The inimitable Gabrielle is set to release her eighth studio album ‘A Place In Your Heart’ on May 10th 2024, which is now available to pre-order / pre-save HERE.
The new album ‘A Place In Your Heart’ captures everything that fans adore Gabrielle for: that smoky, soulful voice, full of emotion, vulnerability and yearning; songwriting that’s relevant to this point in time yet that feels as timeless and instant as a call from an old friend; the approachable, down-to-earth nature that’s been a constant since her youth growing up in Brockley, south London. Without limiting herself to any particular schedule or sound, she let the songs evolve naturally until she had a collection of twelve tracks that she loved, taking in heartfelt ballads, soul, rock and pop.
‘A Place In Your Heart’ continues her creative partnership with producer and co-writer Ian Barter (Paloma Faith, Amy Winehouse) after their success with 2018’s Top 10 comeback ‘Under My Skin’ and 2021’s ‘Do It Again’ – which became her highest charting album in twenty years when it debuted at #4.
Gabrielle says, “I really loved writing and recording the songs for this new album with Ian Barter. I hope you enjoy the record as much as I did making it and thank you for letting me have ‘A Place In Your Heart’ for the last 30 years.”
The album also testament to her relentless creativity. Even as ‘Do It Again’ was about to be released, she had a catalogue of songs that she was eager to record – and that catalogue has grown exponentially ever since. She credits this to the freedom of her children growing up. In-between 2007 and ‘Under My Skin’, she was focused on raising her family and barely released any new music at all. But now she’s making up for lost time, and enjoying every new opportunity that comes her way.
From the early ‘90s to the turn of the millennium, Gabrielle was one of the UK’s most successful artists. With two unforgettable #1 smashes (‘Dreams’ and ‘Rise’), a back catalogue full of Top 10 hits, two albums which reached 4 x Platinum status, two BRIT Awards, two MOBOs and an Ivor Novello, everything she touched seemed to turn to gold.
But after some time away, she suddenly found herself in the middle of a victory lap in which she not only reconnected with original fans, but was embraced by a new generation too. It was kickstarted by her show-stealing performances in ‘The Masked Singer’, leading to her 2021 album ‘Do It Again’ album entering the charts at #4 – her highest chart position in twenty years. She was also heralded as a pivotal influence by the iconic artists of this era, first with a personal invite from Adele to perform at her huge Hyde Park shows, and then when Stormzy asked her to appear in the video for ‘Mel Made Me Do It’. The track’s dramatic monologue directly referenced her cultural impact: “Gabrielle once told us dreams can come true, and that sentence emancipated the minds of our pioneers.”
Next month sees Gabrielle back on the road for the ‘30 Years of Dreaming’ UK and Ireland headline tour. One of the biggest tours of her career, multiple shows were sold-out six months in advance – including London’s prestigious Royal Albert Hall – resulting in numerous dates being added to the schedule. While 27 of the 32 shows are either sold-out or almost sold-out, remaining tickets are available HERE. The dates are:
6th – Guildford, G Live (SOLD OUT)
7th – Plymouth, Pavilions (LIMITED TICKETS)
9th – Oxford, New Theatre (SOLD OUT)
10th – Norwich, UEA (LIMITED TICKETS)
12th – Hull, City Hall (SOLD OUT)
13th – Nottingham, Royal Concert Hall (SOLD OUT)
14th – Halifax, Victoria Theatre (SOLD OUT)
16th – Glasgow, Royal Concert Hall (SOLD OUT)
17th – Newcastle, O2 City Hall (LIMITED TICKETS)
19th – Manchester, Bridgewater Hall (SOLD OUT)
20th – Liverpool, Philharmonic Hall (SOLD OUT)
21st – York, Barbican (SOLD OUT)
23rd – Cambridge, Corn Exchange (SOLD OUT)
24th – Bournemouth, Pavilion Theatre (SOLD OUT)
26th – Cardiff, St. David’s Hall (SOLD OUT)
28th – Wolverhampton, The Halls (LIMITED TICKETS)
30th – Brighton, Dome (LIMITED TICKETS)
31st – London, Royal Albert Hall (SOLD OUT)
1st – Southend, Cliffs Pavilion (SOLD OUT)
3rd – Canterbury, Kent College Great Hall (LIMITED TICKETS)
4th – Bath, Forum (LIMITED TICKETS)
5th – Ipswich, Regent Theatre (LIMITED TICKETS)
7th – Carlisle, Sands Centre
8th – Warrington, Parr Hall (SOLD OUT)
10th – Sheffield, City Hall (LIMITED TICKETS)
11th – Llandudno, Venue Cymru Theatre (LIMITED TICKETS)
12th – Blackpool, Opera House
15th – Dublin, Olympia
16th – Dublin, Olympia
17th – Galway, Leisureland
19th – Derry, Millennium Forum (SOLD OUT)
20th – Belfast, Ulster Hall (LIMITED TICKETS)
‘A Place In Your Heart’ tracklist:
2. ‘Miss You’
3. ‘Good Enough’
5. ‘A Place In Your Heart’
10. ‘Taken Over’
11. ‘Won’t Be There’
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