Jessie Ware announces headline tour dates

By on July 21, 2014
Jessie Ware

UK soul chanteuse and two-time Brit Award nominee JESSIE WARE has announced that she will follow her European tour dates with a strings of shows in North America, visiting San Francisco, Los Angeles, Toronto, and New York City in October. Please see below for all upcoming dates. Tickets are available via lottery. Register at for the chance to get first priority tickets.


On tour Jessie will be performing tracks from her critically acclaimed debut album Devotion as well as her brand-new song “Tough Love,” available tomorrow for digital download and for streaming on digital subscription services.


“Tough Love” was written by Jessie and BenZel (production duo Two Inch Punch and Benny Blanco) and produced by BenZel. Details about a single release in the U.S. will be revealed soon. In the meantime, watch the video for “Tough Love” HERE.


Jessie’s full-length Mercury Prize nominated debut Devotion showcased her soulful, melancholy vocals and effortlessly elegant songwriting skills. Now she is hard at work on her forthcoming sophomore album out this fall on PMR Records / Friends Keep Secrets / Interscope Records. The album is executive produced by BenZel, the production duo of Two Inch Punch and Benny Blanco. Ware also teamed with her Devotion collaborators Dave Okumu, Julio Bashmore, and Kid Harpoon, as well as Miguel, Arctic Monkeys producer James Ford, Toronto’s Nineteen85 (Drake), and Ed Sheeran.


Meanwhile, critics are raving about “Tough Love,” with Pitchfork calling it “a crystalline ballad, which brings to mind Prince at his minimalist ‘80s best,” while Nylon calls it “a soulful breakup anthem that’s simultaneously heartbreaking and addictive.” Billboard says: “The wide-open spaces and minimalist touches — a reverberating bass string, slight tremors at the end of every word — induce chills.” London’s The Guardian raves: “Behind Ware’s gorgeously feather-light vocals lies the emotional punch of a prize fighter.”


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Jessie’s upcoming tour dates are as follows:

09/24               Bitterzoet                                Amsterdam, Holland

09/25               Basen                                      Warsaw, Poland

09/26               Trabendo                                 Paris, France

10/02               St John at Hackney                 London, UK

10/03               Manchester Cathedral             Manchester, UK

10/21               The Chapel                              San Francisco, CA

10/23               The Tower                               Los Angeles, CA

10/26               The Great Hall                        Toronto, ON

10/28               Brooklyn Masonic Temple      Brooklyn, NY


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Author: DaveHHM

Dave Luttrull: Owner/Editor in Chief of Hellhound Music. Star Wars nerd, Gamer, Destiny homer, blogger, writer and lover of all things music.