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Imelda May announces May 2017 UK tour

Imelda May

Story by Jack Foley

IMELDA May has announced her first UK tour in over three years in support of her highly anticipated new album Life, Love, Flesh, Blood, due for release in March 2017.

For her new album, May explores blues, soul, gospel, folk, rock, sensitive acoustica, cinematic drama and explosive balladry on a set of the boldest, most personal and intimately autobiographical songs she has ever written.

Produced by the legendary T Bone Burnett, the album was recorded in LA and features some of the most well renowned musicians in America (the same as on T Bone’s Alison Krauss and Robert Plant’s celebrated Raising Sand album) with guest appearances by long-time supporters; guitar hero Jeff Beck & piano maestro Jools Holland.

T Bone comments: “I’ve never met anyone quite like Imelda May. She is full of life. When I first happened onto her music, she was a punky Irish Rockabilly singer with a great band. I was intrigued by her deep feeling for and understanding of that American art form, much of which, of course, had originated in Ireland.

“When I ran across her several years later, she had gone through a change of lives and was writing about it with a wild intensity and singing about it in the most open hearted way. I was inspired by her honesty and her generosity, and I continue to be intrigued.”

For the forthcoming tour dates, May will be taking the biggest band line-up she has ever had, featuring members of her long-time band with some additional finest musicians in the UK.

Tickets for Imelda May’s major UK tour go on sale on Friday, December 9 at 10am.

Eager fans can secure advance tickets for the tour when they pre-order a special edition of the new album including exclusive artwork and two bonus tracks. Those who order the album before Monday, December 5 will receive a unique code to give them access to the tour ticket pre-sale from 9am on Wednesday, December 6.

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VIP packages including an exclusive meet & greet opportunity as never offered on an Imelda May tour before, will also be available. More info here.

The tour dates are (all May 2017)

4 – Ipswich Regent Theatre
5 – Cardiff St David’s Hall
6 – Cambridge Corn Exchange
8 – Southend Cliffs Pavilion
9 – Guildford G Live
11 – Reading Hexagon
12 – Bournemouth Pavilion Theatre
13 – Nottingham Royal Concert Hall
15 – Liverpool Philharmonic
16 – York Barbican
18 – London Palladium
19 – Bristol Colston Hall
20 – Manchester Bridgewater Hall
22 – Birmingham Symphony Hall
23 – Edinburgh Usher Hall
24 – Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
26 – Gateshead The Sage