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Texas announce additional Forest Live dates

Texas have announced additional dates as part of Forest Live, the summer concert series presented by Forestry England, playing Cannock Chase Forest and Westonbirt Arboretum in June.

Formed in Glasgow by singer Sharleen Spiteri and bassist Johnny McElhone, their debut single, ‘I Don’t Want A Lover’, brought Texas to the world’s attention with a global hit in 1989 beginning the Scottish band’s illustrious career. Texas became mainstays of the UK charts with a raft of hits such as ‘Say What You Want’, ‘Halo’, ‘Black Eyed Boy’, ‘In Our Lifetime’, ‘Summer Son’, ‘In Demand’, ‘Inner Smile’, ‘Getaway’ and ‘Sleep’. Classic albums such as ‘Southside’, ‘White On Blonde’ and ‘The Hush’ ensured their presence among multi-million-selling artists and the journey continues with the 2021 release of their top 3 album ‘Hi’.

Forest Live is a major outdoor live music series that introduces forests to new audiences in unique, natural woodland arenas around the country. Over 1.9 million people have attended a Forest Live gig in the last twenty years, enjoying great music and supporting the nation’s forests when buying a ticket. Going to a concert helps Forestry England create beautiful places for people to enjoy, run important conservation projects and keep growing trees. Every year they plant some 8 million trees sustainably, caring for the nation’s 1,500 woods and forests and welcoming 296 million visits annually.

Commenting on the shows, Sharleen Spiteri for Texas said,

“We last played a Forest Live show in 2011 so for us it’s a welcome return to be performing our hits in such a beautiful setting. We hope to see you there.”

Texas plus guests

Thursday 9 June: Cannock Chase Forest, near Rugeley, Staffs – on sale Friday 4 February.

Sunday 12 June: Westonbirt Arboretum, near Tetbury, Glos – on sale Friday 4 February.

Sunday 19 June: Delamere Forest, near Northwich, Cheshire – on sale now.

Tickets for the Cannock Chase Forest and Westonbirt Arboretum shows are available from 9am Friday 4 February at www.forestryengland.uk/music

Info:

forestryengland.uk/music

texas.uk.com

Notes to Editor

Forestry England - manages and cares for the nation’s 1,500 woods and forests, welcoming 296 million visits every year and shaping landscapes as England’s largest land manager. For more information visit forestryengland.uk. Forestry England is an agency of the Forestry Commission.

Wildlife - Forestry England manages the biggest and most diverse area of land in England. From forests to heathlands, mountains to moors, farmland to urban green spaces. Over half of our landscapes are covered by statutory designations, including Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSIs), Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONBs) and National Parks making them some of the most valuable habitats for nature.

People - Forestry England encourages adventures on their 1,800 miles of trails. 99% of people live within an hour’s drive of one of our forests. 

Timber - Forestry England plants and harvests millions of trees every year to keep them sustainably supplying around half of the country’s home-grown timber. The timber is used in everything from homebuilding to furniture–making.

Businesses - Forestry England supports local businesses with over 500 private companies operating in the nation’s forests.

Media enquiries:

James Delanoy e: james@delanoy.co.uk / t: 01223 812533 for Forestry England