Leona Lewis Lines Up First U.K. Tour
Leona Lewis has announced her first U.K. and Ireland tour, which will visit 10 arenas in May and June next year.
It follows the singer's first full concert at London's Hackney Empire in London earlier this month.
Lewis, who won U.K. TV talent show "The X Factor" at the end of 2006, will launch her tour at Sheffield Arena on May 28. It will then call at Liverpool Echo Arena (May 31), Nottingham Trent FM Arena (June 2), Manchester MEN Arena (June 4), Birmingham LG Arena (June 8), London O2 Arena (June 12 and 14), Glasgow SECC (June 20), Newcastle Metro Radio Arena (June 24) and Dublin O2 Arena (June 27). Tickets go on sale on Nov. 27.
"I can't wait to get out on tour and see everyone, I'm really looking forward to putting on a great show," said Lewis in a statement. "I had such a fun night at my recent show at the Hackney Empire and it's given me a real taste for it. Over the last few years I've had some amazing experiences and sung in some really interesting places but it's going to be great to be able to perform all my own material on my very own tour. It's a dream come true."
Lewis' sophomore set "Echo" (Syco/Sony Music) is released on Nov. 16 in the U.K. and follows on Nov. 17 in the U.S. on J Records. It is the follow-up to her debut, "Spirit," which her label said has sold more than 6 million copies around the world.
The single "Happy" is heading to No. 1 in the U.K., according to early sales data.