X FACTOR star Rebecca Ferguson is coming to Basingstoke to celebrate her latest album.

Rebecca Ferguson is heading to The Anvil on Sunday, May 19 in celebration of the album, Heaven Part II.

The album reflects on Rebecca’s past seven years - exploring love, family, joy, liberation, and Rebecca’s journey to happiness.

On the tour and album, Rebecca said: “This new album is my first independent album - I have put everything into it. I’ve pushed myself creatively and my heart and soul has gone into this!

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Basingstoke Gazette: Rebecca Ferguson is heading to The Anvil on Sunday, May 19

"I’m looking forward to taking my new music out to the fans on this upcoming tour and having some fun. I hope people can connect with the music.”

The singer-songwriter, who came to prominence in 2010 when she appeared on The X Factor, made headlines more recently for her incredible emotional performance during the 2023 Eurovision Song Contest semi-finals alongside Ukrainian singer Alyosha.

With popular singles such as Glitter & Gold, I Hope, and Nothing’s Real But Love, Rebecca has been lauded by critics, with The Telegraph declaring her "the same league as Aretha Franklin", and The Guardian stating that "her talent is undeniable".

Rebecca has co-written four solo albums and has shared the stage worldwide with Lionel Richie, Andrea Bocelli, Nile Rodgers and the late Burt Bacharach. She also regularly writes for other artists and has grown a reputation for being a well-respected ‘top liner’ in the song writing world.

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Heaven, released in 2011, sold over 130,000 copies in its first week, making it the fastest-selling debut album by a solo artist that decade, between 2007–2017. As well as working with some new contributors, Rebecca connected with some of the original Heaven writers and producers in the creation of Heaven Part II.

Tickets are priced at £46.50, £38, and £33.50. For more information and tickets, visit anvilarts.org.uk/events/rebecca-ferguson or contact the Anvil Arts box office on 01256 844244.