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The Amazing 'Pet' Still Wowing The Crowds After 7 Decades
She is the legend of all legends, but there still seems to be no stopping the irrepressible and timeless Petula Clark. Despite already enjoying an incredible career spanning more than seven decades, the true international superstar that is Petula Clark is embarking on another UK tour that happily brings her to Birmingham Town Hall on Monday 10 October.

Petula Clark
Petula Clark embarks on latest UK tour

Petula, who is back on the road with her "From Now On" tour, is the best selling British female artist in recording history with an amazing 68 million plus records to her name worldwide. But she has continued to tour regularly throughout the world and now returns with an extensive range of UK dates to accompany her latest album, appropriately titled From Now On.

Petula Clark
Petula Clark performing in 2008. By Michael Borkson, CC BY 2.0,

The album is said to be a refreshing and inspiring collection of songs that draws upon various influences from Petula's fabulous career. It is all a far cry from the start of her professional career as an entertainer on BBC Radio during the Second World War. Then, during the 1950s, the multilingual artist started recording in French and went on to have major success in both languages.

Petula Clark
The legendary singer in 2012. By Georges Biard, CC BY-SA 3.0,

But it was in the sixties that Petula really became noticed and hit the big time with massive selling singles such as "Downtown", "I Know a Place", "My Love", "A Sign of the Times", "I Couldn't Live Without Your Love", "Colour My World", "This Is My Song" and "Don't Sleep in the Subway". Such massive hits and global fame led Petula to be known as the First Lady of the British Invasion, but she has never lost that popularity, as fans will demonstrate during her latest tour.

Forthcoming tour dates

Wed 5 Oct Bristol Colston Hall
Thu 6 Oct Basingstoke The Anvil
Fri 7 Oct High Wycombe Wycombe Swan Theatre
Sun 9 Oct Cardiff St David's Hall
Mon 10 Oct Birmingham Town Hall
Tue 11 Oct Manchester The Bridgewater Hall
Thu 13 Oct Folkestone Leas Cliff
Sat 15 Oct Southend Cliffs Pavilion
Sun 16 Oct Salisbury City Hall
Mon 17 Oct Bournemouth Pavilion Theatre
Wed 19 Oct Leeds Town Hall
Thu 20 Oct Bridlington Spa
Fri 21 Oct Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
Sun 23 Oct London Theatre Royal Drury Lane
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Why? See The Legendary Petula Clark On New UK Tour
When: 10 October 2016
Phone: 0121 780 3333
Where: Birmingham Town Hall, Victoria Square, Birmingham B3 3DQ
Cost: Tickets 28 to 48
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