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Seal Announces 30th Anniversary Tour

In celebration of his 1991 album ‘Seal’ and its 1994 follow-up ‘Seal II,’ super star singer Seal has confirmed a 30th anniversary British tour.

Set to launch on September 12 at the Liverpool Philharmonic and closing at the London Palladium on September 17, the musician (born Seal Henry Olusegun Olumide Adeola Samuel) has teamed up with his longtime music producer/collaborator, Trevor Horn, who’s assumed the role of musical director.

In a recent interview, Seal admitted wishing he’d written Ed Sheeran’s hit ‘Thinking Out Loud’.

The now 60-year-old Grammy winner admires the younger pop megastar and states that success simply comes down to being a brilliant singer and songwriter.

Speaking to Classic Pop magazine, Seal said:

“The key to being a musician is not to lose sight of the fact that we’re just singers and songwriters.” “That’s it, that’s the job.” “Do that singular job and do it well.” “You can do other stuff like getting political in addition, but make sure you’ve got your songs together.” “That’s one reason I have the utmost respect for Ed Sheeran.” “I don’t own any of Ed’s records. I’ve not seen him in concert.” “But anyone who can stand up there at Wembley Stadium and play for three nights in a row, playing to 90,000 people a night with just an acoustic guitar: that’s someone who does one thing really great.'”He writes fantastic songs and he sings them really well.” “If Ed couldn’t do that, people wouldn’t show up.”

Having dubbed Ed’s 2014 hit ‘Thinking Out Loud’ as “one of the greatest songs ever written,” Seal added “Whenever I hear it, I think: ‘God, I wish I’d written that.'”

Seal’s September UK tour dates:

12 – LIVERPOOL Philharmonic

13 – SHEFFIELD City Hall


16 – MANCHESTER Opera House

17 – LONDON Palladium

Tickets for theSeal tour go on sale at 9.30am BST this Friday (5.19) and the presale will also be held the day prior at 10am BST.

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Author: Saul Goode

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