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Duffy to round off 2008 with new UK tour


Story by Jack Foley

DUFFY will round off an exceptional year with a major UK tour, including two nights at London’s Brixton Academy in December.

The chart-topping singer will perform material from her debut LP Rockferry, one of the biggest selling albums of the year with sales of over one million copies in the UK and over 3 million worldwide to date.

In addition to the London shows, the 12-date tour includes two shows in Manchester and Wolverhampton.

The full dates are as follows (all 2008):

24 – Dublin, Olympia
25 – Belfast, George’s Market
28 – Leeds, Academy
29 & 30 – Manchester, Apollo

2 – Glasgow, Academy
3 – Newcastle, Academy
4 & 5 – Wolverhampton, Wolves Civic
7 – Newport, Newport Centre
8 & 9 – London, Brixton Academy

Tickets go on sale at 9am on Friday, August 22.

Duffy’s new single Stepping Stone, written by Duffy and Steve Booker and produced by Steve, will be released on August 31 on A&M/Universal.

Currently playlisted on Radio 1 and Radio 2, the single looks set to emulate the success of previous single Warwick Avenue, which reached no. 3 in the UK charts.

Duffy is now back in the UK after wowing audiences at a host of North American festivals, including Chicago’s Lollapalooza, Montreal’s Osheaga Festival and New Jersey’s All Points West.

She performs at several UK festivals in preparation for her national tour, playing V (August 16/17) and Hydro Connect (August 31), having already demonstrated her festival credentials with a stunning debut performance at this year’s Glastonbury.