Lots of news from BBC Radio 2, the UK’s most-listened to radio station.
First, they have added the ‘On An Island’ single to their ‘C’ list, which means you’ll be able to hear it as of now (or as of Sunday, to be precise). Being on the ‘C’ list means that you can expect to be played five times a week, so do listen out for that.
The single will be available to buy in the UK from Monday 6 March, coinciding with the album release. The single will include the edit as well as the longer album version.
‘On An Island’ will also be the station’s ‘Album Of The Week’ in its release week.
If you’ve only just heard the song, do let us know what you think of it. There has already been much comment from fans all around the world who have heard it on local radio, so thank you very much for that.
If you haven’t yet heard it, then you can replay the programme online for a limited time. Just visit the BBC Radio 2 website, click the purple LISTEN AGAIN button on the right and, in the A-Z of all shows, scroll down to ‘Wake Up to Wogan’. You want the latter part of Friday’s show (Friday 10 February).
Finally, we can confirm that David and the full touring band will be playing a special concert for BBC Radio 2 on Tuesday 7 March. This will be broadcast later. (We will let you know when and where as soon as details have been confirmed, so please don’t ask!) Entry will be by ticket only, issued by the BBC to UK residents only. For full details of how to get your hands on tickets, you need to listen to Johnnie Walker’s BBC Radio 2 drivetime show on Monday 20 February.
Today’s picture is of David with Zbigniew Preisner and the orchestra.
More coming soon.