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Lykke Li announces autumn tour dates (2008)

Lykke Li

Story by Jack Foley

FRESH from an impression-making turn at Glastonbury (her debut at the festival), Lykke Li has just announced a new tour of the UK this Autumn.

The hotly-tipped singer will play a total of eight dates, including a headline show at The Scala in October. She will also be featuring at several of the summer’s remaining festivals.

The tour dates are (all 2008):

September
29 – Sheffield The Plug

October
1 – London Scala
2 – Brighton Concorde 2
5 – Birmingham Glee Club
6 – Bristol Thekla
8 – Liverpool Liverpool Academy 2
9 – Edinburgh Cabaret Voltaire
10 – York The Duchess

UK Summer festival dates:

July
19 – Lovebox festival
20 – Latitude festival
27 – Secret Garden festival

August
2 – Big Chill
10 – Summer Sundae

September
5 – Bestival

By the admission of anyone who has witnessed the 22-year-old Swede perform in the flesh, or had her debut album Youth Novels on rotation since it was released last month, Lykke Li is box-fresh and supremely talented.

As rare, and as otherworldly a find as Bjork was 15 years ago, Lykke Li has – in nine short months – marked herself out as a powerful creative force, and a captivating performer of global appeal and huge potential.

Continuing the upward march of her career trajectory thus far, she will release new single Breaking it Up on LL Recordings next month.