Marcus Collins announces first solo UK tour

Screen Shot 2014-06-30 at 12.54.03Marcus Collins has announced details of his first solo UK tour. The X Factor alumnus will play 14 shows across the UK in September and October ahead of the release of his second studio album. He has promised a Motown-inspired show, with his own interpretations of recent pop hits by the likes of Sam Smith. He will also cover Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Anita Baker and Luther Vandross. Collins said: "To me, Motown is the epitome of what music is all about. A lot of the music we listen to today owes its roots to the Motown era. "The passion, the hooks, the melodies, the backing vocals, the styling; to me, Motown is second to none. This new show is about celebrating those artists who were inspired by that era and putting my twist on those classic songs." The tour will kick off in Tunbridge Wells on September 12. Check out the full list of dates below: September 12 - Assembly Hall Theatre, Tunbridge Wells September 13 - Marina Theatre, Lowestoft September 14 - Playhouse, Epsom September 17 - The Playhouse, Weston September 25 - Oakengates Theatre, Telford September 26 - The Forum Theatre, Barrow September 27 - The Sands Centre, Carlisle October 1 - Pavilion Theatre, Worthing October 2 - Gordon Craig Theatre, Stevenage October 3 - Princes Theatre, Clacton October 4 - Embassy Theatre, Skegness October 5 - Forum Theatre, Billingham October 15 - Ashcroft Theatre, Croydon October 16 - The Baths Hall, Scunthorpe > John Barrowman announces ‘You Raise Me Up’ UK tour > ‘Drag Queens’ group announce ‘The Stampede Tour’