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Statement from Cuffe and Taylor / Decca Records
We are extremely sorry to announce the cancellation of The Golden Girls tour starring Maria Friedman, Lesley Garrett and Bonnie Langford scheduled for early 2019.
The forthcoming album release due out November will not now proceed. Without the scheduled TV and PR activity surrounding the album campaign, we have had no choice but to take the difficult decision to cancel the tour.
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Three of the UK’s national treasures – musical theatre star Maria Friedman, soprano Lesley Garrett CBE and actor Bonnie Langford – have joined forces for the very first time to record a brand new album and hit the road for a UK Headline Tour entitled ‘Golden Girls’.
‘Golden Girls’ will feature repertoire hand-picked by the three women, capturing their timeless vocals and infectious personalities. A complete soundtrack to their lives, each track is a celebration of their journey as women – the nostalgia, the joy, the highs, the lows, and the excitement for what is still to come.
With over 130 years of collective experience, over 50 stage shows between them and more than 32 albums, these ladies are legends of the stage and screen. Featuring favourites such as Nina Simone’s ‘Feeling Good’, Judy Garland’s ‘Get Happy’ and ABBA’s ‘Slipping Through My Fingers’, each song on the album has been reimagined by the three women and captures the camaraderie, trust and friendship between them.
Lesley, Maria and Bonnie say: “We are thrilled to be teaming up for this new ‘Golden Girls’ album and UK tour. Being in the studio together has been a blast and we can’t wait to hit the road together!”
Fiona Pope, A&R Manager at Decca Records, says: “These three women are truly the female legends of stage and screen. We are delighted that they have come together to share the stories of their lives and extraordinary careers through music.”
This exciting new venture will show Friedman, Garrett and Langford in a new light – teaming up for first time in unmissable style. Their new album, ‘Golden Girls’, invites the listener to experience the joys and the sorrows that these women have faced throughout their colossal careers and promises to be a moving journey for all.