Dua Lipa announces tour date at Newcastle's Utilita Arena
As well as announcing her forthcoming album title, Future Nostalgia, the pop star has announced a 2020 European arena tour, which will see her play Newcastle’s Utilita Arena on June 13, 2020.
The lead track from the album, Don’t Start Now, is already a massive hit worldwide with over 170 million streams to date.
Speaking about Future Nostalgia, which will be released in 2020, Dua said: “What I wanted to do with this album was to break out of my comfort zone and challenge myself to make music that felt like it could sit alongside some of my favourite classic pop songs, whilst still feeling fresh and uniquely mine.
“I was inspired by so many artists on the new record from Gwen Stefani to Madonna to Moloko to Blondie and Outkast, to name just a few.”
She added: “Because of the time that I’d spent on the road touring with my band I wanted Future Nostalgia to have a lot more of a live element, but mixed together with modern electronic production. My sound has naturally matured a bit as I’ve grown up but I wanted to keep the same pop sensibility as I had on the first record.
“I remember that I was on my way to a radio show in Las Vegas thinking about the direction for this new record and I realised that what I wanted to make was something that felt nostalgic but had something fresh and futuristic about it too.”
Dua has also announced her massive Future Nostalgia’ 2020 European Arena Tour.
Measures are being taken to prevent touting of tickets for DUA fans with named tickets in the UK, fan to fan resale options and ticket purchase limits.
A Charity donation will be added to all tickets and proceeds will go to Unicef and Sunny Hill Foundation.
Tickets will go on sale at 9am on Friday, December 6 and are available online, from the booking hotline number 0844 493 6666 * or from 11am in person from the Utilita Arena Box Office. To book accessible seating, please call the accessible hotline on 0800 988 4440. Note venue facility and booking fees will apply.
*Calls cost 7p per minute plus your phone company’s access charge. Tickets are limited to 4 per person. Under 14’s must be accompanied by an adult, no under 14’s on the standing floor.
This event is for fans only and the following rules are in place to ensure that tickets do not get sold on ensuring fans do not pay a higher price for their tickets.
*Tickets are limited to 4 per person
*The name of the lead booker will be printed on each ticket. This name cannot be changed once the booking has been made.
*The lead booker will be asked to present photo ID to gain entry into the venue.
*Where the lead booker is purchasing more than their own ticket, each guest in the party must arrive with the lead booker at the venue on the night of the show.