THE SECOND HALF OF ‘THE SONG DIARIES’ UK & IRELAND TOUR – NOVEMBER 2019
Monday 25th November – Sage Gateshead
CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED ORCHESTRAL GREATEST HITS SHOW LIVE WITH FULL ORCHESTRA AND BAND
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Following on from the success of the first half of Sophie Ellis-Bextor’s hugely successful ‘The Song Diaries’ UK & Ireland Tour earlier this year, Sophie is set to embark on the second run of shows this November – including a date at the London Palladium.
As one of British music’s most recognised and distinctive vocalists, the only question must be why the mix of Sophie Ellis-Bextor alongside a sumptuous live orchestra hadn’t happened sooner.
The renowned singer will perform orchestral versions of her hits as well as songs from the great canon of disco music with both orchestra and her band.
The Cambridge Independent hailed the tour earlier this year as ‘a rip-roaring success’, and The Scotsman called ‘a performance of untamed energy’.
Since the release of her debut album ‘Read My Lips’ in 2001, which sold over 2 million copies worldwide, Ellis-Bextor has had six Top 10 singles, including ‘Take Me Home’, ‘Get Over You’, and of course ‘Murder on the Dancefloor’.
For millions though, their first introduction to Sophie was with her collaboration with Spiller creating the No.1 Hit – “Groovejet (If This Ain’t Love). The song catapulted her into the music scene and was the most played record on UK radio between 2000 and 2010.
She has incorporated several genres over the course of her career, from her debut through to 2014’s Wanderlust, which fused elements of folk, baroque and orchestral music. The album was certified Gold and spawned the hit single “Young Blood”, which will be performed on the tour.
Sophie comments, “It’s so exciting to be performing hits from my entire career with full orchestral arrangements for the first time! This is a bit of a dream come true. I’m especially delighted that I get to do some proper full-on live disco with strings.. it’s going to be really special!”
The basis for the shows will be arrangements stemming from her recently released Song Diaries orchestral greatest hits album, on which she worked with long term collaborator and album producer Ed Harcourt with orchestral arrangements by Amy Langley (Dirty Pretty Strings), and additional production from David Arnold.
Tuesday 19th November Southend Cliffs Pavilion
Wednesday 20th November London Palladium
Sunday 24th November Leeds Town Hall
Monday 25th November Sage Gateshead
Wednesday 27th November Basingstoke The Anvil
Thursday 28th November Guildford G Live
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