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Paloma Faith announces fourth album and UK tour (2018)

Paloma Faith

Story by Jack Foley

PALOMA Faith – one of only two British female artists this decade to have their last three albums go double platinum in the UK – will release her long-awaited fourth album, The Architect, on November 17, 2017, via RCA Records.

To celebrate, she has also announced a UK arena tour next year (2018), entertaining huge crowds across the UK and Ireland. The tour will see her playing shows at venues including the Manchester Arena, Newcastle’s Metro Radio Arena, Motorpoint Arena Cardiff, The SSE Hydro in Glasgow, Dublin’s 3Arena and London’s O2 Arena.

Tickets for The Architect tour 2018 go on sale on September 29 at 9am.

The new album – her first in more than three years and since giving birth to her first child – features an array of acclaimed co-writers, producers and collaborators including: Sia, John Legend, Jesse Shatkin, TMS, Starsmith, Tobias Jesso Jr., Eg White, Rag’n‘Bone Man, actor Samuel L. Jackson and journalist and activist Owen Jones.

Paloma, who won the BRIT Award for British Female Solo Artist in 2015 following the phenomenal success of her last record, 2014’s A Perfect Contradiction, explores both personal and political themes on the album.

She said: “The Architect is a social observation record. I was adamant that I wouldn’t write about love. I wanted to look outside of myself. I’m coming at politics from the perspective of the common man or woman, observing why people are suffering. Each song on the record is about a different pocket of the socio-political world that I’ve been delving into.”

She added: “I wanted to write something more modern. On previous albums I’ve been more concerned with the past, but now I’m looking forward because of motherhood and wanting to change things for a better future. It’s a marriage of old and new.”

The UK arena tour dates are as follows (all March 2018)

2 – First Direct Arena, Leeds
3 – Motorpoint Arena, Nottingham
5 – BHGE Arena, Aberdeen
6 – The SSE Hydro, Glasgow
8 – Manchester Arena, Manchester
9 – Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle
11 – BIC, Bournemouth
12 – Brighton Centre, Brighton
14 – O2 Arena, London
17 – Motorpoint Arena Cardiff, Cardiff
20 – Echo Arena, Liverpool
21 – Genting Arena, Birmingham
23 – The SSE Arena, Belfast
24 – 3Arena, Dublin