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Tour by Leona Lewis
Supporting album Spirit, Echo[1]
Start date 28 May 2010
Legs 1 announced
Shows 20 announced

Leona Lewis's debut concert tour is intended to showcase songs from her debut solo album, Spirit and her second studio album Echo. Dates in the United Kingdom and Ireland have been confirmed, with more dates throughout the rest of the world to be announced. The tour is expected to last 9 months, and is expected to encompass the United States, Australia, Europe and Japan.[2]

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Background

The tour was announced on 12 November 2009, when UK and Ireland dates were confirmed.[3] Lewis waited until her second album to start the tour, saying "I wanted to wait until I had enough material – so I've waited until the second album. More importantly, I wanted to do a big show. I want to surprise people."[4] She revealed she has based the tour theme on her favourite movie, Labyrinth, and is quoted as saying "I have taken lots of inspiration from Labyrinth, loads of masks and costumes. I do like a stark performance. There are moments when it works with me just standing there singing in the mist. That can be extremely powerful. But I'm going to surprise people with lots of choreography and dancing."[4] It has been reported that each show will last two hours,[4] and the tour itself will last 14 months.[5] It is also said that each show will include "dancers, lasers, holograms and state-of-the-art lighting,"[4] that Lewis has hired choreographer Travis Payne and creative director William Baker, best known for his work with Kylie Minogue.[4][5] and her record label have apparently said that money is no object.[5] Fashion designer Vivienne Westwood is creating 10-12 outfits for Leona to wear on stage during the tour.[6] In Glasgow, Birmingham, London and Manchester, new shows were added due to huge public demand after the first shows there sold out in just minutes.

Lewis has said of the show,

"I had such a fun night at my recent show at the Hackney Empire and it's given me a real taste for it.Over the last few years I've had some amazing experiences and sung in some really interesting places but it's going to be great to be able to perform all my own material on my very own tour. It's a dream come true."[7]

Tour dates

Date City Country Venue
Europe[8][9]
28 May 2010 Sheffield United Kingdom Sheffield Arena
31 May 2010 Liverpool Echo Arena
2 June 2010 Nottingham Trent FM Arena
4 June 2010 Manchester Manchester Evening News Arena
6 June 2010
8 June 2010 Birmingham LG Arena
10 June 2010
12 June 2010 London The O2 Arena
14 June 2010
16 June 2010
18 June 2010
20 June 2010 Glasgow Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre
22 June 2010
24 June 2010 Newcastle Metro Radio Arena
27 June 2010 Dublin Ireland The O2
29 June 2010
1 July 2010 Belfast Odyssey Arena
3 July 2010
5 July 2010 Cardiff United Kingdom Cardiff International Arena
6 July 2010

References

  1. ^ Murray, Graeme (12 November 2009). "Leona tour set for Glasgow". Glasgow Evening Times. Newsquest. http://www.eveningtimes.co.uk/news/display.var.2534721.0.leona_tour_set_for_glasgow.php. Retrieved 12 November 2009.  
  2. ^ McLean, Craig (2009-11-20). "The Evolution of Leona Lewis". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. http://www.billboard.com/#/features/video-the-evolution-of-leona-lewis-1004044804.story?page=5. Retrieved 2009-11-22.  
  3. ^ Moodie, Clemmie; Lawler, Danielle (12 November 2009). "Leona Lewis not interested in giant minders despite fan attack". Daily Mirror (Trinity Mirror). http://www.mirror.co.uk/celebs/news/2009/11/12/leona-lewis-not-interested-in-giant-minders-despite-fan-attack-115875-21814970/. Retrieved 12 November 2009.  
  4. ^ a b c d e Hamilton, Sean (12 November 2009). "Being punched didn't bother me... I'm from Hackney so I'm hard". The Sun (News International). http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/features/2726065/Exclusive-X-Factor-winner-speaks-about-shock-attack.html. Retrieved 12 November 2009.  
  5. ^ a b c Kadri, Anisa (18 July 2009). "Leona Lewis plans mega tour". Digital Spy. http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/music/a165824/leona-lewis-plans-mega-tour.html. Retrieved 12 November 2009.  
  6. ^ "Vivienne Westwood loves Leona Lewis". Grazia daily. 06 November 2009. http://www.graziadaily.co.uk/fashion/archive/2009/11/06/vivienne-westwood-loves-leona-lewis.htm. Retrieved 16 November 2009.  
  7. ^ Thompson, Jody (12 November 2009). "Leona Lewis announces first ever UK and Ireland arena tour". Daily Mirror (Trinity Mirror). http://www.mirror.co.uk/celebs/news/2009/11/12/leona-lewis-announces-first-ever-uk-and-ireland-arena-tour-115875-21816081/. Retrieved 8 December 2009.  
  8. ^ Balls, David (12 November 2009). "Leona Lewis announces UK tour". Digital Spy. http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/music/news/a186521/leona-lewis-announces-uk-tour.html. Retrieved 12 November 2009.  
  9. ^ "Leona Lewis". Ticketmaster. http://www.ticketmaster.co.uk/Leona-Lewis-tickets/artist/961090. Retrieved 28 November 2009.  

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