HEADING OUT ON UK TOUR WITH HOZIER
+ NEW SINGLES:
“SHAPE” AND “SHE WALKS IN”
With tickets on sale now, the tour will include a huge outdoor gig at London’s Alexandra Palace Park as well as shows in Newcastle, Halifax, Manchester, Cardiff, Bournemouth and Birmingham.
The shows also follow Victoria Canal’s recent Ivor Novello Rising Star win, with the award celebrating the craft of songwriters, composers and craters. Past Rising Star winners and nominees include Mysie, Griff, Willow Kayne, Rachel Chinouriri, Naomi Kimpenu and Holly Humbertstone, and Canal is following in their footsteps as a breakout artist primed for greatness.
The judges complimented the singer-songwriter’s “powerful songwriting and compelling sound”, while Victoria dedicated her award to [ast teachers and mentors. Pertaining to her limb difference she also added: “I really could have used seeing someone like me on stage growing up and I never did so it’s truly an honour to think that someone else who feels different out there knows that it’s possible.”
Victoria Canal also recently shared two new singles, “Shape” and “She Walks In” via Parlophone Records, Her first new music since the release of 2022’s ‘Elegy’ EP, “Shape” was premiered with Clara Amfo on BBC Radio 1. With the two tracks being the first the artist has shared on the themes of body image and body dysmorphia, “Shape” and “She Walks In” will feature on a new EP, due for release this summer.
Last year’s ‘Elegy’ delicately dealt with themes of grief and death, and featured the single “swan song”, which Chris Martin of Coldplay hailed as “one of the best songs ever written”. Canal also performed “swan song” on ‘Later… with Jools Holland’, appearing alongside the likes of Self Esteem and The 1975.
24 year-old singer, songwriter, producer and activist Victoria Canal makes soul-stirring, emotive pop music. Born in Munich, Spanish-American Canal says her international upbringing fostered her love for a nomadic life in music. A proud “third culture kid”, she has lived everywhere from Shanghai, Tokyo, Amsterdam, London and Dubai to Atlanta, New York and Fort Worth, and is proud of her identity as a queer, disabled, mixed-heritage woman, which fuels much of her activism.
Canal made her television acting debut last week in acclaimed Apple TV+ anthology series ‘Little America’, starring in the season’s moving episode “The Indoor Arm” as a Spanish-speaking Salvadorian refugee in the ‘80s, who comes to America to live with her sister. She also wrote “Bring It On:, the theme song for Apple TV+ series ‘Best Foot Forward”, based on the book by Paralympic skier Josh Sundquist.
Catch Victoria Canal supporting Hozier across the UK this Summer, and find full dates and details below.
VICTORIA CANAL UK LIVE DATES w/ HOZIER
02 HALIFAX The Piece Hall
03 NEWCASTLE O2 City Hall
05 MANCHESTER Castlefield Bowl
06 CARDIFF Cardiff Castle
08 BOURNEMOUTH O2 Academy
09 BIRMINGHAM O2 Academy
21 LONDON Alexandra Palace Park
23 BERKSHIRE Englefield House
25 MANCHESTER Albert Hall