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The Truth Is tour follows Alexandra Burke’s recent triumph as a finalist on BBC One’s hit show Strictly Come Dancing where she wowed the judges alongside the likes of Debbie McGee, Gemma Atkinson and Joe McFadden. She’s currently appearing alongside all other stars of the Strictly final (and with her professional dance partner Gorka) as part of the show’s live tour across the country, which runs until 11 February. [Tickets]
For her music fans, Alexandra’s new tour will kick off on 1 September at Southend’s Cliffs Pavilion and will then see her perform at major venues across the UK, including the iconic London Palladium, before finishing at Birmingham’s Symphony Hall on 18 September.
This will be her first UK headline tour since 2010 and will see the singer perform songs from her eagerly anticipated new album, The Truth Is, which is released on 9 March. The new album is Alexandra’s third studio record and features a host of original tracks – although fans can also expect to hear huge hits from Alexandra’s back catalogue too, including Hallelujah, Bad Boys and many more.
“I am delighted to be going back on the road again with brand new music from my new album,” Alexandra has said.
“This record is incredibly personal to me, I have poured my heart and soul into this and it reflects the incredible journey I’ve been through – highs and lows, love and loss. I love meeting my fans in their home towns so I can’t wait to see you all in September with my new show!”
It’s a significant time for Burke as 2018 marks 10 years since she was crowned The X Factor winner, performing alongside Beyoncé in one of the most unforgettable moments in British TV history.
Alexandra’s winner’s single – a cover of the late Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah – holds the current European record for single sales over a period of 24 hours, selling 105,000 copies in just one day.
The song also became the top-selling single of 2008 in the UK and the landed the coveted UK Christmas No.1 spot. By January 2009, the single had sold over one million copies in the UK alone – a first for a British female soloist.
Her first album, Overcome, debuted at No.1 in the UK Album Charts, with four No.1 singles. One of the most successful albums of that year, Overcome earned the singer three BRIT Award nominations.
Since then Alexandra has also carved out a successful career on the West End stage. In 2014, she made her West End debut starring as Rachel Marron in the highly acclaimed musical The Bodyguard. Even more recently she took on the lead role of Deloris van Cartier in Sister Act, which toured the UK and received five-star reviews across the country.
Check out Alexandra Burke in concert on the following dates:
1 Sept 2018 – Southend Cliffs Pavilion
4 Sept 2018 – Brighton Dome
5 Sept 2018 – Poole Lighthouse
6 Sept 2018 – City Hall, Sheffield
7 Sept 2018 – Royal Centre, Nottingham
9 Sept 2018 – Lowry, Saltford
10 Sept 2018 – The Sage, Gateshead
12 Sept 2018 – Theatre Royal, Glasgow
13 Sept 2018 – Liverpool Philharmonic
15 Sept 2018 – Oxford Apollo
16 Sept 2018 – London Palladium
17 Sept 2018 – St David’s Hall, Cardiff
18 Sept 2018 – Symphony Hall, Birmingham
Tickets go on sale in our exclusive presale from midday on Wednesday 24 January. Tickets go on general sale on Friday 26 January. Get your tickets via Ticketmaster.co.uk.