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Alison Moyet announces the minutes UK tour (2013)

Alison Moyet

Story by Jack Foley

ALISON Moyet has announced a major UK tour for October 2013 in support of her new album, the minutes.

The album marks Moyet’s first since 2007 and was written with and produced by Guy Sigsworth, known for his work with Frou Frou, Robyn, Björk, Goldie and Madonna.

She commented: “I avoided listening to anything during the process of writing and recording this album, choosing instead to be lead by my own melodic voice, the one I now find myself with 30-years-in.

“Guy Sigsworth returns me to a programmer’s world and marries it with perfect musicality. I have been waiting for him.

“We have made an album mindless of industry mores that apply to middle-aged women and have shunned all talk of audiences, demographics and advert jazz covers. This has easily been my happiest studio experience.”

Th tour places the minutes centre stage and will also focus on the significant electronic material in her back catalogue.

Tickets, costing £45/ £33.50/£25 (or £45/£37.50/£32.50/£27.50/£25 London) go on sale at 10am on Friday, March 8.

Alison Moyet’s tour dates are (all September and October 2013):

30 – Ireland Cork Opera House

1 – Northern Ireland Belfast Waterfront Hall
2 – Ireland Dublin Olympia Theatre
4 – Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
5 – Edinburgh Usher Hall
6 – Gateshead The Sage
8 – Sheffield City Hall
9 – Rhyl Pavilion Theatre
10 – Coventry Warwick Arts Centre
12 – Northampton Derngate Theatre
13 – Ipswich Regents Theatre
15 – London Royal Festival Hall
16 – Cambridge Corn Exchange
17 – Folkestone Leas Cliff Hall
19 – Bristol Colston Hall
20 – Cardiff St. David’s Hall
21 – Brighton The Dome
23 – York Barbican Theatre
24 – Salford The Lowry
25 – Liverpool Philharmonic Hall
27 – Nottingham Royal Centre
28 – Birmingham Symphony Hall
29 – Southend Cliffs Pavilion
31 – Bournemouth Pavilion Theatre