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Billy Ocean coming back to Belfast in 2018

Pictured: Billy Ocean
Pictured: Billy Ocean

Legendary singer Billy Ocean has announced he will return to Belfast next year.

The Caribbean Queen hitmaker will take to the stage at the Waterfront in the city on Thursday, October 11 2018.

He will also perform at Vicar St in Dublin on Friday, October 12 and the Cork Opera House on Saturday, October 13.

Tickets for the newly announced gigs go on sale on Friday, December 8 at 10am from Ticketmaster.

The singer last performed in Belfast in May.

Billy has sold over 30 million records in his lifetime to date.

He has collected a pile of Gold and Platinum records across the world and hit the number one spot worldwide in the pop charts including the USA, Australia, Germany, Holland, and the UK.

Born in Trinidad, Billy settled in London’s East End when just seven years old. The calypso crazy kid soon got turned on to soul singers like Otis Redding and Sam Cooke, as well as pop groups like The Beatles and The Rolling Stones, leading him to spend much of his study time in the music room.

He got his first break when he signed to GTO records, for whom his second single was the Motown-ish Love Really Hurts Without You, which reached No. 2 in the UK charts and No. 12 in the US.

Two top twenty singles followed; Love on Delivery and Stop Me, then Red Light Spells Danger became a smash in both the UK and the US.

Billy changed record labels and his move to Jive Records provided instant success, with the million selling American number one single Caribbean Queen (for which Billy won a Grammy for best R&B Vocal), followed by Loverboy, and Suddenly, which became the first of Billy’s killer ballads.

This year was another fantastic year for Billy releasing his Here You Are album and playing shows in Dubai, USA, Canada, Spain, Mozambique, Denmark, Holland, Belgium, Germany and Luxumbourg.

Billy has also started work on his next album to be released in 2018.

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