Legendary music star Donny Osmond has announced his first UK tour in six years. The pop superstar will be bringing his electrifying Vegas show to UK arenas from December.
The twelve date UK arena tour will kick off at the Hull Bonus Arena on the 28th November, taking in the Manchester Arena, Nottingham Motorpoint Arena, Glasgow Hydro, Cardiff International Arena, Bournemouth BIC, Liverpool Arena, Birmingham Resorts World Arena, Leeds First Direct Arena, Brighton Centre and two nights at the London Eventim Apollo.
Throughout an illustrious six decades long career, Donny Osmond has earned 33 gold records: selling over 100 million albums becoming a worldwide music legend. He has had 3 UK No 1s, 9 UK Top 10s, 13 UK Top 40s and spent a staggering 333 weeks in the UK charts. Osmond made history by celebrating 6 decades in show business with the release of his album, One Night Only: a live album accompanied by a DVD of his sold-out UK tour in 2017.
The 2023 tour marks 50 years since Donny and his brothers first performed in the UK. Following Donny’s solo success with Puppy Love (it stayed at No.1 for five weeks), their arrival provoked scenes of hysteria not seen since The Beatles the previous decade.
After their first flight into Heathrow, Donny and his brothers were banned from further landings there when part of a balcony collapsed beneath the sheer number of fans who had shown up in a bid to get a glimpse of Donny. Gatwick wouldn’t have them either, so Donny and his brothers had to fly to Scotland and take a train down to London.
Donny has notably entertained a vast array of audiences with his varied career choices. He has starred on Broadway as Gaston in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast; hosted two television series on British network television; and performed at the Concert for Diana, seen worldwide by more than two billion viewers.
The critically acclaimed song Captain Li Shang’s “I’ll Make a Man Out of You” from the Disney film “Mulan” was sung by Donny. The song and Donny’s singing of it received accolades from around the globe and ranks as one of the most popular and enduring Disney tunes of all time.
Donny stunned audiences across America when it was revealed that he was the very first entertainer on the hit musical competition show “The Masked Singer.” The show debuted in 2019 as the most well rated reality show in over ten years of American television. Donny finished the show runner-up to rap and R&B singer, T-Pain. He later became a guest judge on The Masked Singer UK with Davina McCall, Rita Ora and Jonathan Ross. A mere 10 years earlier, in 2009, Donny was crowned Dancing with the Stars champion at the height of its popularity with an estimated 37 million viewers weekly.