UK soul music’s brightest new star Mica Millar announces her first-ever national tour for spring 2023, following a breathtaking year releasing her acclaimed debut album ‘Heaven Knows’, alongside winning ‘Soul Act of the Year’ at the Jazz FM Awards 2022.



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“Soul Album of the Month.” ★★★★★ - Echoes Magazine

“A star with intense emotional sincerity is born.” ★★★★ - Blues and Soul

“Her voice is amazing and her originals feel timeless and euphoric.” - Daily Mirror

“A classy debut.” - Daily Express

Not many can say they’ve had the year Mica Millar has. Her continued success following the release of ‘Heaven Knows’ saw Mica play two massive album launch shows in September, with a sold out show at the capital’s prestigious Jazz Café followed by a special hometown performance filling out the iconic Albert Hall in Manchester, from which she shares a live performance of her single ‘Will I See You Again’ to celebrate.

Eager fans have since been asking for an even larger string of shows, and now the wait is over as the Manchester singer announces her first national tour across the country for next year, full list of shows below – with more dates to be added.

5th May – Jazz Cafe, London
21st May – Epstein Theatre, Liverpool
25th May – Band on the Wall (Manchester Jazz Festival), Manchester
30th May – The Wardrobe (Leeds Jazz Festival), Leeds

“I’ve had such an incredible year and I'm really looking forward to my first national tour in 2023 - I know people have been waiting patiently for me to announce these shows so it's really exciting that the dates are finally confirmed and tickets are on sale,” says Mica.

“It's so important to me that each show will be a unique and special experience for the audience... and for me and my band too! So I've hand-picked all the venues myself, lots of beautiful, interesting and iconic spaces. I can't wait.”

Expect to hear the sensational ‘Heaven Knows’ performed with a full live band, plus other surprises soon to be revealed… Early bird tickets for Manchester have already sold out within the first hour, so do not hesitate and grab your tickets at the link above!

Earlier this year Mica celebrated a huge win at Jazz FM Awards 2022, securing the prestigious award for ‘Soul Act of the Year’ whose recipients of former years include Philip Bailey, Jon Batiste, Jill Scott, Moonchild and Poppy Ajudha. Riding high on her win, Mica soon after performed at Jazz Voice, the opening gala of the EFG London Jazz Festival. The Royal Festival Hall event saw both the highly esteemed and “new voices" of the Jazz scene performing together with backing from the 42-piece Festival Orchestra of leading London session players. Since 2008 over 60 vocalists have taken part in Jazz Voice, including Seal, Paloma Faith, Jamie Cullum, Boy George and Corinne Bailey Rae. The show was broadcast live on BBC Radio 3 plus a TV special aired on BBC 4.

Mica’s debut album ‘Heaven Knows’ achieved widespread acclaim this summer, including a plethora of national radio support from the likes of Trevor Nelson at BBC Radio 2 and a slot on Clive Anderson’s ‘Loose Ends’ on BBC Radio 4. She’s been championed by Craig Charles & Tom Robinson on 6 Music, BBC Radio 1’s Victoria Jane, BBC Radio 2’s Good Morning Sunday, and of course Jazz FM who have sung Mica’s praises this year, making ‘Girl’ their Track of the Week, playlisting title track ‘Heaven Knows’ with singles ‘Flashlights’, ‘More Than You Give Me’ and ‘Will I See You Again’ shooting straight onto the A List, all in addition to ‘Heaven Knows’ being featured as their Album of the Week. Mica was also Guest Head of Music on Jazz FM on Friday 4th November selecting music for Jazz FM playlist and guest presenting her own one hour show.

Mica has graced the covers of Blues & Soul Magazine and Echoes Magazine, who also gave ‘Heaven Knows’ a 5 star ‘soul album of the month’. The album was called “a classy debut” by Daily Express and Daily Mirror and has had acclaim everywhere from Wordplay, Music Week, Fred Perry, 1883 Magazine, The Official Charts, God is in the TV, Backseat Mafia, Soul Jazz and Funk, Soul Tracks, Noctis Magazine, Louder Than War and many more. The name ‘Mica Millar’ is also making its way across the pond, landing A List slots at Amazing Radio USA for all three of her recent singles with Trouble making its way in mainstream radio playlists in Germany earlier this month.

Tour dates:

Date City Venue
Friday 5th May London Jazz Cafe
Sunday 21st May Liverpool Epstein Theatre
Thursday 25th May Manchester Band on the Wall (Manchester Jazz Festival)
Tuesday 30th May Leeds The Wardrobe (Leeds Jazz Festival)


Already fiercely championed by a slew of highly esteemed collaborators across the UK and US, soul sensation Mica Millar’s debut album 'Heaven Knows' is self-written, arranged and produced with inspiration drawn from a plethora of vintage soundscapes, notably, soul, blues, gospel and jazz. 'Heaven Knows' is a timeless collection of modern soul showcasing a confident new artist who’s not only found her own voice but one that’s put everything life has thrown at her into her art.

To date Mica has received ongoing support from BBC Introducing Manchester, has been awarded BBC Introducing prestigious "Single of The Week”, filmed a live session for BBC Introducing with BBC Northwest TV, performed both with The BBC Philharmonic Orchestra and as part of BBC Children in Need. She’s also had spot plays on BBC Radio 2, BBC Radio 4 and BBC 6 Music plus national playlist support across the BBC’s 40 regional stations.

Since 2017 Mica has toured extensively with her ten-piece band including a sell-out hometown show at Manchester’s Band on The Wall to critical review. She also teamed up with Joy Division/New Order bassist, Peter Hook and The Manchester Camerata Orchestra as a guest lead vocalist for "Joy Division Orchestrated" – which included shows at The Royal Albert Hall and Sydney Opera House. 2022 also saw Mica sell out the prestigious Jazz Cafe in London and play a special homecoming show at Manchester's Albert Hall in celebration of her debut album 'Heaven Knows'.

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December 13, 2022 10:33am ET by Measure PR  

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