After last November’s tour sold-out and received universal praise, singer-songwriter Regina Spektor is set to return to the U.K. this summer for a tour which culminates with a London show at the Hammersmith Eventime Apollo. The tour – scheduled below – represents her second U.K. tour in support of her critically acclaimed seventh album Remember Us To Life, which is out now on Warner Bros./Sire Records.
Born in the Soviet Union, Spektor began studying classical piano when she was six. Her family emigrated in 1989, landing in New York City, where she continued her classical training. Spektor eventually studied composition at the Conservatory of Music at Purchase College where she graduated with honours.
She began writing pop songs in her late teens and made her recorded debut in 2001 with the self-released 11:11, a collection of songs heavily influenced by jazz and blues. Songs followed in 2002 and Soviet Kitsch in 2004. Spektor’s commercial breakthrough came in 2006 on her fourth album Begin to Hope. The Gold-certified album included the singles On the Radio, Better and Fidelity which climbed the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart. Spektor’s fifth album, Far released in 2009, and sixth album, What We Saw From the Cheap Seats released in 2012, both debuted at Number 3 on the Billboard Album Chart.
Ms. Spektor’s songs have appeared in television shows and movies including Orange Is The New Black, the Academy Award nominated 2016 animated film Kubo and The Two Strings, Grey’s Anatomy, The Good Wife and (500) Days of Summer. Ms. Spektor played for the Obamas and guests at the White House and performed as part of philanthropic campaigns for Tibet, Doctors Without Borders.
Regina Spektor plays the Liverpool Empire Theatre on the 7th August.
Tickets go on general sale from 10am on Friday April 7th from www.gigsandtours.com and www.ticketmaster.co.uk. Subscribers to the ReginaSpektor.com mailing list can access an exclusive fan presale from 10am on Wednesday April 5th.