Newton Faulkner Adds Leeds Date on May 1st

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Decade in Music Celebration for Newton Faulkner includes Leeds Date


by Victoria Holdsworth

Newton Faulkner has announced that he will be kicking off a yearlong celebration to commemorate a decade in music, with the release of his new single, ‘Wish I Could Wake Up’, released on 14 December across all platforms. Continuing into next year, his new album The Very Best Of Newton Faulkner… So Far, will be released in March 2019, and will combine with a UK tour during the spring of 2019, including a date in Leeds.

The 31 track double album includes fan favourites such as ‘Dream Catch Me’, ‘Write It On Your Skin’ and ‘Clouds’, alongside three brand new songs all showcasing his song writing brilliance. In addition, his renowned cover versions will be presented on a second disc including newly recorded live versions of the iconic ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ and ‘Send Me On My Way’, which fans have been requesting for years.


Newton’s highly anticipated new single is a brilliant reminder that there is more to Christmas than commerciality and that the best gift is often already part of our lives. Talking about the new track Newton says: “This song is about wanting to wake up next to someone special at Christmas, and how that person can make any day, Christmas or not, seem so much better just by being there”.

He adds: “The Best Of feels like a real milestone. I’m so proud of it as a body of work and the second disc was so much fun to make. I love the challenge of covering songs, which is probably reflected in my song choices. For people that have seen me live before, there are some old favourites and there are some tracks no one has ever heard me perform.”

Newton Faulkner plays Leeds Beckett’s Student Union on May 1, 2019

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