Holly Humberstone announces UK tour this November + festival appearances

AWARD WINNING BREAKTHROUGH ARTIST

HOLLY HUMBERSTONE


ANNOUNCES BIGGEST UK HEADLINE TOUR TO DATE THIS WINTER WITH O2 ACADEMY BRIXTON ON 1 DECEMBER

ON SALE FRIDAY 10TH JUNE 9AM BST


FOLLOWS USA SUPPORT TOUR WITH OLIVIA RODRIGO AND GIRL IN RED


HEADLINES SOLD-OUT O2 FORUM KENTISH TOWN FORUM TONIGHT AND SET TO PLAY PRIMAVERA, GLASTONBURY, BARN ON THE FARM AND MORE FESTIVALS THIS SUMMER


ANNOUNCES SHORT FILM WITH YOUTUBE “A HANDBOOK TO GROWING UP TOO FAST” SET TO PREMIERE ON 15 JUNE 8PM BST

BRITs Rising Star Holly Humberstone has just returned to the UK after three months on the road in the USA with GRAMMY winning pop star Olivia Rodrigo and Girl In Red, playing to thousands of fans at sold-out venues every night. Taking to countless stages with just her guitar and keys, the 22-year-old Grantham born breakthrough artist has become one of the most critically praised and sought after touring artists in just two years since she was catapulted into the public arena. Tonight, Holly returns home to play her biggest sold-out headline to date at O2 Forum Kentish Town and announces she will be touring the UK this winter, with shows at O2 Academy Leeds, Manchester Academy 1, Rock City and O2 Academy Brixton on 1st December. From being named the star who conquered the world from her bedroom (Telegraph) to becoming one of the UK’s favourite live acts, Holly will perform at major UK and European festivals this summer, with shows at Glastonbury, Primavera, Way Out West and Sziget Festival, following an incredible performance at BBC Radio 1 Big Weekend last week. Tickets for Holly’s UK winter tour are on sale Friday 10th June 9am BST here.

WATCH BBC RADIO 1 BIG WEEKEND PERFORMANCE HERE

Last month, Holly released the blistering single “Sleep Tight”, written with longtime collaborator Rob Milton and 1975’s Matty Healy - the second collaboration with Matty, following ‘Please Don’t Leave Just Yet’ taken from her critically acclaimed second EP The Walls Are Way Too Thin. Writing deeply personal vignettes from her life, Holly started catching feelings for a friend and didn’t know how to navigate the risk of losing them, if she blurred the lines between friendship and romance. Holly performed “Sleep Tight” for the first time at Coachella Festival, captivating fans across the USA for her raw lyricism and soaring, complex guitar riffs and melodies. Winning the prestigious BRITs Rising Star earlier this year, Holly gave a captivating performance of the heartbreak ballad ‘London Is Lonely’ live at the awards show, which was the very first time she has ever stepped foot into the O2 Arena. Following in the footsteps of global superstars including Adele, Florence + The Machine, Sam Fender and Griff, Holly’s Rising Star win marks the start of a colossal year for the 22-year-old. Having just been nominated for Best Song Musically and Lyrically at this year’s Ivor Novello’s for ‘Haunted House’, alongside Adele, Ed Sheeran and Dave, and winning the NME Awards for “Best Mixtape” for The Walls Are Way Too Thin, Holly is a songwriter and artist whose lyrics and melodies transform painful human experience into collective joy.

WATCH OFFICIAL SLEEP TIGHT VIDEO HERE WATCH OFFICIAL LONDON IS LONELY VIDEO WATCH HOLLY’S ‘LONDON IS LONELY’ BRITS PERFORMANCE

Having released her critically acclaimed second EP The Walls Are Way Too Thin last year, about being lost and questioning where you belong last year, Holly has become the UK’s next great songwriting talent, with over 260M global streams. It is the honest storytelling at the heart of Holly’s craft that has captured the hearts and minds of fans globally, with “tattoo lyrics” that are specific to her life, from her sisters' struggles with mental health to growing apart from her friends, where within the particular lives the universal. The EP features Holly’s “favourite” BBC A-listed ‘Scarlett’, the cinematic masterpiece title-track The Walls Are Way Too Thin, the immaculately beautiful ‘Haunted House’, and ‘Friendly Fire’, which was performed with Bombay Bicycle Club’s Jack Steadman at her O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire headline, and ‘Thursday’, which sits at the poignant heart of the body of work. Holly has also leant her inimitable vocals to BRIT Winner Sam Fender’s smash hit ‘Seventeen Going Under’, with the star surprising Holly live on air when he presented her with the BRIT Rising Star Award, whilst Holly’s cover of Doja Cat’s “Kiss Me More” for BBC Radio 1’s Live Lounge and recent cover of Prince’s legendary ‘I Would Die 4 U’, shows her incredible ability to reimagine and redefine.

UK TOUR AND FESTIVAL DATES 25 June Glastonbury Pilton 25 June Glastonbuy Pilton 03 July Barn On The Farm Gloucester 17 July Finsbury Park London UK WINTER HEADLINE TOUR 22 Nov O2 Academy Bristol 23 Nov O2 Academy Leeds 24 Nov O2 Academy 1 Liverpool 26 Nov O2 Institute Birmingham 27 Nov NX Newcastle 29 Nov SWG3 Galvanizers 30 Nov Manchester Academy 1 01 Dec O2 Academy Brixton 03 Dec The LCR, UEA 04 Dec Rock City, Nottingham

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