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Alesha Dixon announces UK tour (2009)

Alesha Dixon, The Alesha Show

Story by Jack Foley

FOLLOWING hot on the heels of her gold selling album, Alesha Dixon has announced her own headline tour this autumn (2009).

Having supported Latino heartthrob Enrique Iglesias on several dates of his European tour Alesha will be perform with a live band exclusively on a 17-date jaunt kicking off in Nottingham on October 20 and finishing at London’s Shepherds Bush Empire on November 12.

Over the past six months Alesha’s status has rocketed to superstardom. Since shimmying her way into the charts with The Boy Does Nothing and Breathe Slow, she has: sold over 750,000 records; been a personal guest of Gordon and Sarah Brown at Downing Street (Mr Brown dubbed her ‘a national treasure’); and most recently completed an awe inspiring epic climb to the peak of Mt Kilimanjaro helping raise over £3 million for Comic Relief.

The Autumn tour dates are (all 2009):

20 – Nottingham Royal Centre
21 – Reading Hexagon
23 – Cardiff St David’s
24 – Southampton Guildhall
26 – Liverpool Philharmonic
27 – Glasgow ABC
28 – Newcastle City Hall
30 – Manchester Apollo
31 – Lincoln Engine Shed

2 – Cambridge Corn Exchange
3 – Birmingham Symphony Hall
4 – Bristol Colston Hall
6 – Folkestone Leas Cliff Hall
7 – Brighton Dome
9 – Ipswich Regent
10 – Southend Cliffs Pavilion
12 – London, Shepherd’s Bush Empire

Tickets go on sale at 9am on Friday, May 8. Alesha’s new single Let’s Get Excited is out on May 11.