Singer, songwriter, campaigner and history maker Will Young is bringing his new tour to York.

Will Young

The man who became the inaugural winner of the worldwide Pop Idol franchise in 2002 has a new single, a new album, and a date with the Barbican on Sunday 20 October.

Tickets go on sale next Friday (29 March) at 9am.

His new album, Lexicon is set for release on June 14. His previous six albums have reached either number one or two in the UK charts.

‘Joyous’ album

New single ‘All The Songs’ arrives with a video directed by legendary fashion photographer and director Rankin.

An upbeat heartbreak anthem, it is the introduction to an album built around the joy of pop music, said Will:

  • I always say that there’s no point in doing it if it’s not joyous. That’s been my motto: do it the way you want to do it.


The 40-year-old from South London hasn’t spent the time between albums twiddling his thumbs.

Young has been working as an active and vocal campaigner for the LGBTQ movement, including the promotion of all inclusive children’s books on CBeebies and the second season of his hugely popular LGBT podcast Homo Sapiens, that he co-created and co-presents with filmmaker and friend Chris Sweeney is now out.