Jessie Ware concludes UK tour with second sell-out London gig

Singer played homecoming show at O2 Brixton Academy

Jessie Ware concluded her UK tour with the second of two sold-out shows in London on Friday (January 30).

Having headlined the O2 Academy Brixton for the first time on Thursday (January 30), Ware returned to play the venue for a second time on her latest tour.

Local resident Ware, who grew up in Brixton and still lives locally, spoke to her audience about coming to the venue while growing up with her friends, The Maccabees, and pointing out the spot on the right hand side of the venue where she would “always stand” to see live acts.

Performing for over an hour, Ware’s set was split between her two albums with ‘Running’ and ‘110%’ from 2012 debut ‘Devotion’ proving popular early on. Other songs from that same record aired on the night included ‘Taking In Water’ (dedicated to brother Alex, whom she informed fans qualifies as a doctor later this year) and ‘No To Love’.

However, the biggest cheers of the night were saved for tracks from last year’s ‘Tough Love’ album, including the slow-burning title track and new single ‘You & I (Forever)’. Having thanked fans for making her dreams come true, as well as making jokes about having a “wonky face” on her unofficial merchandise and a Grindr user stealing her name as his screename, Ware ended the performance with renditions of ‘Wildest Moments’ and ‘Say You Love Me’.

Jessie Ware played:

‘Running’
‘Champagne Kisses’
‘Cruel’
‘110%’
‘Tough Love’
‘Keep On Lying’
‘You & I (Forever)’
‘Sweet Talk’
‘Kind of…Sometimes…Maybe’
‘The Way We Are’
‘Pieces’
‘No to Love’
‘Sweetest Song’
‘Taking in Water’
‘Want Your Feeling’
‘Wildest Moments’
‘Say You Love Me’