Renowned Jazz performer Madeleine Peyroux has added dates in Liverpool and Bath to the UK leg of her ‘Careless Love Forever’ World Tour.
Tickets for the new shows will be available on Wednesday 15th June 2022.
The tour marks the first time Peyroux will perform her iconic ‘Careless Love’ album front-to-back in concert.
Originally released in 2004, ‘Careless Love’ shifted Peyroux form the exclusive Jazz realm into the mainstream arena, and it remains her most popular release, featuring covers of tracks from the likes of Leonard Cohen and Bob Dylan.
The best-selling album has been reissued by Craft Recordings, and the deluxe edition features a previously-unreleased live set, captured in its entirety in 2005 at Spain’s Festival de Jazz de Vitoria-Gasteiz., alongside the original album.
Born in Athens, Georgia and raised in Brooklyn and Paris, Peyroux is often referred to as ‘the Billie Holiday of the ’90s’ and often compared to artists like Ella Fitzgerald and Edith Piaf. She started singing as a busker after discovering street musicians in the Latin Quarter of the French capital.
Her first album, 1996’s ‘Dreamland’, launched to rave reviews and was even declared by Time magazine as “the most exciting, involving vocal performance by a new singer” that year.
Since 2004’s ‘Careless Love’, Peyroux has continued to challenge the confines of Jazz with her further albums that have garnered critical acclaim, including 2006’s ‘Half The Perfect world’, 2009’s ‘Bare Bones’ which charted at No 12. In the UK, ‘Standing On The Rooftop’ in 2011, and ‘The Blue Room’ in 2013.
In 2016 she released the album ‘Secular Hymns’, a moving 10-song collection that took her jazz sensibility into roots territory, before she ventured ventured further into the domain of contemporary music with 2018’s Anthem, which contained colourful stories of people confronting life’s challenges in a variety of ways. The title track, Cohen’s monumental Anthem, marked her third interpretation his work.