The magic of Melua, ahead of her major 2020 tour
Experience the magic of a Katie Melua show ahead of her major 2020 tour in the songstress’s latest release, an exquisite two-disc hardback book collection,
Live In Concert…
Later this year Georgian-British singer-songwriter Katie Melua will begin an extensive 45-date European headline tour, including 18 dates in the UK and Ireland, starting in Nottingham, on Friday, 30th October.
Ahead of the tour, Melua has provided fans with a taster of the magic they will experience at one of her live concerts with the release of the stunning Live In Concert two-disk album, recorded at London’s Central Hall, Westminster, in December 2018.
The album begins at Melua’s birthplace of Georgia with her solo rendition of the folk song Tu Asa Turpa Ikavi.
Plane Song, performed with her brother Zurab Melua, speaks of their childhood in the city of Kutaisi, followed by Belfast, tracing the family’s emigration to the United Kingdom, where Katie’s journey towards becoming a professional recording artist begins.
The show continues, with songs from Melua’s seven multi-award-winning studio albums; works by legendary writers who inspired her craft along the way; crowd favourites; and tales from her past.
All the while, she is accompanied by her bandmates and the Gori Women’s Choir – whose powerful and ethereal voices manifest a constant reminder of home. Through the blustery autumn, the still English winter, and eventually to the spring with the world in full bloom, the artists on stage finally bring the show to a hopeful, joyous, and optimistic close, with a majestic rendition of Louis Armstrong’s A Wonderful World.
Gori Women’s Choir first worked with Melua on the 2016 album In Winter, which was recorded in Georgia, and commanded some of the finest reviews of her career, with The Catholic Universe’s Music Scene describing it as ‘perfect’, ‘magical’, and ‘the quintessential soundtrack’ for winter.
This new limited edition Live In Concert collection is presented as a stunning 84-page hardback book, and contains never-before-seen photographs on stage and behind-the-scenes, captured by renowned photographer Karni Arieli. The book also contains extraordinary illustrations created by the show’s creative directors Karni & Saul, and opens with a foreword written by Melua herself.
For those lucky enough to have been at the show itself, Live In Concert is the perfect souvenir of a truly remarkable tour.
And, for those hoping to get a taster of the Katie Melua live experience prior to this year’s tour, Live In Concert is the perfect solution.
Live In Concert by Katie Melua is out now on BMG.
Tickets for Katie Melua’s 2020 tour are on sale now. UK and Eire dates run through October and November and include Manchester; Liverpool; Sheffield; Glasgow; York; London; Cardiff; Birmingham; Belfast; and Dublin, as well as other locations. For more information or to purchase tickets see: katiemelua.com
Pic 1: Album cover.
Pic 2: Katie Melua Live.
Pic 3: Katie Melua Live. MUST Credit: Tetesh-Ka.
Pic 4: Katie Melua. MUST Credit: Tetesh-Ka.