Sophie Ellis-Bextor’s Instagram Live Kitchen Discos during the covid-19 lockdown were a means of virtual escapism for many, and became weekly moments of united sequined catharsis for the hundreds of thousands tuning in.
Now as we emerge into the world again, Sophie has announced the Kitchen Disco Tour for 2021; bringing together all of the camp and frivolity of her original show to live stages across the country.
The weekly live Instagram streams brought together the two main roles Sophie balances in her life: performer and mother. Underneath the family’s sparkling kitchen disco ball, Sophie, her husband Richard Jones (who also plays bass in Sophie’s live band), and their children’s familial exuberance put a smile on the face of the hundreds of thousands watching live on Instagram. The individual videos of songs from the performances also garnered millions of views on Twitter.
Ahead of the tour Sophie will release a new album Songs From The Kitchen Disco on 23 October, which will be a collection of the songs that soundtracked 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! The album can be pre-ordered now from here.