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News: Jess Glynne Announces Headline Tour

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(UK) Following the announcement of her debut album ‘I Cry When I Laugh’, Jess Glynne today announced details of her October UK tour. The string of eight shows kick off in Cardiff on 31 October and includes a huge London date at The Roundhouse on 4 November before wrapping up at Manchester’s Academy on 11 November.

As recently announced, Jess’ debut album ‘I Cry When I Laugh’ will be released on 14th August via Atlantic Records. The album documents Jess’ life since ‘the happiest and saddest day of my life’ – when she signed her record contract, but was also broken hearted at the end of a two-year relationship that made her question everyone and everything. Jess has taken a different approach to the now standard break-up album, ‘I wanted this record to be about hope,’ she says.

The four songs at the heart of ‘I Cry When I Laugh’ are divined from one rewarding, traumatic, consuming affair. ‘Hold My Hand’ you will already know, a genuine sales and radio goliath with such a reach that it has turned her from being the noticeable feature at the frontline of Britain’s urgent appetite for pop-house bangers into a proper homespun superstar. As a song, it feels as it speaks, an anthem to positivity and personal communion, written with Jess’s most consistent collaborator and musical soul sister, Janeé “Jin Jin” Bennett. It is also the key to unlocking the other key tracks. ‘Don’t Be So Hard’ is about painting a smile on while ‘Gave Me Something’ is about always thinking you’ll be a certain kind of girl and then turning into something else. And then ‘Take Me Home’, the most downbeat track on the album, is about being able to revisit that sad moment. She allowed herself one ballad, after all. One of the albums closing tracks – ‘Saddest Vanilla’ – sees Jess singing alongside multimillion selling British popstar Emeli Sande, the only artist to feature on the album.

TOUR DATES:

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Sat 31 Oct – Cardiff | Great Hall
Sun 01 Nov – Birminghan | O2 Academy
Mon 02 Nov – Nottingham | Rock City
Wed 04 Nov – London | The Roundhouse
Thu 05 Nov – Bournemouth | O2 Academy
Fri 06 Nov – Glasgow | O2 Academy
Tue 10 Nov – Newcastle | O2 Academy
Wed 11 Nov – Manchester | Manchester Academy