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Marcus Collins announces first solo UK tour

By Sam Rigby

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Marcus 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

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