FRESH: ‘Friends’ – Dido

Dido releases “Friends”, the latest single from her forthcoming album.

Dido is back with her latest single “Friends”, hot on the heels of her comeback single “Hurricanes“, which was released only last month.

Both tracks are taken from her forthcoming fifth studio album “Still On My Mind”, which is due for release on March 8th 2019 through BMG, and Dido is also hitting the road next spring across Europe, The United Kingdom and America in support of the album.

“Still On My Mind” is said to carry a “dance and electronic music sensibility”, an ambiance that can be heard on its spiraling, synthpop-leaning lead single “Hurricanes“. Along with new material off “Still On My Mind”, her setlist is expected to include smash hit singles like “Here With Me”, “White Flag” and “Thank You”.

Dido 2019 Tour Dates:
05/05 – Prague, CZ @ Forum Karlin
05/07 – Zurich, CH @ Volkshaus
05/08 – Milan, IT @ Teatro degli Acrimboldi
05/10 – Munich, DE @ Circus Krone
05/11 – Vienna, AT @ Stadthalle
05/13 – Frankfurt, DE @ Alte Oper
05/15 – Berlin, DE @ Tempodrom
05/16 – Hamburg, DE @ Laeiszhalle
05/17 – Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso
05/19 – Dusseldorf, DE @ Mitsubishi Electric Halle
05/20 – Brussels, BE @ Cirque Royal
05/21 – Paris, FR @ L’Olympia Bruno Coquatrix
05/26 – Glasgow, UK @ Royal Concert Hall
05/27 – Dublin, IE @ Olympia Theatre
05/29 – Manchester, UK @ Albert Hall
05/30 – London, UK @ The Roundhouse
06/13 – Chicago, IL @ The Vic
06/15 – Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall
06/17 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues
06/19 – New York, NY @ Terminal 5
06/21 – Washington, DC @ Lincoln Theatre
06/22 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
06/25 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern
06/26 – Sa Francisco, CA @ Masonic
06/28 – Portland, OR @ Roseland
06/29 – Vancouver, BC @ Orpheum
06/30 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox SoDo

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Written by Christopher Smith

So perhaps you’ve read an article or two that I’ve written and wondered “just who is this character?”! Well I thought maybe it would be time to introduce myself and what I’m all about. Well it’s all about the music! Having been born in the late 1970’s I was heavily influenced by my parent’s love of ‘popular’ music and rock and roll of the 1950’s and 60’s. My Mother always said she should of married Elvis and my father was, and is still, in love with Sandie Shaw! But while my Dad’s tastes stopped in about 1967, my Mum carried on loving music throughout the 70’s, 80’s and beyond. My first memory was playing on the floor whilst my Mother was ironing one day with the radio on, and hearing ABBA’s “Super Trouper” dancing my nappy off to it! Maybe that’s where it all went wrong…?! Having been subjected to all and sundry in my infant years, I finally found my feet in the mid-1980’s and began ‘partying’ to the likes of Culture Club, Stevie Wonder(!), Elkie Brooks and Bananarama to name but a few! The year 1987 would have a profound effect on my listening tastes and from thereon in my life would be dominated with buying and listening to music. Any number of outstanding songs were released and listened to that year, most notably “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now”, “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” and “La Isla Bonita”. That Summer my mind was completely taken over with music and sounds I’d never heard before and I was totally taken in by it all. My father would say “whaaar rubbish you got on naaaaao?” (I’m from Norfolk!) but I was hooked. And it continued so for the rest of the decade and the next. At the beginning of 1988 I ‘met’ my true love and the singer I’ve worshipped more than any other artist or group. You may know of her. She’s from Australia…! Aside from pop music, my tastes are many and varied and continues to grow and expand as I ‘mature’ in age. I’ve always been heavily interested in films and in particular the mechanics of film making and of course film music, so scores and subsequently orchestral music takes up a lot of my tastes and collection. 90’s dance and club tunes also takes up much of the space in my head and I’m surprised my brain has stopped shaking from the years of abuse it took being dragged to nightclubs, often three times a week in my 20’s! I find with each year that passes I regress back to my youth and of course the 1980’s. 80’s music dominates and the lust to see as many 80’s acts and singers play live now is insatiable. I’m still getting into the groove as much as every breath I take, but I’m never gonna give up listening to my heart and pumping up the volume, simply because I LOVE MUSIC…any kind of music!
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