Sophie Ellis-Bextor Announces First North American Tour

There's a scene in Saltburn, the dark 2023 film directed by Oscar-winning Emerald Fennell that involves a very nude man dancing in one, unedited shot, through an old mansion to the upbeat 2001 song "Murder on the Dancefloor" by Sophie Ellis-Bextor.

It's a confusing, dark, yet oddly joyous moment for the audience.

What's not confusing is the song is Y2K pop dynamite.

Sofie Ellis-Bextor singing "Murder on the Dancefloor" at the BAFTAs last Sunday (2/18).

The song, co-written by Ellis-Bextor and Gregg Alexander of the New Radicals, was a smash hit right away.

The tune went Top 10 all around the world and the album, her debut, Read My Lips, went double platinum in Britain.

Not bad for an LP that came out a week before 9/11.

But because she felt uncomfortable traveling shortly after the terrorist attacks, Ellis-Bextor didn't go on tour until the spring of 2002.

She did appear on Top of the Pops in December 2001 to perform "Murder on the Dance Floor." She was just 21 at the time.

Now 23 years later the song has been on the charts for six weeks and is currently sitting comfortably at #59 a few spots ahead of Billy Joel's first single in 17 years, "Turn The Lights Back On."

Any time you can beat the Piano Man you're doing pretty well.

Thanks to the resurgence of her song, the singer recently announced her first-ever tour around the US. After she completes the Europe Kitchen Disco Tour in March, she'll take a breather and cross the pond in May in San Francisco and after seven stops wraps it up in Toronto.

But what major US music industry city is missing from that list? Yes, Nashville, but also Los Angeles.

How you gonna come to the US and not play LA? If her Euro tour ends in March and her US tour starts in May, that sure seems like a Coachella-sized hole to fill in April.

If the festival, which only sold out Weekend One GA passes last week, needs to announce some more acts to get Weekend Two sold out and some of those VIP wristbands, adding Sophie along with a few others might be the move.

Skepta performs on Friday, April 12 & 19 at Coachella. Will Sophie join him?

So wise of her people not to book LA in April.

Also, she could appear as a special guest with an existing act to spice up their set.

TikToker Coco Mocoe has a pretty logical theory.

She thinks Sophie could appear during Skepta's Friday night set because he sampled "Murder on the Dancefloor" a few years ago for "Love Me Not."

Skepta performing "Love Me Not" with Sophie Ellis-Bextor there in the shadows.

If Ellis-Bextor came out at the end of that tune for an extended version of it, Mocoe predicts it could "break the Internet."

Catch Sophie on tour while the web is still stable. Tickets available on her website.

SOPHIE ELLIS-BEXTOR – 2024 TOUR DATES
Fri, MAR 1 Europe Kitchen Disco Tour 2024 | Groninge Groningen, Netherlands
Sun, MAR 3 Europe Kitchen Disco Tour 2024 | TivoliVredenburg (Ronda Hall) Utrecht, Netherlands
Mon, MAR 4 Europe Kitchen Disco Tour 2024 | De Roma Antwerp, Belgium
Tue, MAR 5 Europe Kitchen Disco Tour 2024 | Bataclan Paris, France
Wed, MAR 6 Europe Kitchen Disco Tour 2024 | Buergerhaus Stollwerck Köln, Germany
Fri, MAR 8 Europe Kitchen Disco Tour 2024 | John Dee Oslo, Norway
Sat, MAR 9 Europe Kitchen Disco Tour 2024 | Nalen Stockholm, Sweden
Sun, MAR 10 Europe Kitchen Disco Tour 2024 | Small Vega Copenhagen, Denmark
Tue, MAR 12 Europe Kitchen Disco Tour 2024 | Metropol Berlin, Germany
Wed, MAR 13 Europe Kitchen Disco Tour 2024 | Progresja Warsaw, Poland
Fri, MAR 15 Europe Kitchen Disco Tour 2024 | Palac Akropolis Praha, Czech Republic
Sat, MAR 16 Europe Kitchen Disco Tour 2024 | WUK Wien, Austria
Mon, MAR 18 Europe Kitchen Disco Tour 2024 | Konzert Zurich, Switzerland

MAY 30 San Francisco – August Hall
MAY 31 San Diego – The Observatory
JUN 3 Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
JUN 4 Boston – Royale
JUN 5 Philadelphia – Union Transfer
JUN 6 NYC – Webster Hall
JUN 8 Toronto – Danforth Hall

Sun, JUN 16 Nile Rodgers & CHIC Halifax, United Kingdom
Sun, JUN 23 Nile Rodgers & CHIC Southampton, United Kingdom
Sun, JUL 7 Nile Rodgers & CHIC Bedford, United Kingdom
Thu, JUL 11 Nile Rodgers & CHIC Llangollen, United Kingdom
Fri, JUL 12 Various Venues, Margate Margate, United Kingdom
Sat, JUL 13 Nile Rodgers & CHIC Margate, United Kingdom
Sat, JUL 20 The Big Park Burnham, United Kingdom
Thu, JUL 25 Camp Bestival Dorset 2024 Weymouth, United Kingdom
Fri, SEP 20 The Watering Hole Perranporth, United Kingdom
Sat, SEP 21 Brava Madrid 2024 Madrid, Spain
Sat, NOV 2 Peter Lehmann Wines Tanunda, Australia
ME Sat, NOV 9 Esca Bimbadgen Pokolbin, Australia
ME Sun, NOV 10 Sirromet Wines Mount Cotton, Australia
ME Thu, DEC 5 The Human League Cardiff, United Kingdom
Fri, DEC 6 The Human League Manchester, United Kingdom
Sat, DEC 7 The Human League Birmingham, United Kingdom
Mon, DEC 9 The Human League Brighton, United Kingdom
Tue, DEC 10 The Human League Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Thu, DEC 12 Human League | Glasgow Hydro Glasgow, United Kingdom
Fri, DEC 13 The Human League Leeds, United Kingdom
Sat, DEC 14 The Human League London, United Kingdom

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