CHRISTMAS WITH LOVE 2022 – HEADLINE UK TOUR
AN EVENING OF CHRISTMAS CLASSICS AND GREATEST HITS
TICKETS GO ON SALE 9.30AM ON FRIDAY 03 DECEMBER
ALBUM ‘CHRISTMAS, WITH LOVE ALWAYS’ OUT NOW
THIS YEAR MARKS 15 YEARS SINCE LEONA’S ICONIC X FACTOR WIN!
Record-breaking global sensation Leona Lewis has announced a major UK tour for Christmas 2022. Leona’s evening of Christmas Classics and Greatest Hits follows the release of Christmas, With Love Always, the special repackaged release of her 2013 studio album Christmas, With Love; available now via Sony Music.
2013’s Christmas, With Love is perhaps best known for its lead single ‘One More Sleep’, an original song which saw Leona break the record for the most Top 5 hits for a British female solo artist. Last year saw the platinum-certified festive hit have its biggest year since its 2013 release. It has featured consistently in the Top 10 streamed catalogue Christmas songs year-upon-year as a Christmas staple alongside the likes of Mariah Carey’s 1994 monumental smash ‘All I Want For Christmas Is You’. Official Charts Company hailed ‘One More Sleep’ – which was co-written by Lewis - as “a new Christmas classic”. The album also includes new original song ‘Kiss Me It’s Christmas’ feat. Ne-Yo and a beautiful, reimagined version of Bee Gees classic If I Can’t Have You.
The 3-time GRAMMY and 7-time BRIT Award nominee this year celebrates 15 years since her iconic X Factor win; the now globally recognised artist won Season Three of the British talent show in 2006. Since her tremendous breakthrough, Leona has released five studio albums, including Christmas, With Love (2013). She’s had over 35 million albums sold worldwide, with her debut, Spirit, achieving the status of the best-selling debut album by a female artist in the 21st Century. Lead single ‘Bleeding Love’ (2007) reached #1 in 35 countries: claiming Leona’s position for seven weeks in the UK. The song later became the best-selling single of 2008 worldwide and has now been streamed 2 billion times!
This winter, Leona joins Gary Barlow as “Very Special Guest” on his 16-date arena tour across the UK before embarking on her own headline tour next Christmas. Leona said:
“I couldn’t be more excited to announce my U.K. headline tour for 2022! After such a challenging year I can’t wait to celebrate with my fans and experience that feeling of togetherness again. It really is a dream come true to be able to create this special night - and at my favourite time of year too! I can’t wait to see everyone and make more memories!”
Tickets for Leona’s Christmas With Love go onsale Friday 3rd December at 9.30am via www.gigsandtours.com
Christmas with Love 2022 UK Tour
An Evening of Christmas Classics and Greatest Hits
Wednesday 30 November Glasgow Sec Armadillo
Thursday 01 December Newcastle O2 City Hall
Saturday 03 December Southend Cliffs Pavilion
Sunday 04 December Bournemouth International Centre
Tuesday 06 December Nottingham Royal Concert Hall
Wednesday 07 December London Eventim Apollo
Friday 09 December Cardiff Motorpoint Arena
Saturday 10 December Liverpool M&S Bank Arena
Monday 12 December Manchester Bridgewater Hall
Wednesday 14 December Sheffield City Hall
Thursday 15 December Birmingham Utilita Arena
Saturday 17 December Brighton Centre
ABOUT LEONA LEWIS:
British global singing sensation Leona Lewis has sold over 35 million records worldwide. The singer/songwriter – who is also an actress and philanthropist - reached #1 in over 35 countries with her hit single ‘Bleeding Love’. A vocal powerhouse who is renowned for her vocal range and ability, Lewis is a 3-time GRAMMY Award nominee, 7-time BRIT Award nominee, MTV VMA and World Music Award winner, and has been nominated for MTV EMAs and Billboard Music Awards. Lewis became the first British female solo artist to top the US Billboard 200 album chart in more than 20 years with her debut album Spirit. Alongside her impressive music career, Leona is an extremely passionate humanitarian and animal rights activist working with organisations such as The Prince’s Trust, RED, MTV Staying Alive, Teenage Cancer Trust, Sports Relief, WWF, Humane Society, World Animal Protection and the sanctuary she herself runs: Hopefield Animal Sanctuary. 2016 saw Leona nominated for a CMT Award and recognised with the Music Pioneer Award at the United Nations Women’s Entrepreneurship Day. She made her Broadway debut in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s CATS playing the highly prestigious role of ‘Grizabella’, performing the world-famous song ‘Memory’. In 2018 Leona joined up with Calum Scott on ‘You Are The Reason’. The song is certified GOLD in the US with over 377 million video views and 110 million streams. Leona’s first regular role in a TV series came in 2019 with SONY Crackle in the 50 Cent executive produced ‘The Oath’, filmed in Puerto Rico. In the same year Leona reunited with superstar songwriter/producer Ryan Tedder, reaching #1 on the US Latin pop and Latin digital song sales charts with ‘Solo Quiero (Somebody To Love)’ featuring Juan Magán and Cali Y El Dandee. Leona was recently announced as Patron of Hackney Empire, and will release Christmas, With Love Always, a special repack of her highly successful 2013 festive album Christmas, With Love, this November. Recently announced, Leona will be a judge on the upcoming, first-of-its-kind global singing competition from the makers of RuPaul’s Drag Race (World of Wonder) – Queen of the Universe – alongside Vanessa Williams, Michelle Visage and Trixie Mattel.