Gabrielle today announces details of her 30 Years of Dreaming Tour 2023. The tour will see her celebrate the 30th anniversary of the release of her era-defining smash hit #1 single ‘Dreams’ and perform highlights from her catalogue of hits, which also include ‘Rise’, ‘Out Of Reach’ and ‘Sunshine’.
Gabrielle says, “Going on tour to celebrate 30 years of ‘Dreams’ is just amazing. I can’t wait to party with everyone and celebrate the record that launched my career three decades ago! Time sure does fly when you are having fun.”
And the fun continues in the biggest way imaginable when Gabrielle joins Adele as special guest at her two huge sold-out BST Hyde Park shows on July 1st and 2nd. Adele personally chose Gabrielle for both shows, in the process cementing their shared mutual admiration. Adele has been a fan of Gabrielle’s for years, and revealed on The Graham Norton Show that her very first live public performance was a rendition of Gabrielle’s #1 smash hit ‘Rise’. Meanwhile, Gabrielle’s affection for Adele was also a recurring theme of her interviews in support of ‘Do It Again’. Two jaw-dropping vocal talents who write exemplary, emotionally striking songs? Perhaps it’s no surprise that they’re kindred spirits.
Gabrielle adds, “I’m so thrilled and proud to be part of what will be an incredible day, headlined by an artist I love and adore. Adele is a phenomenal singer songwriter and it is an honour to be asked to join her at British Summer Time.”
Adele tweeted, “The line up for my Hyde Park shows next week is going to blow your socks off!! An all female bill, from new artists that I’m obsessed with to the heavenly @KaceyMusgraves to one of my favorite artists of all time @GabrielleUk who I’ve loved since I was 4!!”
Tickets for the 30 Years of Dreaming Tour 2023 go on general sale from 10am next Friday, July 8th. They will be available from www.gigsandtours.com, www.ticketmaster.co.uk and www.gabrielle.co.uk. The dates are:
6th – Guildford, G Live
7th – Plymouth, Pavilions
9th – Oxford, New Theatre
10th – Norwich, UEA
12th – Hull, City Hall
13th – Nottingham, Royal Concert Hall
14th – Halifax, Victoria Theatre
16th – Glasgow, Royal Concert Hall
17th – Newcastle, O2 City Hall
19th – Manchester, Bridgewater Hall
20th – Liverpool, Philharmonic Hall
21st – York, Barbican
23rd – Cambridge, Corn Exchange
24th – Bournemouth, Pavilion Theatre
26th – Cardiff, St. David’s Hall
30th – Brighton, Dome
31st – London, Royal Albert Hall
1st – Southend, Cliffs Pavilion
In the meantime, Gabrielle will follow the Adele shows with a busy summer of festival and outdoor shows alongside artists such as Simply Red, David Gray, Culture Club and Bananarama. Please see her website for a full list of dates.
Gabrielle made an immediate impact when her debut single ‘Dreams’ spent three weeks at #1 in the summer of 1993. Her second #1single, ‘Rise’, followed in 2000 and was embraced by fans as an anthem that helped them inspire them to keep the faith that better days would follow in the future. Her catalogue of hits includes a further eight Top 10 hits, notably ‘Out Of Reach’ (which featured in ‘Bridget Jones’s Diary’), ‘If You Ever’ (with East 17) and ‘Give Me A Little More Time’.
That success extended to albums too. Her 1999 #1 album ‘Rise’ was one of the most successful of the era and has been certified 4 x Platinum, a status matched by the compilation ‘Dreams Can Come True, Greatest Hits’. In total, six of her albums have reached the Top 10, including 2018’s ‘Under My Skin’
Gabrielle’s popularity was matched by a succession of major awards. Highlights included two BRITs (Best British Female and Best British Breakthrough) as well MOBO Awards for Best Single (‘Give Me A Little More Time’) and Best Album (‘Rise’). After being nominated on five separate occasions, she won her first Ivor Novello Award in 2008 when she was honoured with the prestigious accolade for Outstanding Song Collection.
After earning a new generation of fans during her show-stealing performances on the 2021 edition of ‘The Masked Singer’, Gabrielle’s resurgence continued when her album ‘Do It Again’ flew into the charts at #4 – her highest chart position in almost twenty years. Now with a huge tour and two of the biggest shows of her career coming up, Gabrielle’s well-deserved era of rediscovery continues.