How to watch Sheffield music star Paul Carrack play his hits in online concert

Internationally-famous Sheffielder Paul Carrack will be taking his sold-out 2020 UK tour to the virtual stage for a ‘one night only’ global streaming event on Thursday, October 15.

Tuesday, 13th October 2020, 4:37 pm
Paul Carrack, who is staging a special online concert for fans who have missed out through the pandemic

Paul has partnered with top events streaming platform DICE to bring his six-piece band and full touring production together for a very special two-hour performance from the Victoria Hall in Leeds.

Using 12 cameras for the shoot, the concert will be available to stream via smart TVs and phones, laptops, PCs, tablets and games consoles at 8.30pm in every time zone around the world for 24 hours.

This will give fans everywhere the chance to see Paul perform all his hits such as How Long, Over My Shoulder, The Living Years and Tempted. He played a date on the tour at the City Hall in February.

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Paul first started thinking about how he could give fans around the world the opportunity to see his show after seeing Nick Cave’s streamed concert at Alexandra Palace in July.

Paul said: “We had a whole year of touring lined up and we managed to play the majority of our UK tour dates before the lockdown.

“However, we had to cancel all the tour dates we had lined up for the rest of year across Europe, Australia and Japan.

“When I saw Nick Cave’s streamed concert at the Ally Pally I started exploring how we could deliver a full-production event, but at a fraction of the cost of a normal gig ticket.

“I’m thrilled with how everything turned out and can’t wait for people to see it.”

Paul admits performing in such a large venue without an audience felt strange at first.

He said, “It did feel a bit weird, but after the first minute or so the sheer joy of being able to perform with my whole band under the lights took over. It felt like a joyous victory for the band and crew just to be able to do what we do: put on the best show we can for everyone to enjoy, albeit for one night only.”

For details on how to buy tickets to see the show, go to

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