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    k.d. lang Concludes Critically Acclaimed "Ingénue Redux" Tour of UK, Ireland

    k.d. lang concluded her thirteen-show tour of the UK and Ireland—part of her ongoing world tour celebrating the 25th anniversary of her acclaimed album Ingénue—with a concert at London's Eventim Apollo and two nights at the National Concert Hall in Dublin this week. The latest leg of the Ingénue Redux Tour, in which lang performed the multi-platinum album performed live in its entirety to mark its silver anniversary, as well as additional songs from her celebrated career, follows previous sold-out runs in Canada, the United States, and Australia, in having been met with great critical acclaim across the board.

    As the tour came to a close, she was featured on BBC Radio 4's Front Row, talking about, among other things, what present John Wilson describes as her becoming "a global superstar with the album Ingénue, driven by the beautifully yearning heartbreak of the single 'Constant Craving." You can hear that conversation here.

    "k.d. lang is so good that she is in a class of her own," exclaimed the Daily Telegraph's five-star review of the London concert. "Wow. Just wow. Most other singers should just give up now."

    The Mail on Sunday was similarly effusive in its five-star review of the show, explaining that in 1992, Ingénue "seemed like an elegant set of timeless songs about unrequited love. Today it stands as a monument on the road to equal rights."

    "lang is a peerless communicator of feeling and emotion," says the musicOMH four-and-a-half-star review, " a class act and one of the greatest singers currently at work in any genre."

    The Independent's i, in a five-star review of the show at Bridgewater Hall in Manchester, considered the tour "a vital chance to see a massively important singer on astounding form and in her element."

    Metro's five-star review of the Brighton concert says: "She is magnetic. It's not just her extraordinary voice, it's her persona." The Arts Desk had a five-star review of the same show, saying: "Her voice has withstood the years magnificently, and its purity and power soared."

    The Guardian, in a four-star review of the concert at Hull Bonus Arena, contextualizes the experience by saying that "the evergreen chorus of 'Constant craving has always been' sounds like an uplifting celebration of hard-won freedoms and a defiant manifesto for battles that are still ahead."

    "She still wears it well all these years later," says the Scotsman's four-star review of the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall show. "The audience willingly succumbed ot the love-in."

    The tour follows the release of a re-mastered 25th Anniversary Edition of Ingénue on Nonesuch. The two-disc set includes eight previously unreleased live performances from lang's 1993 MTV Unplugged episode, recorded in New York City's famed Ed Sullivan Theater. In the words of Uncut, "Ingénue still dazzles, 25 years on. Luminous, languid and seductive to the point of intoxication. This reissue proves its status as a modern classic."

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k.d. lang concluded her tour of the UK and Ireland, part of her ongoing world tour celebrating the 25th anniversary of her acclaimed album Ingénue, appearing on BBC Radio 4's Front Row and earning critical acclaim across the tour. "k.d. lang is so good that she is in a class of her own," exclaimed the Daily Telegraph. "Wow. Just wow. Most other singers should just give up now." The Mail on Sunday says that in 1992, Ingénue "seemed like an elegant set of timeless songs about unrequited love. Today it stands as a monument on the road to equal rights." "lang is a peerless communicator of feeling and emotion," says musicOMH, " a class act and one of the greatest singers currently at work in any genre." The Arts Desk says: "Her voice has withstood the years magnificently, and its purity and power soared."

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k.d. lang concluded her thirteen-show tour of the UK and Ireland—part of her ongoing world tour celebrating the 25th anniversary of her acclaimed album Ingénue—with a concert at London's Eventim Apollo and two nights at the National Concert Hall in Dublin this week. The latest leg of the Ingénue Redux Tour, in which lang performed the multi-platinum album performed live in its entirety to mark its silver anniversary, as well as additional songs from her celebrated career, follows previous sold-out runs in Canada, the United States, and Australia, in having been met with great critical acclaim across the board.

As the tour came to a close, she was featured on BBC Radio 4's Front Row, talking about, among other things, what present John Wilson describes as her becoming "a global superstar with the album Ingénue, driven by the beautifully yearning heartbreak of the single 'Constant Craving." You can hear that conversation here.

"k.d. lang is so good that she is in a class of her own," exclaimed the Daily Telegraph's five-star review of the London concert. "Wow. Just wow. Most other singers should just give up now."

The Mail on Sunday was similarly effusive in its five-star review of the show, explaining that in 1992, Ingénue "seemed like an elegant set of timeless songs about unrequited love. Today it stands as a monument on the road to equal rights."

"lang is a peerless communicator of feeling and emotion," says the musicOMH four-and-a-half-star review, " a class act and one of the greatest singers currently at work in any genre."

The Independent's i, in a five-star review of the show at Bridgewater Hall in Manchester, considered the tour "a vital chance to see a massively important singer on astounding form and in her element."

Metro's five-star review of the Brighton concert says: "She is magnetic. It's not just her extraordinary voice, it's her persona." The Arts Desk had a five-star review of the same show, saying: "Her voice has withstood the years magnificently, and its purity and power soared."

The Guardian, in a four-star review of the concert at Hull Bonus Arena, contextualizes the experience by saying that "the evergreen chorus of 'Constant craving has always been' sounds like an uplifting celebration of hard-won freedoms and a defiant manifesto for battles that are still ahead."

"She still wears it well all these years later," says the Scotsman's four-star review of the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall show. "The audience willingly succumbed ot the love-in."

The tour follows the release of a re-mastered 25th Anniversary Edition of Ingénue on Nonesuch. The two-disc set includes eight previously unreleased live performances from lang's 1993 MTV Unplugged episode, recorded in New York City's famed Ed Sullivan Theater. In the words of Uncut, "Ingénue still dazzles, 25 years on. Luminous, languid and seductive to the point of intoxication. This reissue proves its status as a modern classic."

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