It’s been a phenomenal year for Rita Ora who is now setting her sights on 2013 with the announcement of her own set of live UK dates on the Radioactive Tour. The Roc Nation / Columbia signing hit the music scene earlier this year featuring on the No.1 DJ Fresh hit ‘Hot Right Now’, Rita followed this smashing into the charts with her own No.1 singles ‘R.I.P’ and How We Do (Party)’ making her the only artist this year to have three No.1 singles in a row. The release of her debut album ‘ORA’ rounded off her incredible run also claiming the No.1 spot this summer. 2012 has seen her become one of the most exciting new artists to break through this year.
Live Rita set the bar even higher during her US tour earlier this year and with a stunning performance opening the 2012 MTV EMAs she gave fans a taster of what to expect in the UK for her Radioactive Tour. Rita is no stranger to the stage having supported some of the biggest names in music – the spring saw her supporting US superstar Drake and UK rock giants Coldplay on tour as well as playing at every major UK music festival and event this year including Hackney Weekend, Wireless, Lovebox, T in the Park, Capital’s Summertime Ball, T4 On The Beach, 1Xtra Live and making a special appearance on her home ground at the Notting Hill Carnival. To top it off she celebrated the release of her album ‘ORA’ in style with an unforgettable performance at JAY-Z’s Made In America festival.
State-side Rita has also been making quite an impression on U.S. audiences, with stellar performances on Good Morning America, Letterman and Jimmy Kimmel Live. She presented “Best Male Artist” award and ruled the red carpet at the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards, charmed Ryan Seacrest on his show ‘On Air with Ryan Seacrest’ and she was the most recent artist to grace the stage of MTV’s Grammy® and Emmy® award-winning series, Unplugged. In the UK she wowed audiences with explosive performance of Upfront Club Chart No.1 single ‘Shine Ya Light’ on the X Factor and Jonathan Ross, guesting with Alan Carr and gracing the pages of British Vogue.
Rita’s new single ‘Radioactive’ taken from her No.1 hit album ‘ORA’ will be out on 10th February.
O2 Priority tickets will be available on Wednesday 5th December from http://www.ticketmaster.co.uk/promo/37rg4v.
2013 Tour Dates
28th Manchester Academy
29th Newcastle o2 Academy
30th Glasgow o2 Academy
1st Sheffield o2 Academy
2nd Cardiff Great Hall
5th Shepherds Bush o2 Empire
8th Bournemouth o2 Academy
9th Birmingham o2 Academy
Tickets go on general sale at 9am Friday 7th December (subject to booking fee) from http://www.livenation.co.uk/artist/rita-ora-tickets