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Gary Barlow announces 2021 Solo Tour

Written by on 2nd October 2020

Gary Barlow has today announced a brand new solo tour for summer 2021 – Music Played By Humans – The Tour. Kicking off in Liverpool on 2nd June 2021, Gary will hit the road with a full orchestra, playing 15 shows in 13 cities around the UK and Ireland. He’ll bring to life songs from his brand new album, ‘Music Played By Humans’, as well as hits from his incredible, three-decade spanning career. Gary will be joined by special guest, Beverley Knight.

Tickets go on general sale, Friday 9th October at 9.30am from &

This week, Gary announced news of his first solo album in seven years, ‘Music Played By Humans’, set for release on 27th November (pre-order here).  Fans who pre-order Music Played By People from Gary’s Store ( get early pre-sale access to tickets on Wednesday 7th October

The first single, out now, is the ferociously catchy Latin pop fusion track  ‘Elita’, with Michael Bublé and Sebastián Yatra, listen here.

The album features an array of collaborations with stars from around the world including James Corden, Michael Bublé, Sebastián Yatra, Barry Manilow, Chilly Gonzales, Alesha Dixon, Beverley Knight, Ibrahim Maalouf and Avishai Cohen. 

Music Played By Humans – The Tour, will take inspiration from the orchestral and big band music which captured Gary’s imagination as a child and eventually led to his new album of original compositions. A true showman at heart, Gary is famed for his engaging and energetic live shows which enthral audiences wherever he goes.

“I love performing,” said Gary, “I’ve missed it so much. I’m excited to think about how the new songs on the album will sound live and with an audience! I’m just really looking forward to getting out there and seeing everyone again.”

Tickets available from &

Music Played By Humans – The Tour 2021

2 June                   Liverpool M&S Bank Arena

4 June                   Newcastle Utilita Arena

5 June                   Sheffield FlyDSA Arena

7 June                   Cardiff Motorpoint Arena

8 June                   Cardiff Motorpoint Arena

9 June                   Nottingham Motorpoint Arena

11 June                 Leeds First Direct Arena

12 June                 Manchester AO Arena

15 June                 Aberdeen P&J Live Arena

16 June                 Glasgow The SSE Hydro

18 June                 Birmingham Utilita Arena

21 June                 Belfast SSE Arena

22 June                 Dublin 3Arena

24 June                 London The O2

25 June                 London The O2

Listen to ‘Elita’ here and pre-order ‘Music Played By Humans’ here.