MULTI-MILLION selling hit songwriter Albert Hammond will take his tour to Wimborne tonight ahead of releasing his brand new album.

Albert makes a rare appearance at the Tivoli theatre and will release In Symphony on October 21.

The 14 track album sees Albert performing hit songs lavishly adapted with orchestration and choir by award-winning producer Rob Mathes at Abbey Road Studio.

The album was re-recorded over five days at Abbey Road Studio.

With more than 30 chart-topping hits and sales of 360 million records for himself as well as artists such as Leo Sayer, Diana Ross, The Hollies, Whitney Houston and Starship, it would be tempting for Albert to hang up the guitar and take it easy.

Albert had his first British hit song, Little Arrows, for Leapy Lee in 1968 at the age of 24. A few years later Albert was celebrating his own Top 5 US hit, It Never Rains In Southern California, in 1972.

Following success in the US, his partnerships with Hal David, Carole Bayer Sager, John Bettis and many more were forged in a spirit of creative spontaneity as Albert’s guiding light took him from one situation (writing the USA theme for the Seoul Olympics) – to another (launching Julio Iglesias’ English language career, and teaming him with Willie Nelson).

After five decades, Albert’s greatest melodies have now been re-scored with ensemble arrangements alongside his signature powerhouse vocal and guitar.

n Albert Hammond performs in Wimborne on September 22. For more information or tickets please call the box office on 01202 499199 or