Emeli Sandé's upcoming debut album, Our Version Of Events, which includes the singles "Heaven," "Daddy," and "Next To Me"— reveals Sandé to be an uncompromising creative force who draws inspiration from the likes Nina Simone, Joni Mitchell, and Lauryn Hill, but combines it with an instinctive feel for pop that have made her a radio favorite in the UK. The single "Daddy" is currently featured as the free iTunes Single of the Week, The result is a contemporary-yet-timeless album and a heady soundscape into which, "her remarkable voice is put centre-stage from the outset," as the UK's Q magazine recently noted adding, "she's made an album that deserves to linger in the limelight - passionate, powerful and possessed of real star quality."
Sandé has already been announced the winner of the coveted Critics Choice Award at the Brit Awards for 2012 (recent winners include Adele and Florence + the Machine) and, in an unprecedented twist, the Brits have also nominated her as a Breakthrough British Artist. Besides the industry embrace, critical acclaim and radio success she's already received in the UK, her fellow artists are also lining up. Early Sandé admirers include Coldplay and Alicia Keys, both of whom recently tapped her as an opening act. Keys was so impressed that she has been writing with Sandé for her next album and co-wrote and produced the track "Hope" on Our Version of Events. Finally Adele was moved to Tweet "How incredible is she" upon seeing Sandé's performance on 'Later...with Jools Holland.'
The track "Daddy" is currently featured as iTunes free Single of the Week.
N. American Tour Dates
Jul 23 - Air Canada Center, Toranto, CANADA *
Jul 24 - Air Canada Center, Toranto, CANADA *
Jul 29 - TD Garden - Boston, MA
Jul 30 - TD Garden - Boston, MA
Aug 01 - Palace of Auburn Hills - Detroit, MI *
Aug 03 - Izod Center - Rutherford, NJ *
Aug 04 - Izod Center - Rutherford, NJ *
* Supporting Coldplay
Emeli Sandé Tour Dates
Aug 09 - House of Blues - Las Vegas, NV
Aug 10 - Club Nokia - Los Angeles, CA
Aug 11 - Outsidelands - San Francisco, CA
Aug 28* - Rumsey Playfield @ Central Park - New York, NY
Aug 30* - House of Blues - Boston, MA
Aug 31 - Made In America - Philadelphia, PA
* Denotes date with Rudimental
Next To Me