Rick Astley has released his first album in five years, Are We There Yet?
The sequel to 2018’s A Beautiful Life is set to be released on October 6, and Rick, 57, has turned fans on with the now-released sun-kissed lead single, “Dippin’ My Feet.” gave a taste of what was to come. On all streaming platforms.
Rick said of the album’s cryptic title: Are my musical ambitions that far yet? Is my career over? Have you arrived? Or are you still traveling? “
The collection is inspired by the love of 80s pop legends Bill Withers, Al Green and Marvin Gaye for soul legends.
He added of the lead single: “It’s not Americana, but the catchphrase at the beginning of the chorus is ‘Dip your feet in the Mississippi River…’. It’s definitely not country, but I’ve never touched a guitar like this before.” like. And there’s a little more emotion in those guitar parts. After spending 5 months in the US, I think my ears have returned a bit. “
The ‘Never Gonna Give You Up’ hitmaker, who plays at Glastonbury this weekend, will be in the UK for 2023 and 2024, including two nights at London’s legendary Royal Albert Hall this November. They also announced a tour.
Fans who pre-order the album by 7pm tonight (June 20) will have access to pre-sale tour tickets. Pre-sale will begin at 9:30am on his Wednesday 21st June and remaining tickets will be available at www.gigsandtours.com and www.ticketmaster.co.uk from 9:30am on his Friday 23rd June. It will continue until it goes on sale to the general public.
“Are You There Yet?” Tracklist:
“Dippin’ My Feet”
“Forever and more”
“Driving Me Crazy”
“Take me to your place”
Rick’s headline tour dates:
Wednesday, November 01, London, Royal Albert Hall
Thursday 02 November, Royal Albert Hall, London
Thursday 22nd February, Nottingham Motorpoint Arena
Friday 23 February, Newcastle Utilita Arena
Saturday 24 February, Leeds First Direct Arena
Monday 26 February, Cardiff International Arena
Tuesday 27th February, Glasgow OVO Hydro
Thursday 29th February, Bournemouth International Center
Friday 1st March, Birmingham Resort World Arena
Saturday 2nd March, Manchester AO Arena