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Lisa Stansfield announces ‘Affection’ 30th Anniversary Tour

Date published: 28 November 2018


Lisa Stansfield has announced a run of dates in October and November 2019 to mark the 30th anniversary release of her debut solo album ‘Affection’.

‘Affection’ was a multi-platinum album that, on its release in 1989, went onto sell over 5 million copies worldwide, winning 3 BRIT Awards, 2 Ivor Novello Awards, a Silver Clef Award, an ASCAP Award and, overseas, a Billboard Music Award, a World Music Award, and 2 Grammy nominations.

Its singles ‘All Around The World’ (which did indeed become massive across the globe), ‘What Did I Do To You’, ‘Live Together’, ‘You Can’t Deny It’ and ‘This Is The Right Time’ exploded onto the airwaves and introduced Lisa and her unique brand of soul, R&B and Brit-house to the masses.

Now, on its 30th anniversary, the album will be celebrated with a tour that will see Lisa and her prodigious band perform the hits and more from ‘Affection’, alongside favourites and classics from Lisa’s seven subsequent solo records.

Lisa Stansfield said: “I feel enormously proud of ‘Affection’. I said it then and I’ll say it now.

“To have a part of yourself floating around out there for everyone to enjoy and knowing so many people still do enjoy it is a huge compliment. The response it has to this day still inspires me to keep pulling music and emotion from myself and share it with others if they want to share it with me.

"At the beginning, there was a little bit of fear about it, but we thought, let’s get on with it and see what happens.”

“It feels right to celebrate it. Life is a cycle and music is like that. Right now, in this current climate, ‘Affection’ makes complete sense.”

Affection – 30th Anniversary Tour Dates

  • Mon 21 Oct 2019      Southend Cliffs Pavilion
  • Tue 22 Oct 2019       Guildford G Live
  • Wed 23 Oct 2019      Brighton Dome
  • Fri 25 Oct 2019         Bath Forum          
  • Sat 26 Oct 2019        Salford Lowry Lyric Theatre
  • Mon 28 Oct 2019      Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
  • Tue 29 Oct 2019       Birmingham Symphony Hall
  • Thu 31 Oct 2019       London Royal Albert Hall
  • Fri 01 Nov 2019        Cardiff St David's Hall

“One of the best British soul voices of the last 30 years.” Classic Pop Magazine

Most recently earMUSIC announced the release of the Deluxe edition of Lisa Stansfield’s 2018 album ‘Deeper’.

Originally released in April 2018 the record, Lisa’s eighth studio album, was acclaimed on its release and charted at number 15 in the UK Official Album Chart.

This deluxe edition includes the original 13 tracks, plus an 80 minute bonus CD including 4 brand new live recordings, remixes of ‘Billionaire’, ‘Deeper’ and ‘Never Ever’ as well as a new version of ‘There Goes My Heart (Again)’ from the 2014 album ‘Seven’. Remixes of ‘Never Ever’ charted as the #1 most added song in the Billboard Dance Club Songs Chart.

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