Imelda May at Hull City Hall

Imelda May to perform at Hull City Hall

Singer songwriter at venue on Sunday, November 19

Irish superstar singer and songwriter Imelda May has announced a show at Hull City Hall in November, one of three additional UK tour dates released due to phenomenal public demand.

Imelda will appear at the venue on Sunday, November 19 before shows in Leicester and London’s Royal Albert Hall.

One of Ireland’s most celebrated female artists, Imelda was discovered by Jools Holland, who asked her to support him on tour and she has performed alongside legendary artists including Lou Reed, Bono and Smokey Robinson.

Imelda’s new single Girl I Used To Be is released on June 30 on Decca Records. The track is taken from her Top 5 new album Life. Love. Flesh. Blood and follows the BBC Radio 2 playlisted previous singles Call Me, Black Tears and Should’ve Been You.

A hauntingly beautiful acoustic ballad, Girl I Used To Be (listen on Spotify) is a memoir of Imelda’s life growing-up in the Liberties area of Dublin and the lessons learnt that she will pass on to her daughter.

Speaking about the track, Imelda said: “I love those old story songs where you’re taken on a journey from beginning to end.

“Songs you’re riveted with. Like when you’re in the car and you sit in the driveway, because you can’t turn the radio off, you have to listen to the end of the story.

“I thought, ‘I’d like to write one of them’. The lyrics are about my family, and my daughter, and myself and my life growing-up in Dublin.

“We didn’t have much money but my parents are fabulous, creative and open-minded people.

“They gave me art and literature and encouraged me to do whatever was in my heart and I want to do that with my daughter.”

On release, Life. Love. Flesh. Blood topped the UK Americana chart and landed No.5 in the official UK album chart (her second UK top 5), ahead of artists including Texas and Drake with her strongest first sales week ever in the UK.

One of the most critically acclaimed releases of 2017, the album spent more than a month in the Top 20 and recently returned to the Top 10.

Imelda has promoted the new album with performances on BBC1’s The One Show and The Graham Norton Show, and ITV’s Tonight At The London Palladium.

She also appeared on Chris Evans BBC Radio 2 show, where she performed a brilliant cover of U2’s I Still Haven’t Found What I Was Looking For, and recently joined The Guardian for a webchat.

Produced by the legendary T Bone Burnett, Life. Love. Flesh. Blood was recorded over seven days in Los Angeles and features musical contributions from Jeff Beck (on Black Tears), Jools Holland (on When It’s My Time) and an accomplished group of backing musicians including the core trio of guitarist Marc Ribot (Tom Waits, Elvis Costello), drummer Jay Bellerose (Robert Plant and Alison Krauss) and bassist Zach Dawes (The Last Shadow Puppets, Mini Mansions).

Tickets for Imelda May at Hull City Hall on Sunday, November 19 2017 are from £25. A limited number of VIP tickets, which include a photo opportunity with Imelda, exclusive gift chosen by her and pre-signed photo and collectible VIP laminate and lanyard, are available for £99.

Tickets go on sale at 10am on Friday, June 9. Book at the Hull City Hall box office or call 01482 300 306. Visit our new website to book online.


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