Motown legend Gladys Knight announces Edinburgh gig

Gladys Knight – the Empress Of Soul and seven-time Grammy Award winning icon – has just announced four UK dates in July,  including one night at the Festival Theatre Edinburgh on Wednesday, 6 July.

Tickets go on sale to Friends on Wednesday, 2 March at 10am and on general sale from sale Friday, March 4, at 9am.

Knight will be performing all her classic hits – Midnight Train To Georgia (which remains one of the most famous Motown records to date and was honoured as one of ‘The Greatest Songs Of All Time’ by Rolling Stone Magazine), Help Me Make It Through The Night, Licence To Kill (the official theme song to the James Bond film), The Way We Were, Baby Don’t Change Your Mind and You’re The Best Thing (That Ever Happened To Me) – plus tracks from her latest album Where My Heart Belongs.

Knight began her music career in the 1950s when she performed alongside her brother, sister and cousins in The Pips. In 1959, the group took on a new name, Gladys Knight and The Pips, and they secured their first big hit in America with a cover version of Every Beat of My Heart.  They received international recognition when they signed up to the world famous Motown record label.

 The award-winning singer, author, restaurateur and spokeswoman has recorded more than 40 albums and enjoyed No.1 hits on the pop, gospel, R&B and contemporary charts.

Knight has been honoured with the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame, has a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame and has dozens of TV, film and theatre credits.

Gladys Knight, Festival Theatre, Nicolson Street, July 6, 7.30pm,  £62.50; £52.50; £42.50, www.ticketline.co.uk