Nationally acclaimed singer songwriter Craig David is setting off on a UK arena tour this month, which is labelled ‘Hold That Thought’.
The tour, which kicks off in Nottingham, was due to take place in 2020, but was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic, which gripped the nation.
The arena tour comes just a month before the release of his eight studio album, titled ‘22’ , which marks 22 years since the release of his debut album.
When does Craig David play in London?
David, who hails from Southampton, Hampshire, is set to play two nights in the capital, as he takes to the stage on April 16 and 17 at the O2 Arena.
The southerner is no stranger to performing in London, as he previously took to the stage at the Brixton academy in 2016 as he performed in ‘Following my Intuition’ album.
Where else is he playing?
His tour is due to kick off on April 7, 2022 in Nottingham, and will see David perform 13 shows in 11 cities.
He will then travel to Birmingham for two shows, before travelling to Plymouth and Brighton before landing in London.
The full UK tour dates:
- April 7- Nottingham Motorpoint Arena
- April 9- Birmingham Utilita Arena
- April 10 - Birmingham Utilita Arena
- April 12- Plymouth Pavilions
- April 13 - Brighton Centre
- April 16 - London, The O2
- April 17 - London, The O2
- April 19 - Bournemouth BIC
- April 20 - Cardiff Motorpoint Arena
- April 22 - Leeds First Direct Arena
- April 23 - Manchester AO Arena
- April 24 - Liverpool M&S Bank Arena
- April 26 - Hull Bonus Arena
- April 28 - Glasgow O2 Academy
- April 29 - Newcastle O2 City Hall
- July 16, 17 - Newport Isle of Wight Festival
- July 21 - Hertfordshire Standon Lordship
- August 20 - Margate Dreamland
- September 3 - Stafford - The Trentham Estate
How do I get tickets?
Tickets for both of David’s shows are still available, and can be purchased from popular ticketing site Ticketmaster.
The lowest available tickets for his show on April 16 and April 17 will cost £46 each.
Tickets appear to be selling out fast, so snap them up while they’re still available.
What might the setlist be?
The tour has not yet started, so no available set list is confirmed or available.
However, this tour is happening due to the to 20th anniversary of David’s first studio album, so it is likely that his biggest hits from the last two decades will be played.
Some of his biggest hits include 7 days, Walking Away, Who You Are, Fill Me In and Insomnia, and is expected these may be played.
When a set list is confirmed, this article will be updated.
What is the support act?
The support act for his UK tour will be Lost Girl and Nippa.
Lost Girl is a British singer from Berkshire, and released her first music in 2020.
Nippa is an R&B artist based in North London. He began releasing music officially in 2020, and is signed to the record label ‘SPACEBOUND’.
Who is Craig David?
Craig David a British singer, songwriter and DJ, and has also dabbled with rapping.
He rose to slight prominence in 1999 when he featured on the song ‘Re-Rewind’ by Artful Dodger.
His first studio album was released a year later in 2000, titled ‘Born To Do It’. Since then, he has released a further five studio albums and worked with some of the biggest names on the UK music scene such as Tinchy Stryder, Sting, Jay Sean, Big Narstie and more.
Over his long career, David has been nominated for a multitude of awards. He has been nominated for fourteen Brit awards, and has also received two Grammy Awards nominations for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance.
In 2021, he was also made an MBE, by the Prince of Wales, for his services to music.