KT Tunstall to play charity gig in Edinburgh this January

Edinburgh-born singer-songwriter KT Tunstall is set to return to her roots this January with a string of one-off charity gigs around Scotland in celebration of the countdown to Lidl’s 100th store.

The week-long ‘Lidl Live’ tour will see Tunstall perform to thousands of fans in towns and cities around Scotland, taking in Aberdeen, Ayr and Highland town, Strathpeffer, before the grand finale show in Edinburgh on Burn’s Night.

Alongside the ‘Lidl Live’ performances, which will see Tunstall play chart-topping tracks from her 15-year career, the fun-filled tour of music and food will feature visits to stores, local schools and Lidl’s Scottish suppliers before KT officially opens the 100th store – in a soon-to-be-revealed location – on the 25 January.

Relishing the opportunity to perform on home turf, the star has found time for the evening concerts in a busy schedule between her ‘West Coast Ramble’ tour of California, supporting pop rock duo Hall & Oates at Madison Square Gardens and joining 80s legend Rick Astley’s UK tour in 2020.

Tickets for the exclusive charity gigs will go on sale on Eventbrite at 9am this Saturday (30 November) for a charitable donation of £7.50 (plus a £1.18 booking fee).

The full ticket price, as well as profits from the sale of drinks at the events, will be donated to Lidl’s long-standing charity partner, STV Children’s Appeal, which helps children and young people affected by poverty in Scotland.

On the upcoming tour, Tunstall said: “I’m delighted to be teaming up with Lidl for a very Scottish week of music, food and fun. There is a powerful place where our mutual interests meet; supporting local suppliers, looking after the environment, and raising important funds for children’s charities in Scotland.

“When I decided to start cooking for myself on tour, it turned into ‘KT’s Kitchen’ – a mad-dash online cooking show with friends where I prepare very simple, quick, healthy and delicious food backstage.

“The upcoming tour will involve live performances, backstage KT’s Kitchen cook offs, school visits, trips to see local producers and a lot of laughs with myself and the band girls along the way.”

The full schedule of live Lidl shows with KT Tunstall is as follows:

18 January 2020, Doors at 6.30pm – Aberdeen Beach Ballroom

20 January 2020, Doors at 6.30pm – Strathpeffer Pavillion

22 January 2020, Doors at 6.30pm – Ayr Town Hall

25 January 2020, Doors at 6 pm – Edinburgh Assembly Rooms with Burns&Beyond Festival

Tickets will be available from 9am on Saturday, 30 November at: www.eventbrite.co.uk

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