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Miguel Is Back With Three UK Shows & New Album

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Grammy Award-winning recording artist Miguel has announced his highly anticipated return to the UK for three shows, in celebration of his new studio album "Wildheart."

Released on June 29th via ByStorm Entertainment/RCA Records, the album is the long-awaited follow up to Miguel’s 2012 critically acclaimed sophomore release, "Kaleidoscope Dream," which spent 20 weeks on the US Album Chart.

Debuting the first single "Coffee,", and it's edgy, revamped alternate version, "Coffee (F***ing)," ft. Wale, the album also features tracks "NWA," and "Hollywood Dreams."

Miguel first hit the mainstream in 2010, with the infectious first single, "All I Want Is You," from his major label debut album of the same name. A song which blended a stark hip-hop beat with Miguel’s creamy vocals, to form a sound that established Miguel as one of the most unique and soulful voices in modern R&B.

Miguel’s follow up was his acclaimed four-time Grammy Award nominated, sophomore album "Kaleidoscope Dream," (Sony Music Aust), which features his third US #1 hit single "Adorn," "How Many Drinks?", "Do You..." and "The Thrill."

In 2013 Miguel was nominated for a total of five Grammy Awards. Lead single "Adorn," written and produced by Miguel, garnered Miguel his first Grammy Award for Best R&B Song, and stayed at number one on the R&B/Hip-Hip Airplay chart for more than 23 weeks - the longest running number one in the history of the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hip Airplay chart.

He was here for one sold out show at London’s XOYO on Thursday June 18th and has now just announced a UK headline tour for October.

Miguel Live UK Dates 2015

Tuesday 13 October London O2 Academy Brixton

Thursday 15 October Birmingham O2 Academy

Sunday 18 October Manchester Academy

Tickets are on sale 9am Friday June 26th and will be available at www.gigsandtours.com / www.ticketmaster.co.uk
Words SIMON REDLEY

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