Wet Wet Wet announce visit to Edinburgh's Usher Hall as part of 2021 UK tour

Scots pop legends Wet Wet Wet will make a return visit to Edinburgh in 2021 as part of a wider UK tour.

By Gary Flockhart
Monday, 30th November 2020, 9:01 am
Updated Monday, 30th November 2020, 9:29 am

The Wets will visit 20 cities across the UK, in what will be their largest tour since 2019’s sold-out run.

The chart-topping band open their latest run of live dates at the Perth Concert Hall on Thursday, October 28. The following night they visit the Aberdeen Music Hall, before playing a massive gig at Edinburgh’s Usher Hall on Saturday, October 30.

Having spent a fair amount of time in their homes this year, the band turned their creative juices on to entertain fans via their ‘Wet Wet Wet from Home’ sessions, rearranging original classics in videos viewed by tens of thousands.

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Wet Wet Wet are back with a new line-up,, with Kevin Simm replacing Marti Pellow.

Now, itching to see their fans in person, the tour will be their second full run with singer Simm who was seamlessly welcomed into the fold in 2018.

Previously a member of Brit Award-winning band Liberty X, Simm won the 2016 series of The Voice UK.

Speaking about the new tour, bassist Graeme Clark said: “Nothing comes near to playing a live gig, from travelling to the venue for the soundcheck, to getting psyched before you go on, the roar when the lights go down, doing your gig with your musical brothers, to the bow at the end of the show.

"When you get it right it completely re-energises you. Going out on a tour is one of the most exhilarating things you can do in life.”

Next year will also see the band release their first album with Simm at the helm. Entitled The Journey, it is available to pre-order now.

Wet Wet Wet keyboardist Neil Mitchell explains: “Releasing a new Wets studio album in 2021 is all the more unusual because of these weird times that we're living in.

"Having Kevin as our singer now gives the band and the new album a different dynamic and an excitement that has reinvigorated Wet Wet Wet for an exciting journey ahead…”

In a four-decade career, Wet Wet Wet have sold in excess of 15 million albums and singles, including No.1 hits With A Little Help From My Friends, Goodnight Girl and Love Is All Around.

Tickets will go on sale 10am Friday, December 4 from www.myticket.co.uk/artists/wet-wet-wet

Wet Wet Wet 2021 tour

Thursday, October 28, Perth Concert Hall

Friday, October 29, Aberdeen Music Hall

Saturday, October 30, Edinburgh Usher Hall

Sunday, October 31, Nottingham Theatre Royal

Tuesday, November 2, Halifax Victoria Theatre

Wednesday, November 3, Buxton Opera House

Thursday, November 4, Bury St. Edmunds Apex Theatre

Saturday, November 6, Eastbourne Royal Hippodrome Theatre

Sunday, November 7, Hastings White Rock Theatre

Monday, November 8, Guildford G Live

Tuesday, November 9, Portsmouth Guildhall

Thursday, November 11, Cheltenham Town Hall

Friday, November 12, Margate Winter Gardens

Saturday, November 13, Stevenage Concert Hall

Sunday, November 14, Poole Lighthouse

Tuesday, November 16, Crawley The Hawth Theatre

Wednesday, November 17, Weymouth Pavilion

Thursday, November 18, Birmingham Town Hall

Saturday, November 20, Scunthorpe Baths Hall

Sunday, November 21, Newcastle Tyne Theatre

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