(UK) With her new album ‘Seven’ a new entry at number 13 in the UK album charts, Britain’s iconic soul singer Lisa Stansfield announces a ten date UK tour.
Starting in Birmingham on September 5th the tour will visit Gateshead, Manchester, Northampton, London, York, Glasgow, Reading and Southend before concluding in Guildford on September 17th. Lisa and her band will be performing songs from ‘Seven’ as well as classic hits from throughout her 25 year career.
Twenty five years after topping the charts, globally, with the single ‘All Around The World’, and ten years after the release of her last album the Grammy nominated, multi BRIT, Ivor Novello and Silver Clef Award winner, the Rochdale singer – who can boast sales of nearly 20 million records and a string of international top 10 hits – has returned to the soul and R&B that she is known for.
Written and recorded with long-time songwriting partner Ian Devaney, whose credits include The Bodyguard and Indecent Proposal soundtracks, ‘Seven’ is “a soul record and while it is eclectic there is a thread running through it. A lot of the album is about the trap that a woman has got herself into – an unrequited, doomed or mismatched love – and how to get herself out of it…if she can.” The songs are strong reminders of Lisa’s ability to tell stories and create identifiable characters within her lyrics – “I think we all suffer the same pain, all feel the same happiness, and we all have the same emotions within us. My life isn’t very racy or exciting so I make things up, tell stories. I like telling stories.”
Lisa Stansfield Tour Dates:
Fri: 05 Sep 14 Birmingham Symphony Hall
Sat: 06 Sep 14 Gateshead Sage Hall 1
Sun: 07 Sep 14 Manchester Bridgewater Hall
Tue: 09 Sep 14 Northampton Derngate
Wed: 10 Sep 14 London Royal Festival Hall
Fri: 12 Sep 14 York Barbican
Sat: 13 Sep 14 Glasgow O2 Academy
Mon: 15 Sep 14 Reading Hexagon
Tue: 16 Sep 14 Southend Cliff Pavilion
Wed: 17 Sep 14 Guildford G Live