Nik’s shining again

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NIK Kershaw has announced a series of UK dates in September to celebrate the re-release of his 1984 multi-platinum debut album Human Racing.

He will perform the album in its entirety when he takes to the stage at Newcastle O2 Academy on September 23.

Nik will also be introducing songs from this new studio album EI8HT, along with many favourites spanning his varied career in a show which sees him tour with his band for the first time since 2001.

EI8HT is a collection of 11 original “real life” songs.

Nik says: “I never sit down and decide to make an album.

“A few tunes and words get inside my head and torment me until I give them a voice.

“It’s not like I have a choice, the songs just demand to be written. When the ideas run out, the album’s finished, simple as that.”

His debut album Human Racing gave Nik his first UK top five singles with the hits Won’t Let The Sun Go Down on Me and Wouldn’t It Be Good, and launched his career worldwide.

The following years saw him working with many artists including Elton John, Chesney Hawkes, Ronan Keating, The Hollies, Colin Blunstone, Imogen Heap and Gary Barlow.

Nik rekindled his recording career in 1998 with album 15 Minutes and has subsequently released three further albums.

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