added: 3 Oct 2012 // by: Music-News.com Newsdesk
Multi-BRIT/MOBO Award winner and one of the UK's most successful solo artists of the last decade, Lemar is back and at his best. With the imminent release of his new album, 'Invincible' and eager to get back out onto the live circuit and thank his fans for their years of support, he announces a set of UK live shows in anticipation of his live tour in 2013 - his first in three years.
The UK live shows start 9th December at the O2 Academy in Bournemouth and finish in London on 15th December at the Indigo O2.
Lemar's unmistakeable soulful voice and incredible talent for songwriting has enabled him to sustain a decade long career which has racked up an incredible seven Top 10 singles, over two million album sales and has taken him across the globe with heavyweights Justin Timberlake, Usher, Beyonce and Mary J Blige.
Second single from the album 'The First Time' (the video for which has already reached a staggering 150,000 views on YouTube in less than a week!), is expected to achieve more of the same success enjoyed by title track 'Invincible', which gained major support across the board on radio and TV - riding high on BBC Radio 2's A list and soundtracking BBC Olympics coverage as well as the Sky Sports Summer promo. Lemar's latest single 'The First Time' and new album 'Invincible' will be released on 8th October.
'Invincible' showcases a maturity and depth to the 34 year old's work that takes a new direction to previous releases while staying true to his natural artistic instincts. 'I've realised who I am and where I am. Taking a break has allowed me to rediscover me and I've loved being able to communicate this in my music. This record is a natural evolution, anyone that has listened to me over the last ten years has grown with me and is probably at the same stage in their lives/relationships,... they've evolved with me. We've evolved and this is where we are.'
With this album Lemar is well and truly back, and playing to the beat of his own drum, the resulting work is a landmark in the talented individual's career. Don't miss Lemar live later this year.
Sun 9th Bournemouth O2 Academy 0844 477 2000
Mon 10th Ipswich Regent 01473 433 100
Tue 11th Manchester HMV Ritz 0844 248 5117
Thu 13th Birmingham HMV Institute 0844 248 5037
Fri 14th Bristol O2 Academy 1 0844 477 2000
Sat 15th London Indigo O2 0844 844 0002
Tickets are £22.50
(£27.50/£19.50 Ipswich, £45.00/£39.50/£27.50/£19.50 London)
Check out the Music-News.com exclusive Lemar interview below: