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Huge UK tour coincides with new single release
Singer, songwriter, producer and rapper Example is embarking on one of his biggest UK tours which includes a show at Birmingham's O2 Academy on November 21.

The 32-year-old, whose real name is Elliot Gleave, will visit 26 venues during October and November.

Big tour: Example

He says: ''I haven't covered the UK properly for such a long time. The last two arena tours were superb but we missed some corners of the UK and a lot of people can't travel hours to see a gig, especially on a week day.

''It's a marathon tour, even for me, but I've carefully chosen all the venues myself - some of which I've played in loads of time and others which I've never been to. Expect all the hits from the last three albums plus all the bangers and singles off album number five in a spectacular 90 minute show."

Rapper on the road: Example

Example releases his new single, 10 Million People, on October 5. The track has been taken from his latest top ten album, Live Life Living.

He says of the track: "10 Million People was written after watching a documentary on early '90's rave culture. I found this video online where they were interviewing people at an illegal rave. The guy with the microphone said to one of the revellers "surely this whole rave thing is just a fad". And the raver replied 'Well 10 million people can't be wrong'.

''I wrote and produced the track in a day with Fraser T Smith. It's my favourite song on the album and feels timeless for me. Right at the last minute I went back in and added a rap at the start just like I did on last single, One More Day."

Living Life: Example

Example released his debut album, What We Made, in 2007. It was followed by Won't Go Quietly in 2010, Playing in the Shadows in 2011 and The Evolution of Man in 2012.

Example's 2014 UK tour dates:

Oct 18: Stoke, Victoria Hall;
Oct 19: Grimsby, Auditorium;
Oct 21: Newcastle O2 Academy;
Oct 22: Carlisle, Sands Centre;
Oct 23: York, Barbican;
Oct 25: Leeds O2 Academy;
Oct 26: Bath, Pavilion;
Oct 27: Bournemouth O2 Academy;
Oct 29: Newport Centre;
Oct 30: Plymouth Pavilion;
Nov 2: Southend, Cliffs Pavilion;
Nov 3: Margate, Winter Gardens;
Nov 4: Folkestone, Leas Cliff Hall;
Nov 6: Eastbourne, Winter Gardens;
Nov 7: Notingham, Rock City;
Nov 8: Sheffield O2 Academy;
Nov 10: Leicester O2 Academy;
Nov 11: Portsmouth Guildhall;
Nov 14: London, O2 Academy Brixton;
Nov 17: Cambridge, Corn Exchange;
Nov 18: Norwich, UEA;
Nov 19: Liverpool University, Mountford Hall;
Nov 21: Birmingham O2 Academy;
Nov 22: Llandudno, Venue Cymru Arena;
Nov 23 : Hull, City Hall ;
Nov 25: Glasgow, Barrowland;
Nov 27: Manchester O2 Apollo.

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Why? Massive UK tour by a big star.
When: November 21, 2014
Phone: 0121 622 8250
Where: O2 Academy, Birmingham
Cost: 30.93
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