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Texas to play Forest Live date at Westonbirt

Texas have announced additional dates as part of Forest Live, the summer concert series presented by Forestry England, playing Westonbirt Arboretum in June.

Formed in Glasgow by singer Sharleen Spiteri and bassist Johnny McElhone, their debut single, 'I Don't Want A Lover', brought Texas to the world's attention with a global hit in 1989 beginning the Scottish band's illustrious career.

Texas became mainstays of the UK charts with a raft of hits such as 'Say What You Want', 'Halo', 'Black Eyed Boy', 'In Our Lifetime', 'Summer Son', 'In Demand', 'Inner Smile', 'Getaway' and 'Sleep'.

Classic albums such as 'Southside', 'White On Blonde' and 'The Hush' ensured their presence among multi-million-selling artists and the journey continues with the 2021 release of their top 3 album 'Hi'.

Commenting on the show on Sunday, June 12th, Sharleen Spiteri said: "We last played a Forest Live show in 2011 so for us it's a welcome return to be performing our hits in such a beautiful setting. We hope to see you there."

Texas complete this summer's Forest Live line-up at Westonbirt, replacing Jess Glynne whose planned concert on June 12th was cancelled earlier this month.

Rag 'n' Bone Man's gig on Thursday, June 9th is sold out, as is the Madness concert on Saturday, June 11th, although there are still tickets available for Keane on Friday, June 10th.

Forest Live is a major outdoor live music series that introduces forests to new audiences in unique, natural woodland arenas around the country. Over 1.9 million people have attended a Forest Live gig in the last 20 years, enjoying great music and supporting the nation's forests when buying a ticket.

Going to a concert helps Forestry England create beautiful places for people to enjoy, run important conservation projects and keep growing trees. Every year they plant some 8 million trees sustainably, caring for the nation's 1,500 woods and forests and welcoming 296 million visits annually.

Tickets for Texas's Westonbirt Arboretum show are available from 9am Friday 4 February at www.forestryengland.uk/music 

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