Ray BLK announced as support act for Emeli Sandé

The street-smart soul singer has been added for three March dates during the Long Live the Angels tour.

Born in Nigeria and raised in South London, Ray BLK (real name Rita Ekwere) has been making music since she was a girl. She released the debut EP Havisham in 2015 and followed that up in 2016 with the debut mini album Durt featuring collaborations with Stormzy, Wretch 32 and SG Lewis.

In January the now 23-year-old BLK topped BBC’s Sound of 2017 list which tries to predict the hottest new musicians for the year ahead.

RAY BLK - My Hood ft. Stormzy (Official Music Video)

BLK will join three-time BRIT Award winner Emeli Sandé on the second date of her Long Live the Angels tour, kicking off on 16 March. The tour supports Sandé’s recently released and critically acclaimed album by the same name. BLK will appear as her support act during the following three dates:

19 March – O2 Academy Birmingham
21 March – O2 Academy Brixton
22 March – O2 Academy Leeds

Don’t miss your chance to see two extraordinarily talented and soulful singers. Tickets are available at