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Dua Lipa Announces ‘Fresh and Futuristic’ New Album ‘Future Nostalgia’

The singer also announced a 2020 European tour

Dua Lipa announces her sophomore album, "Future Nostalgia."Dua Lipa announces her sophomore album, "Future Nostalgia."

Dua Lipa announces her sophomore album, "Future Nostalgia."

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Dua Lipa will release her sophomore album, Future Nostalgia, in 2020, with a specific release date to be revealed. The singer, who recently unveiled the album’s first single “Don’t Start Now,” also announced a 2020 European headlining tour in support of the new songs.

“What I wanted to do with this album was to break out of my comfort zone and challenge myself to make music that felt like it could sit alongside some of my favorite classic pop songs, whilst still feeling fresh and uniquely mine,” Dua Lipa said in a statement. “I was inspired by so many artists on the new record from Gwen Stefani to Madonna to Moloko to Blondie and Outkast, to name just a few.”

She added, “Because of the time that I’d spent on the road touring with my band I wanted Future Nostalgia to have a lot more of a live element, but mixed together with modern electronic production. My sound has naturally matured a bit as I’ve grown up but I wanted to keep the same pop sensibility as I had on the first record. I remember that I was on my way to a radio show in Las Vegas thinking about the direction for this new record and I realized that what I wanted to make was something that felt nostalgic but had something fresh and futuristic about it too.”

The European trek, dubbed the Future Nostalgia 2020 European Arena Tour, will kick off in Madrid on April 26th. The tour stops in 19 cities across Europe and the U.K., and ends in Dublin on June 19th. Tickets for the tour go on sale Friday 6th December at 9 a.m. local time, with Spain on sale Thursday 5th December at 9 a.m. local time. Ticket costs will include a charity donation to Unicef and Sunny Hill Foundation.

Future Nostalgia 2020 European Arena Tour Dates

Apr 26 – Madrid @ Wizink Centre
Apr 28 – Barcelona @ Palau Sant Jordi
Apr 30 – Milan @ Mediolanum Forum
May 2 – Antwerp @ Sportspaleis
May 4 – Paris @ Accorhotels Arena
May 5 – Cologne @ Lanxess Arena
May 7 – Amsterdam @ Ziggo Dome
May 10 – Copenhagen @ Royal Arena
May 12 – Stockholm @ Ericsson Globe
May 13 – Oslo @ Spektrum
May 15 – Hamburg @ Barclaycard Arena
May 17 – Berlin @ Mercedes-Benz Arena
May 19 – Vienna @ Stadthalle
May 20 – Munich @ Olympiahalle
May 26 – London @ The O2
May 27 – London @ The O2
Jun 1 – Manchester @ Arena
Jun 4 – Leeds @ First Direct Arena
Jun 7 – Cardiff @ Motorpoint Arena
Jun 10 – Birmingham @ Arena
Jun 13 – Newcastle @ Utilita Arena
Jun 15 – Glasgow @ The SSE Hydro
Jun 18 – Dublin @ 3Arena
Jun 19 – Dublin @ 3Arena

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