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Philippa Hanna supports Leona Lewis

Philippa Hanna
Philippa Hanna

2016 looks set to be a memorable year for UK artist Philippa Hanna. The Sheffield based singer/songwriter has been invited to open an almost-sold-out tour for Leona Lewis starting on February 21st. Having already toured with acts including Lionel Richie, Wet Wet Wet, Rebecca Ferguson and Collabro, Philippa believes ‘this could be the best tour yet’. Legendary voice coach Brett Manning connected Philippa and Leona via Skype in 2015 at the end of her singing lesson.

Fans on the tour will be treated to a preview of her upcoming single Arrow which is due for release on March 11th whilst sampling other new songs from her upcoming studio album. The album which includes the iTunes chart-topping single Even Now has been recorded with producer Kyle Lee in Nashville and will be out on April 29th. Fans can pre-order CDs and merchandise from rocketfuelhq.com

After many months of speculation and being awarded the prestigious Music For Export Growth grant from UK Trade & Investment / BPI, Philippa will be setting sail for Nashville this summer to establish her career stateside. The move will be indefinite giving her the chance to build on successes as a writer after achieving cuts for acts including multi-million selling Natalie Grant. With eager interest from leading labels and publishers in Tennessee, the US market is within the reach of the Barnsley-born singer.

LEONA LEWIS TOUR DATES

21 Feb 2016 - Liverpool Empire

22 Feb 2016 - Sheffield City Hall

24 Feb 2016 - Manchester Bridgewater Hall

25 Feb 2016 - Gateshead Sage

28 Feb 2016 - Birmingham Symphony Hall

01 Mar 2016 - Bristol Colston Hall

02 Mar 2016 - Cardiff St David’s Hall

04 Mar 2016 - London Palladium

05 Mar 2016 - London Palladium

07 Mar 2016 - Ipswich Regent Theatre

08 Mar 2016 - Glasgow Clyde Auditorium

10 Mar 2016 - Nottingham Royal Concert Hall

11 Mar 2016 - Plymouth Pavilions

You can book tickets through the Ticketmaster website.

Purchase Contact the venues directly for accessibility information.

We are giving away tickets for Leona London dates. Just follow @ABLE2UK, find the relevant tweet and RT before 19 February 2016. Good Luck!