Leona Lewis announces UK tour: "I cannot wait to perform new songs"

Published Monday, Sep 14 2015, 18:00 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
Leona Lewis has announced a UK tour kicking off next year.

Following the release of her new studio album I Am, X Factor star Leona will embark on a 14 date tour from 21 February, which marks her first tour in three years.

Leona Lewis press shot - September 2015.

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The tour will see Leona perform tracks from her brand new album, as well as some her biggest hits including, 'Bleeding Love', 'Run', 'Better In Time' and 'Happy'.

Leona said: "So so excited to announce a 2016 UK Tour! I cannot wait to get out and perform all the new songs for you and some old favourites too!"

I Am is described as an "upbeat, powerful and defiant assertion of Lewis' individuality, which demonstrates that striking, almost ethereal vocal range and a voice flooded with emotion".

Leona Lewis' artwork for 'I Am' album - 2015.

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Leona will kick off the tour at Liverpool's Empire, finishing at Plymouth Pavilions on 11 March. She will also be playing two nights at the London Palladium.

I Am is Leona's first release with Universal Music's Island Records. In April, she signed a record deal with Def Jam records in the US. Leona parted ways with Simon Cowell's record label, Syco, in June 2014 after seven years. She had been signed to Syco since winning The X Factor back in 2006.

Tickets for Leona's tour go on general sale at 10am on Friday 18 September.

Leona's 2016 dates are as follows:

21/02 - Empire - Liverpool
22/02 - City Hall - Sheffield
24/02 - Bridgewater Hall - Manchester
25/02 - Sage - Gateshead
27/02 - BIC - Bournemouth
28/02 - Symphony Hall - Birmingham
01/03 - Colston Hall - Bristol
02/03 - St Davids Hall - Cardiff
04/03 - Palladium - London
05/03 - Palladium - London
07/03 - Regent - Ipswich
08/03 - Clyde Auditorium - Glasgow
10/03 - Royal Centre - Nottingham
11/03 - Pavilions - Plymouth

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