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Here Come the Girls Tour
Tour by Anastacia, Chaka Khan and Lulu
Location United Kingdom
Start date November 21, 2009
End date December 22, 2009
Legs 1
Shows 19
Anastacia, Chaka Khan and Lulu tour chronology
Here Come the Girls Tour

The Here Come the Girls Tour [1] is a special Christmas concert tour by the singers-songwriters Anastacia (American), Chaka Khan (American) and Lulu (Scottish). The tour will take place in the United Kingdom, only.[2]


Background and production

This tour was planned secretly taking the fans of the three singers by surprise. The online version of the British tabloid Daily Mail revelead the surprise on September 12, 2009 while the print version announced it on the next day. The creative director and producer of the show is Steven Howard, who produced the operatic ballet show Viva la Diva. Quoting Mr. Howard, on the show: "the girls sing and dance to their favourite songs from the Sixties right through to the Noughties", it has "glitz, glamour, half-naked men and non-stop hits" and it will be "the must-see Christmas show of 2009", a show for those who like "Sex and the City and Mamma Mia! [...] It will be all about big hair, big heels and big voices." He added that this was a dream project for Lulu: "A show like this was something Lulu always wanted to do and we worked the idea up after we met a couple of years ago. Chaka Khan and Anastacia were her dream artists. They are all quite similar vocally and it was not hard to persuade them. They all wanted to do something different".[2] During an interview on the BBC Breakfast show, Chaka Khan said that it will be a show for "the whole family" and Lulu said that there will be many "fabulous outfits".[3] On Loose Women Anastacia said about the show that "it's like the ultimate night out... not just for girls" and that there will be a variety of musical genres and songs.[4] In a blog posted on her official website, Anastacia spoke about the project: "This show will be an amazing, fun party like atmosphere!!! We want everyone standing, dancing and singing along!!! We are sure to make you laugh lots and may even draw a tear or two..."[5]



Tour dates

Date Venue City Country
United Kingdom[1]
21 November 2009 Usher Hall Edinburgh Scotland
23 November 2009 Newcastle City Hall Newcastle England
24 November 2009 Philharmonic Hall Liverpool
26 November 2009 Sheffield City Hall Sheffield
27 November 2009 Oasis Leisure Centre Swindon
28 November 2009 Colston Hall Bristol
30 November 2009 Cardiff International Arena Cardiff Wales
2 December 2009 HMV Hammersmith Apollo London England
4 December 2009 New Theatre Oxford Oxford
8 December 2009 Nottingham Royal Concert Hall Nottingham
10 December 2009 Glasgow Royal Concert Hall Glasgow Scotland
12 December 2009 Bournemouth International Centre Bournemouth England
13 December 2009 Plymouth Pavilions Plymouth
14 December 2009 The Guildhall Portsmouth
16 December 2009 Manchester Apollo Manchester
17 December 2009 Symphony Hall Birmingham
18 December 2009 Hull City Hall Hull
20 December 2009 Winter Garden Opera House Blackpool
22 December 2009 Waterfront Hall Belfast Northern Ireland

Additional notes

  • The December 3, 2009 show at The Brighton Centre in Brighton has been postponed due to Anastacia falling ill. The date will be rescheduled.
  • The December 21, 2009 show at the Waterfront Hall in Belfast was cancelled due to the singers being stranded in Manchester airport by heavy snow. The December 22 show in Belfast would go ahead, but the added show on the 23rd (added for those holding tickets for the 21st) would again be cancelled, but will be rescheduled for Spring 2010.


  • Creative Director: Gareth Walker
  • Producer: Steven Howard, Martin Fritton
  • Promoter: Live Nation


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