Lulu has booked a date with Tyneside as part of her first tour in a decade.
The iconic sixties singer, who has enjoyed a successful music career in the five decades since she Shouted her way into people’s record collections, will be touring throughout May 2015, in support of her first new album since 2005.
The Grammy-nominated songwriter is currently writing and recording the long-player, which will showcase a return to her soulful roots, being both the music which initially inspired her to perform and her enduring passion.
This new tour, which comes to Sage Gateshead on May 15, will offer Lulu a chance to reconnect, both with the music she loves and the fans who haven’t seen her tour solo in the UK since 2004.
Over the past decade, the Scottish legend has played successful club dates in the US and UK, toured with Jools Holland and headlined the sold-out Here Come The Girls tours.
Earlier this year she was chosen to perform at the Closing Ceremony of the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.
She says: “I’ve always loved doing live gigs. After performing at the legendary BB King’s NYC last year and now starting to record the album, I’m re-invigorated and ready to get back on the road again.
“Even before I ever had a hit record I was doing three or four live gigs each week. And recently I’ve had a renewed sense of purpose. I just feel a compulsion to make this new record and, because of that, the songs are just pouring out.
“My family always said I came into this world singing, and I’d be happy to go out of this world singing – but I have a lot more to say before that happens!”
- Lulu plays Hall One, Sage Gateshead on May 15, 2015. Tickets for the date go on sale on Friday at 9am. To book, call 0191 443 4661 or visit www.sagegateshead.com