Eat before the show: 6-8:15pm
Support Act: Tokio 8-8:30pm
Lianne La Havas: 9-10:30pm approx.
Lianne La Havas has achieved an exciting career accomplishment with her recent nomination for a Grammy Award for her current critically acclaimed album ‘Blood’ for Best Urban Contemporary Album alongside The Weeknd, Miguel, The Internet and Kehlani.
The Grammy nomination adds another major addition to Lianne’s list of achievements with ‘Blood’. Released to a flurry of her best reviews to date with many critics drawing comparisons with the likes of Lauryn Hill, Erykah Badu and Joni Mitchell, ‘Blood’ went straight into the charts at number 2 – two places higher than the peak position of her popular debut album ‘Is Your Love Big Enough?’.
She was also subsequently nominated for three MOBO Awards for Best Album for ‘Blood’, Best Female Act and Best R&B / Soul Act.
Lianne is currently embarking upon her biggest tour to date which concludes next Monday with her biggest headline show to date at the Brixton O2 Academy. After the show sold-out months in advance, Lianne also added a prestigious Albert Sessions show at London’s Royal Albert Hall on March 14th. Earlier this summer, Lianne played triumphant sets at festivals including Glastonbury, Bestival, Gentlemen of the Road, Latitude and Secret Garden Party.
‘Blood’ also received similarly glowing reviews across the board in the States. “What comes across first is the sheer grace of her voice. It can be a breathy purr, a lilting tease, a liquid confession or a torchy declaration,” commented the New York Times, while the New Yorker described Lianne as a “polished guitarist and inventive songwriter.” Even President Barack Obama proved to be a fan when he featured Lianne in his summer Spotify playlist.
Lianne’s show-stopping performances could captivate huge audiences – such as on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert – and intimate sessions alike, as with her Tiny Desk Concert for NPR. She played her largest North American show to date in front of 2500 people at New York City’s Terminal 5. Billboard’s review concluded that the show was “a treat for true La Havas fans and newcomers alike, a spectacle with incomparable energy.” Lianne is already set to return to the States in February for a series of intimate solo club performances.
Don’t miss this interational star performing at De La Warr Pavilion.
“Blood is dynamic and poignantly self-assured in its introspection… an almost seamless album.” – Pitchfork
“Lianne La Havas, superstar in waiting, is about to be in real demand.” – Evening Standard
“Lianne La Havas sounds like she’s at the top of her game.” – Q
“A game-changing album.” – Sunday Times Culture
“There are moments on Blood that recall the artistry and ambition of Lauryn Hill.” – The Guardian
“Blood is a bold, multi-hued masterpiece.” – Daily Mirror
“One of the most stunning voices of her generation.” – The Sun