Scotland’s most famous songstress Lulu, who has recently celebrated 50 years in the music business, is to stage a one-night show in His Majesty’s Theatre in Aberdeen next March as part of a UK tour.
And tickets for An Evening with Lulu on Tuesday, March 22, go on sale to APA Friends this Wednesday (October 14) and to the general public on Friday (October 16) online at www.aberdeenperformingarts.com, by phone at 01224 641122 and at Aberdeen Box Office at the Music Hall and His Majesty’s Theatre.
The Grammy-nominated singer will be performing hits from her 50 year career, such as To Sir With Love, The Man Who Sold The World, Relight My Fire, and of course her first chart success Shout which she performed at the closing ceremony of the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.
As well as performing songs from some of her musical heroes, such as soul legends Ray Charles and Otis Redding, she will also be taking her audience on a musical journey recalling personal anecdotes, song writing experiences, and other entertaining stories.
Said Lulu: “2015 has been an exceptional year for me, in a 50-year career. From performing at Glastonbury, releasing my first self-penned album and touring the UK, solo with my fabulous band for the first time in 10 years.
“I had so much fun, I’ve decided to get back out there to do it again in March 2016, and I can’t wait!”
One of the most enduring stars of the entertainment business, her career has been wide ranging, since her days as a Pop Princess in the 1960s, as a singer, actress, presenter and television personality. She was awarded the OBE in 2000.
Since 1964, Lulu has released 22 studio albums and 72 singles, including the Eurovision Song Contest winner Boom Bang-a-Bang.
In 2011, Lulu took part in the BBC series Strictly Come Dancing, partnering Brendan Cole, and the following year re-appeared in Absolutely Fabulous as herself, after nearly 17 years as Edina's disgruntled client.
Earlier this year, she appeared on The Great Comic Relief Bake Off in aid of Comic Relief, when she revealed that she had never before made pastry.
And in April, she released her first new studio album in a decade, Making Life Rhyme, featuring 11 new tracks.
Lulu said then: “I’m really proud of this record. I’ve made a lot of records over the years but this one comes at a time in my life when I’m re-evaluating everything.
“Life changes, people change, and this album sums up what I see as my place in the world at this time. For that reason it’s especially gratifying to me that the album will appear on Decca, my first ever label.”