Sophie Ellis-Bextor’s Instagram Live Kitchen Discos during the COVID-19 lockdown were a means of virtual escapism for many, and became weekly moments of united sequined catharsis for the hundreds of thousands tuning in.
Now Sophie has announced the Kitchen Disco Tour; bringing together all of the camp and frivolity of her original show to the live stage.
The tour reaches the Cliffs Pavilion, Southend on March 21, 2022. The date is rescheduled from this May.
Sophie said: “During lockdown, our family kitchen discos became a precious time where we could all bop about and be a bit silly. It made me feel connected to everyone who joined us and I can honestly say the music was a real tonic which brought sparkly joy to my soul every Friday.
“The discos we shared have inspired me and now I want to see all your faces so I can sing for you. I want to give everyone a night where just for a little while, we can all lose ourselves under the mirrorball and dance and have fun.”
The weekly live Instagram streams brought together the two main roles Sophie balances in her life: performer and mother. Underneath the family’s sparkling kitchen disco ball, Sophie, her husband songwriter and producer Richard Jones (who also plays bass in Sophie’s live band), and their children’s familial exuberance put a smile on the face of the hundreds of thousands watching live on Instagram. The individual videos of songs from the performances also garnered millions of views on Twitter.
Looking forward, the Live Kitchen Disco Tour will bring the virtual to life, cooking-up classic glitter ball staples and Sophie’s own dancefloor-beckoning bangers from across her seven albums in a domestic Studio-54 sensation for disco divas of all ages..
Tickets can be booked by calling the box office at: 0343 310 0030 or online from: https://southendtheatres.org.uk/Online/tickets-sophie-ellis-bextor-southend-2021