David Essex has announced a full list of rescheduled shows for his nationwide tour. The 18 date UK tour will now take place in September 2022, reaching Southend Clliffs Pavilion on Thursday September 22, and will see him perform much loved hits spanning over his entire career.
David first shot to fame when he went to an audition for the London production of the musical Godspell and was chosen by enthusiastic US producers for the role of Jesus. He received major awards and some ecstatic reviews which saw him lead a cast at the Roundhouse and then at the West End for two years.
Since then he has enjoyed a remarkable career that has combined concerts, records, theatre, composing, films and television. He has written, recorded and produced albums that have sold millions of copies worldwide. He’s also had 23 Top 30 singles in Britain alone. These include the Grammy© nominated Rock On which sold over one million copies, topping the charts in Britain and the US..
Subsequent singles followed such as Lamplight, Hold Me Close and Gonna Make You A Star which made David a household name.
David has continued to produce and write albums including 2013’s Reflections and in 2020 he released his new studio album Unplayed Hits exclusively via his online store. The record features 18 tracks that have rarely been played live or on the radio and is available on CD and as a digital download.
Acting credits also include That’ll Be The Day, its sequel Stardust, Traveller, The Guvnors, Black Prince and more recently BBC TV’s EastEnders as the head of the Moon family.
Theatre credits include outstanding performances in Evita, Boogie Nights 2, ELF!, Footloose, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Aspects Of Love, plus his own musicals Mutiny! and All The Fun Of The Fair.