The American R&B group announce their return to the UK for the first time in over a decade
The Isley Brothers have announced a new UK tour, celebrating 60 years since they first released their classic single ‘Shout’ – following on from their ‘You Make Me Wanna Shout’ US tour earlier this year.
Announcing the news on Facebook, The Isley Brothers said: “We are excited to announce we are coming to the UK in 2020 for the first time in 10 years! Pre-Sale begins tomorrow 9AM local time and general on-sale is this Friday 11/29 at 9AM local!”
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees – featuring founding member Ronald Isley, and his brother Ernie Isley who joined the band in the 60’s – will call in Glasgow, Leeds, Bournemouth, London, Nottingham and Manchester between June 24 and July 3.
Looking closer at the group’s tour poster, it is hard not to notice the massive Glasto-sized gap in their tour dates – leaving wide open the possibility for a Glastonbury 2020 performance on Saturday (June 27) or Sunday (June 28) of the Festival.
As always, with Glastonbury Festival you just never know, and to be 100% certain we would obviously have to wait for the official announcement on this when it comes.
Formed in the early 1950s in Cincinnati, Ohio, The Isley Brothers are considered today to be one of the most important and influential groups of the last half-century, and true pioneers of pop.
Since the release of ‘Shout’, their first hit in 1959, the group went onto release a string of incredibly successful singles such as ‘Twist and Shout,’ which became their first Top 40 hit on both the pop and R&B charts, and ‘It’s Your Thing’ which earned them the 1969 Grammy Award for Best R&B Vocal Performance.
The Isley Brothers were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1992 and continue to be an incredible influence on music worldwide with an incredible pantheon of hit songs.
Paul McCartney was the first headliner to be announced for the 2020 edition of the Festival and joins Diana Ross who was officially confirmed earlier this year as Glastonbury’s 50-anniversary ‘Legends’ slot performer – while Mike Skinner and Carl Cox are the two latest big-scale artists to self-confirm for the Festival’s 2020 bill.
Despite the fact that the full line-up for Glastonbury 2020 has yet to be released – all tickets for the Festival’s 50th anniversary have now sold out, with General Admission tickets selling out in 33 minutes, following Coach + Ticket Packages which sold out in just 27 minutes.
There are still ways to go to Glastonbury next year, and in addition to being able to volunteer – there will also be a resale of any cancelled tickets in the spring, with coach + ticket packages going up for resale on April 16 – followed by a general admission tickets resale (which don’t include travel) on April 19.
Glastonbury 2020 will take place at Worthy Farm, Pilton, Somerset – from Wednesday 24th to Sunday 28th June.