FANS of Chris de Burgh will be able to relive two of the music legend’s classic albums when he brings his tour to Bournemouth Pavilion on Wednesday, October 9 at 7pm.

He said: “One is my most successful album in terms of sales, and the other is one I particularly enjoyed the writing and recording of.”

The first is his 1986 release, Into The Light, which Chris had envisaged could be the record that might place him fully centre stage as an international artist – and so it proved, thanks to one song in particular The Lady In Red. It was the composition which finally established him as a known singer-songwriter around the world.

It achieved No. 1 status in 47 countries, including the UK, reached No.2 in America and has now sold in excess of eight million copies. To this day, it remains one of the most played songs on the planet

The second album is Moonfleet & Other Stories, from 2010, which took Chris on the most ambitious, demanding and evocative journey of his long career which, by then, had resulted in albums sales approaching 50 million worldwide.

“I gave myself the biggest challenge in writing and recording that album,” Chris said. “It was very difficult but, ultimately, great, great fun to have done that.”

Between them, Into The Light and Moonfleet & Others Stories encompass 36 tracks and a combined running time of 122 minutes of music, which Chris will perform in concert with a full band.

He added: “As always, the aim is to connect – and also, now, to reconnect – with my audience and take it on a musical journey.”

*Chris De Burgh’s Classic Albums tour, Bournemouth Pavilion, Wednesday, October 9, 7pm. Contact BH Live for tickets.