Following a sell-out show at The London Palladium in July 2016, West End and Broadway star and musical innovator, Ramin Karimloo, will bring his unique brand, of musical theatre hits and bluegrass, to audiences across the UK throughout the new year.
Ramin and The Broadgrass Band’s twelve-date ‘Lead Me Home’ tour will begin on January 12, in Milton Keynes, and end on January 29, in Bury St. Edmunds, performing at Horsham’s Capitol Theatre along the way.
Olivier and Tony Award nominee, Ramin, is best known for playing leading roles in both of the West End’s longest running musicals – The Phantom and Raoul, in ‘The Phantom of the Opera’, and Jean Valjean, Enjolras, and Marius, in ‘Les Misérables’. He also originated the role of the Phantom, in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s ‘Love Never Dies’ and made his Broadway debut as Valjean in the 2014 revival production of ‘Les Misérables’.
The 38 year old performer talked about the upcoming tour: “I am looking forward to taking our show on the road for an extended run, especially here in the UK. It’s been a few years since I’ve been able to go around the country. These will be the only UK dates before I head off back to Broadway to open the première of Anastasia.”
The stunning songs Ramin performs, tell stories, regardless of their origin, and his debut EP ‘The Road To Find Out: East’ was widely acclaimed, introducing his international fans to a genre of music he has made his own: “Over the past four years, we have organically developed a unique, rootsy sound called ‘broadgrass’, which we are all very excited about. Featuring the passionate drama of musical theatre hits, original songs and covers that mean something to us in the band, it’s an eclectic show. But it’s all about the stories in the songs.”
Ramin, who also plays the banjo and guitar, will perform with his band, comprising of Alan Markley, Jessie Linden, Nick Pini, Georgina Leach and Matthew Harvey. He stated: “We are all excited to visit the different cities around the UK. Each show will be unique. It will be a show like you’ve never seen or heard – a hootenanny. It’s a great night for everyone.”