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Jessie J has announced her long-awaited intimate UK tour, The R.O.S.E. Tour, for November 2018 following her recently announced North American tour.
Fresh off winning China’s equivalent of The X Factor, she’ll be kicking off her UK tour in Leicester on 8 November and then head up and down the country, including a show at London’s iconic Royal Albert Hall on 13 November.
The dates celebrate her new four-part album, R.O.S.E., with the first part, Realisations, released on 22 May 2018 and the final part, Empowerment, released on 25 May 2018. The album is her fourth studio album and came out in four parts R (Realisations), O (Obsessions), S (Sex) and E (Empowerment).
It’s been three years since Jessie J’s last album Sweet Talker and the singer feels like she has found herself and her sound.
“I’m more sure of what I stand for now and not as afraid,” says Jessie J. “I’m more fearless even though I probably seemed more fearless back then. Now I allow my inner strength to do the talking.”
The album features some very empowering lyrics from the likes of Queen and Think About That, with a much more stripped back approach in comparison to her Do It Like a Dude days.
The inspiration for it came from Jill Scott, Erykah Badu, Lauryn Hilland and Whitney Houston at a time while Jessie J was reassessing life, love, heartbreak, business and satisfaction. She’d been through some ups and downs, while forming part of the judging panel on The Voice (Australia), losing her grandparents and finding herself in a place where she wasn’t enjoying the music anymore.
“I don’t feel that I’ve ever learned so much about myself at any other time in my life,” says Jessie J.
Having taken the time out to reflect and learn, she’s back with a new sound and more famous than ever. Having appeared recently on US TV – The Late Late Show with James Corden and Good Morning America – and made a name for herself over in China winning the Chinese equivalent of The X Factor, don’t miss this opportunity to see her live with special guests this November.
The full list of Jessie J’s November 2018 tour dates are below:
8 November 2018 – Leicester De Montford Hall, Leicester
9 November 2018 – O2 Academy, Bournemouth
11 November 2018 – O2 Academy, Sheffield
13 November 2018 – Royal Albert Hall, London
14 November 2018 – O2 Academy, Bristol
16 November 2018 – Manchester Academy, Manchester
17 November 2018 – New Theatre, Oxford
19 November 2018 – Corn Exchange, Cambridge
20 November 2018 – O2 Academy, Birmingham
22 November 2018 – The Nick Rayns LCR (UEA), Norwich
23 November 2018 – Cliffs Pavilion, Southend
25 November 2018 – Empire Theatre, Liverpool
26 November 2018 – O2 Academy, Leeds
Tickets are available via general sale on Friday 8 June 2018 at 10:00 via Ticketmaster.co.uk.