News: Billy Porter To Embark On Solo UK Tour

May 28, 2024
News: Billy Porter To Embark On Solo UK Tour

Global phenomenon Billy Porter will embark on a UK tour this year with a brand-new show The Black Mona Lisa. The tour will begin on the 18th October 2024 and will include a night at The London Palladium on the 26th October.

The tour will take the audience on a musical journey through Billy’s life story, showcasing tracks from ‘Black Mona Lisa’, his latest pop album, whilst also celebrating his 90s R&B roots as well as his award-winning turns on Broadway, all whilst backed by a full band.

Speaking on the tour, Billy said “I’m thrilled to be bringing my fifth and most personal album to tour my 2nd favourite home country. The UK has embraced my passion project with open arms, with me seeing two of my singles: Children & Baby Was A Dancer soar to the top of BBC Radio Radio 2 Pop Charts, with the latter reaching #1. I can’t wait to share my love for you all live and in person. 

And just for clarity, my pronouns are: he/him. She/her. They/Them — THAT BITCH! Often imitated. Never duplicated. They are one of one. The only one. The complete definition of…ICONIC. Ladies, gentlemen and those who have yet to make up their minds; I serve you MISS BLACK MONA LISA!”

Billy porter is an Emmy, Grammy and three times Tony Award winning actor, singer, director, producer, composer and playwright. His role in Pose won him an Emmy for Lead Actor, with three Emmy nominations for his role in the series. A Hollywood Walk Of Fame inductee, Porter has numerous theatre credits, including the role of Lola in the Broadway musical Kinky Boots, which he originated in 2013 and for which he won the Tony, Drama Desk and Out Critics Circle awards, as well as the Grammy for best musical-theatre album. His second Tony Award was won in 2022 for ‘Best Musical’ as a producer on A Strange Loop and his third was the Isabelle Stevenson Award for his outstanding contribution to advocacy, social service and charity. Billy Porters credits don’t stop there, with an impressive line up of film credits also, notably Our Son, 80 For Brady and Cinderella.  His feature directorial debut Anything’s Possible was released in July 2022 and in 2023 he directed an episode of Accused.  Recently Porter released his album Black Mona Lisa which will feature in this upcoming UK tour The Black Mona Lisa.

2024 Tour Schedule

18 October                        Swansea Arena

20 October                       Glasgow King’s Theatre

22 October                       Bath Forum

24 October                       Manchester Palace Theatre

26 October                       The London Palladium

28 October                       Brighton Dome