Pop icon Kim Wilde is heading out on a brand new 19-date UK tour in spring 2018.
The multi-award-winning artist – who has sold more than 30 million records worldwide during a stunning career – is currently completing work on her 14th studio album.
Recorded at the legendary RAK studios, where she began her career back in 1981, Kim recently teased the release to fans via Facebook revealing: “We’ve spent this year working on something very special.”
And today, Kim is delighted to announce she will take to the road across England, Scotland and Wales in March and April with her HERE COME THE ALIENS TOUR 2018.
Tickets go on general sale at 9am Friday October 27th from www.ticketmaster.com
THE TOUR DATES IN FULL ARE:
30TH FRI IPSWICH REGENT THEATRE
31ST SAT SOUTHEND CLIFFS PAVILION
2ND MON GLASGOW OLD FRUIT MARKET
4TH WED BATH THE FORUM
5TH THU TORQUAY PRINCESS THEATRE
6TH FRI YEOVIL THE OCTAGON THEATRE
7th SAT BOURNEMOUTH THE PAVILION THEATRE
11TH WED WREXHAM WILLIAM ASTON HALL
12TH THU PRESTON THE GUIDHALL
13TH FRI SHEFFIELD PLUG
15TH SUN YORK BARBICAN
16TH MON GATESHEAD THE SAGE
19TH THU HALIFAX THE VICTORIA THEATRE
20TH FRI BUXTON OPERA HOUSE
21ST SAT BIRMINGHAM TOWN HALL
22ND SUN SALISBURY CITY HALL
24TH TUE HASTINGS THE WHITE ROCK THEATRE
26TH THU LONDON KOKO
30TH MON SALFORD THE LOWRY
The tour is presented by promoters Cuffe and Taylor.
Director Peter Taylor said: “Kim Wilde is one of the most successful female pop stars the UK has ever produced. She has sold more than 30 million records and has been a trail-blazer for many of the British female artists who followed her success.
“Kim has played to sell-out crowds across Europe and the world and we expect this tour to be massively popular with her army of fans across the UK and beyond. It is going to be something really special.”
Kim Wilde burst onto the music scene in 1981 with the worldwide hit ‘Kids In America’. Kim followed this with some of the most memorable hits of the 80s including, ‘Chequered Love’, ‘Cambodia’, ‘You Keep Me Hangin’ On’ (number one in the USA), ‘You Came’, ‘Never Trust A Stranger’ and ‘Four Letter Word’.
Voted Best British Female Singer at the BPI Awards in 1983 (Forerunner to the Brits), Kim also supported Michael Jackson on his ‘Bad’ tour in Europe, playing to more than two million people and supported the legendary David Bowie across Europe on his 1990 ‘Greatest Hits’ stadium tour.
The 90s saw Kim continue to remain in the spotlight with the albums ‘Love Moves’ and ‘Love Is’ featuring singles including ‘Love Is Holy’ and the Bee Gee’s classic ‘If I Can’t Have You’ from ‘The Singles Collection 1981-1993’.
After a break from music to get married, have children and re-discover a love for gardening, Kim returned to playing live in 2001 with various festivals and tours including Australia in 2003 before signing to EMI in Germany in 2006 and releasing the ‘Never Say Never’ album. After several chart successes with the singles from the album, Kim and her band took to the road, performing more than 50 shows in 2007 including two tours and various festivals in 2008.
2009 saw another European tour followed by the ‘Come Out And Play’ album in 2010, which went top 10 in Germany and Switzerland and was followed by a sell-out European tour, 2011 also saw the release of ‘Snapshots’, Kim’s album of her favourite cover versions.
In 2013 Kim released the beautiful and critically acclaimed, ‘Wilde Winter Songbook’ album, which featured her favourite Christmas and winter inspired songs, both cover versions and original material.
2015 and 2016 saw Kim continuing with her popular radio show on Magic FM and putting in some amazing performances at festivals across Europe, while also touring Holland twice and doing a tour of Australia in November 2016 with Howard Jones. Kim also appeared on the main stage at the Download festival with ‘Lawnmower Deth’, performing their version of ‘Kids In America’.