Musical virtuoso Jools Holland and his well-renowned Rhythm & Blues Orchestra have announced dates and special guests for their upcoming 2017 Autumn/Winter UK tour. Now in its 22 nd year, these legendary shows are not to be missed, with the 33-date tour starting off in Southend on Thursday 26 th October. Highlights include two dates at London’s iconic Royal Albert Hall on Friday 24 th November and Saturday 25 th November, along with arena shows at Cardiff’s Motorpoint Arena on Friday 15 th December and finishing off the tour at Leeds’ First Direct Arena on 22 nd December.


Joining Jools on stage for the 2017 Autumn / Winter UK tour will be Grammy Award winner

José Feliciano, one of the most prominent stars in Latin America and revered musicians in

the world. Having worked with the likes of John Lennon and Joni Mitchell in the past, his

catalogue of international hits include his covers of The Doors’ “Light My Fire” and the Bee

Gees’ “And the Sun Will Shine,” along with the much-loved Christmas classic, “Feliz

Navidad”. Jools and José will also be recording an album together with the Rhythm &

Blues Orchestra, which is scheduled to be released on 27 th October. With his mix of Latin

and pop styles and his inimitable guitar playing, it’s no question that José will go down a

storm on stage.


Jools Holland says of José Feliciano:

‘A man whose voice and guitar I’ve idolised all my life. A unique innovator whom I am

immensely looking forward to working with’.


José Feliciano to Jools Holland:

My gosh! Jools Holland is an icon who’s played a major role in the life of contemporary music

throughout the United Kingdom and way beyond. He continues to do so and for that I admire him

greatly. Don’t ever deny us of your magic, Jools; it’s an honour to be working (playing!) with you.

José Feliciano joins a long line of acclaimed recording artists that have joined Jools’ tour as

special guests in the past. These include Solomon Burke, Lulu, KT Tunstall, former Spice

Girl Melanie C, Yazoo singer Alison Moyet, 60s pop icon Sandie Shaw, along with most

recently from Jools’ 2016 tour, ska pioneers Pauline Black and Arthur ‘Gaps’

Hendrickson from The Selecter.


Also featuring in the shows will be fan favourites Ruby Turner, Louise Marshall and Beth

Rowley on vocals, along with the supreme Rhythm & Blues Orchestra with original

Squeeze member Gilson Lavis on drums. Master of ceremonies for the shows, Jools, will

be performing tracks spanning his entire solo career along with pieces taken from his recent

instrumental album Piano, released in December 2016, as well as songs from his new

collaboration with José Feliciano.


With a huge collection of boogie-woogie tracks from multiple decades, a night at one of the

UK’s most popular tours is for sure a memorable one!


Tickets are on sale now and are available at or on 0844 844 0444. Tickets are priced from £40.00 (+ booking

fee), with the Royal Albert Hall dates from £19.50 (+ booking fee).

You will also be able to pre-order the new Jools Holland and José Feliciano album on

CD with your tickets. For more information please click (here)

Tickets for the Spring/Summer dates, Belfast on 13 th Oct and Dublin on 14 th Oct are

also available. For details go to



Thurs 26 SOUTHEND Cliffs Pavilion

Fri 27 SOUTHEND Cliffs Pavilion

Sat 28 IPSWICH Regent Theatre

Sun 29 CAMBRIDGE Corn Exchange



Thurs 2 WATFORD Colosseum

Fri 3 YORK Barbican

Sat 4 SHEFFIELD City Hall

Sun 5 OXFORD New Theatre

Thurs 9 GUILDFORD Glive

Fri 10 READING Hexagon

Sat 11 PORTSMOUTH Guildhall

Sun 12 SOUTHAMPTON Mayflower

Thurs 16 NOTTINGHAM Royal Concert Hall

Fri 17 NORTHAMPTON Derngate

Sat 18 MANCHESTER O2 Apollo

Weds 22 LEICESTER DeMontfort Hall

Thurs 23 LEICESTER DeMontfort Hall

Fri 24 LONDON Royal Albert Hall

Sat 25 LONDON Royal Albert Hall

Weds 29 NEWCASTLE City Hall

Thurs 30 NEWCASTLE City Hall



Fri 1 GLASGOW SEC Armadillo

Sat 2 GLASGOW SEC Armadillo

Fri 8 PLYMOUTH Pavilions

Sat 9 BRISTOL Colston Hall

Sun 10 BRISTOL Colston Hall

Weds 13 BIRMINGHAM Symphony Hall

Thurs 14 BIRMINGHAM Symphony Hall

Fri 15 CARDIFF Motorpoint Arena

Sat 16 BRIGHTON Centre

Weds 20 STOKE Victoria Hall

Thurs 21 HARROGATE Harrogate International Centre

Fri 22 LEEDS First Direct Arena