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Neighbours' Karl to tour the UK

Neighbours' Karl to tour the UK
Neighbours' Karl to tour the UK (Image credit: five)

Neighbours star Alan Fletcher has announced that he will be touring the UK with his music act. The Australian actor - best known for playing Ramsay Street doctor Karl Kennedy - will be supported by British band The X-Rays for nine university gigs, before he goes solo for five dates, from September 28 until October 15. "I am very excited to be touring again and can't wait to catch up with fans all over the UK - I will arrive in the UK to perform a series of nine gigs at unis," he wrote on his website. "I will also appear at five venues as a solo act performing a few songs and meeting fans," he added. Alan's tour kicks off with personal appearances at Manchester, Newcastle and Birmingham, before he performs at the Liverpool Guild of Students. He then moves onto Swansea University, London, Plymouth, Portsmouth, UCA at Surrey and Farnham, Aberystwyth, Glyndwr, Leeds and Sheffield. More details are on Alan's blog ( Click here to watch’s new weekly soaps video preview, the Soap Scoop (opens in new tab)

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