The BROS song might ask ‘When Will I Be Famous‘ but if you were to release a follow up today, it should be titled – ‘How Long Have I Been Famous‘. The answer to that, if you’re MATT GOSS, is incredibly almost 35 years.

The legendary Bros frontman, is returning to the musical stage in the UK following his recent appearance on Strictly Come Dancing and an 11-year Las Vegas residency, with brand new music and major tour.

The UK tour, which begins in Croydon next month, with a date at the Royal Albert Hall in London, and more importantly for us, Swansea Arena on Saturday 11th March. Matt will be performing his biggest hits, with an incredible orchestra, new original music, and his own personal tribute to one of the greatest songwriters of all time, Cole Porter. When we say orchestra, he’s only gone and got the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra to join forces with his 15 piece MG Big Band. 

Matt is also recording a new album with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra which he’s making at the world-renowned Abbey Road Studios.

Matt Goss – Swansea Arena Saturday March 11th

As well as the Cole Porter songbook, the tour will also feature some of Matt’s original songs plus hits like ‘When Will I Be Famous’ and ‘I Owe You Nothing’, rearranged on this tour for orchestra and big band. 

All of Cole Porter’s greatest hits, including ‘Night and Day’, ‘Love for Sale’, ‘I Get a Kick Outta You’, ‘Begin The Beguine’, ‘Miss Otis Regrets’, ‘Every Time We Say Goodbye’, ‘I Got You Under My Skin’, ‘Lets Do It’, ‘Anything Goes’, ‘I Love Paris’ and many more will feature through the show, all given Hollywood glitz and glamour in what promises to be a sumptuous concert evening, by the singer dubbed “Britain’s Sinatra”.

And it is one of those songs we chatted to Matt about recently. ‘Every Time We Say Goodbye‘ has particular significance to his Mother, who he describes as his ‘best friend’. Of course, we had to chat about his many years in Vegas and whether we are getting some of that stage magic on his upcoming tour.

But first, we went right back to the start, and the early days of BROS. Not only were they one of our most successful bands at the time, but achieved fame all around the world. It was back in those days that a new BROS CD was a big deal………

MATT GOSS INTERVIEW

Talking about the album and those very special songs, Matt said……….

“Cole Porter is one of the greatest ever songwriters, his catalogue of work is incredible and timeless. To take these beautiful songs with fresh, stunning arrangements breathes a whole new life into every one of them, and it is my honour to be paying such a wonderful tribute to a great man. The fact that I am backed by the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra and the greatest big band in the country, makes this even more of a special occasion. 

Everyone will have a great time putting this stunning show together and I look forward to welcoming fans, young and young at heart, to all of the dates in our tour. Before the tour kicks off, we shall be recording the show album at the world-famous Abbey Road Studios, and this will be available for pre-order, ahead of its release in June 2023. I am so proud to be back on the road again here in my home country and look forward to meeting each and every one of my fans around the UK on this tour.” 

Matt Goss

As Matt mentioned in the interview, the album he recorded with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, ‘The Beautiful Unknown’ is out now. 

The song is about embracing the uncertainty that lies ahead rather than fearing it. Matt would like the nation to embrace the positive message and “raise a glass” to The Beautiful Unknown. Matt encourages his fans to post videos on social media, raising a glass ‘to the Beautiful Unknown’ using the hashtag #thebeautifulunknown. All of the videos will feature on Matt’s social media channels. 

As fir the live dates, they are all below on the poster but he gets to us in South Wales at the Swansea Arena on Saturday 11 March. It’s going to be an amazing night, filled with some fantastic songs, played by some of our finest musicians.

You can find out more, and get your tickets – HERE.

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