Yorkshire Times
Voice of the North
Graham Clark
Features Writer
6:45 AM 15th July 2020

Sophie Ellis-Bextor Announces Kitchen Disco Tour

Sophie Ellis-Bextor’s Instagram Live Kitchen Discos during the Covid-19 lockdown were a means of virtual escapism for many, and became weekly moments of united sequined catharsis for the hundreds of thousands tuning in. I know for me it became regular viewing.

Now as we emerge into the world again, Sophie has announced the Kitchen Disco Tour for 2021; bringing together all of the camp and frivolity of her original show to live stages across the country.

The tour will begin in Glasgow at the Royal Concert Hall on 7th May and comes to the north in Manchester, before finishing at the Leeds Town Hall on 19th May.

On the Kitchen Disco Tour, Sophie said:
“During lockdown, our family kitchen discos became a precious time where we could all bop about and be a bit silly. It made me feel connected to everyone who joined us and I can honestly say the music was a real tonic which brought sparkly joy to my soul every Friday. The discos we shared have inspired me and now I want to see all your faces so I can sing for you. I want to give everyone a night where just for a little while, we can all lose ourselves under the mirror ball and dance and have fun. Won’t that feel magical?! I CANNOT WAIT!”

Looking forward to 2021, the Live Kitchen Disco Tour will bring the virtual to life, cooking-up classic glitter ball staples and Sophie’s own dancefloor-beckoning bangers from across her seven albums, as well as a variety of well-known classics including Our House by Madness and My Favourite Things from the Sound of Music, in a thoroughly domestic Studio-54 sensation for disco divas of all ages.

Ahead of these incredible live dates Sophie will release a new album Songs From The Kitchen Disco on 23rd October, which will be a collection of the songs that soundtracked her lockdown Kitchen Disco.

Here are the northern dates in 2021:

18th May - Manchester Bridgewater Hall
19th May - Leeds Town Hall
Ticket prices:
50.50, £37.50, £30.50, £27.50