Fresh from the global success of their debut No.1 album, Stars, last year’s Britain’s Got Talent champions Collabro return with their follow-up album Act Two. Available in the U.S. on July 10 via Portrait Records, Act Two debuted this week at No. 2 on the U.K album chart. The band also made their return to BGT for a homecoming performance – check it out here.
Collabro will make their U.S. debut at venues in New York and Los Angeles this summer to mark the release of their sophomore album. On July 15, the group will perform at the Highline Ballroom in New York City. Then on July 21, they will perform at the acclaimed Vibrato Jazz Club in Los Angeles.
Act Two follows the band as they expand their musical horizons, recording some of the greatest songs of the last 30 years, which have influenced them as a band. The album includes some surprising re-interpretations of recent pop music’s finest moments including Kodaline’s smash “All I Want,” Christina Perri’s hit ballad “A Thousand Years” and “I Won’t Give Up” by Jason Mraz. There’s also a moving rendition of The Rembrandts’ world-famous “I’ll Be There For You,” which the boys debuted on their tour at the start of this year, and has quickly garnered a following by Collabro fans around the globe.
From the world of film and musical theatre the band takes on the likes of “Music Of The Night” from The Phantom of the Opera (selected by their Facebook fans from a poll of songs for the band to perform), “I Dreamed A Dream” from Les Miserables and “The Circle of Life” from The Lion King.
Following a huge sell-out tour of the U.K.’s theatres and auditoriums at the start of the year, the remainder of 2015 will push Collabro to expand their exposure to global audiences. Demand and popularity has led to appearances all across Europe and Asia, where their fanbase is continuing to grow at a rapid pace.
Michael Auger, Richard Hadfield, Jamie Lambert, Matt Pagan and Thomas Redgrave only became Collabro at the start of 2014 and it’s been a steady stream of incredible moments since then. Following their runaway Britain’s Got Talent victory last summer, Collabro have already released a No.1 Gold certified album and special edition follow up, performed at the Royal Variety Show for Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge, and written and released ‘Our Story,’ their first band memoir.
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Act Two Tracklisting:
1.All I Want (Kodaline)
2.I Won’t Give Up (Jason Mraz)
3.A Thousand Years (Christina Perri / From The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Pt. 1)
4.I’ll Be There For You (From Friends)
5.I Dreamed A Dream (From Les Miserables)
6.Memory (From Cats)
7.Who Wants To Live Forever (From We Will Rock You)
8.Music Of The Night (From The Phantom Of The Opera)
9.No Matter What (From Whistle Down The Wind)
10.Circle Of Life (From The Lion King)