Katie Melua Announces Winter 2018 European Tour Featuring Gori Women’s Choir
Multi award-winning recording artist Katie Melua has announced an extensive European tour for winter 2018, including 13 UK dates.
Katie will be joined by a cast of stellar musicians, as well as members of Gori Women’s Choir who featured on the silver-certified 2016 album ‘In Winter’. ‘In Winter’ was recorded in Georgia, and commanded some of the finest reviews of her career with the Sunday Times describing it as "bewitching…ravishing…spellbinding" and the Independent as “exquisite” and “remarkable." The associated 2016 tour, which saw Katie and the choir undertake 28 performances across 8 countries received universal acclaim from music critics and audiences alike.
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Next winter will see another expansive set of live performances, which will include songs from ‘In Winter’ alongside brand new recordings and catalogue classics adapted for the stage.
The announcement follows the release of the 2xCD Special Edition of ‘In Winter’, which includes the BBC Children in Need 2017 single ‘Fields Of Gold’. The second disc, recorded at Admiralspalast, Berlin, includes live renditions of the entire ‘In Winter’ album, as well as new choral arrangements of hits such as ‘Closest Thing To Crazy’, ‘Nine Million Bicycles’, and ‘I Cried For You’ performed with the Gori Women’s Choir.
Wed 28th Nov UK, Bournemouth Pavilion
Thu 29th Nov UK, Cardiff St David’s Hall
Fri 30th Nov UK, Birmingham Symphony Hall
Sun 2nd Dec UK, Salford Lowry
Mon 3rd Dec UK, Nottingham Royal Concert Hall
Tue 4th Dec UK, Guildford G Live
Thu 6th Dec UK, Brighton Dome
Fri 7th Dec UK, Bath Forum
Sat 8th Dec UK, London Central Hall Westminster
Mon 10th Dec UK, Liverpool Philharmonic
Tue 11th Dec UK, Gateshead Sage
Wed 12th Dec UK, York Barbican
Thu 13th Dec UK, Edinburgh Assembly Rooms
Born in the Georgian city of Kutaisi, Katie and her family emigrated to Belfast when she was 9 years old. She has released 7 studio albums to date and is one of the UK’s highest-selling female recording artists of all time.