Following the release of her new album Familia, Sophie Ellis-Bextor has announced a run of UK tour dates for February 2017 including a performance at Manchester’s Gorilla.

The announcement comes as she prepares to release new single Crystallise on 28 October.

Familia, which was released last week charting at number 12, is Sophie Ellis-Bextor’s sixth studio album and follows her number 4 charting and silver certified album Wanderlust, which marked a change in musical direction for Sophie. Following suit with her last record, Familia was also co-written, produced and arranged by singer-songwriter and good friend Ed Harcourt and was recorded in London with a close-knit group of musician friends.

Discussing her new album as “the bolshier, more extrovert little sister to Wanderlust”, Familia was introduced by the Radio 2 A-List track Come With Us. Second single Crystallise offers a different glimpse into Familia and is a romantic track that opens with a soft tempo before building into an impactful string laden, emotive chorus. Sophie says, “Everyone has the potential to fall in love and Crystallise is about how easy it is to realise it if you let yourself. The ability to love has been there since the day you were born.”

The full tour listing:
16 February 2017   –   Norwich, Waterfront
17 February 2017   –   Birmingham, O2 Institute 2
18 February 2017   –   Gateshead, The Sage
20 February 2017   –   Edinburgh, Queen’s Hall
21 February 2017   –   Inverness, Ironworks
23 February 2017   –   Manchester, Gorilla
24 February 2017   –   Holmfirth, Picture House
25 February 2017   –   Portsmouth, Wedgewood Rooms
27 February 2017   –   Brighton, Concorde 2
28 February 2017   –   Bristol, Trinity
1 March 2017   –   London, Koko

Tickets for Sophie Ellis-Bextor performing at Manchester’s Gorilla on 23 February 2017 go on sale at 12pm Friday 16 September priced £20.50 plus booking fee.