UK soul queen Beverley Knight is set to celebrate the songs of Stevie Wonder on a 10-date UK tour this autumn. Having performed a special concert recorded for BBC Radio 2’s ‘Friday Night Is Music Night’ series at The London Palladium at the end of last year, Knight is set to take the show across the UK with the Leo Green Orchestra to pay homage to one of the greatest songwriters of modern times.
Multi award-winning Knight, who this year celebrates 25 years in music, is widely regarded as one of the greatest soul singers of her generation and one of few vocalists with the ability to do justice to the genius of Stevie Wonder’s rich and varied catalogue. She will recreate the memorable London Palladium concert, which was broadcast on BBC Radio 2 last week and is currently available to listen to here.
“The London Palladium show in November was such a wonderful, thrilling experience for me that I didn’t need to think twice when offered the opportunity to tour it across the U.K. later on this year”, Beverley Knight says of her forthcoming tour. “I look forward to once again teaming up with the Leo Green Orchestra to perform these beautiful arrangements of Stevie’s timeless, inimitable music”.
Knight released her debut album, The B-Funk, in 1995 and has released eight studio albums to date. Widely labelled as one of Britain’s greatest soul singers, she is is best known for her hit singles ‘Greatest Day’, ‘Get Up!’, ‘Shoulda Woulda Coulda’ and ‘Come as You Are’.
Tickets for the tour go on general sale on Friday, 1 March.
Beverley Knight celebrates the music of Stevie Wonder at the following UK shows:
1st October 2019 – Brighton Centre, Brighton
2nd October 2019 – Cliffs Pavilion, Southend
5th October 2019 – City Hall, Sheffield
6th October 2019 – New Theatre, Oxford
8th October 2019 – Palladium, London
9th October 2019 – Sage, Gateshead
10th October 2019 – 02 Apollo, Manchester
12th October 2019 – The Forum, Bath
13th October 2019 – BIC, Bournemouth
14th October 2019 – Symphony Hall, Birmingham.
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