Dua Lipa announces UK tour including Manchester Arena

Manchester Arena gigs - Dua Lipa

Dua Lipa has announced a European arena tour for 2020 with Manchester Arena amongst the ten UK and Ireland dates confirmed.

The announcement comes as Dua Lipa reveals the name of her upcoming album Future Nostalgia, which is due for release in 2020.  The Future Nostalgia arena tour opens in Madrid in April before visiting 22 cities across Europe and the UK including Manchester Arena.

The lead track from the album Don’t Start Now is already a massive hit worldwide with over 170 million streams to date. Already an iTunes Global #1, the track is also Top 10 European Radio and climbing and Top 20 US Radio and climbing. Her show stopping Award performances of Don’t Start Now at The EMA’s, The AMA’s and The ARIA’s have also dazzled and delighted millions of viewers and fans everywhere.

Speaking about Future Nostalgia, Dua Lipa commented, “What I wanted to do with this album was to break out of my comfort zone and challenge myself to make music that felt like it could sit alongside some of my favourite classic pop songs, whilst still feeling fresh and uniquely mine. I was inspired by so many artists on the new record from Gwen Stefani to Madonna to Moloko to Blondie and Outkast, to name just a few.

Dua continues “Because of the time that I’d spent on the road touring with my band I wanted ‘Future Nostalgia’ to have a lot more of a live element, but mixed together with modern electronic production. My sound has naturally matured a bit as I’ve grown up but I wanted to keep the same pop sensibility as I had on the first record. I remember that I was on my way to a radio show in Las Vegas thinking about the direction for this new record and I realised that what I wanted to make was something that felt nostalgic but had something fresh and futuristic about it too.”

When does Dua Lipa headline at Manchester Arena?

Dua Lipa headlines at Manchester Arena on 1 June 2020.  The Manchester gig is one of ten UK and Ireland shows announced:
26 May   –   London, O2
27 May   –   London, O2
1 June   –   Manchester, Manchester Arena
4 June   –   Leeds, First Direct Arena
7 June   –   Cardiff, Motorpoint Arena
10 June   –   Birmingham, Bimringham ARena
13 June   –   Newcastle, Utilita Arena
15 June   –   Glasgow, SSE Hydro
18 June   –   Dublin, 3Arena
19 June   –   Dublin, 3Arena

When do tickets go on sale for Dua Lipa’s Manchester Arena gig?

Tickets for Dua Lipa’s UK and Ireland tour dates go on sale at 9am on Friday 6 December.

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