Singer reveals pair of church concerts for autumn

Jessie Ware has announced a pair of UK shows for October, which will both take place in churches. Ware’s new album ‘Tough Love’ will also be released in October.

Ware will play at St John at Hackney Church on October 2, followed by Manchester Cathedral on October 3. They are currently Ware’s only UK headline shows as part of a nine-date run of concerts this autumn in Europe and North America. Tickets are only available via a ballot at Ware’s website, which ends at mid-day on Monday July 28. Ware also plays at Wilderness Festival, which runs from August 7-10.

The shows follow Ware’s new single, also called ‘Tough Love’, which is released on August 3. The video can be seen below. It’s Ware’s first new music since her Mercury Prize-nominated debut album ‘Devotion’ from 2012.

As previously revealed, Ware has worked on her new album with Japanese production duo BenZel, Benny Blanco, James Ford, Ed Sheeran, Miguel and Drake producer Nineteen85, as well as ‘Devotion’ collaborators Dave Okumu, Kid Harpoon and Julio Bashmore.