Irish superstar singer and songwriter Imelda May has announced some additional UK tour dates due to phenomenal public demand. The new November dates include a headline show at London’s iconic Royal Albert Hall, where Imelda supported The Who in April in aid of the Teenage Cancer Trust.

Imelda’s new single Girl I Used To Be was released 30th June on Decca Records. The track is taken from her top five new album Life. Love. Flesh. Blood and follows the BBC Radio 2 play listed previous singles Call Me, Black Tears and Should’ve Been You. A hauntingly beautiful acoustic ballad, Girl I Used To Be is a memoir of Imelda’s life growing up in the Liberties area of Dublin, and the lessons learned she will pass on to her daughter.

“I love those old story songs where you’re taken on a journey from beginning to end,” says Imelda of the track. “Songs you’re riveted with. Like when you’re in the car and you sit in the driveway, because you can’t turn the radio off, you have to listen to the end of the story. I thought, ‘I’d like to write one of them’. The lyrics are about my family, and my daughter, and myself and my life growing up in Dublin. We didn’t have much money but my parents are fabulous, creative and open-minded people. They gave me art and literature and encouraged me to do whatever was in my heart and I want to do that with my daughter.”

On its release Life. Love. Flesh. Blood topped the UK Americana chart and landed number five in the official UK album chart (her second UK top five), ahead of artists including Texas and Drake with her strongest first sales week ever in the UK. One of the most critically acclaimed releases of 2017, the album spent over a month in the top twenty and recently returned to the top ten. Imelda has promoted the new album with performances on BBC1’s The One Show and The Graham Norton Show.



Date Venue
Mon 13th Pyramid & Parr Hall Warrington
Tue 14th Anvil Arts Centre Basingstoke
Thu 16th O2 Guildhall Southampton
Fri 17th Corn Exchange Bedford
Sun 19th Hull City Hall Kingston Upon Hull
Mon 20th De Montfort Hall Leicester
Wed 22nd Royal Albert Hall London


Date Venue
Wed 20th Waterfront Hall Belfast
Fri 22nd 3Arena Dublin

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