MULTI award-winning recording artist Katie Melua is heading to Reading on an extensive 45-date headline tour in 2021.

Initially tipped for 2020 but postponed because of the coronavirus outbreak, Katie is going back out on the road after the release of her eighth studio album, simply called ‘Album No. 8’, which is released in October this year.

The announcement of the UK and Eire tour late in 2019 coincided with news of her Live In Concert album featuring the Gori Women’s Choir, which was released on December 13 last year.

The choir first worked with Katie on the silver-certified 2016 album In Winter.

Whether performing with her band or on her own with just her guitar, Katie’s voice is instantly recognisable.

She first found fame back in the summer of 2003 as an 18-year-old singer-songwriter and went on to become a household name and has collected a string of awards - including two ECHO awards and a Goldene Kamera award.

Born in the Georgian city of Kutaisi, Katie and her family emigrated to Belfast when she was nine years old.

She went on to move to Sutton in London and after completing her A-Levels, she studied at the famous BRIT School in Croydon.

She has released seven studio albums to date and is one of the UK’s highest-selling female recording artists of all time.

Some of her most famous songs include Nine Million Bicycles, The Closest Thing to Crazy and What a Wonderful World with Eva Cassidy.

Her first album, Call Off the Search, sold 1.8 million copies in the first five months after it was released in November 2003, when she was just 19.

In a previous interview she said: “I’ve always loved performing live, it is a perk of the job although it really doesn’t seem like work.

“Without wanting to sound cheesy, it is always great to come back home and play in Britain.”

Katie will bring her postponed live tour to The Hexagon in Reading on Friday, November 20, at 7pm.

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