Thursday, 05 November 2020Tickets
Thursday, 05 November 2020
Oval Hall | Sheffield City Hall
Katie Melua | Sheffield City Hall
Tickets on sale from 10am Friday 22nd November 2019
Multi award-winning recording artist Katie Melua has announced an extensive 45-date headline winter 2020 tour, including a date at Sheffield City Hall on Thursday 5th November 2020.
The announcement of the tour coincides with news of a ‘Live In Concert’ 2xCD album featuring Gori Women’s Choir, recorded at London’s Central Hall, Westminster, in December 2018. This limited edition collection is presented as a stunning 84-page hardback book, and contains never-before-seen photographs of moments on stage and behind-the-scenes, captured by renowned photographer Karni Arieli. The book also contains the extraordinary illustrations created by the show’s Creative Directors Karni & Saul, and opens with a foreword written by Katie herself.
Gori Women’s Choir first worked with Katie on the silver-certified 2016 album ‘In Winter’. That album was recorded in Georgia, and commanded some of the finest reviews of her career with the Sunday Times describing it as "bewitching…ravishing…spellbinding" and the Independent as “exquisite” and “remarkable."
This concert begins at Katie’s birthplace of Georgia with her solo rendition of the folk song Tu Asa Turpa Ikavi. Plane Song, performed with her brother Zurab Melua, speaks of their childhood in the city of Kutaisi, followed by Belfast, tracing the family’s emigration to the United Kingdom, where Katie’s journey towards becoming a professional recording artist begins. The show continues, revealing songs from Katie’s 7 multi-award-winning studio albums; works by legendary writers that have inspired her craft along the way; crowd favourites; and tales from her past. All the while, she is accompanied by her bandmates, and members of Gori Women’s Choir - whose powerful and ethereal voices manifest a constant reminder of home. Through the blustery autumn, the still English winter, and eventually to the spring with the world in full bloom, the artists on stage finally bring the show to a hopeful, joyous, and optimistic close, with a majestic rendition of Louis Armstrong’s A Wonderful World.