Celebrated singer-songwriter Lilly Allen is to play Aberdeen for the first time on Friday, May 23, to promote her new album Sheezus.
Tickets for the city gig go on sale this Friday (April 4) at 9am on at www.aberdeenperformingarts.com and at 9.30am by phone at 01224 641122 and at Aberdeen Box Office at the Music Hall and His Majesty’s Theatre.
“We are very excited to welcome Lily Allen to the Music Hall for her first concert here,” said Aberdeen Performing Arts press manager Joyce Summers.
“This will be one of the highlight gigs of the year and we are expecting a huge demand for tickets on Friday morning – so we would advise fans not to leave too late and miss out on what will doubtlessly be a great night.”
\One of pop’s most outspoken artists, Lily Allen last month beat David Bowie, Sir Paul McCartney and Kanye West to be named Best Solo Artist at the NME awards and is to perform at the 2014 Glastonbury Festival.
She recently released Air Balloon, the second single from her upcoming third studio album, written in collaboration with Shellback, who has also worked for Avril Lavigne, Taylor Swift and One Direction.
The daughter of comedian, musician and actor Keith Allen and older sister to actor Alfie Allen, Lily Allen left school when she was 15 and concentrated on improving her performing and compositional skills.
In 2005, she made some of her recordings public on Myspace and the publicity resulted in airplay on BBC Radio 1 and a contract with Regal Recordings.
Her first mainstream single Smile reached number one on the UK Singles Chart in July 2006 and her debut record, Alright, Still, was well received, selling over 2.6 million copies worldwide, earning the singer a nomination at the Grammy, BRIT and MTV Video Music Awards.
She also hosted her own talk-show, Lily Allen and Friends, on BBC Three.
Her second studio album, It's Not Me, It's You, saw a genre shift, having more of an electropop feel, rather than the ska and reggae influences of the first one. The album debuted at number one on the UK Albums Chart and the Australian ARIA Charts and was well received by critics.