Just Announced: Dido will bring her first album in five years to Union Transfer in June

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Dido | photo via facebook.com/dido

London singer-songwriter Dido got her first break singing hooks on the eclectic late 90s trance / hip-hop / folk outfit Faithless, and then got an even more massive career boost right around the turn of the millennium when Detroit rapper Eminem sampled her song “Thank You” on his mega-hit “Stan.”

Following her 1999 debut No Angel and its moderately successful followup Life For Rent, Dido retreated from the public eye, not touring and only occasionally emerging with new music. This morning, she announced her fifth album Still on My Way, due out on BMG Records on March 8th, and with it comes her first tour since the Life For Rent days.

Dido will spend May touring Europe and the UK, and then hopping over for a stateside run in June, which includes a Union Transfer show on Saturday, June 22nd. Onsale information is still TBD, but keep your eyes on the XPN Concert Calendar for more details on that. Below, listen to Dido’s first single from Still on My Way, a song recorded with her brother Rollo — one of the producers at the helm of Faithless. “It was simple, I only wanted to make another album if it was with him,” Dido says in a press release. “It was made in such an easy way, all the vocals recorded on the sofa, a lot of it recorded at home.”

The song is called “Hurricane,” but it’s deceptively low-key, opening as a mellow acoustic number in the vein of Beth Orton and building into an immersive electronic soundscape.

Tour Dates
May 05, 2019 – Forum Karlín – Praha, Czech Republic
May 07, 2019 – Volkshaus – Zürich, Switzerland
May 08, 2019 – Arcimboldi Theater – Milano, Italy
May 10, 2019 – Circus Krone – München, Germany
May 11, 2019 – Stadhalle – Vienna, Austria
May 13, 2019 – Alte Oper – Frankfurt am Main, Germany
May 15, 2019 – Tempodrom – Berlin, Germany
May 16, 2019 – Laieszhalle – Hamburg, Germany
May 17, 2019 – Paradiso – Amsterdam, Netherlands
May 19, 2019 – Mitsubishi Electric Halle – Düsseldorf, Germany
May 20, 2019 – Cirque Royal – Bruxelles, Belgium
May 21, 2019 – Olympia – Paris, France
May 26, 2019 – The Glasgow Royal Concert Hall – Glasgow, United Kingdom
May 27, 2019 – Olympia Theatre – Dublin, Ireland
May 29, 2019 – Albert Hall – Manchester, United Kingdom
May 30, 2019 – Roundhouse – London, United Kingdom
Jun 13, 2019 – The Vic – Chicago, IL
Jun 15, 2019 – Danforth Music Hall – Toronto, OH
Jun 17, 2019 – House of Blues Boston – Boston, MA
Jun 19, 2019 – Terminal 5 – New York, NY
Jun 21, 2019 – Lincoln Theatre – Washington, DC
Jun 22, 2019 – Union Transfer – Philadelphia, PA
Jun 25, 2019 – The Wiltern – Los Angeles, CA
Jun 26, 2019 – Masoninc – San Francisco, CA
Jun 28, 2019 – Roseland Theater – Portland, OR

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