Rick Astley unveils new single Beautiful Life and announces details of his ninth studio album

The singer reveals details of his new album Beautiful Life and a massive UK tour.

Rick Astley has unveiled his new single ahead of the release of his ninth album, both called called Beautiful Life.

The comeback king, who returned to the top of the Official Albums Chart in 2016 with his first album in 11 years, 50, keeps things uptempo on his latest track, which he wrote and produced. Listen below: 

Rick's new album, which features 12 tracks written and produced in his home studio, is out on July 20. 

"In the midst of all this madness, I just went back into my little home studio because that’s what I love to do," Rick said. "It’s my refuge really. I was tinkering about with bits and pieces and before you know it, I was making a new record."

Rick's previous album 50 was a surprise success in 2016, shifting over 300,000 copies and finishing as one of the Top 20 biggest albums of that year. Watch the singer celebrate with Official Charts below: 

The star has also announced a massive 18-date UK tour for October and November this year, which includes arena shows in Manchester, Birmingham, Leeds and Liverpool. Tickets go on sale on Friday, June 8. Full list of dates below:

October 25th Glasgow, SEC Armadillo
October 26th Hull, Hull Venue
October 27th Manchester, Manchester Arena
October 29th Gateshead, Gateshead Sage
October 30th Gateshead, Gateshead Sage
November 1st Plymouth, Plymouth Pavilions
November 2nd Cardiff, Cardiff Motorpoint Arena
November 3rd Brighton, Brighton Centre
November 5th Southend, Southend Cliffs Pavilion
November 6th Cambridge, Cambridge Corn Exchange
November 8th London, London Eventim Apollo
November9th London, London Eventim Apollo
November 10th Bournemouth, International Centre
November 12th Nottingham, Nottingham Royal Concert Hall
November 13th Nottingham, Nottingham Royal Concert Hall
November 15th Birmingham, Birmingham Genting Arena
November 16th Leeds, Leeds First Direct Arena
November 17th Liverpool, Liverpool Echo Arena

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