Freya Ridings is the new star tipped by everyone from Taylor Swift to Florence Welch and Richard Quinn. She became the surprise success story of 2018 with her breakthrough platinum-selling hit ‘Lost Without You’. A once-in-a-lifetime song that immediately put Freya on the map, it hit the Top 10 on seven separate occasions during a six-month run in the Top 40 and is now approaching 200 million streams.
As the July 19th release of her eagerly anticipated self-titled debut album approaches, Freya Ridings can now announce details of her biggest UK tour to date. It will see her play to a combined audience of over 23,000 people, including over 5000 in London when she takes to the stage at the Eventim Apollo.
While ‘Lost Without You’ established Freya’s rising star status, it was the strength of her live shows that first earned her a word-of-mouth fanbase - as captured in her early live recordings ‘Live At Omeara’ and ‘Live At St. Pancras Old Church’. Every tour has seen Freya rise to play bigger venues, most recently with a sold-out London show at The Roundhouse.
As an early live review from The Independent stated, “Each song and every lyric was delivered impeccably and with heart, demonstrating there was real angst and emotion entwined within those words.”
The dates are:
11th – Newcastle, O2 Academy
12th – Glasgow, O2 Academy
14th – Manchester, O2 Apollo
16th – Leeds, O2 Academy
17th – Birmingham, O2 Academy
18th – Brighton, Dome
20th – Cardiff, St. David’s Hall
21st – Southampton, o2 Guildhall
22nd – London, Eventim Apollo
In addition to the headline tour, Freya also has a busy summer of major festival dates ahead of her. She follows tonight’s set at the Isle of Wight Festival by playing Glastonbury’s John Peel Stage (June 29th), Latitude (July 19th), the BBC Summer Social (August 3rd), Wilderness Festival (August 4th) and Electric Picnic (August 31st). Please see https://freyaridings.com/collections/live-tickets for a full list of international tour dates and ticket details.
Freya’s debut album is now available to order from https://freyaridings.lnk.to/AlbumPR and features previous singles ‘Lost Without You’, ‘You Mean The World To Me’, ‘Blackout’ and new single ‘Castles’. Plus there are new recordings of tracks ‘Poison’ and ‘Elephant’ and brand new material including live-favourite ‘Holy Water’ and ‘Still Have You’.
Freya wrote all of the eleven songs that feature on the album which underpins her world class credentials as a songwriter. In an era in which hits are inevitably written by committee, ‘Lost Without You’ saw Freya become the first female artist to have an entirely self-written Top 10 hit since Kate Bush’s ‘Running Up That Hill’ returned to the charts in 2012.
It explores themes of doubt, pain, regret and vulnerability within songs of alchemical incandescence. Freya’s extraordinary, vibrato-rich voice elevates them into her greatness – a vocal gift that’s undoubtedly one of the most powerful voices of her generation.