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little boots to tour in october
June 25, 2009, 7:30 am
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311008_littleboots1Nine UK dates go on sale this Friday

Not to be outdone by her good friend Florence, Victoria Hesketh (aka Little Boots) has also announced a nine-date tour for later this year, kicking off in Northampton on October 21st and concluding at Bristol University on Hallowe’en. Tickets will go on general sale from 9am on Friday; full itinerary below. The singer, whose debut album Hands took a rather spectacular and unexpected tumble in the album charts on its second week of release, falling from #5 to #40, will no doubt be looking to boost sales. If that doesn’t work, she should take heart with yesterday’s revelation that she is currently second favourite to win this year’s Barclaycard Mercury Music Prize at odds of 4-1 [source: Boylesports.com], despite the nominees not due to be announced until July 21st. Bat For Lashes, La Roux, Florence + The Machine and Lily Allen are among the other favourites, with odds of 13-2, 7-1, 10-1 and 10-1, respectively. The winner will be announced on September 8th.

In other Little Boots news, the singer recently painted her lips blue as part of a new climate change campaign orchestrated by Oxfam and photographed by Rankin [photo here]. Victoria said in a statement: “Doing nothing is not the answer to fighting climate change. Go blue, demand that the Prime Minister takes the lead in protecting the people of this beautiful planet and kiss goodbye to climate change. If everyone does their bit we can save the planet.” NME reports that video footage of the photoshoot will be shown between performances on the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury this weekend. Oh, and her next single ‘Remedy’ is scheduled for an August 3rd release.

See Little Boots at any of these events this summer:

26.06.09 Glastonbury Festival
10.07.09 Matter, London
11.07.09 Oxegen Festival, Dublin
12.07.09 T In The Park, Balado
17.07.09 Latitude Festival, Suffolk
01.08.09 Field Day @ Victoria Park, London
02.08.09 Underage Festival @ Victoria Park, London
15.08.09 Haldern Festival, Haldern
21.08.09 Frequency Festival, St Poelten
28.08.09 Carling Festival, Reading
29.08.09 Gay Pride, Manchester
30.09.09 Carling Festival, Leeds
12.09.09 Bestival, Isle Of Wight
21.10.09 Roadmenders, Northampton
22.10.09 Concorde 2, Brighton
23.10.09 University, Sunderland
25.10.09 Picture House, Edinburgh
26.10.09 53 Degrees, Preston
27.10.09 O2 Academy, Liverpool
29.10.09 Junction, Cambridge
30.10.09 Wulfrun Hall, Wolverhampton
31.10.09 University, Bristol 

Alan Pedder

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