Gabrielle Aplin, who is set to perform a sold-out show at Manchester’s Deaf Institute on 28 September has announced a headline 2016 tour which will find her returning to Manchester to perform at the Albert Hall.

The news follows the strong reception to her new album Light Up The Dark, which follows her 2013 debut English Rain.

The artist, who has scored number 1 chart positions in the UK and Australia as well as sales in excess of 1.5 million, says that the new album has been inspired by Joni Mitchell and the production on Feist’s The Reminder.  “Her voice is just here, right at the front, and everything sits around it perfectly,” she comments. “I’ve also become much more comfortable writing songs about other people’s stories as well as my own, much of which is inspired by travelling and everything I’ve seen since my first album.”

The full tour listing:

28 January   –   Manchester, Albert Hall
29 January   –   Liverpool, O2 Academy
30 January   –   Leeds, O2 Academy
1 February   –   Edinburgh, Liquid Rooms
2 February   –   Glasgow, O2 ABC
3 February   –   Newcastle, O2 Academy
5 February   –   Nottingham, Rock City
7 February   –   Norwich, UEA
8 February   –   London, O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire
11 February   –   Portsmouth, Pyramids
12 February   –   Cardiff, Great Hall
14 February   –   Birmingham, Institute
15 February   –   Brighton, Corn Exchange
16 February   –   Bristol, O2 Academy
17 February   –   Sheffield, Leadmill
19 February   –   Belfast, Mandela Hall
20 February   –   Dublin, Whelans

Tickets for Gabrielle Aplin performing at Manchester’s Albert Hall on 28 January 2016 go on sale at 9am on Friday 2 October priced £16.50.  Support comes from Hudson Taylor and Hannah Grace (except Dublin and Belfast).

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