UK singer/songwriter Philippa Hanna is supporting Marti Pellow (Wet Wet Wet) on his UK tour that kicked off last week.
Off the back of her fourth studio album 'Speed Of Light' which reached No1 in the iTunes charts, previous support tours with Little Mix, Leona Lewis, Anastacia, and a sold out UK solo tour, Philippa will be traveling once more up and down the UK with Marti Pellow.
WEDNESDAY 15/03/2017 - Carlisle Sands Centre, Carlisle
FRIDAY 17/03/2017 - Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
SATURDAY 18/03/2017 - Venue Cymru, Llandudno
SUNDAY 19/03/2017 - Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff
TUESDAY 21/03/2017 - York Barbican Centre, York
WEDNESDAY 22/03/2017 - Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow
FRIDAY 24/03/2017 - The Sage, Gateshead
SUNDAY 26/03/2017 - The Palladium, London
MONDAY 27/03/2017 - Plymouth Pavilions, Plymouth
There is another twist in this tale however....following Philippa's recent solo tour dates in Norway thus causing her White Falcon Grestch acoustic guitar to have been damaged beyond repair by the airline and according to Grestch having inspected the guitar 'it must have been taken out of the case and stood on, or had something balanced on the neck'.
The singer who has toured in nearly thirty countries around the globe and written for Grammy-nominated artists in Nashville said she was ‘absolutely gutted’ to find her treasured possession in pieces. With air-travel being a regular part of life for musicians, fans were shocked to see her lose her 2nd guitar at the hands of baggage handlers in less than three years.
With another big tour just around the corner, Gretsch who are part of the same group as Fender offered to fix the guitar as a goodwill gesture for the singer who believes she is ‘made to fly’ (if you take a listen to her song Arrow). Having employed their best efforts to fix the instrument, the suggestion has been made that it must have been taken out of the case and either stood on or had something balanced on the neck. So baffled by the untimely death of the Falcon, the company has delivered a brand new replacement just in time for Philippa to open a run of 9 dates with Wet Wet Wet frontman Marti Pellow.