24 SEPTEMBER 2019 (TORONTO, ON) - They’re back. The world’s ultimate musical duo, Michael Ball and Alfie Boe, have missed each other, and we have missed them. Both singers have been extremely busy, with hugely successful solo albums, sell-out tours and both currently starring in Les Misérables in the West End, but it is the combination of these two arresting voices and personalities which proves to be irresistible to countless fans across the nation. The pair today reveal that they are to release their highly-anticipated third studio album, entitled Back Together, on November 1 on Decca Records/Universal Music Canada, the country's leading music company.
Back Together follows the phenomenal success of the duo’s previous two duet albums; Together their debut, which became the UK’s best-selling album of 2016 and beat the likes of Little Mix and The Rolling Stones to the Christmas No.1 spot, and the follow-up Together Again which brought the pair yet another No.1 album in 2017. After decorated careers in theatre and opera, Ball & Boe were suddenly chart superstars. As a duo, they have now sold over 1 million albums in the UK, received two Classic Brit Awards, sold out two headline arena tours and presented two ITV Specials. As The Independent stated, “Their double act has enraptured crowds with warm, low-key charisma and deft stagecraft”.
Details of the new album are for the moment being kept under wraps, but the pair are thrilled to be back in the studio together, doing what they love, and this can be heard in the results.
Speaking of the new album, Michael says, “I don’t think either Alfie or I knew that our getting together to do the thing we love most, making music, would be encouraged, embraced and enjoyed by so many people and yet here we go again with our third album! It’s been a labour of love and I’m thrilled with the result. Now I can’t wait to share it with everyone and then get out there to perform these new songs live. Bloody amazing!”
Alfie says, “It’s a huge pleasure to be working with my friend and collaborator on our third album already! Our albums are always a great opportunity to perform songs together that mean so much to us. It is wonderful to think that people might enjoy them as much as we love recording and performing them. And we couldn’t have done this new album without the support from our fans. This is a thank you to them too.”
Fans will be able to hear these newly-recorded tracks, and many more favourites, brought to life as the couple will embark upon a major UK arena tour across the country in 2020. Dates will be announced in due course.
Michael Ball and Alfie Boe have both received countless prestigious awards, record breaking sales, and chart successes. Over his extraordinary 30 year career, Michael’s outstanding performances have made smash-hit box office history. He is a double Olivier Award winner, multi-platinum recording artist, top selling live concert performer and a hugely popular radio and TV presenter. Alfie’s exceptional voice has made him Britain’s most popular and biggest-selling tenor. The Tony Award winner has conquered the world’s greatest opera stages and arenas, led the cast of Les Misérables, stole the show at the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Concert at Buckingham Palace, and performed at the Queen’s 90th birthday celebrations at Windsor Castle.
After meeting in a production of Kismet at the London Coliseum over 10 years ago, their instant camaraderie and professional mutual admiration proved to be the start of something very special indeed, and together they are unstoppable.