Alison Moyet celebrates 40 years new album and tour

How time flies! It’s been 40 years since Alison Moyet stepped out of Yazoo and fired up a solo career with her #1 debut album Alf, featuring Top 10 hits like “Love Resurrection” and “All Cried Out.” That unmistakable voice – big enough to fill a stadium and yet intimate enough to make you feel as though she’s singing just for you – has taken her on quite a journey since, with career highlights including two #1 albums, six Top 10 singles, two BRIT Awards, and a GRAMMY® nomination.

Following her recent graduation from Brighton University in 2023 with a first-class degree in Fine Art Printmaking BA (Hons), Alison Moyet has combined both art and music here, creating the album art herself to celebrate her 40th year as a solo artist with the release of Key on October 4th – a collection of 16 reworked singles, fan favourites, and deep cuts as well as two new songs which combine to present a blazing showcase of the depth and breadth of her artistic creativity and songwriting. She launches the album by sharing one of its brand new songs, “Such Small Ale,” alongside the reworked classic Moyet single “All Cried Ou”.

‘I wanted to take the opportunity to look at the trajectory of the past four decades and explore songs that, in their original form, were never fully realized or have had their relevance to me altered by time.’

Alison Moyet

The songs that feature on “Key” were all reimagined alongside her producer, arranger, and musical director Sean McGhee. Some songs remain closer to the originals; “All Cried Out” and “Love Resurrection” are refreshed rather than reinvented, their ‘80s motifs switched for a more timeless production. And others are cast in a new light, see McGhee’s exquisite arrangements of both Guy Sigsworth co-write “Filigree,” and “Is This Love?,” now translated as a sweeping, shimmering epic ballad. This album has allowed Alison to revisit some of the songwriting highlights of her career including tracks such as “Can’t Say It Like I Mean It” and “This House.”

The lavish new single “Such Small Ale” fits naturally alongside the classics, with Alison’s voice seasoned by experience but losing none of its emotion-inspiring grandeur. It’s also a song that’s the perfect fit for how her voice has developed, one that feels both contemporary but with a hint of nostalgic ‘60s flavor. Alison wrote the song with McGhee and Suede guitarist Richard Oakes, the latter of whom performs on several tracks on the album.

“Key” distills 40 years of music making, presenting a cohesive overview of a long and dazzling journey. Alison says, ‘I hope this collection will be the key to those unopened doors. Let yourself in.’

Now Alison also brings the news that she will embark upon a long-awaited World tour in 2025 – her first full headline tour since 2017. UK, Ireland and European dates are announced today and US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand dates are to follow. 

Alison Moyet 2025 Tour:

16 Feb – Dublin, 3Olympia
17 Feb – Belfast, Waterfront Hall
20 Feb – York, Barbican
21 Feb – Manchester, Bridgewater Hall
22 Feb – Nottingham, Royal Concert Hall
24 Feb – Liverpool, Philharmonic Hall
25 Feb – Stoke-on-Trent, Victoria Hall
27 Feb – Birmingham, Symphony Hall
28 Feb – Cambridge, Corn Exchange
1 Mar – Ipswich, Regent Theatre
3 Mar – Sheffield, City Hall
4 Mar – Stockton, Globe
6 Mar – Gateshead, The Glasshouse
7 Mar – Buxton, Opera House
8 Mar – Reading, Hexagon
10 Mar – Brighton, Dome
11 Mar – London, Palladium
13 Mar – Bournemouth, Pavilion Theatre
14 Mar – Swansea, Arena
15 Mar – Bath, Forum
17 Mar – Southend, Cliffs Pavilion
18 Mar – Aylesbury, Waterside Theatre
20 Mar – Edinburgh, Usher Hall
21 Mar – Glasgow, Royal Concert Hall
22 Mar – Aberdeen, Music Hall
31 Mar – Oslo, Norway: Sentrum Scene
1 Apr – Stockholm, Sweden: Göta Lejon
3 Apr – Hamburg, Germany: Grosse Freiheit 36
5 Apr – Antwerp, Belgium: De Roma
7 Apr – Amsterdam, Netherlands: Paradiso
8 Apr – Groningen, Netherlands: De Oosterpoort
9 Apr – Eindhoven, Netherlands: Muziekgebouw Frits Philips
11 Apr – Cologne, Germany: Carlswerk Victoria
13 Apr – Frankfurt Germany: Batschkapp
14 Apr – Berlin, Germany: Huxleys Neue Welt
15 Apr – Copenhagen, Denmark: DR Koncerthuset


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