And you can buy tickets for the eagerly-awaited shows now...

Nu-classic soul sensation ERYKAH BADU has confirmed that she is to play two live dates in the UK – her first in nearly five years.

Badu, fresh from her national US tour, where she was supported by Musiq Soulchild and Bilal, is expected to announce more dates nearer the time, but you can buy tickets online NOW at the ticket shop.

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click here…, or call NME’s 24-Hour Ticketline on 0870 1 663 663. All calls are charged at the national standard rate.

A second London date at Brixton Academy has just been added on July 18.

The dates so far confirmed are:

Manchester Apollo (July 16)

London Brixton Academy (17/18)