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Alexandra Burke announces Royal Albert Hall residency

Story by Jack Foley

ALEXANDRA Burke has announced plans for a residency at London’s prestigious Royal Albert Hall.

The singer will perform a concert version of Lady Sings The Blues in the venue’s Elgar Room between June 4 and 8 complete with a full jazz band.

Lady Sings The Blues followed the like of legendary jazz artist Billie Holiday and starred Diana Ross. It was nominated for five Academy Awards.

Burke commented: I am so excited to be performing these concerts in such an iconic venue. It is an honour to be able to sing Billie Holiday’s songs and I feel a very strong emotional attachment to them.

“Music is my life and I love doing different and surprising things, so I can’t wait to get on stage and sing these amazing and timeless songs.”

Tickets go on sale at 9am on March 27 at the Royal Albert Hall box office.

Burke is also working on her third studio album, details of which have yet to be revealed. It will mark the follow-up to 2012’s Heartbreak On Hold.