Paloma Faith Takes On Arenas

When you earn titles like best British act at the Silver Clef Awards and best UK solo artist at the UK Glamour Awards, you need to give the people what they want – aka more tour dates! Paloma Faith added to her 2015 schedule this week with a U.K. arena tour. She previously announced a May 2015 excursion in Australia.

Photo: James McCauley
V Festival, Hylands Park, Chelmsford, UK

After releasing her third studio album, A Perfect Contradiction, in the U.K. in March, the LP is due out in the U.S. Oct. 7. Plus, the soulful singer/songwriter is releasing an expanded version of the album – dubbed A Perfect Contraction Outsider’s Edition – with five extra tunes in the U.K. Nov. 3.

All Music describes the LP as “a slick, funky production.” The review notes, “On the heels of Adele’s success, and in a sea of up-and-coming Springfield devotees, Faith smartly moves away, if ever so slightly, from the neo-vintage, Mark Ronson-esque production of her past albums and toward a more high-sheen, disco, and ‘70’s soul-influenced sound. … Ultimately, it’s Faith’s irrepressible enthusiasm and unbridled vocal ability that shine the most on A Perfect Contradiction, and having musicians like Pharrell and Saadiq around just works to sweeten the deal.”

Faith kicks off a U.S. outing next week with a Sept. 26 gig in New York City. After playing the States she crosses the pond for another run through the U.K. before closing out the year in Europe.

Here’s the plan for the U.K. arena tour:        

March 12 – Brighton, England, The Brighton Centre           
March 14 – Newcastle upon Tyne, England, Metro Radio Arena   
March 15 – Bournemouth, England, Bournemouth International Centre    
March 17 – Cardiff, Wales, Motorpoint Arena Cardiff       
March 19 – Birmingham, England, The NIA           
March 20 – Glasgow, Scotland, The SSE Hydro     
March 21 – Leeds, England, First Direct Arena        
March 23 – Nottingham, England, The Capital FM Arena Nottingham      
March 24 – Liverpool, England, Echo Arena Liverpool

Tickets go on sale Friday, Sept. 19 at 9 a.m. local time. Fans are advised to check out Faith’s Facebook page Wednesday, Sept. 17 for details about a presale.