Imelda May heading to Southend as part of 2022 UK tour

Imelda May has today announced her first major UK tour in over five years in support of her highly anticipated new album ‘11 Past The Hour’.

Tickets for the 2022 tour, which comes to the Cliffs Pavilion, Southend on April 13 nwxt year, go on general sale Friday April 23, 2021 at 10am via and

Imelda said: “I cannot wait to see you all again, to dance and sing together, to connect and feel the sparkle in a room where music makes us feel alive and elevated for a while. A magical feeling we can only get from live music. Let’s go!!!!”

Born and raised in The Liberties area of Dublin, Imelda has become one of Ireland’s most famed female artists in history. Discovered by Jools Holland, who asked Imelda to go on tour with him, she has gone on to perform duets with artists including U2, Lou Reed, Sinead O Connor, Robert Plant, Van Morrison, Jack Savoretti and Elvis Costello and has featured on recent albums and live tours with Jeff Beck, Jeff Goldblum and Ronnie Wood.
Her last album reached No.5 in the UK Official Album Chart and she can count such artists as Bob Dylan and Bono amongst her fans. Last year, her 2008 album ‘Love Tattoo’ was named the bestselling album of modern chart history by a homegrown female Irish artist by the Official Charts Company.

Last summer, Imelda released her debut poetry EP ‘Slip of the Tongue’ to widespread critical acclaim and received global recognition for her poem ‘You Don’t Get To Be Racist and Irish’ used by the Irish government’s ReThink Ireland campaign for billboards across the country.
VIP packages including access to soundcheck and a Q&A with Imelda are also available for the first time on her UK tour.

Eager fans can secure exclusive access to a presale for the tour when they pre-order the new album from Imelda’s store:


Mick Ferris

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