What happened was a multi-platinum album that, on its release in 1989, went on to sell over five million copies worldwide, winning three Brit Awards, two Ivor Novello Awards, a Silver Clef Award, an ASCAP Award and, overseas, a Billboard Music Award, a World Music Award, and two Grammy nominations. Its singles All Around The World (which did indeed become massive across the globe), What Did I Do To You, Live Together, You Can’t Deny It and This Is The Right Time exploded onto the airwaves and introduced Lisa and her unique brand of soul, R&B and Brit-house to the masses.

Now, on its 30th anniversary, the album will be celebrated with a tour that will see Lisa and her prodigious band perform the hits and more from Affection, alongside favourites and classics from Lisa’s seven subsequent solo records.

“I feel enormously proud of Affection. I said it then and I’ll say it now. To have a part of yourself floating around out there for everyone to enjoy and knowing so many people still do enjoy it is a huge compliment. The response it has to this day still inspires me to keep pulling music and emotion from myself and share it with others if they want to share it with me. It feels right to celebrate it. Life is a cycle and music is like that. Right now, in this current climate, Affection makes complete sense” said Lisa Stansfield.



Date Venue
Mon 21st Cliffs Pavilion Southend
Tue 22nd G Live Guildford
Wed 23rd The Dome Brighton
Fri 25th The Forum Bath
Sat 26th Lowry Lyric Theatre Salford
Mon 28th Royal Concert Hall Glasgow
Tue 29th Symphony Hall Birmingham
Thu 31st Royal Albert Hall London


Date Venue
Fri 1st St David’s Hall Cardiff

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