Fresh off the back of her sold-out Australasian tour, BRIT Award nominee Mahalia today announces her first shows of 2019. The ‘Do Not Disturb’ tour will begin on April 9th at Manchester’s o2 Ritz, followed by a show at London’s prestigious Shepherds Bush Empire on April 10th – her biggest show to date! The songstress will then perform in Paris and Amsterdam, concluding in Brussels – with more dates to be announced.
Leicester native Mahalia enjoyed an incredible 2018, quickly becoming one of the year’s most exciting UK female artists. She rode fast in her own lane, winning YouTube’s inaugural ‘One To Watch’ list and soon after became the only musician to be tipped for the BRIT’s Critics Choice Award and the BBC Sound Poll shortlists in the same year. Mahalia found success via her uncompromising, buoyant songs such as ‘One Night Only’, a single which was taken from her hotly acclaimed 2018 EP ‘Seasons.’
Sunday Times – “Star in the making”
Evening Standard – “Destined to be a star”
Stylist – “One of the coolest women in pop”
NME – “Rising British R&B artist Mahalia has all the makings of a star.”
Line Of Best Fit – “Mahalia looks set to define British music in 2019.”
Mahalia released her debut single ‘Sober’ in the summer of 2016, which to date has amassed over 45 million streams. Following the release, Mahalia graced the Berlin online platform COLORS, where her performance of ‘Sober’ went viral and has since accumulated over 24 million views! (link).
At 12 years old – the age most of us are aimlessly riding bikes or trying to avoid homework – Mahalia was cradling her guitar and penning love songs. With her entrancing, soulful tones, wise-yet-relatable wordplay and intuitive sense of melody, it quickly became clear that she had an innate musicality and that she’d be doing this for the rest of her life. In the time since she first picked up that guitar she’s dropped a scattering of releases – from 2012’s indie-flecked acoustic dream ‘Head Space’ to 2015’s gorgeously understated 4-track EP ‘Never Change’ – and 2016’s genre-flipping mixtape ‘Diary of Me’. But for Mahalia, it feels as if she’s just getting started.
‘DO NOT DISTURB’ 2019 TOUR
April 9 Manchester, O2 Ritz
April 10 London, O2 Shepherds Bush Empire
April 12 Dijon, La Vapeur
April 15 Paris, Trianon
April 17 Amsterdam, Paradiso