Craig David has announced that he’ll be undertaking a 2020 Arena Tour of the UK in April, in commemoration of the two decades since the release of his debut album, ‘Born To Do It’. The tour is named ‘Hold That Thought’, and is set to begin in Cardiff on 13 April 2020, and conclude on April 25 at The 02 in London. The album was released on August 14 2000, and contains some of David’s most famous singles, ‘7 Days’, ‘Walking Away’ and ‘Rendezvous’, and still maintains the record for the fastest selling debut album of all time by a British Male Solo Act.
On the upcoming tour, David said, “I can’t wait to bring my live band and TS5 shows together for this special 2020 arena tour and given that it’s 20 years since the release of ‘Born to Do It’, there will be some special surprises in there.” Tickets for the arena tour will be going on sale on September 13, with the April shows listed beneath.
13/4/2019 – Cardiff Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff
14/4 – Bournemouth International Centre, Bournemouth
16/4 – Leeds First Direct Arena, Leeds
17/4 – Manchester Arena, Manchester
19/4 – Arena Birmingham, Birmingham
21/4 – Liverpool Echo Arena, Liverpool
22/4 – Brighton Centre, Brighton
24/4 – Nottingham Motorpoint Arena, Nottingham
25/4 – London, The O2
Since the release of his debut album, David has released five albums, his latest, The Time Is Now, out last year. He is a winner of MOBO and Ivor Novello Awards, and was Grammy nominated in 2002 and 2003 for ‘Fill Me In’ and ‘7 Days’, respectively, for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance. In March 2018, David was joined on stage in LA by Justin Bieber, who hailed him as an ‘amazing guy’, saying, “So this guy right here supported me from day one, came to my shows”
Bieber also said. “I’ve got so much love for him. He’s an amazing guy, but he’s an incredible artist and I’m just glad to be here. I had so much fun.”