Jools Holland and His Rhythm & Blues Orchestra to play East of England Arena for first time and tickets are on sale now.

Eddie Reader is performing in PeterboroughEddie Reader is performing in Peterborough

The Legendary Jools Holland and His Rhythm & Blues Orchestra has announced dates and special guests for his autumn/winter UK tour for 2019, including the East of England Arena on October 26.

Accompanying Jools Holland will be the supremely talented Ruby Turner, with her breathtaking gospel, soul and rhythm & blues vocals, Louise Marshall, with her beautiful soul and jazz tones, as well as original Squeeze member and powerhouse, Gilson Lavis, on drums.

Additionally, special guest and BRIT Award winner, Eddi Reader, will join the tour for the East of England Arena performance. Jools has previously described Eddi Reader as, "one of (his) favourite singers of all time." Jools and Eddi have been collaborating musically for more than 20 years, with highlights that include their single Waiting Game, which Jools co-wrote with Chris Difford, as well as featuring in the 2009 Richard Linklater film, "Me and Orson Welles" and also on the soundtrack. Eddi, who famously harmonised with Annie Lennox whilst touring with The Eurythmics, was the also the leading vocalist in Fairground Attraction, reaching the top of the UK charts in 1988 with the single "Perfect".

With a tremendous collection of Jools' tunes and other boogie-woogie classics to choose from, Jools' UK tour is set to be an unforgettable night out that will have audiences on their feet!

East of England Arena and Events Centre venue director, Jason Lunn, said: "We are absolutely thrilled to be bringing the amazing talents of Jools Holland and His Rhythm & Blues Orchestra, plus some very special guests, to the venue, it promises to be an unmissable night for any live music fans."

Tickets are available through Ticketmaster at: www.ticketmaster.co.uk.