Jessie Ware has announced details of an extensive UK tour for 2021 in support of her upcoming fourth album, What’s Your Pleasure?
Ahead of the record’s arrival on 19 June, the London-based singer has confirmed she’ll hit the road in April next year. She’ll perform at shows in UK cities including Glasgow, Newcastle, Leeds, Birmingham and Manchester before rounding off with a night at O2 Academy Brixton on 24 April.
What’s Your Pleasure? is the follow-up to the Ware’s 2017 album Glasshouse. Speaking about the making of the album, the singer said: “It feels so amazing to be back making music, so much has happened recently. Some crazy exciting things but I feel so happy to be back to my first love. Music was the first scene that truly embraced me!”
Since her 2012 debut, the BRIT and Mercury Prize-nominated artist has charmed fans around the globe with her own brand of sultry R&B pop, fusing classic UK house and dance music with sophisticated vocals. Produced and co-written by Ware’s long-time collaborator, James Ford (Florence And The Machine, Haim, Arctic Monkeys), What’s Your Pleasure? is described as, “A collection of sophisticated, hard-bodied pop-funk that capitalises on a love of 70s, 80s and 90s club culture”.
Ware said of her upcoming tour: “I made this record so I could dance with you all so I am beyond excited to be touring What’s Your Pleasure? around the UK next year. I know it’s a while to wait but it will be worth it. Expect lots of dancing, plenty of new music and more than anything, fun. Can’t wait to see you all in April.”
The tour news arrives after Ware shared club anthem ‘Save A Kiss’, the latest track to arrive from the record after ‘Ooh La La’, ‘Mirage (Don’t Stop)’, ‘Spotlight’ and ‘Adore’.
Jessie Ware plays the following UK tour dates in 2021:
Wednesday 14 April – Glasgow, O2 Academy
Thursday 15 April – Newcastle, O2 Academy
Friday 16 April – Leeds, O2 Academy
Sunday 18 April – Manchester, Victoria Warehouse
Monday 19 April – Birmingham, Birmingham Academy
Wednesday 21 April – Bristol, Marble Factory
Thursday 22 April – Southampton, Guildhall
Saturday 24 April – London, O2 Academy Brixton.