Contemporary R&B singer Jessie Reyez has revealed four UK tour dates in May 2020, and asked fans where else they want to see her perform. As an artist with such soulful lyrics and vocals, a close fan connection is second nature for Reyez, who received plenty of suggestions. Her debut studio album, titled ‘Before Love Came to Kill Us’, will be released on 27th March.
One of the most exciting shows looks to be at O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire on 13th May – the first tour date. Tickets will be available for general purchase at 12pm on 21st February on SeeTickets or for pre-sale at 10am on 20th February. The full tour dates are as follows:
13/05/2020 – O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire – London
14/05 – Academy 2 – Manchester
16/05 – O2 Academy 2 – Birmingham
17/05 – St Luke’s – Glasgow
MY DEBUT ALBUM COVER.
‘BEFORE LOVE CAME TO KILL US’
MARCH 27. pic.twitter.com/VVjbHYOFaV
— Jessie Reyez (@Jessiereyez) January 22, 2020
Besides these shows, the singer will perform at numerous festivals this summer, including both Sunday shows at Coachella – 12th and 19th April. Her next appearance is as a headliner at Summerfest on 27th June as a guest to Khalid. Reyez will also have a set at Canada’s Osheaga Music and Arts Festival on 31st July.
It is likely that a mixture of new music and previous songs can be expected, including singles ‘Love in the Dark’, ‘Crazy’, and ‘No Sweat’ from the latest album. The latter two songs have both surpassed 3 million streams on Spotify, with ‘Love in the Dark’ gaining 7 million views on YouTube for its artistic music video.
She’s previously released two EPs ‘Kiddo’ and ‘Being Human in Public’ which was nominated for a Grammy Award and won a Juno Award in her native Canada. The singer has also collaborated with the likes of Eminem, Lewis Capaldi, Normani and Kehlani. Plus she’s written a number of songs including huge hit ‘Promises’ by Calvin Harris and Sam Smith.
Jessie Reyez is a Canadian-Colombian singer and song-writer who began her career in 2014, releasing singles which she either wrote herself or collaborated on. Collaborations to date include Sam Smith, Eminem, Calvin Harris, and Lewis Capaldi. In 2017, her single ‘Figures’ premiered and peaked at number 58 on the Canadian Hot 100, going double platinum in Canada.
This was also the year when the artist first addressed sexism within the music industry, creating a short film called ‘Gatekeeper’. She based it on her experience with music producer Noel Fisher, known as ‘Detail’. The producer has been accused of sexual misconduct by multiple women working in the music industry.
She has since made inspirational strides in the music industry, releasing two Eps, signing with Island Records, and appearing in the Netflix movie ‘Someone Great’. Reyez received her first Grammy nomination in 2020 for Best Urban Contemporary Album for EP ‘Being Human in Public’, though it lost to Lizzo’s ‘Cuz I Love You’.