SINGER/SONGWRITER Paul Carrack is heading to Bournemouth as part of his 2019 UK tour.

Carrack embarks on the 30-strong series of dates, which includes a trip to the Pavilion Theatre on February 8, following the release of his 17th album, These Days.

Released on his own record label, Carrack-UK, the album first began in 1980, but has been building independent momentum since he formed his record label in 2000 with the landmark Satisfy My Soul album release.

Before then, Carrack’s breakthrough moment came when he wrote and sang How Long, the much-covered 1974 classic from his days with Ace, and was the voice of Tempted from his tenure with Squeeze.

Then came such hits with Mike + the Mechanics as The Living Years and Over My Shoulder, the latter a co-write with Mike Rutherford. Not to mention that another co-write, Love Will Keep Us Alive, was covered by the Eagles and won a hugely prestigious ASCAP Award as Song of the Year.

Diana Ross covered Carrack's co-write with Nick Lowe, Battlefield, and as an in-demand collaborator, his decades of distinction include sessions with the Smiths, Roxy Music, B.B. King and countless others, culminating in a request from Eric Clapton to join his touring band. That rare honour comes up-to-date in the summer of 2018 with their homecoming performance in London's Hyde Park.

Since the turn of the century, Carrack has quietly built a huge, loyal fan base, an audience that not only devours his albums, but turns out to see his frequent, extensive tours in their thousands.