Pop Blogmaster, Talia Kraines, gives us the lowdown on three of the biggest pop tours going on sale tomorrow (Friday 12 June).
The must-see: Florence & The Machine
A summer with a new Florence & the Machine album is a good summer. Flo has carefully constructed a sound that is made for standing in a field, and her brand new album, How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful, is destined to soundtrack countless festival moments in 2015 with every weekend booked up with shows across Europe. To top it off, she’s announced her first full UK tour since 2012. Florence and the Machine play 12 dates, kicking off in Belfast on 9 September and culminating in four nights at London’s glorious Alexandra Palace.
The#1 champion: Jess Glynne
Since arriving as the guest vocalist on Clean Bandit’s incredible, Rather Be, Jess Glynne has firmly secured her role as one of the UK’s best pop vocalists right now. So with three number ones and a potential summer smash with Tinie Tempah on the way, she’s announced her first UK tour to support her debut album, I Cry When I Laugh. Catch Jess launch her tour on Halloween at Cardiff’s Great Hall.
The newbie: Shura
If cosmic synth pop is your jam, Shura is lining herself up as your brand new favourite popstar. One of the contenders in the BBC Sound of 2015 poll earlier this year, she’s since signed to Polydor and has kept the buzz building with the release of shimmering singles, Touch, 2 Shy and now the infectious disco vibes of White Noise. Shura plays throughout the UK in Autumn, starting at the suitable disco ball filled Electric Brixton, London on 17 September, through to Bristol Marble Factory on 2 October.
Which of these pop tours will you be picking up tickets for?