Sigrid releases Raw, kicks off UK tour at Shepherd’s Bush Empire

BBC Sound Of 2018 winner  Sigrid, today releases ‘Raw’, the first in a collection of brand new material, set to drop every week for the next five weeks. The last few months have been remarkable for the Norwegian pop sensation. From a blisteringly beautiful Nobel Peace Prize performance, moving Helen Mirren on the Graham Norton Show, to reaching the top 10 in the UK charts with A-list single ‘Strangers’.

Sigrid now has a global reach of 185M streams and 2M sales with the mood-defining Don’t Kill My Vibe EP and brutally honest ‘Strangers’. The 21-year-old has won over fans in every territory with her incredible live performance, defiant pop songs and non-conformist attitude to femininity. Sigrid is about to head out on a sell-out UK run, kicking things off in fine fashion at the Shepherd’s Bush Empire last night.

From the tiny town of Ålesund in Norway, which sits at the entrance of a UNESCO-protected fjord surrounded by sea and mountains, Sigrid has been creating a world which emboldens her followers, displaying outstanding song writing ability with hard-hitting and empowering words, laced over unexpected and daring melodies. Sigrid was chosen by 170 influential music experts to win the BBC Sound of 2018, the first non-American or non-British winner in the poll’s 16-year history (previous winners including Adele and Florence and the Machine). With 5.2M monthly Spotify listeners, Sigrid burst into the public consciousness in February 2017, with the “song of the summer” Don’t Kill My Vibe (The Times & The Telegraph), which caught the attention of Lorde and Elton John and captured the imagination of a generation.

TOUR

Sat 17 Mar                  Bristol                          Motion
Sun 18 Mar                 Birmingham                Institute 2
Tue 20 Mar                 Leeds                          Leeds University
Wed 21 Mar                Glasgow                      St Lukes
Fri 23 Mar                   Dublin                          The Academy
Sat 24 Mar                  Manchester                 Academy 2
Wed 11 Apr                 Toronto                        Velvet Underground
Sat 14 Apr                   Indio, CA                     Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival
Mon 16 Apr                 Los Angeles                El Rey
Tues 17 Apr                San Francisco, CA     The Independent
Sat 21 Apr                   Indio, CA                     Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival
Tues 24 Apr                New York                    Promo, Tonight Show w/ Jimmy Fallon
Wed 25 Apr                 New York                    Bowery Ballroom

FESTIVALS

Sun 10 Jun                  Manchester                 Parklife
Sun 17 Jun                  Landsgraaf                  Pinkpop
Fri 29 Jun                    Clermont-Ferrand       Europavox
Sat 30 Jun                   St Gallen                     Openair St. Gallen
Sun 01 Jul                   Glasgow                      TRNSMT
Sat 07 Jul                    Roskilde                      Roskilde
Sun 08 Jul                   Werchter                     Rock Werchter
Fri 10 Aug                   Finland                        Helsinki Flow
Sat 25 Aug                  Reading                       Reading Festival
Sun 26 Aug                 Leeds                          Leeds Festival

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