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ALISON MOYET ANNOUNCES HEADLINE WATERFRONT SHOW

ALISON MOYET

Plus Special Guest

Waterfront Hall, Belfast

17th February 2025

Tickets on sale Friday

How time flies. It’s been 40 years since Alison Moyet stepped out of Yazoo and fired up a solo career with her #1 debut album ‘Alf’ and Top 10 hits ‘Love Resurrection’ and ‘All Cried Out’. That unmistakable voice – big enough to fill a stadium and yet intimate enough to make you feel as though she’s singing just for you – has taken her on quite a journey since, with career highlights including two #1 albums, six Top 10 singles, two BRIT Awards and a Grammy nomination.

This morning, in celebration of 40 years as a solo artist and ahead of the release of her latest album Key on October 4th, Alison Moyet has announced a 2025 world headline tour, which includes a show in the 3Olympia Theatre on 16th February 2025 and Belfast’s Waterfront Hall on 17th February 2025.

Tickets on sale Friday 21st June at 10AM Via Ticketmaster.ie

 and https://www.waterfront.co.uk/

Following her recent graduation from Brighton University in 2023 with a first-class degree in Fine Art Printmaking BA (Hons), Alison Moyet has combined both art and music here, creating the album art herself to celebrate her 40th year as a solo artist with the release of ‘Key’ on October 4th – a collection of 16 reworked singles, fan favourites and deep cuts as well as two new songs which combine to present a blazing showcase of the depth and breadth of her artistic creativity and songwriting. She launches the album by sharing one of its brand new songs, ‘Such Small Ale’ alongside the reworked classic Moyet single ‘All Cried Out’

Alison says, “I wanted to take the opportunity to look at the trajectory of the past four decades and explore songs that, in their original form, were never fully realised or have had their relevance to me altered by time.”

The songs that feature on ‘Key’ were all reimagined alongside her producer, arranger and musical director Sean McGhee. Some songs remain closer to the originals,‘All Cried Out’ and ‘Love Resurrection’ are refreshed rather than reinvented, their ‘80s motifs switched for a more timeless production. And others are cast in a new light, see McGhee’s exquisite arrangements of both Guy Sigsworth co-write ‘Filigree’, and‘Is This Love?’, now translated as a sweeping, shimmering epic ballad. This album has allowed Alison to revisit some of the songwriting highlights of her career including tracks such as ‘Can’t Say It Like I Mean It’ and ‘This House’.

The lavish new single‘Such Small Ale’ fits naturally alongside the classics, with Alison’s voice seasoned by experience but losing none of its emotion-inspiring grandeur. It’s also a song that’s the perfect fit for how her voice has developed, one that feels both contemporary but with a hint of nostalgic ‘60s flavour. Alison wrote the song with McGhee and Suede guitarist Richard Oakes, the latter of whom performs on several tracks on the album.

Key’ distils 40 years of music making, presenting a cohesive overview of a long and dazzling journey.  Alison says, “I hope this collection will be the key to those unopened doors. Let yourself in.”

Album tracklist: 

1.            Where Hides Sleep 

2.            All Cried Out 

3.            Such Small Ale 

4.            All Signs of Life 

5.            Can’t Say It Like I Mean It 

6.            Fire 

7.            Filigree 

8.            The Impervious Me 

9.            More 

10.          Is This Love? 

11.          Tongue Tied 

12.          My Right Arm 

13.          So Am I 

14.          My Best Day

15.          World Without End 16. This House

17.          Love Resurrection

18.          You Don’t Have To Go 

This week has also seen the launch of 40 Moyet Moments. A 40-part podcast series featuring Alison in conversation with her long-time digital manager, Steve Coats-Dennis discussing the key moments of Alison’s career: the highs, the lows and everything in between. 

WORLD TOUR

Today also brings the news that Alison will embark upon a long awaited World tour in 2025 – her first full headline tour since 2017. UK, Ireland and European dates are announced today and US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand dates are to follow. 

She adds, “Live work really matters to me. I can’t dial in a performance. I love the physical feeling that singing gives me. It’s totally primal and euphoric. On stage I remember how to connect with myself.”

Michael Anderson

Michael Anderson