BRITs Rising Star Holly Humberstone has just returned to the UK after three months on the road in the USA with GRAMMY winning pop star Olivia Rodrigo and Girl In Red, playing to thousands of fans at sold-out venues every night. Taking to countless stages with just her guitar and keys, the 22-year-old Grantham born breakthrough artist has become one of the most critically praised and sought after touring artists in just two years since she was catapulted into the public arena. Tonight, Holly returns home to play her biggest sold-out headline to date at O2 Forum Kentish Town and announces she will be touring the UK this winter, with shows at O2 Academy Leeds, Manchester Academy 1, Rock City and O2 Academy Brixton on 1st December.
From being named the star who conquered the world from her bedroom (Telegraph) to becoming one of the UK’s favourite live acts, Holly will perform at major UK and European festivals this summer, with shows at Glastonbury, Primavera, Way Out West and Sziget Festival, following an incredible performance at BBC Radio 1 Big Weekend last week. Tickets for Holly’s UK winter tour are on sale Friday 10th June 9am BST here.
Last month, Holly released the blistering single “Sleep Tight”, written with longtime collaborator Rob Milton and 1975’s Matty Healy – the second collaboration with Matty, following ‘Please Don’t Leave Just Yet’ taken from her critically acclaimed second EP The Walls Are Way Too Thin. Writing deeply personal vignettes from her life, Holly started catching feelings for a friend and didn’t know how to navigate the risk of losing them, if she blurred the lines between friendship and romance. Holly performed “Sleep Tight” for the first time at Coachella Festival, captivating fans across the USA for her raw lyricism and soaring, complex guitar riffs and melodies.
Winning the prestigious BRITs Rising Star earlier this year, Holly gave a captivating performance of the heartbreak ballad ‘London Is Lonely’ live at the awards show, which was the very first time she has ever stepped foot into the O2 Arena. Following in the footsteps of global superstars including Adele, Florence + The Machine, Sam Fender and Griff, Holly’s Rising Star win marks the start of a colossal year for the 22-year-old. Having just been nominated for Best Song Musically and Lyrically at this year’s Ivor Novello’s for ‘Haunted House’, alongside Adele, Ed Sheeran and Dave, and winning the NME Awards for “Best Mixtape” for The Walls Are Way Too Thin, Holly is a songwriter and artist whose lyrics and melodies transform painful human experience into collective joy.
HOLLY HUMBERSTONE UK TOUR AND FESTIVAL DATES
06 June O2 Forum Kentish Town London SOLD OUT
25 June Glastonbury Pilton
25 June Glastonbuy Pilton
03 July Barn On The Farm Gloucester
17 July Finsbury Park London
UK WINTER HEADLINE TOUR
22 Nov O2 Academy Bristol
23 Nov O2 Academy Leeds
24 Nov O2 Academy 1 Liverpool
26 Nov O2 Institute Birmingham
27 Nov NX Newcastle
29 Nov SWG3 Galvanizers
30 Nov Manchester Academy 1
01 Dec O2 Academy Brixton
03 Dec The LCR, UEA
04 Dec Rock City, Nottingham