DAPPY ‘THE APPRECIATION’ UK HEADLINE TOUR 2015
this year sees the return of one of British Pop’s most unique and colourful characters as singer/songwriter/rapper, Dappy announces a huge UK headline tour for October 2015. The six-date run will see him play at some of the UK’s major cities, kicking things off in Glasgow at O2 ABC on October 26th and will run through until November 1st at Oxford O2 Academy 2.
There are rebirths, and there is the spectacular transformation undergone by the artist formerly known as Costadinos Contostavlos, aka the five-million-selling, seven-Top-10-singles and three-platinum-albums-enjoying Dappy. Yes, that Dappy: the diminutive rapper and self-described “hood-rat” of N-Dubz infamy. Forget that Dappy. This Dappy is quite different. Think serious songwriter with a blue-eyed (well, brown-eyed) soul voice worthy of comparison to George Michael.
Following his stint in the Big Brother house, Dappy started work on his second solo album, booking studio and co-writing sessions with long term collaborators Al and Flash, Emile Sande and Naughty Boy. In the lead single from the album, the self-penned piano ballad ‘Beautiful Me’, Dappy sings in a voice that will blow away non-believers. Produced by Mac & Phil (Naughty Boy, Emeli Sandé), with assistance from Nathan Retro (Wiley, Katy B), the single showcases a more mature sound, all resounding piano chords and life-affirming chorus. The lyrics reflect the turbulence of Dappy’s life with a candour that is disarming. It is an epic composition that posits Dappy as a singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist of some breadth and depth, the equal of Emeli Sandé, Ed Sheeran and Labrinth. You can hear the song – and see Dappy playing it on piano and singing as though his life depends on it – on YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_9JsjcKJfW8).
Dappy’s return to live performance will be highly anticipated by his countless fans, and will feature new tracks from his critically acclaimed new album ‘Miracles’.
DAPPY LIVE DATES:
Monday 26 October Glasgow O2 ABC 2
Tuesday 27 October Manchester Academy 3
Wednesday 28 October Newcastle O2 Academy 2
Friday 30 October London O2 Islington Academy
Saturday 31 October Birmingham O2 Academy 2
Sunday 01 November Oxford O2 Academy 2
Tickets go on general sale Friday 08 April 2015 @ 9.00am
Available at www.gigsandtours.com 24 hr cc hotline 0844 811 0051