Gladys Knight is returning to the UK stage for a final time in 2024 as she embarks on her ‘Farewell Tour’.
The 79-year-old ‘Empress of Soul’ – who began her career in the 1950s performing with The Pips and went on to produce an iconic songbook including hits ‘Help Me Make it Through the Night’, James Bond theme ‘Licence to Kill’ and ‘The Way We Were’ – is launching her shows on 24 June in Glasgow, Scotland.
She’ll also play in Birmingham, Swansea, Bournemouth, Nottingham and Southend, along with a date at London’s Royal Albert Hall.
The icon will be joined by guests Mica Miller, 33, one of the UK’s most critically acclaimed modern soul stars.
Few singers over the last 50 years have matched Knight’s artistry, with the seven-time Grammy winner landing No1 hits in genres from pop and R and B to gospel.
She has written more than 40 albums and scored and has been honoured with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and is in the Rock ‘n' Roll Hall of Fame.
Knight has also been in a huge range of TV shows, films and theatre productions.
She’s expected to play all her classics during her farewell tour including standout Motown gem ‘Midnight Train to Georgia’, which was voted one of Rolling Stone’s greatest songs of all time.
Knight is also set to play new material from her latest album ‘Where My Heart Belongs’.
Tickets for her upcoming tour go on general sale on Friday 6 October.
The full list of show dates:
24th – Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow
25th – Symphony Hall, Birmingham
27th – Royal Albert Hall, London
29th – Arena, Swansea
30th – BIC, Bournemouth
2nd – Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham
3rd – Cliffs Pavilion, Southend