Matt Cardle adds an extra dimension to the term ‘household name’. As the resounding winner of The X Factor’s highest rating series, his breathtaking four-octave vocal range stunned millions of people in homes across the UK. Having since sold over 2 million records in the UK and seen all three of his albums reach the top 10, Matt could easily have been content with the achievements of a lifetime.
But since his spectacular introduction to the UK charts in 2010, he has tirelessly sought out new and impressive avenues through which to exercise his vocal and song-writing talent. In addition to his acclaimed output as a solo artist, Matt has also shown a keen intuition for collaboration: from his top 10 hit ‘Loving You’ with pop royalty Melanie C, to his more recent live performances with double MOBO award winning Saxophonist YolanDa Brown. Perhaps the most unique among his recent achievements is his 2015 award for ‘Best West End Debut’, won for his show-stopping stage performance alongside Beverly Knight, in the acclaimed West End production, Memphis.
As this impressive inventory suggests, one of the key factors of Matt’s enduring appeal is his remarkable versatility, and the ‘Intimate & Live’ Tour has been specially devised to showcase this rare musical and creative dexterity. The clue to the tour’s character is in its name. With these 16 dates, Matt will give audiences an intimate and exclusive insight into the various aspects and inspirations of his musical life. A powerful performer who commanded a crowd of 2 billion in Bali, back in 2013, on this tour Matt will sing for closer, cosier crowds, but with no less passion and intensity.
Alongside hits from his previous albums and some personally selected covers, Matt will also be previewing some of the outstanding new material from his forthcoming studio album, ‘Higher Power’ for the first time.