November 1, 2019



‘Yola arrives an instant, incandescent vocal star.  An artist who is unmistakably the real deal.’ – Sunday Times

Walk Through Fire should make Yola unavoidable in 2019.  There is an irresistible magnetism to her vintage soul and gospel-tinged Americana, and songs that feel as if they have been around forever.’ – Guardian

Following acclaimed performances at Glastonbury and a sold out run of dates in the US –  including being crowned ‘The Voice of Newport Folk Festival’ by Rolling Stone – British rising starYola has announced her most extensive tour to date of Europe in November and December in support of her best-selling debut solo album, Walk Through Fire.  The tour comprises 22 dates, including shows opening for Greta Van Fleet, starting in Leeds on November 3, and culminating with a headline show at London’s Assembly Hall on December 4.  Full details can be found here

Produced by The Black Keys’ eight-time Grammy Award winner Dan AuerbachWalk Through Fire was released in Februaryon Easy Eye Sound, distributed by his longtime label Nonesuch Records, and peaked at No.1 on both the UK Americana and Country charts.  Yola has blazed her own trail with an unshakable passion for the soul and country music she loves.  Walk Through Fire is a contemporary twist on a traditional sonic tapestry of orchestral strings, fiddle, steel and shimmering tremolo guitars, it provides the perfect soundtrack to Yola’s arresting vocals.   The album features the singles ‘Faraway Look’‘Ride Out In The Country’‘Love All Night (Work All Day’, and ‘Shady Grove’

Tour dates – November & December:

Sun Nov 3              UK | O2 Academy, Leeds *       

Mon Nov 4             Ireland | Olympia Theatre, Dublin *

Wed Nov 6             UK | O2 Academy, Glasgow *

Thu Nov 7              UK | O2 Academy, Newcastle *

Sat Nov 9              UK | Mountford Hall, Liverpool *

Sun Nov 10            UK | Rock City, Nottingham *

Tue Nov 12            Netherlands | AFAS Live, Amsterdam *

Wed Nov 13           France | Zenith, Paris *

Fri Nov 15              Belgium | Lotto Arena, Antwerp *

Sat Nov 16             Germany | Lido, Berlin

Sun Nov 17            Germany | Stage Club, Hamburg

Mon Nov 18           Denmark | KB Hallen, Copenhagen *

Wed Nov 20           Germany | Palladium, Cologne *

Thu Nov 21            Germany | Zenith, Munich *

Fri Nov 22              Italy | Santeria, Milan

Sun Nov 24            Italy | Alcatraz, Milan *

Tue Nov 26            Spain | Sant Jordi Club, Barcelona *

Thu Nov 28            France | Café de la Danse, Paris

Sat Nov 30             UK | Òran Mór, Glasgow

Sun Dec 1              Ireland | Olympia Theatre, Dublin

Tue Dec 3              UK | Gorilla, Manchester

Wed Dec 4             UK | Islington Assembly Hall, London

            * special guest of Greta Van Fleet

Dan Auerbach stated, “The moment I met Yola I was impressed.  Her spirit fills the room, just like her voice… she has the ability to sing in a full roar or barely a whisper and that is a true gift.  She made everyone in the studio an instant believer.”Hailing from a small town outside Bristol, Yola grew up in poverty with an unsupportive parent who “banned” her from making any music.  She later became homeless, living on the streets of London and also experienced stress-induced voice loss.  Yola overcame these challenges to launch a successful sideline in writing, performing on pop hits and briefly joined Massive Attack.  She was also the main writer and front woman in Phantom Limb, opening for artists including James Brown and Dr. John before pursuing her solo career in 2016.  She quickly made her mark in the US with her vocal powers and innovative songwriting winning early supporters, including Rolling Stone, the Wall Street JournalPasteStereogumNPR and The Current’s Bill DeVille who exclaimed, “She’s a powerhouse of a singer: she’s part Southern soul, she’s part gospel and she’s completely amazing.  You’ll want to remember her name: Yola.” 

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