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| 3 April 2013 | Reply


Emeli Sandé is set to release her first-ever iTunes Session on April 23 with pre-order available today on the iTunes Store ( <> ). The three-time BRIT award winner recorded the eight-song collection at the historic Capitol Studios in Hollywood, CA. See below for track listing.

After Sandé wraps up her sold-out European tour – which includes three consecutive nights at London’s Hammersmith Apollo next week – she will head to the States. Sandé will appear on “Kelly & Michael” on April 26. Her summer headline tour will launch July 2 at the House of Blues in Lake Buena Vista, FL. She has also been confirmed for Lollapalooza on August 2 and for some of the highest-profile radio events of the spring. On May 10, she will perform at San Diego station Channel 933’s 2013 Summer Kick Off Concert (featuring Ne-Yo, Demi Lovatoand more – full details HERE < and on May 11 she will perform at Los Angeles station KIIS FM’s 15th annual WANGO TANGO (hosted by Ryan Seacrest with special co-host Britney Spears and performers such as Bruno Mars and Maroon 5 – full details HERE < See below for initial itinerary; additional dates will be announced shortly.

Sandé, who was the only artist to perform at both the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2012 Olympics, has again teamed up with director Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire, Trainspotting, 127 Hours), who oversaw the Opening Ceremony, and Underworld’s Rick Smith, who was Musical Director for the Opening Ceremony. She co-wrote and performed “Here It Comes” with Smith for Boyle’s new film, Trance, which opens this Friday, April 5. The song is available exclusively on the soundtrack, which is out today. Fans can check out “Here It Comes” at

“Next To Me,” her latest single, is a multi-format smash hit at radio and will be included on NOW 46, scheduled for release on May 7. The video for “Next To Me” has nearly 30 million views and is in the Top 5 of the VH1 Top 20 Countdown. Sandé is the BET Centric Selects Artist of the Month for April. The new lyric video “Next To Me (The Kendrick Lamar Remix)” can be seen at

This weekend, WBEZ’s “Sound Opinions” will feature Sandé’s conversation with hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot. The show can be heard on radio stations nationwide. For details, visit Music business association NARM will present Sandé with the Breakthrough Artist of the Year Award at Music Biz 2013’s Awards Dinner Party, which will be take place in Los Angeles on May 9.

The New York Times’ Jon Caramanica hailed Sandé’s debut album, Our Version Of Events, as “unerringly beautiful,” placing the album at No. 1 on his year-end Top 10 list. She’s also won the praise of Sir Elton John, who noted: “Our Version of Events is a true work of art and a favorite of mine…I predict that by next year she will be a multi-Grammy Award winner.” Sandé was the music guest at the Elton John AIDS Foundation Oscar viewing party and performed during Good Morning America’s Oscar wrap-up the following morning.

In the U.K., Our Version Of Events was the best-selling album of 2012 and is the top-seller of 2013 to date. It has spent 59 weeks in the Top 10 there – the most consecutive weeks for a debut album since the Beatles’ Please Please MeSandé, who received the Critics’ Choice award at the 2012 BRITs, won the two awards at the 2013 BRITs – British Album of the Year and British Female Solo Artist.

Sande’s early 2013 North American tour elicited widespread critical acclaim. “It was evident at Lincoln Hall that she has the vocal chops to earn the praise preceding her,” said The Chicago Tribune. “Backed by a four-piece band, she began with ‘Heaven,’ her belted, soulful inflections buoyed by percolating rhythms. Other upbeat numbers, such as the hand-clapped-enhanced ‘Breaking The Law’ and rousing ‘Next To Me,’ showcased how adaptable her voice is; she acrobatically moved from powerful gospel vibes to vulnerable tones.” “Sandé, 25, her shock of platinum-blond hair bolting skyward, burst through a 12-song set with a two-song encore, proving as deft on a piano power ballad (‘Clown’) as on a drum-and-bass club number (‘Heaven’),” noted the Philadelphia Inquirer, adding: “[her] motor seems to rev just a bit faster than everyone else’s.”



10        Chula Vista, CA           Channel 933’s Summer Kick Off Concert @ Sleep Train Amphitheatre

11        Carson, CA                  KIIS FM’s Wango Tango @ Home Depot Center


2          Lake Buena Vista, FL  House of Blues

3          Atlanta, GA                 The Tabernacle

8          Houston, TX                House of Blues

9          Dallas, TX                   House of Blues


2          Chicago, IL                  Lollapalooza 2013 @ Grant Park

Additional dates to be announced.


1.       Heaven

2.       Where I Sleep

3.       Suitcase

4.       I Wish I Knew (How It Would Feel To Be Free)

5.       My Kind Of Love

6.       Next To Me

7.       Clown

8.       Read All About It

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