News Wed 13 Jul 2011

Rumer announces tour!!

UK Tour Announced for November (Royal Albert Hall, November 22)
New Single - ‘Take Me As I Am’ - released July 5

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“Profound, intense and penetrating...the new voice of pop” Mojo, Album Of The Month *****
“Startling...these are songs of yearning and loss” Q ****
“Sensationally good...the hype is justified” Sunday Times Culture
“Whatever ‘it’ is, Rumer has it” Independent On Sunday

Rumer has announced details of her biggest UK tour to date, which will take place this winter. Beginning at Blackpool’s Opera House on November 10, the nationwide trek will also take in stops including Glasgow, Manchester, Nottingham, Cardiff and Sheffield, before concluding with a huge show at London’s Royal Albert Hall on November 22. Tickets will go on sale on Friday June 3 at 9am.

Rumer’s November tour comes a year to the month of her debut album’s release: ‘Seasons Of My Soul’ has since garnered significant critical acclaim, and sold over half a million copies in the UK alone. The Anglo-Pakistani singer and songwriter has built up an extensive live following: in London alone, she has already sold out The Royal Festival Hall, Shepherd’s Bush Empire, Notting Hill’s Tabernacle and The Bloomsbury Theatre. Rumer’s Royal Albert Hall date is also particularly timely: it is a venue she played in support of Jools Holland last year, and will now return to headline, capping an astonishing twelve months.
Balancing work on new material, Rumer’s summer schedule will see her release a new single, ‘Take Me As I Am’, on July 5. She will also return to Glastonbury – where she performed on the tiny Greenpeace stage last year – to play a huge show at the Pyramid stage on June 25: additional festival slots are confirmed at Hard Rock Calling (June 26), Latitude (July 16), Cambridge Folk Festival (July 30), on top of a headline iTunes Festival date (July 18).
Sure to sell fast, Rumer’s UK headline dates this winter are as follows:
Thursday November 10 Blackpool Opera House (01253 292 029)
Friday November 11 Glasgow Royal Concert Hall (08444 999 990)
Saturday November 12 Sheffield City Hall (0114 278 789)
Sunday November 13 Newcastle City Hall (0191 261 2606)
Tuesday November 15 Manchester Apollo (0844 477 2000)
Wednesday November 16 Ipswich Regent Theatre (01473 433 100)
Thursday November 17 Portsmouth Guildhall (023 9282 4355)
Friday November 18 Bexhill De La Warr Pavilion (01424 787 949)
Saturday November 20 Cardiff St David’s Hall (02920 878 444)
Sunday November 21 Nottingham Royal Concert Hall (0115 989 5555)
Monday November 22 London Royal Albert Hall (0207 589 8212)

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