In May this year, Mahalia will perform shows in the UK on her ‘Letter To UR Ex Tour’
The Leicester-born R&B singer will play shows in Dublin, Glasgow, Sheffield, Liverpool, Brighton, Cardiff and Oxford, before concluding the tour in her hometown at the O2 Academy Leicester on May 27.
Support comes from Ruti, who features on the recent single ‘Letter To UR Ex’ video here – https://youtu.be/ZErsP0zAGWQ
The last two years have marked many achievements for the Leicester-born star. Beginning 2020 with her second BRIT nomination, Mahalia featured on up-and-coming fellow Midlands rapper Pa Salieu’s debut mixtape, ‘Send Them To Coventry’, whilst also gracing the tracklist of Headie One’s #1 album ‘Edna’. Subsequently, Mahalia also received a GRAMMY nomination for ‘All I Need’ – Jacob Collier’s single of which she features alongside US rapper, Ty Dolla $ign. Shortly after, Mahalia concluded the year with three MOBO nominations for ‘Best Female Act’, ‘Best R&B/Soul Act’ and ‘Album Of The Year’ for her debut album, ‘Love and Compromise’, winning in the first two categories. In 2021, Mahalia was also nominated for her first ever Ivor Novello award for her 2020 collaboration with UK lyricist Pa Salieu for his single ‘Energy’ and subsequently concluded the year with an incredible headline show at London’s prestigious venue, O2 Brixton Academy.
Besides the awards and nominations, it’s also been a time of deep personal growth, one that Mahalia describes as a real rollercoaster in her personal and professional life. Reflection has been the thread running through Mahalia’s writing and while the current global situation offers little more than uncertainty, the singer hopes that her music will encourage her listeners to carve out time to also look back and re-evaluate: “We’re all fixated on how we can make ourselves better during and after this period of time but I want people to also reminisce on lovely or painful situations they’ve lived through and how they’ve helped shape the people they are now.”
Mahalia’s Tour in full..
Tue May 17 2022 – DUBLIN Button Factory
Wed May 18 2022 – GLASGOW SWG3
Fri May 20 2022 – SHEFFIELD Foundry-Sheff Uni
Sat May 21 2022 – LIVERPOOL Invisible Wind Factory
Sun May 22 2022 – BRIGHTON Chalk
Tue May 24 2022 – CARDIFF Tramshed
Thu May 26 2022 – OXFORD O2 Academy Oxford
Fri May 27 2022 – LEICESTER O2 Academy Leicester
Tickets go on general sale at 10am on March 4 – and are available form the below link