The Soldiers Bring Their
‘Message To You’ UK Tour To Horsham
Sunday 15th January
The Capitol Theatre, Horsham
Britain’s first group of serving soldiers to enter the pop charts are once again hitting the road for their third tour of the UK. Join Sergeant Major Gary Chilton, Staff Sergeant Richie Maddocks and Lance Corporal Ryan Idzi for an evening uplifting music from this talented trio. Beginning in Cardiff on January 12th The Soldiers’ ‘Message To You’ twenty date tour will travel the length of the UK and will be the first time the trio have had the opportunity to take their tour to Scotland with shows in Aberdeen, Perth, Motherwell and Glenrothes.
Through the release of The Soldiers’ three albums and their subsequent tours The Soldiers have raised over £500,000 for armed forces charities including Help For Heroes, The Royal British Legion and the ABF The Soldiers’ Charity.
The story began when Ryan Idzi made it through to the bootcamp stages of 2007’s X Factor. Following his appearance on the show music entrepreneur Jeff Chegwin and partner Nick Patrick, a Grammy-nominated producer, contacted Ryan with an opportunity that would change his life. Chegwin and Patrick already had their eye on two serving sergeants from the Corps of Army Music, who they planned to approach with the idea of recording an album. When they spotted Ryan on The X Factor, they knew they had a band.
With Gary Chilton and Richie Maddocks on board alongside Ryan, The Soldiers were formed. Their debut album ‘Coming Home’ was released in 2009 going Top 5 and has since been certified double platinum. 2010’s follow up album ‘Letters Home’, and The Soldiers latest album ‘Message To You’, which includes the official 2011 Poppy Appeal single ‘I’ve Gotta Get A Message To You’ recorded with Robin Gibb, have both been released to similar success.
Speaking ahead of the tour Gary said "We’re absolutely thrilled to be on the road with "The Soldiers" on what will be our 3rd UK Tour. It means so much to all three of us for all the support that our fans give us year in year out. More importantly its imperative that the charities which we represent are kept in the public eye so that they can continue to give our brave boys and girls the crucial rehabilitation that they so richly deserve."
See The Soldiers on their ‘Message To You’ UK Tour from January 12th
Jan 12th St David’s Hall, Cardiff
Jan 13th The Wyllyotts Theatre, Potters Bar
Jan 14th The Camberley Theatre
Jan 15th The Capitol Theatre, Horsham
Jan 18th Newcastle City Hall
Jan 19th Rothes Halls, Glenrothes
Jan 20th Perth Concert Hall
Jan 21st Motherwell Concert Hall
Jan 22nd Aberdeen Music Hall
Jan 24th Cheltenham Town Hall
Jan 25th Hall For Cornwall, Truro
Jan 26th Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury
Jan 27th Buxton Opera House
Jan 28th Stevenage Leisure and Arts Centre
Jan 29th The Forum, Billingham
Jan 30th Norwich Theatre Royal
Feb 2nd The Central Theatre, Chatham
Feb 3rd The Towngate Theatre, Basildon
Feb 4th The Embassy Centre, Skegness
Feb 5th Venue Cymru, Llandudno
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