Lianne La Havas wraps a very busy and very successful 2015 with a UK and Ireland tour that includes a stop at the Brixton O2 Academy.
The singer, who released her second album ‘Blood’ in July, plays the London venue on 14 December 2015.
Tickets for her biggest headline show to date are available now.
‘Blood’, which features the singles ‘Unstoppable’, ‘What You Don’t Do’, and ‘Green & Gold’, was preceded by sets at festivals including Glastonbury and Latitude, as well as a much talked about performance on ‘Later… with Jools Holland’. Since the album debuted at number two on the UK Albums Chart, La Havas has played an international selection of intimate album launch shows, joined Paolo Nutini at several outdoor shows, appeared at Bestival and Gentlemen of the Road festivals, and toured extensively across North America.
‘Blood’ was inspired by La Havas’ family heritage, which is part Jamaican and part Greek. Once touring for her debut album came to a close, she headed to Jamaica with her mother for a holiday which evolved into an experience of self-discovery.
“Everything seemed to have a lot more clarity, and I really wanted to speak about it,” she says. So, lyrically, the album’s songs are almost all related to “the feeling of who you are and where you come from”.
In addition to legendary Jamaican dancehall producer Stephen McGregor, ‘Blood’ features collaborators including Paul Epworth (Adele, FKA twigs), Ninja Tunes trio The Invisible, Aqualung’s Matt Hales, Disclosure’s Howard Lawrence, Jamie Lidell, and Mark Batson (Alicia Keys, India.Arie).
La Havas, who began making music at the age of 7, made a huge breakthrough with her 2012 Top 5 debut album ‘Is Your Love Big Enough?’ which sold 200 000 copies and won Album of the Year at iTunes as well as Barclaycard Mercury Prize and Ivor Novello Best Album nominations.
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