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Engelbert Humperdinck to perform UK’s 2012 Eurovision song: ‘Love Will Set You Free’

March 20, 2012

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Engelbert Humperdinck, 75, will perform a Spanish-flavoured ballad called ‘Love Will Set You Free’ as the UK’s entry in this year’s Eurovision Song Contest in Baku, Azerbaijan on 26 May.

The UK hasn’t won since Katrina and the Waves’ ‘Love Shine a Light’ in 1997, but Engelbert – best known for his 1967 hit ‘Release Me’ – is hoping to reverse the UK’s fortunes this year.

 ‘Love Will Set You Free’ was written by Grammy award-winning producer Martin Terefe and Ivor Novello award winner Sacha Skarbek, who co-wrote James Blunt’s ‘You’re Beautiful’ and Lana Del Rey’s ‘Born To Die’.

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Engelbert Humperdinck lines up ‘Released’ 2011 UK tour

July 3, 2011

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At the age of 74, Engelbert Humperdinck says he’s now “cutting back” on the number of  live shows he performs each year – he’s got it down to 110 – but he’s still managing to fit in a 15-date UK tour this autumn.

   To coincide with the UK release of his latest album Released, Engelbert will be performing in every region of the UK – including two nights in his home town of Leicester and an extravaganza at London’s Royal Albert Hall.

RELEASED TOUR DATES:

October 28 –Bristol, Colston Hall

October 29 –Bournemouth, BIC

October 31 –Cardiff, St David’s Hall

November 1 –Ipswich, Regent Theatre

November 3 –London, Royal Albert Hall

November 5 –Sheffield, City Hall

November 6 –Leicester, De Montfort Hall

November 7 –Leicester, De Montfort Hall

November 10 –Belfast, Waterfront Hall

November 13 –Birmingham, Symphony Hall

November 15 –Liverpool, Philharmonic Hall

November 16 –Newcastle, City Hall

November 18 –Glasgow,ClydeAuditorium

November 19 –Blackpool, Opera House

November 21 –Manchester, Bridgewater Hall.

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