One of the UK’s most exciting musical talents, RAYE, today announces a string of intimate shows across Europe and the USA this October and November.
These fully seated shows will feature RAYE stripped back on the piano playing a selection of her songs from the past, present, and future.
RAYE says: “I’ll be sharing stories, singing songs, and taking you through the story so far and a little bit of what is to come. I can’t wait to see you all then, it’s going to be a magical tour.”
The dates are:
- Tolhuistuin, Amsterdam- October 11th
- Tabernacle, London- October 13th
- Lido, Berlin- October 18th
- Silencio, Paris- October 19th
- Midnight Theatre, New York- November 7th
- The Sun Rose, Los Angeles- November 11th
There will be a special pre-sale this Wednesday 14th September at 10 am BST via a unique pre-sale link from RAYE’s mailing list. General on sale is this Friday 16th September at 10 am BST via www.rayeofficial.com.
After some time out, RAYE recently returned to the music scene with the hard-hitting, critically acclaimed single ‘Hard Out Here.’ Playlisted by BBC Radio 1 and 1Xtra, the track was heralded by PAPER Magazine as “outrageous and honest, and incredibly vulnerable.”
She followed this with her pulsating and emotional new single ‘Black Mascara‘. The song sees trauma unpacked steadily over a hypnotic dance beat, hailed by NME as a “dancefloor smash” and Billboard as a “killer dance cut”.
RAYE was recently announced as a new addition to BBC Radio 1’s prestigious Brit List, showing a huge commitment to RAYE from the station. She also performed for Radio 1’s Live Lounge last week, singing both ‘Black Mascara’ and a stunning cover of Kate Bush’s ‘Running Up That Hill.’ Now with this tour and new music, RAYE gives a taste of the album to come. This is RAYE part two. It’s RAYE on her terms. It’s the RAYE of old but reloaded. The album features songs made by RAYE, for RAYE, but within that, they’re for everyone who has faced and overcome adversity.
As RAYE says: “My goal is to bring artistic excellence and be as great as I am capable of being. If that catches a wave, then amazing, but I’m not going to let that freak me out or steer my plans or alter my purpose, and that is to put out music I love and believe in.”