New Wave chart star LENE LOVICH has announced a series of UK dated in celebration of the 40th Anniversary of her Stiff Records debut, Stateless.

The Detroit-born UK-based singer's debut album reached the Top 40 of the UK Album Charts in March '79, yielding two Top 20 singles in 'Say When' and the No.3 smash 'Lucky Number'. It also featured a version of the Tommy James & The Shondells evergreen 'I Think We're Alone Now', the original A-side to 'Lucky Number' before the latter was picked up by radio DJs.

Lene will be heading out on tour from Friday 8th until Saturday 23rd March, including a show at The Garage in London on Thursday 21st, playing the album in its entirety, as well as other favourites.

“It is incredibly flattering to know that people are still interested in Stateless after all these years," she says. "And it is always humbling to learn what it has meant to people on a personal level. We all have music which becomes the soundtrack to our lives, and to know that people are still listening is the highest compliment that you can ever be paid as an artist and a performer. Far from being near nostalgia, taking the album out on the road for its anniversary year is a way of saying thank you, both to the fans who have appreciated it for so long, and also to the songs themselves, which have meant so very much to me and gave me such a wonderful start on this journey.”

Full dates are...

Fri 8 March – Riverside, Newcastle
Sat 9 March – G2, Glasgow
Sun 10 March – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds
Fri 15 March – O2 Institute, Birmingham
Sat 16 March – Club Academy, Manchester
Sun 17 March – The Waterfront, Norwich
Thur 21 March – The Garage, London
Fri 22 March – Concorde 2, Brighton
Sat 23 March – O2 Academy, Oxford

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