Michael Ball and Alfie Boe have announced details of their new album, titled Together At Christmas.
The duo's festive album is released on November 20 and will be supported by a UK arena tour in 2021. Trailer song Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas is out now.
The record features plenty more festive classics - including It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas, Mistletoe and Wine and The Christmas Song featuring Gregory Porter - and one brand-new original song titled My Christmas Will Be Better Than Yours.
Ball & Boe have become as much a staple of the festive season as tinsel, mulled wine and Mariah Carey; they're now on to their fourth collaborative record together released during the Christmas season.
Their track record on the Official Albums Chart is strong: 2016's Together and 2017's Together Again both reached Number 1, while 2019's Back Together reached Number 2. Combined the albums have sold 1.3 million copies in the UK.
"Me and Alfie, together at Christmas, I can’t think of anything better!" Michael said. "In these strange times, we wanted to create an album of songs that we like to listen to at Christmas, plus a few surprises along the way, including an original song! Hopefully our fans will love listening to this for many years to come. This year it’s certainly going to be a Christmas we’ll never forget. Can’t wait to see you all on tour in 2021".
Alfie added: "Keeping the Christmas spirit alive seems more important than ever this year. We wanted to create a festive album that brings joy, love and happiness. Spreading the Christmas cheer is something we all need a little extra of during these challenging times, so however people are going to be able to spend their holiday season, we’ll be right here Back Together At Christmas with our fans who we are incredibly grateful for and can’t wait to see in person when we’re back for a brand new tour in 2021”.
Ball & Boe are planning to head out on a 13-date arena tour in November 2021, culminating in a date at London's O2 Arena on December 19. Tickets for the shows go on sale on Friday, October 30 at 9am. The full list of dates appear below.
29 Nov 2021 - Birmingham Resorts World Arena
30 Nov 2021 - Liverpool M&S Bank Arena
02 Dec 2021 - Brighton Centre
04 Dec 2021 - Bournemouth Intl Centre
06 Dec 2021 - Dublin 3Arena
07 Dec 2021 - Belfast SSE Arena
09 Dec 2021 - Leeds First Direct Arena
11 Dec 2021 - Aberdeen P&J LIVE
12 Dec 2021 - Glasgow Hydro
15 Dec 2021 - Newcastle Utilita Arena
16 Dec 2021 - Manchester AO Arena
18 Dec 2021 - Nottingham Motorpoint Arena
19 Dec 2021 - London O2 Arena