added: 15 Sep 2012 // by: Music-News.com Newsdesk
The third single to be released from Katie Melua's fifth album 'Secret Symphony' is 'The Walls Of The World'. Full of emotive lyrics and soothing instrumental accompaniment, 'The Walls Of The World' showcases Katie's distinctive voice and captivating style. Following on from 'Moonshine' and the first single 'Better Than A Dream', 'The Walls Of The World' combines the work of Mike Batt with Katie yet again to display her unique talent.
The single is yet another beautiful track from a hugely successful album. 'Secret Symphony' claimed top ten chart positions throughout Europe on its release in March and drew praise and acclaim for the 27 year old, including from the usually shy Françoise Hardy who said "I listened to her albums and I fell in love". With an exquisite voice loved by millions, Katie sounds as expressive and tender as ever. In addition to 'The Walls Of The World' and Katie's interpretation of Hardy's 'All Over The World', 'Secret Symphony' also includes 'Gold In Them Hills' (written by Ron Sexsmith) and a particularly poignant self-penned song 'Forgetting All My Troubles'.
To round off another wonderful year Katie Melua is embarking on an autumn tour across Europe beginning with a run of seven shows in Britain. Starting in Ipswich on October 8th 2012 and calling at London, Bristol, Birmingham, Manchester and Glasgow, the UK leg will end in Gateshead on October 16th. The tour continues across the Channel with an extensive run of theatre and arena shows throughout Europe.
Ahead of the autumn tour Katie has taken time out to marry former World Superbike Champion James Toseland. The ceremony was held on Saturday 1st September in the Nash Conservatory at Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, London.
Secret Symphony Autumn Tour Dates
Mon 08-Oct-2012 - Ipswich Regent ' 01473 433100
Wed 10-Oct-2012 - London HMV Hammersmith Apollo ' 0844 844 4748
Thu 11-Oct-2012 - Bristol Colston Hall ' 0117 922 3686
Fri 12-Oct-2012 - Birmingham Symphony Hall ' 0121 780 3333
Sun 14-Oct-2012 - Manchester Bridgewater Hall ' 0161 907 9000
Mon 15-Oct-2012 ' Glasgow Royal Concert Hall ' 0844 499 9990
Tue 16-Oct-2012 - Gateshead The Sage ' 0191 443 4661