Kiesza Announces Headline Date at XOYO
Fresh from topping the UK singles chart with her debut release ‘Hideaway’, Kiesza has now announced a headline show at East London’s ‘place-to-be-seen’ venue XOYO, on Tuesday 3rd June.
You can pre-order tickets – http://www.ticketmaster.co.uk/event/1F004C9CAB6C913A
With Kiesza’s debut London headline show at Electrowerkz on the 22nd May selling out in a matter of hours, XOYO will surely be the last chance to catch Kiesza in an intimate venue before she hits all the major festivals including stops at Glastonbury, Ibiza Rocks, Bestival, Wireless, Lovebox and Love Saves The Day later this year.
Shifting over 136,000 copies in its first week, and currently still at #2 in the UK singles chart, the Official Charts Company confirmed Kiesza’s ‘Hideaway’ as the fastest selling debut single of the year.
The track inspired by nights out at epic NYC hotspots like Body & Soul has smashed over 5.5 million views on YouTube with the amazing one-take, self-directed video for ‘Hideaway,’ shot out on the streets of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, highlighting her spectacular dance skills and background as a trained ballerina.
With ‘Hideaway’ peaking at #2 in the Spotify viral chart ‘Hideaway’ has clearly connected with the UK public, also hitting the top spot of the Shazam chart for six weeks running with everyone from iconic brand Lego to Radio 1’s Greg James parodying the iconic video in his very own version, now viewable HERE.
Proving that there’s much, much more to her than ‘Hideaway’, Kiesza covered Sigma’s #1 ‘Nobody To Love’ mashing it up with Lauryn Hill’s ‘Doo Wop (That Thing)’ in the 1Xtra Live Lounge alongside an incredible live performance of Hideaway. She’s also proved her musical ability with sessions for Capital Xtra and Kiss FM as well as a mini-mix for Annie Mac on Radio 1, picking up extensive press coverage across the board from Hype Machine right through to features in i-D, Mixmag, The Observer, Evening Standard and Time Out. An artist herself, she creates her own art, including the incredible single design for ‘Hideaway’.
Kiesza, has a backstory like no other, experiencing more than any of us could expect from the latest Wes Anderson production. A trained ballerina, she spent her teens sailing in the Navy, with her shooting skills so sharp the Army tried to recruit her as a sniper; instead, Kiesza sailed to Hawaii where she taught herself to write and play music a top of 132ft tall ships. She soon relocated to New York where she became absorbed in the city’s club scene and nightlife – which has naturally fed back into her music.
With forthcoming material soon to follow and a debut album due for release later this year, Kiesza is one multi-faceted artist you are going to be hearing a lot more from in the very near future.
Kiesza will be playing the following dates –
22nd May – Electrowerkz, London
24 – 25th May – Love Saves The Day, Bristol
3rd June – XOYO, London
7 – 8th June – Parklife, Manchester
25th -29th June – Glastonbury
4 – 5th July – Wireless Festival, London / Birmingham
18 – 19th July – Lovebox, London
4 – 7th September – Bestival, Isle of Wight