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Carly Rae Jepsen has announced February 2023 UK and Ireland dates for her upcoming ‘So Nice Tour’ with supporting act Lewis Ofman.

The singer’s upcoming fifth studio album, The Loneliest Time, is scheduled for release on 21 October, with the UK and Ireland tour following a few months after.

Singles ‘Beach House’, ‘Western Wind’ and ‘Talking To Yourself’ will all appear on the album.

Jepnsen took to Instagram to make the announcement on 23 September.

She wrote: “UK and Ireland! We’re bringing the So Nice Tour across the pond with my good friend Lewis Ofman,” adding a union jack and Ireland flag emojis.

“Pre-order The Loneliest Time before Tuesday, 27 Sept for the presale code. This gives you access to tickets before anyone else. Presale starts on Wednesday 28, September.”

General sale tickets are available from 10am on 30 September.


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The UK and Ireland portion of the So Nice Tour starts in Dublin, before heading to Leeds, Glasgow, Manchester, Birmingham, Brisol and Brighton.

London is the last stop on the tour, where the 36-year-old will play Alexandra Palace.

The Loneliest Time is said to be heavily inspired by 80s pop, 70s folk, disco and funk, according to an interview the ‘Call Me Maybe’ singer did with Crack Magazine.

“I had the playground of all the eras to jump from, and this was more just writing from the heart, in whatever direction the songs wanted to go,” she said.

“It excited me to have those moments of flirtation on the [new] album, but also broaden the spectrum of what the subject of a pop song was allowed to be.”

The album follows her fourth studio album, Dedicated, which received critical acclaim upon its release in 2019.

Tavish Crowe, Rostam Batmanglij, Bullion, Captain Cuts, John Hill, Kyle Shearer and Alex Hope are among the collaborators Jepsen worked with on the record.