Following her much-loved Instagram Live Kitchen Discos during the Covid-19 lockdown, Sophie Ellis-Bextor has announced the release of one of the most popular songs from her virtual live set, with her version of the classic disco hit Crying at the Discotheque. Taken from her upcoming new album Songs from the Kitchen Disco: Sophie Ellis Bextor’s Greatest Hits, Sophie has covered Alcazar’s 1990’s hit for a sparkling studio 54 take on the original in classic Sophie disco style, which was premiered on Zoe Ball’s Radio 2 show. She says; “I’m really excited to be putting out ‘Crying at the Discotheque’. I used to sing it sometimes when I was doing a club set, as I always loved the song, and since I sang it during the kitchen discos it forever holds a special place in my heart. I love this version - such a great song and full of the imagery of the discos I always go to in my head when I’m singing.” Sophie’s recent kitchen disco sets, filmed live from her home with her family amidst a mixture of loveable fun and chaos, were a means of virtual escapism for many and became weekly moments of united sequined catharsis for the hundreds of thousands tuning in. Last month she announced she would be bringing her virtual disco to the present with a Kitchen Disco Tour next year, with all the frivolity of her original show on live stages across the country. Ahead of the live dates, Sophie will release her new greatest hits album on 13th November, which will be a collection of the songs that sound-tracked her lockdown kitchen disco. The album will feature all of Sophie's biggest and best-known disco hits in one place for the first time ever! Available on various colourful and collectable formats (CD, Double Vinyl LP and Tape) the album will include 6 Top 10 hits, including Murder On The Dancefloor and Take Me Home, plus the brand new lead single Crying at the Discotheque. The album can be pre-ordered now from here. ‘SONGS FROM THE KITCHEN DISCO: SOPHIE ELLIS-BEXTOR’S GREATEST HITS’ 1 Groovejet (If This Ain't Love) 2020 2 Take Me Home (A Girl Like Me) 3 Murder On The Dancefloor 4 Get Over You 5 Music Gets The Best of Me 6 Mixed Up World 7 Catch You 8 Me And My Imagination 9 Today The Sun's On Us 10 Bittersweet 11 Starlight 12 Not Giving Up On Love 13 Heartbreak (Make Me A Dancer) 14 Young Blood 15 True Faith (BBC session) 16 Do You Remember The First Time? (Live) 17 Come with Us 18 Wild Forever 19 Crying at the Discotheque 20 My Favourite Things Sophie also recently launched her new podcast, Spinning Plates, which sees Sophie chat to inspirational women about the balance between motherhood and their working lives in each one hour episode. With episodes so far featuring guests such as Fearne Cotton and Caitlin Moran, the podcast, which is part of the part of the Acast creator network, has already become Apple's number one Parenting podcast everywhere from the UK to Greece to Ecuador. Alongside her own live dates next year, Sophie has also been announced as special guest on Steps – ‘What The Future Holds’ 14 date Arena tour at the end of 2021. All tickets are available here. Dates for the Kitchen Disco Tour are as follows – May 2021: Fri 7th Glasgow Royal Concert Hall Sun 9th Birmingham Symphony Hall Mon 10th Southend Cliff Pavilion Thurs 13th London Palladium Sat 15th Bexhill On Sea De La Warr Pavilion Mon 17th Guildford G Live Tues 18th Manchester Bridgewater Hall Weds 19th Leeds Town Hall Tickets available here.
Dates for Steps – ‘What The Future Holds’ 2021 UK Tour Feat. special guest Sophie Ellis-Bextor Nov 2 – Sheffield, FlyDSA Arena Nov 3 – Nottingham, Motorpoint Arena Nov 5 – Birmingham, Resorts World Arena Nov 8 – Newcastle, Utilita Arena Nov 11 – Manchester, AO Arena Nov 13 – Aberdeen, P&J Live Nov 15 – Belfast, SSE Arena Nov 18 – Liverpool, M&S Bank Arena Nov 19 – Leeds, First Direct Arena Nov 22 – Glasgow, The SSE Hydro Nov 25 – Brighton, Centre Nov 26 – London, The O2 Nov 29 – Cardiff, Motorpoint Arena Dec 1 – Bournemouth, International Centre
Tickets available here.