Leona Lewis announced last night on The X Factor that she will be embarking on a tour of the United Kingdom next spring. It seems only fitting for Lewis to break the news on the reality TV talent show, as she was crowned victor in the 2006 season (did you guys know that? I had no idea) and has since rocketed to fame. The London-born singer/songwriter will kick off her 2013 tour with a stop in Ipswich at the Regent Theatre on April 29. She’ll play gigs in Nottingham, Newcastle, Oxford, and Manchester, as well as perform two shows at London’s Royal Albert Hall on May 8 & 9. She will play her final show of the tour at Pavilions in Plymouth on May 18.

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Lewis’ tour announcement earlier this week couldn’t have come at a better time, as the singer is dropping her new album this Friday. The record, titled Glassheart, is her third full-length studio release. The first single off the album, “Collide,” debuted at No. 4 on the UK Top 40 Singles Chart when it premiered in September. The album is already receiving critical acclaim, with the Daily Mirror giving it four out of five stars.

Leona Lewis Tickets 2012-2013

Leona Lewis Tour Dates 2013

Date City State/Country Venue
4/29/2013 Ipswich UK Regent Theatre
4/30/2013 Nottingham UK Royal Centre
5/2/2013 Newcastle UK City Hall
5/3/2013 Sheffield UK City Hall
5/5/2013 Brighton UK Brighton Centre
5/6/2013 Birmingham UK National Indoor Arena
5/8/2013 London UK Royal Albert Hall
5/9/2013 London UK Royal Albert Hall
5/11/2013 Oxford UK New Theatre
5/12/2013 Cardiff UK Motorpoint
5/14/2013 Manchester UK O2 Apollo
5/15/2013 Liverpool UK Echo Arena
5/17/2013 Bournemouth UK Int’nl Center
5/18/2013 Plymouth UK Pavilions