Paloma Faith has announced that she will be headlining an open air concert at Haydock Park Racecourses on the 11th of August 2018. This come after the release of a new music video for her single ‘Warrior’. ‘The Can’t Rely on You’ singer announced that she will be playing tracks from her most recent album ‘The Architect’, which if it becomes her fourth double platinum album in a row would make her the first British female artist in chart history to achieve this feat. She is also set to perform her much loved hits from her 2014 album ‘A Perfect Contradiction’. Tickets can be purchased here.
“I can’t wait to perform at Haydock Park Racecourse for the first time. I love summertime and I love outdoor shows so to be able to perform on an – hopefully – sunny evening at the course is something I’m very much looking forward to. The only reason I do what I’m doing is because I love touring – as when I’m out there I am excited and feel that I’m in the right place,” says Faith.
Jason Fildes, Haydock Park general manager, added: “We are absolutely delighted to welcome Paloma Faith, she is a fabulous singer and I know the North West crowds will be thrilled by another top class summer’s evening of great music. Personally, I can’t wait to see her on stage – especially performing her brilliant track ‘Only Love Can Hurt Like This’.
Faith has also dropped a new music video to accompany her single ‘Warrior’, which sees her make a powerful statement about strength, solidarity and survival. The straight talking singer has used her platform, in this case her music video, to shine a light on an array of human rights campaigners – who have dedicated their lives to making the world a better more accepting place.
Among the campaigners to appear are LGBT activists Owen Jones, author of Chavs, Jordan Gray – the first transgender singer to appear on The Voice UK, and Rikki Beadle-Blair – actor and playwright.
Speaking about the video, Faith, said: “I’ve always been a fighter and gravity leads other fighters to me. Sometimes I am moved to tears by the power of humanity. Our capacity to fight and to survive astounds me. In this video Thomas James and I asked some incredible people we know or have met who have either fought against all odds for what they believe to be right for the greater good or survived the most profoundly heart wrenching obstacles. The video is meant to be a testament to the human spirit.”
‘Warrior’ – the fourth single to be released from Faith’s, platinum- selling, fourth album ‘The Architect’. The single was penned by Australian singer and songwriter Sia.
“I normally won’t sing songs written by other people but when I heard ‘Warrior’ I was doing some work with Help Refugees and the lyrics rang true to me. I haven’t asked Sia what she had in mind but to me it’s about the refugee crisis. I should ask her,” Faith says.