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Alfie Boe invites London busker to join him on tour



Alfie Boe discovered his support act Hattie Briggs busking at London's Paddington Station last October.

 

The 25-year-old singer/songwriter is usually found entertaining commuters at stations across the British capital, but little did she know that one day the award-winning tenor would pass her by and subsequently invite her on the road for his extensive tour of the UK.


Alfie surprised Hattie when he dropped some money into her guitar case, but she got even more of a shock when he contacted her via instagram with the tour offer.

Speaking to BBC Radio London about how he came across Hattie, Alfie said: "I found her busking at Paddington Station and she's incredible, she's very very cool."


Hattie - who has been a hug fan of Alfie since she saw him perform in 'Les Misérables' - will be swapping the station concourse for the warmth of the theatre when she joins Alfie on the tour, which kicks off at St David's Hall in Cardiff, South Wales, on March 17th, and even includes a stop at the iconic Royal Albert Hall in London on April 17th.


Hattie will be performing songs from her 2018 deluxe ‘Young Runaway’ album during the 22-date tour. 


Check out Hattie's hand-painted VR music video for her stunning song 'Just Breathe':



The tour dates are as follows:

Sun, MAR 17 St David's Hall Cardiff, United Kingdom

Mon, MAR 18 St David's Hall Cardiff, United Kingdom

Wed, MAR 20 Cymru Theatre Llandudno, United Kingdom

Fri, MAR 22 The Glasgow Royal Concert Hall Glasgow, United Kingdom

Sat, MAR 23 Blackpool Opera House Blackpool, United Kingdom Mon,

MAR 25 Sage Gateshead Gateshead, United Kingdom

Tue, MAR 26 Sage Gateshead Gateshead, United Kingdom

Thu, MAR 28 Usher Hall Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Sat, MAR 30 Sheffield City Hall Sheffield, United Kingdom

Sun, MAR 31 Liverpool Philharmonic at The Friary Liverpool, United Kingdom

Tue, APR 02 Symphony Hall Birmingham, United Kingdom

Wed, APR 03 Symphony Hall Birmingham, United Kingdom

Fri, APR 05 The Bridgewater Hall Manchester, United Kingdom

Sat, APR 06 Harrogate International Centre Harrogate, United Kingdom

Mon, APR 08 The Bridgewater Hall Manchester, United Kingdom

Wed, APR 10 Theatre Royal Concert Hall Nottingham, United Kingdom

Thu, APR 11 De Montfort Hall Leicester, United Kingdom

Sat, APR 13 Bournemouth International Centre Bournemouth, United Kingdom

Sun, APR 14 Mayflower Theatre Southampton, United Kingdom

Tue, APR 16 Brighton Dome Brighton, United Kingdom

Wed, APR 17 Royal Albert Hall, London