Sophie Ellis-Bextor’s Instagram Live Kitchen Disco’s during the Covid-19 lockdown were a means of virtual escapism for many, and became weekly moments of united sequined catharsis for the hundreds of thousands tuning in. Now as we emerge into the world again, Sophie has announced the Kitchen Disco Tour for 2021; bringing together all of the camp and frivolity of her original show to live stages across the country.    

The tour will begin in Glasgow at the Royal Concert Hall on 7th May, taking in Birmingham, Southend, the iconic London Palladium on 13th May, De La Warr Pavilion, Guildford, and Manchester, before finishing at the Leeds Town Hall on 19th May. 

On the Kitchen Disco Tour, Sophie Said: “During lockdown, our family kitchen discos became a precious time where we could all bop about and be a bit silly. It made me feel connected to everyone who joined us and I can honestly say the music was a real tonic which brought sparkly joy to my soul every Friday. The discos we shared have inspired me and now I want to see all your faces so I can sing for you. I want to give everyone a night where just for a little while, we can all lose ourselves under the mirror ball and dance and have fun. Won’t that feel magical?! I CANNOT WAIT!”

The weekly live Instagram streams brought together the two main roles Sophie balances in her life: performer and mother. Underneath the family’s sparkling kitchen disco ball, Sophie, her husband Richard Jones (who also plays bass in Sophie’s live band), and their children’s familial exuberance put a smile on the face of the hundreds of thousands watching live on Instagram. The individual videos of songs from the performances also garnered millions of views on Twitter.

Looking forward to 2021, the Live Kitchen Disco Tour will bring the virtual to life, cooking-up classic glitter ball staples and Sophie’s own dancefloor-beckoning bangers from across her seven albums, as well as a variety of well-known classics including Our House by Madness and My Favourite Things from the Sound of Music, in a thoroughly domestic Studio-54 sensation for disco divas of all ages.

Tour Dates: 
7th May     Glasgow Royal Concert Hall 
9th May     Birmingham Symphony Hall 
10th May    Southend Cliff Pavilion 
13th May    London Palladium 
15th May     Bexhill De La Warr Pavilion 
17th May    Guildford G Live 
18th May    Manchester Bridgewater Hall
19th May     Leeds Town Hall

Event dates

Friday,07 May 2021 at 19:30

Glasgow Royal Concert Hall


Sunday,09 May 2021 at 19:30

Birmingham Symphony Hall


Monday,10 May 2021 at 20:00

Southend Cliffs Pavilion


Thursday,13 May 2021 at 19:30

London Palladium , London


Saturday,15 May 2021 at 19:30

Bexhill De La Warr


Monday,17 May 2021 at 19:30

Guildford G Live


Tuesday,18 May 2021 at 19:30

Manchester Bridgewater Hall


Wednesday,19 May 2021 at 19:30

Leeds Town Hall