Britain is going through an unexpected COVID-19 outbreak. The high temperatures and the successful immunization campaign heralded the imminent end of the pandemic, but the alarm was unleashed in recent days after the irruption in the country of the Delta variant.
Health authorities reported that 18,270 new infections and 23 deaths were recorded this Sunday, well above the 10,321 cases and 14 deaths on Saturday. In this way, the total number of infections since the beginning of the pandemic rose to 4.7 million with 128,083 deaths, according to data from the Ministry of Health.
These numbers led to a delay in the return of musical activity. Various artists had to reschedule their performances. One of them was Dua Lipa who informed on social networks the new dates of his tour “Future Nostalgia” by the UK and other European countries.
According to the singer, the tour will start in 2022. “I am completely devastated that I cannot start the tour scheduled for the UK and Europe. Please keep your tickets, as they will be valid for the new dates ”, he told his fans.
The tour will pass through some thirty European cities such as London, Berlin, Paris or Madrid, to which are added appointments in Vienna, Lisbon, Munich or Zurich. There will be about thirty concerts that will take place between April and June next year.
The first show will be in Manchester and the closing is scheduled in Lisbon. Before that, Dua Lipa will pass through the United Kingdom, Belgium, Germany, Holland, Italy, France, Spain and Portugal. “I can not wait to return to the stage, and that we can meet,” said the artist.
A brilliant career
Since the pandemic started, the singer did not stop with her musical activity: she published her album Future Nostalgia, which had new versions with important guest figures such as Madonna. Everything she touches, the 25-year-old turns into gold.
It became the most listened to in the UK in the last year. His songs sounded on the radio, on television, on digital platforms and were a trend on social networks.
The music licensing company PPL, which monitors the content that is played in different media and in pubs, published the list with the most listened to. Two of Dua Lipa’s singles, “Physical” Y “Don’t Start Now”Were in the top 10 most popular songs on UK radio.
Ed Sheeran, who was at the top of the list since 2017, took second place, followed by Ariana Grande and Sam Smith. Calvin Harris, Little Mix, Coldplay, Justin Bieber, Maroon 5 and The Weeknd.
Future Nostalgia, Dua Lipa’s latest album, came out four days after the first isolation in the UK, in March 2020. “I was hanging around with the idea of releasing it for a while. I didn’t know if it was the right thing to do at this time because many people were suffering, “he confessed at that time.
“It was a very difficult decisionbut some things are meant to be, ”he told the BBC earlier this year. “I am grateful that it served as a form of escapism during the quarantineto. My idea was to create a fun world for people to enjoy even when I was at home, and I feel lucky to have the opportunity to do so. “
In turn, the disk became the best-selling UK launch of 2020, winner of album of the year at the Brit Awards and best pop album at the Grammys. “Thank you so much to everyone who listened to and loved my music over the past year. I am very proud to have been the artist who sounded the most on radio, television and throughout the UK, ”she said. And he emphasized: “I really wanted Future Nostalgia to bring some happiness during such a difficult time.”