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Brian May & Kerry Ellis To Tour By Candlelight

Thursday, October 4th 2012 12:00

The duo will be performing a series of intimate acoustic shows in the UK in November

The Queen legend and former stage star Ellis will be heading out on the road for The Born Free Tour. 

The duo will be performing acoustically at the dates and performing the shows by candlelight. They will be performing some of their own favourite songs and versions of songs that they performed together on the award winning Anthems tour last year.

Says Brian May: "Over the last year, Kerry and I have been recording new material when our schedules have allowed it. As on the 'Anthems' album, some of the tracks have very big and splendid arrangements, but we have become more and more fascinated with the magic of great songs stripped down to their core and re-interpreted in an 'acoustic' way. We find there is a purity which makes the songs speak very clearly. Kerry's instincts as an interpreter of songs are always inspiring, and the art of arranging has always been one of my obsessions. We have found that the two of us just working live off each other can distill the very essence of a song — and that's what we hope to bring you in these dates. After all, if you have great songs and a great singer, what more do you need? Well, maybe just a little bit of guitar!"

The shows will raise funds for the Born Free Foundation which works to protect and conserve threatened species.

Here's the dates:

Nov. 05 - Bury St Edmunds, UK - The Apex 
Nov. 06 - Leamington Spa, UK - The Assembly 
Nov. 07 - Corby, UK - The Core at Corby Cube 
Nov. 09 - Tunbridge Wells, UK - Assembly Hall Theatre 
Nov. 10 - Brighton, UK - St. Georges Church 
Nov. 11 - London, UK - Union Chapel 
Nov. 12 - St. Albans, UK - Alban Arena 
Nov. 15 - Crawley, UK - The Hawth 
Nov. 16 - Portsmouth, UK - New Theatre Royal 
Nov. 17 - Salisbury, UK - City Hall 
Nov. 19 - High Wycombe, UK - Swan Theatre

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