Katie Melua brings secret symphony tour to UK

Katie Melua
Katie Melua

To round off another wonderful year Katie Melua is embarking on an autumn tour across Europe beginning with a run of seven shows in Britain.

Starting in Ipswich on October 8th 2012 and calling at London, Bristol, Birmingham, Manchester and Glasgow, the UK leg will end in Gateshead on October 16th. The tour continues across the Channel with an extensive run of theatre and arena shows throughout Europe.

The 27 year old singer, who has sold more than 11 million albums and is one of Britain’s most successful artist of the last decade, will be performing songs from all five of her studio albums, including her latest album ‘Secret Symphony’ which was released in March to critical acclaim. As well as singing her more familiar tracks which made her famous worldwide, including ‘The Closest Thing To Crazy’ and ‘Nine Millions Bicycles’, Katie is looking forward to performing the new songs for her UK fans: “I really enjoyed recording ‘Secret Symphony’, there is a simplicity to it that I love and the songs are beautiful to sing. Playing a song live on stage brings something new each time and it is exciting to share that unique performance, that special moment, with the audience.”

Katie has spent the summer performing at festivals and outdoor concerts at stunning venues throughout Europe, including appearances at Hampton Court Palace Festival in London, the Jazz Open Festival in Stuttgart, Den Fynske Landsby open air museum in the Danish district of Odense, and performing with the German Film Orchestra Babelsberg at the historic town square Gendarmenmarkt in Berlin.

Ahead of the autumn tour Katie has taken time out to marry former World Superbike Champion James Toseland. The ceremony was held on Saturday September 1 in the Nash Conservatory at Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, London.

Secret Symphony Autumn Tour Dates October 2012

Monday 8- Ipswich Regent – 01473 433100

Wednesday 10- London HMV Hammersmith Apollo – 0844 844 4748

Thursday 11 2012 - Bristol Colston Hall – 0117 922 3686

Friday 12- Birmingham Symphony Hall – 0121 780 3333

Sunday 14- Manchester Bridgewater Hall – 0161 907 9000

Monday 15- Glasgow Royal Concert Hall – 0844 499 9990

Tuesday 16 - Gateshead The Sage – 0191 443 4661

Tickets £32.50, except London £37.50 and Glasgow £30/£32.50/£35 Tel. 0844 811 0051/0844 826 2826 Gigs and Tours Ticketmaster