465406201856
@russellthevoice
Get your tickets quick for Russell's September dates !! Lincolns already sold out in a few days 😁
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14th June

There is now an official announcement  on Russell's Facebook etc about his Christmas concert at the Barbican Hall in London on 23rd Dec.
https://www.facebook.com/RussellWatsonOfficial/posts/1527163227334686
I am delighted to announce that I will be performing a concert with The London Concert Orchestra and Special Guest Laura Wright. It will be packed with festive music and carols at the Barbican Hall on the 23 December.
Tickets can be bought here. I hope you can round off the year with me at this Christmas concert.

http://www.ticketmaster.co.uk/Russell-Watson-tickets/artist/983101?tm_link=edp_Artist_Name

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13th June.

Some pictures on twitter from Russell taken at the recent recording of Jim Brickman's Christmas show

https://twitter.com/russellthevoice/status/874615179853672449
@russellthevoice
Fun times last week recording the Christmas Special for PBS with @JimBrickman & @Anne_Cochran. Can't wait to see the final cut πŸ‘πŸŽ„


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9th June

Russell asked on Twitter & Facebook for fans to send in photo's to be included in the new Serenade concert programme

https://twitter.com/russellthevoice/status/872767554783195137
@russellthevoice
Would you like to feature in my Serenade Programme 2017? Send your favourite picture of us together to: fan@lavocetouring.com
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8th June

TheMemorial Day PBS tweeted this picture of Russell earlier today
https://twitter.com/MemorialDayPBS/status/872797086709932032
@MemorialDayPBS
We were so proud to have been joined by @russellthevoice whose performance of "You Raise Me Up" inspired many of our viewers. #MemDayPBS


and below  is Russell's reply tweet.
@russellthevoice
Russell Watson Retweeted Memorial Day Concert
It was my greatest privilege and honour to perform at #MemDayPBS
Manchester was in my heart and mind that evening x

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8th June.
Ahead of the picnic concert at Tonbridge Castle in July, there is an interview in the  SoMagazine

Interview with @russellthevoice in @SoMagazines Join @RyeJazzBlues for #classical music #TonbridgeCastle 9th July https://www.somagazines.co.uk/music-entertainment/russell-watson-interview … pic.twitter.com/Z5QoyGvVjH


https://www.somagazines.co.uk/music-entertainment/russell-watson-interview

RUSSELL WATSON INTERVIEW
June 1, 2017
RUSSELL WATSON WILL BE HEADLINING A SUMMER PICNIC CONCERT AT TONBRIDGE CASTLE ON JULY 9TH. AHEAD OF HIM TAKING TO THE STAGE AT THIS BEAUTIFUL HISTORIC VENUE, EILEEN LEAHY CAUGHT UP WITH THE SINGING STAR TO FIND OUT WHAT AUDIENCES CAN EXPECT FROM HIS SPECIAL PERFORMANCE AND WHY AFTER TWO DECADES HE STILL REMAINS THE UK’S BEST-SELLING CLASSICAL MUSIC ARTIST.

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6th June
Details on Russell's Facebook of a new series of concerts,2 in Jersey and 4 in Ireland.

https://www.facebook.com/RussellWatsonOfficial/photos/a.129153987135624.33431.113886071995749/1517150335002642/?type=3&theater
We’re delighted to announce Russell will be performing in JERSEY, BELFAST, LIMERICK, WEXFORD and CORK this December!
Tickets are on sale from 10.00 am tomorrow, except for Limerick where tickets are available for friends of UCH tomorrow,
 followed by general sale on Wednesday.

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5th June
Jim Brickman has tweeted some excerpts from his radio show including these with Russell..........
https://www.jimbrickman.com/the-jim-brickman-show-episode-1723/
@JimBrickman
Stressed out watching the #NBAFinals? Take a break with highlights from the #JimBrickmanShow -

https://www.jimbrickman.com/artist-spotlight-russell-watson/
Artist Spotlight: Russell Watson
This hardly ever happens that in our Artist Spotlight we actually have the artist in the studio.  This weekend from pretty far away, a British import, in a manner of speaking - Russell Watson is here in the flesh!

https://www.jimbrickman.com/brickman-buzz-royal-chatter/
Brickman Buzz: Royal Chatter with Russell Watson

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4th June
The Ariana Grande tribute concert in Manchester tonight was both impressive and emotional to watch especially with what had just happened in London the night before .During the concert Russell tweeted this picture .
https://twitter.com/russellthevoice/status/871462039427985409
@russellthevoice
Policeman doing ring a roses with kids β€οΈπŸ’• sometimes the strongest statements need no words #OneLoveManchester

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3rd June.
Russell and Jim Brickman have a bit of fun in the studio during his radio show.

https://twitter.com/JimBrickman/status/871038790122561537

@JimBrickman
@russellthevoice joined us for a special #UrbanDictionary.  Do you know some of these Manchester-isms? Watch
now

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1oCf5yB8Sic

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1st June.

Some photo's from Twitter
https://twitter.com/russellthevoice/status/870351749672046593
@russellthevoice
Some still shots from yesterday's rooftop show with @JimBrickman @Roland_US. It was a great day!

https://twitter.com/Anne_Cochran/status/870286541133885443 
@Anne_Cochran
Recording the @JimBrickman Christmas Special with the amazing @russellthevoice
What talent!

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31st
May

For anyone who missed Russell's 'live' performance from USA it is now available on You Tube.
It was a fantastic hour of singing by Russell accompanied by the lovely piano playing of Jim Brickman ,Russell also performed
 some songs that had been requested (one of mine :o)  )It was also mentioned that at the weekend Russell will be the guest on the Jim Brickman radio show...hopefully details to follow.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=574rSbGKuKQ
Streamed live 5 hours ago
Jim Brickman is teaming up with The People's Tenor Russell Watson to kickoff his summer rooftop concert series in Cleveland, OH! Hear some requests, Jim originals and songs from Russell's new album "True Stories.
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30th May.
Russell will be giving a special live performance from  USA tomorrow night ,read about it on his website blog
http://russellwatson.com/blog/russell-watson-jim-brickman-live-facebook-stream-31st-may-2017/
For the first time ever we will be streaming live for a very special performance
Summer Rooftop Concert Kick Off TOMORROW LIVE from The United States​!
LIVE! Up on the Roof
Jim Brickman’s Summer Rooftop Concert Kick Off TOMORROW
Featuring The People’s Tenor Russell Watson
Join Jim & Special Guest Russell Watson on Wednesday, May 31st at 5:30pm GMT+1

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30th May.
This video is from Russell's Facebook page...
https://www.facebook.com/RussellWatsonOfficial/videos/vb.113886071995749/1509581655759510/?type=2&theater

A  few images from the Memorial Day Concert honouring the veterans,servicemen and women, but also in memory of the people who lost their lives in Manchester. #Manchesterstrong
❀️MANCHESTER

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29th May.

Getty Images have some super pictures of Russell taken at the Memorial Day Concert
http://www.gettyimages.co.uk/photos/russell-watson?editorialproducts=entertainment&excludenudity=true&family=editorial&phrase=russell%20watson&sort=newest#license

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28th May.
It was great being able to see The Memorial Day concert live from Washington DC and even better to be able to see Russell's very moving and beautiful performance singing You Raise Me Up. The concert is still available to watch on the PBS Memorial website and on You Tube.

http://www.pbs.org/national-memorial-day-concert/watch-2017-show-live/

PBS have also tweeted a picture and video

@MemorialDayPBS
Thank you @RussellTheVoice for your moving tribute! #MemDayPBS

https://twitter.com/MemorialDayPBS/status/868986859308949506  
 
@MemorialDayPBS
Welcome @RussellTheVoice to perform "You Raise Me Up" in honor of those who serve. #MemDayPBS





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27th May.
Russell has tweeted some pictures this afternoon from his rehearsal for the Memorial Day concert.


https://twitter.com/russellthevoice/status/868554965916233729
 @russellthevoice 4h4 hours ago
Here we are in Washington D.C


There are also some nice pictures from the rehearsals on the PBS Memorial Day Facebook page

https://www.facebook.com/pg/memorialdayconcert/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1773720159321534




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 26th May.
Russell has arrived in Washington DC ahead of the Memorial Day Concert on Sunday. PBS have tweeted that the concert will be streamed live on their Website and Facebook

http://www.pbs.org/national-memorial-day-concert/home/
https://www.facebook.com/pbs/

https://twitter.com/MemorialDayPBS/status/868240393506312192

@MemorialDayPBS
The 2017 National Memorial Day Concert is Sunday! Make sure you follow us on all of our platforms for behind-the-scenes content! #MemDayPBS


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25th May.
 Pictures of Russell's performance at Opera Grill in Cheshire have been put on their Facebook page

https://www.facebook.com/OperaGrillChester/photos/a.207647516299312.1073741828.192703244460406/382279035502825/?type=3&theater

 
There is also a video on this news article from the Chester Chronicle

International opera star Russell Watson delighted guests at a Chester restaurant when he took to the stage for an exclusive one-off performance sponsored by luxury jeweller Boodles and solicitors Jolliffe & Co.
About 120 diners at the Opera Grill on Pepper Street looked on in wonder as the Salford born ‘People’s Tenor’ and four times Classical Brit Awards winner sang a selection of tracks from albums spanning his career of more than 25 years, including Ave Maria, When I Fall In Love, Jerusalem and You Raise Me Up.
http://www.chesterchronicle.co.uk/whats-on/whats-on-news/watch-opera-star-russell-watson-13074396

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25th May
Yesterday Russell did an interview for Spain's only English speaking radio station -Talk Radio,
Talk Radio Europe‏@tretalkisgood 17h17 hours ago
Joining @MacKenzieSelina on Lifestyles from 1PMCET are @russellthevoice @RussellWatsonHQ Jacky Collis Harvey & Pamela Naidoo


to listen again ,scroll to about 30 mins in on the mp3 link below
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http://www.talkradioeurope.com/listen/on-demand

http://www.talkradioeurope.com/ondemand/Talk_Radio_Europe_in_Spain_2017-05-24_13-00-00.mp3


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23rd May.

My thoughts are with everyone affected by the horrendous explosion in Manchester Arena last night,so much heartbreak for the children at the concert and their families.
Russell has put a comment on Twitter and you can see it and replies on my Twitter feed on the CONTACT page
http://www.russellwatsoninfo.co.uk/contact
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18th May.
Russell performed two 15 minutes sets at the Opera Grill in Cheshire and they have put some pictures
and videos on Twitter.
See below ....
@Opera_Grill
What a fantastic evening, thank you to all who joined us & thank you to @russellthevoice for an amazing performance #ANightWithRussellWatson
https://twitter.com/Opera_Grill/with_replies

@Opera_Grill 2h2 hours ago
@russellthevoice has arrived for his second performance of the evening 🎭 #ANightWithRussellWatson #OperaGrill
https://twitter.com/Opera_Grill/status/865320605494767616

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17th May.
Chester's Opera Grill to host Russell Watson for intimate performance
‘People’s Tenor’ will perform two sets on the night
It's not every day a world famous opera singer performs at a local restaurant but that’s exactly what Russell Watson will do when he visits Chester eatery Opera Grill for a prestigious evening sponsored by luxury jeweller Boodles on Thursday (May 18).


http://www.chesterchronicle.co.uk/whats-on/whats-on-news/chesters-opera-grill-host-russell-13040815


15th May.
Tonight on ITV News at 10pm Russell will be speaking to Arts Editor Nina Nannar about the 150th Anniversary of Queen Victoria laying the foundation stone of the Royal Albert Hall


https://twitter.com/NonstopTV/status/864088595371524097

 Nonstop Promotions‏ @NonstopTV
We're with @russellthevoice @RoyalAlbertHall filming with the wonderful @NinaNannarITV for @itvnews at 10 #truestory

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15th May.
Accompanied by his pianist and choir ,Russell will be performing an intimate evening at Lancaster Grand on 21st September
http://www.lancastergrand.co.uk/shows/?Year=2017&Month=9
Read about it in the Visitor.co.uk 
One of the world’s greatest classical singers will make his Lancaster debut. Award-winning tenor Russell Watson will perform at the Lancaster Grand Theatre. The theatre will present a very special evening with four-time Brit Classical Award winner Russell Watson, accompanied by his pianist and a guest choir
read more
http://www.thevisitor.co.uk/news/russell-watson-to-make-lancaster-debut-1-8543972
13th May.
The last concert on Russell's tour at the London Palladium tonight seems to have been another great success with many complimentary comments on Twitter and Facebook.
Russell and Louise have both tweeted pictures.

https://twitter.com/russellthevoice/status/863527044940017667
@russellthevoice
Amazing night @PalladiumLondon tonight !!!! Thanks to everyone who came to support

https://twitter.com/russellthevoice/status/863434414306586624
 @russellthevoice 6h6 hours ago
It's the finale. We're here @PalladiumLondon. @TheChalkmeister @brumvoices @JohnBailey5tet @Lauren_Kosty @cecilialepoer @Gregory_Darling 🎼🎀

https://twitter.com/sainlouise1/status/863356358908932096
πŸ’Ž‏ @sainlouise1
Yessssssssss !!!!!!! @russellthevoice

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7th May.
 Last night Russell's concert at the Clyde Auditorium (Armadillo) in Glasgow was cancelled around 7pm due to a fire which broke out during rehearsal,smoke was seen and the fire service were called and were still there at 10pm.Fans arriving for the concert were turned away and told  to contact the venue regarding ticket refunds etc.
Russell put a message on Twitter and Facebook.


https://www.facebook.com/RussellWatsonOfficial/posts/1485724801478529
Russell Watson 17 hrs ·
It is with huge regret that due to a fire at The Clyde Auditorium this evening's performance has to be cancelled. The fire service are currently on site and we have been advised by the venue it is unsafe to enter the building. The important thing is that everyone has been evacuated and is safe. We will of course keep you updated on any developments. All ticket holders will be contacted by the venue.


Hayley has also put this on Facebook
Russell and the team are all really disappointed about last night, but unfortunately it was a situation completely beyond our control. Thanks to the quick response from the security staff and crew at the SECC, Russell his team & all venue staff were safely evacuated. The fire service did a sterling job bringing the fire under control. The venue, promoters and management will of course make every effort to reschedule, but the most important thing yesterday was safety. Thank you for your support and understanding. As soon as we have more information we will of course let people know. Team Watson xx

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There are lots of newspapers  including The Herald  reporting the fire

http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/15269937.Russell_Watson___s_Glasgow_concert_cancelled_after_fire_breaks_out_at_SEC_Armadillo/


A spokesman for the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service has told The Herald that, at 5.58pm, the service was alerted to a building on fire in the city’s Exhibition Way.
He said: “A total of four fire appliances, including an aerial appliance, were mobilised to the scene.
“Firefighters wearing protective breathing apparatus tackled the flames externally with the aid of powerful hoses.
“The fire has been brought under control, however, crews remain at the scene to check for hotspots and to ensure the ventilation of the building.”
Police Scotland also added: “No one was injured and the fire has been extinguished.”


Also the BBC
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-39835442

Singer Russell Watson was forced to cancel a concert in Glasgow after a fire broke out at the venue.
The star was among people evacuated from the Scottish Event Campus' (SEC) Armadillo on Saturday evening.
In a tweet he said there was "smoke bellowing from the back of the venue".
The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service said they were called to a small fire at around 18:00 but it later spread to external cladding. They added that no one was hurt in the incident.

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4th May.
This is glowing a review from The Reviews Hub for Russell's first concert on his tour at Birmingham Symphony Hall


http://www.thereviewshub.com/russell-watson-and-his-orchestra-symphony-hall-birmingham/

Russell Watson and his Orchestra – Symphony Hall, Birmingham
Posted by: The Reviews Hub -
Reviewer:  Selwyn Knight
Russell Watson was famously discovered singing Presley covers in northern Working Men’s clubs. When a club secretary suggested he have a go at Nessun Dorma and, despite Watson not having had any classical singing training, a career was born. And since then Watson has ruled supreme in the classical crossover arena, equally at home crooning or singing classic arias, with his voice growing in power and clarity.

'Watson demonstrates his ability to interpret a song and connect with his audience. Bring Him Home is maybe the most challenging of these, and Watson’s performance is technically and dramatically adept.'

'This is undoubtedly a barnstorming and crowd-pleasing performance from Watson and the other performers ecstatically received by the audience.
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27th April.

The 2017 National Memorial Day concert in US is on May 28th and Russell is included in the lineup of artists, 'a special voice for a special occasion'.
http://www.pbs.org/national-memorial-day-concert/features/performers/russell-watson/
https://twitter.com/russellthevoice/status/857565053054316544
@russellthevoice
Honored to be performing on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol on #MemDayPBS. Join me Sunday, May 28th at 8/7c.


https://twitter.com/MemorialDayPBS/status/857613957246398464

@MemorialDayPBS
We are honored to announce the lineup for the National Memorial Day Concert. For the full list, visit: http://www.pbs.org/national-memorial-day-concert/features/2017-highlights/ … #MemDayPBS

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25th April
Good Morning Britain’s second Health Star Awards took place on Tuesday, rewarding those who have gone the extra mile to help someone’s health or save a life.Russell performed at the ceremony and also presented an Award.


The stars turn out to pay tribute to GMB's Health Stars
17:49 - 24 Apr 2017

http://www.itv.com/goodmorningbritain/news/the-stars-turn-out-to-pay-tribute-to-gmbs-health-stars
with presenters Susanna Reid, Kate Garraway, Charlotte Hawkins, Ranvir Singh and Dr Hilary Jones all in attendance as well as Trisha Goddard, Pixie Lott, Fleur East, Larry and George Lamb, Alison Steadman, Kimberley Walsh, Michelle Heaton and Russell Watson
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22nd April.
Ahead of Russell's concert in Bournemouth in May ,this article is in the Bournemouth Echo


Why star Russell Watson is keen to stay in the spotlight
SINGING star Russell Watson is visiting Bournemouth next month as part of his nationwide tour.
This week he talks to The Guide about how his near death experience changed his outlook on life, and why he is determined to sustain his music career - just don’t ask him to sing Nessun Dorma!

 Russell who will visit the BIC on May 12, says he always looks forward to visiting Bournemouth.
“I always love Bournemouth because it’s right by the seaside and I always do a few seaside gags. It’s a good size place and people are usually up for a good time.
“This time we are taking the orchestra and we will perform a mixture of everything I’ve recorded over the last 17 years combined with material from my new album. I like to involve the audience too and have a laugh with them.”

read more........
http://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/news/15237411.Why_star_Russell_Watson_is_keen_to_stay_in_the_spotlight/

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18th April
Russell's new single 'Now & Forever' from his album True Stories is in the All Access Cool new music chart in USA
 which is great news.
https://www.allaccess.com/mail/archive/eweekly/AC/2017-4-17.html


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15th April                  
From Russell's website blog page.....

http://russellwatson.com/blog/tonbridge-castle-kent-picnic-concert/
We are delighted to announce that Russell will perform a special one off show at the beautiful Tonbridge Castle
on Sunday 9th July 2017.Ticket are on sale now –

https://ryejazz.com/programme/tickets/russell-watson-at-tonbridge-castle/
Ticket Prices:     Front stage ticket: £60.00      Lawn ticket: £45.00
Children under 5 free admission and children under 16 half price.
Wheelchair and disabled access available at the venue.

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 14th April.
 Russell has tweeted this picture from New York


https://twitter.com/russellthevoice/status/852649783055577088
@russellthevoice
Our @iHeartRadio live session was a total triumph !!! Thanks to @iHeartRadio for all your support πŸ€— #NYC

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12th April.
 Russell is in New York at the moment and  Rebecca has tweeted this picture of them both.


https://twitter.com/becca_louwatson/status/852139023023910912
@becca_louwatson
New York selfie with #MyWorld @russellthevoice


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11th April
REX Features have some great pictures of Russell taken at the ITV Nightly Show


https://www.rexfeatures.com/livefeed/2017/04/06/%27the_nightly_show%27_tv_programme,_london?celeb=Russell%20Watson



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30th March.
BEST Magazine have tweeted that they have an article featuring Russell this week
https://twitter.com/BestMagOfficial
@BestMagOfficial
This week @cowelltweets chats to @russellthevoice about getting his life/career back on track after beating 2 brain tumors. Don't miss it!

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22nd March.
Great to see Russell on the Wright Show -Channel 5 this morning ,if you missed the programme  it is available now on My5TV
https://www.my5.tv/the-wright-stuff/season-2017/episode-58

Non Stop Promotions tweeted a picture
https://twitter.com/NonstopTV/status/844481521016803328
@NonstopTV
We're with @russellthevoice this morning @5WrightStuff with @drdavidbull @Jamelia @MattBarbet ...here prepping before show ☝🏻#truestories

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21st March
Today was a very busy day for Russell, first was his appearance on This Morning and later in the afternoon was a Radio Stoke interview also one on BBC Radio Scotland. For anyone who missed This Morning there is a video of Russell's interview on You Tube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S6OQfR53Xm0

The interview on BBC Radio Stoke with James Watt was as hilarious as previous ones ,this is available on the iPlayer
from about  2hrs 30 mins in
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p04vf616

The Daily Mail have an article( with some great photo's) featuring Russell's interview on This Morning
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-4334838/Russell-Watson-thought-d-died-brain-tumour-fight.html
Each day is a gift'

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21st March
Louise has tweeted some super photo's from Dame Vera Lynn's 100th Birthday celebrations at the Palladium.

https://twitter.com/sainlouise1/status/843406370435223552
@sainlouise1
Happy Birthday @dameveralynn100 you are truly inspirational. @russellthevoice @PalladiumLondon Awsome night πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‡πŸŽ†#100Years

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17th March.

Russell's tribute to Dame Vera Lynn is a lovely You Tube video of pictures to the music of their fantastic duet the
'White Cliffs Of Dover'(from Anthems) .This is from Russell's Facebook page.
https://www.facebook.com/RussellWatsonOfficial/posts/1429540587096951

Our tribute to Dame Vera Lynn 100 years old! Happy Birthday for 20th March!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bOgsFpAS4s

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16th March.
Russell has posted this message on Twitter and his Facebook today...
https://www.facebook.com/RussellWatsonOfficial/posts/1428782717172738
Tomorrow we will be posting our own personal video tribute to the legendary Dame Vera Lynn to celebrate her 100th birthday! #DameVeraLynn100thBirthday

Although Russell is singing at the tribute concert at The London Palladium on 18th  March,it appears that he is
not one of the artist on the the tribute CD that is to be released in honour of Dame Vera Lynn , but don't forget,Russell does sing the 'White Cliffs Of Dover' in an amazing duet with Dame Vera on his fantastic Anthems CD.

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13th March.
Back in January Russell had an interview on Radio Merseyside with Spencer Leigh and they discussed the
music of Elvis Presley.
Spencer has also written a book titled 'Elvis Presley: Caught in a Trap ' which will be published in August
and the foreword is by Russell                                                                  


Elvis Presley: Caught in a Trap Paperback – 3 Aug 2017                                               
by Spencer Leigh (Author)
Published to coincide with the 40th anniversary of Elvis death.

 As well as being the greatest solo star of the 20th century,
Elvis Presley s career is full of controversy and Spencer Leigh s new biography
 ELVIS PRESLEY: CAUGHT IN A TRAP sorts out exactly what was going on.
With a Foreword by RUSSELL WATSON.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/0857161652/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1489380386&sr=1-1

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4th March.
It looks like Russell is making a big impression in USA, there has been some great tweets and pictures today.
https://twitter.com/robinrock
@robinrock 6h6 hours ago
Had to sneak out of the studio to see Russell Watson in our Sprite Lounge. Wow! – at 233 North Michigan

https://twitter.com/939myfmchicago/status/839922177801584641
@939myfmchicago
Thank you @russellthevoice for stopping by today to perform for us! Now we understand why you're call The Voice. Wow!!

https://twitter.com/micklee/status/839956246593675264
@micklee
The Voice!! @russellthevoice stopped by today to perform for us. Blown away by his talent!

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