Multi award-winning recording artist Katie Melua has announced an extensive 45-date headline 2020 tour, including 18 UK & EIRE dates.
The announcement of the tour coincides with news of a ‘Live In Concert’ 2xCD album featuring Gori Women’s Choir, recorded at London’s Central Hall, Westminster in December 2018.
The limited edition ‘Live In Concert’ 2xCD collection is presented as a stunning 84-page hardback book, and contains never-before-seen photographs of moments on stage and behind-the-scenes, captured by renowned photographer Karni Arieli. The book also contains the extraordinary illustrations created by the show’s Creative Directors Karni & Saul, and opens with a foreword written by Katie herself.
This 2xCD collection is a perfect souvenir of a truly remarkable tour. Released on December 15th 2019 via BMG, this special release can be pre-ordered from katiemelua.lnk.to/storePR. Pre-orders can access the exclusive artist pre-sale for the tour too.
Gori Women’s Choir first worked with Katie on the silver-certified 2016 album ‘In Winter’. That album was recorded in Georgia, and commanded some of the finest reviews of her career with the Sunday Times describing it as “bewitching…ravishing…spellbinding” and the Independent as “exquisite” and “remarkable.”
This concert begins at Katie’s birthplace of Georgia with her solo rendition of the folk song Tu Asa Turpa Ikavi. Plane Song, performed with her brother Zurab Melua, speaks of their childhood in the city of Kutaisi, followed by Belfast, tracing the family’s emigration to the United Kingdom, where Katie’s journey towards becoming a professional recording artist begins. The show continues, revealing songs from Katie’s 7 multi-award-winning studio albums; works by legendary writers that have inspired her craft along the way; crowd favourites; and tales from her past. All the while, she is accompanied by her bandmates, and members of Gori Women’s Choir – whose powerful and ethereal voices manifest a constant reminder of home. Through the blustery autumn, the still English winter, and eventually to the spring with the world in full bloom, the artists on stage finally bring the show to a hopeful, joyous, and optimistic close, with a majestic rendition of Louis Armstrong’s A Wonderful World.
Born in the Georgian city of Kutaisi, Katie and her family emigrated to Belfast when she was 9 years old. She has released 7 studio albums to date and is one of the UK’s highest-selling female recording artists of all time.
UK & Ireland 2020 dates:
Fri 30th Oct – Nottingham Royal Concert Hall
Sat 31st Oct – Gateshead Sage
Mon 2nd Nov – Manchester Bridgewater Hall
Tue 3rd Nov – Liverpool Philharmonic
Thu 5th Nov – Sheffield City Hall
Fri 6th Nov – Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
Sat 7th Nov – York Barbican
Mon 9th Nov – London Royal Albert Hall
Tue 10th Nov – Brighton Dome
Thu 12th Nov – Bournemouth Pavilion Theatre
Fri 13th Nov – Cardiff St David’s Hall
Sat 14th Nov – Birmingham Symphony Hall
Mon 16th Nov – Cambridge Corn Exchange
Tue 17th Nov – Oxford New Theatre
Thu 19th Nov – Torquay Princess Theatre
Fri 20th Nov – Reading Hexagon
Sat 21st Nov – Leicester De Montfort Hall
Mon 23rd Nov – Belfast Ulster Hall
Tue 24th Nov – Ireland, Dublin Vicar Street
Tickets for the tour will go on general sale on Friday 22nd November 2019 at 10am GMT – check www.katiemelua.com for local ticket link.