Friday, March 1, 2024

RAYE to perform in Birmingham as part of her first ever UK tour

South London singer RAYE will headline O2 Academy on November 1st, on the third night of her first ever UK tour.

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The R&B singer was awarded third place for BBC Music’s Sound of 2017, and continued rising to fame this year with her hit single ‘Cigarette’ alongside Mabel and Stefflon Don. The song has 25 million listens on Spotify and she herself has over 3 million monthly listeners.

She’s been writing songs for the last three years and has written for the likes of Charli XCX and Little Mix. This will be her first headline tour, after supporting Rita Ora earlier this year. RAYE, otherwise known as Rachel Keen, has recently been romantically linked to Drake who claimed to be impressed by her songwriting talents, which can only help propel her music prowess further into the spotlight.

The tour is set to showcase her 2018 EP Side Tape which is a mix of R&B, pop and dance, and features collaborations with RAY BLK, Mr Eazi and Stefflon Don.

Tickets are available here, and a full list of her UK tour dates are below.


29th – Rescue Room, Nottingham
30th – Gorilla, Manchester


1st – O2 Academy, Birmingham
2nd – The Wardrobe, Leeds
3rd – The Cluny, Newcastle
5th – Thekla, Bristol
6th – KOKO, London
8th – O2 Academy, Dublin

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Kate Spree

PR executive, freelance writer and UoB graduate. Living, working and writing in Brum.