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Barry Manilow will play three massive London shows at The O2

Mayer Nissim May 9, 2017
Barry Manilow live

Barry Manilow has announced three giant live shows in London next year.

The singer, who publicly came out as gay last month, plays The O2 on September 6, 7 and 8 in 2018.

The live shows celebrate Manilow’s latest album This is My Town: Songs of New York, which was released last month.

Barry Manilow - This Is My Town albu

In addition to tracks from his newest release, Manilow will play a host of classic songs from his back catalogue, including hits Copacabana and Mandy.

Tickets go on sale this Friday, May 12 via usual outlets and direct from The O2.

Manilow came out in April and revealed that he had been married to his partner and manager Garry Kief for two years.

The couple, who had been together for 40 years, wed at their Palm Springs home back in April 2015.

Manilow explained that the reason he had not come out for so long was because he was concerned about how it would affect his fans.

“I thought I would be disappointing them if they knew I was gay. So I never did anything,” he said.

Manilow later said that he was thrilled by the reaction of his fans and strangers to his coming out.

“You should walk down the street with me one day,” he said.

“These strangers say the most beautiful things to me. They thank me for helping them through their lives.”

Barry Manilow in concert

After coming out, Manilow told Sharon Osbourne on The Talk that he still liked to keep his private life private.

“I’m a musician. Yes, fame hit me, but I never really wanted to go on that ride,” he said.

“So I kept my dogs to myself – I kept my home to myself.”

Watch a recent appearance by Barry Manilow on NBC’s Today Show below:

More: Barry Manilow, coming out, concert, Copacabana, garry kief, Live, London, Mandy, The O2

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