- Bang Showbiz
- 15 April 2019
Scottish icon to embark on extensive UK tour kicking off in September
Lulu is set to play a 35-date UK tour later this year. Tickets for the Still on Fire tour go on sale at 10am on Thu 18 Apr.
The ‘Shout’ hitmaker has announced an extensive career-spanning run, entitled the ‘On Fire Tour’, which kicks off at The Anvil in Basingstoke on September 19 and runs right through to November 2, when the 70-year-old Scottish music legend will play Barnstaple in south west England.
She said: ‘I’ve so enjoyed touring with my amazing band over the past few years that it didn’t take very long for me to get the urge to hit the road again. We’ll be playing here, there and everywhere, so I invite fans old and new to come along and share a great night covering my six decades in music.’
Lulu released her most famous hit ‘Shout’ back in 1964, whilst other notable inclusions in her discography include her James Bond theme for 1974’s The Man with the Golden Gun and her 1993 duet with Take That on ‘Relight My Fire’. The star is currently a special guest on Take That’s ‘Greatest Hits Live Tour’, where she has been performing their hit song each night.
Last year saw the 1969 Eurovision winner return to the West End for the first time in 33 years. Lulu landed a starring role in hit London musical 42nd Street as Dorothy Brock, a Broadway diva who can sing but can’t dance.The 60s icon, who took over from Sheena Easton, said at the time: ‘I’m still ticking, so why not? One of the things I am blessed with – there’s no doubt about it – is to be still here.’
The pop legend had last appeared on the West End in 1985 when she played Miss Adelaide in Guys And Dolls.The To Sir, with Love star added how “blessed” she is that she has the energy to be able to perform at her age and credited her stamina to her “disciplined” healthy lifestyle.
She said: ‘I’m blessed with having a lot of energy. I’ve always had bundles of it. You have to be disciplined. I don’t drink. I don’t smoke. I try to eat healthily.’
Lulu Tour dates 2019:
Thu 19 Sep – The Anvil, Basingstoke
Sun 22 Sep – New Theatre, Oxford
Mon 23 Sep – Floral Pavilion Theatre, Merseyside
TUE 24 Sep – Motherwell Concert Hall
Wed 25 Sep – Aberdeen Music Hall
Thu 26 Sep – Eden Court Theatre, Inverness
Sat 28 Sep – Lanark Memorial Hall
Sun 29 Sep – Whitley Bay Playhouse
Wed 2 Oct – Buxton Opera House
Thu 3 Sep – Billingham Forum Theatre
Sun 6 Sep – Wolverhampton Grand Theatre
Tue 8 Oct – Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury
Thu 10 Oct – Peterborough Broadway
Sat 12 Oct – Rhyl Pavilion Theatre
Sun 13 Oct – RNCM Theatre, Manchester
Tue 15 Oct – Gala Theatre, Durham
Wed 16 Oct – Bridlington Spa Centre
Thu 17 Oct – G Live, Guildford
Fri 18 Oct – St George’s Hall. Bradford
Sun 20 Oct – Bury St Edmunds, Apex
Fri 25 Oct – Aberystwyth Arts Centre
Sun 27 Oct – Octagon Theatre, Yeovil
Tue 29 Oct – Corn Exchangem, Kings Lynn
Thu 31 Oct – The Beck Theatre, Hayes
Sat 2 Nov – The Queens Theatre, Barnstaple
Tickets for Lulu’s 2019 tour go on sale at 10am on Thu 18 Apr.