Lisa Stansfield Announces October/November 2019 ‘Affection’ 30th Anniversary UK Tour

Ed Fleming

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Lisa Stansfield has announced a run of dates in October and November 2019 to mark the 30th anniversary release of her debut solo album ‘Affection’.

The nine-date UK Tour commences on Monday 21st October 2019 at Cliffs Pavilion, Southend, United Kingdom and finishes on Friday 1st November 2019 at St David’s Hall Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom.

A full list of dates, venues, and ticket links can be found below. 

So although as Stansfield herself says “there was a little bit of fear about it” what happened when the album was released? 

What happened was a multi-platinum album that, on its release in 1989, went onto sell over 5 million copies worldwide, winning 3 BRIT Awards, 2 Ivor Novello Awards, a Silver Clef Award, an ASCAP Award and, overseas, a Billboard Music Award, a World Music Award, and 2 Grammy nominations. Its singles ‘All Around The World’ (which did indeed become massive across the globe), ‘What Did I Do To You’, ‘Live Together’, ‘You Can’t Deny It’ and ‘This Is The Right Time’ exploded onto the airwaves and introduced Lisa and her unique brand of soul, R&B and Brit-house to the masses.

Now, on its 30th anniversary, the album will be celebrated with a tour that will see Lisa and her prodigious band perform the hits and more from ‘Affection’, alongside favourites and classics from Lisa’s seven subsequent solo records.

“I feel enormously proud of ‘Affection’. I said it then and I’ll say it now. To have a part of yourself floating around out there for everyone to enjoy and knowing so many people still do enjoy it is a huge compliment. The response it has to this day still inspires me to keep pulling music and emotion from myself and share it with others if they want to share it with me. It feels right to celebrate it. Life is a cycle and music is like that. Right now, in this current climate, ‘Affection’ makes complete sense.” – Lisa Stansfield

Pete Sargeant

(Thanks to Republic Media for help with this announcement)

Feature Image Photo Credit: Ed Fleming

Tickets on general sale on Friday 30th November 2018 at 10.00am (UK Time) from http://gigst.rs/LStans or the venues direct.

For more information visit her official website here: http://bit.ly/2QsJ738

The October/November 2019 UK Tour will stop at the following venues:

Monday 21st October 2019 – Cliffs Pavilion, Southend, United Kingdom http://bit.ly/2oW0Ui4

Tuesday 22nd October 2019 – G Live, Guildford, United Kingdom http://bit.ly/2hxNhSe

Wednesday 23rd October 2019 – Brighton Dome, Brighton Dome, United Kingdom http://bit.ly/29GjgQP

Friday 25th October 2019 – Forum, Bath, United Kingdom http://bit.ly/2qUfFCk

Saturday 26th October 2019 – Lowry Lyric Theatre, Salford, United Kingdom http://bit.ly/2ocv9U9

Monday 28th October 2019 – Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom http://bit.ly/2sAnLnq

Tuesday 29th October 2019 – Symphony Hall, Birmingham, United Kingdom http://bit.ly/2o9Nhwy

Thursday 31st October 2019 – Royal Albert Hall, London, United Kingdom http://bit.ly/2p2IG2t

Friday 1st November 2019 – St David’s Hall, Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom http://bit.ly/2Oddshi