Sheryl Crow to play O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire on May 19th
As the April 21st release of her new album ‘Be Myself’ approaches, Sheryl Crow has announced details of her first UK show in almost three years when she plays London’s O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire on May 19th.
For ‘Be Myself’, Crow worked once again with producer, musician, and songwriter Jeff Trott, a long-time collaborator throughout her career. Trott co-wrote many of Crow’sclassic hits including ‘If It Makes You Happy’ and ‘My Favorite Mistake’.
‘Be Myself’ reflects Crow’s commitment to looking at life without illusion and responding to what she finds with honesty and artistry. Over a raw, pared-down instrumental bed she sings with the conviction her fans have long celebrated, addressing the virtues of solitude in the wake of a broken relationship (‘Alone in the Dark’), humorously recounting her sense of disorientation in the social media maze (‘Be Myself’) and playfully extolling an occasional escape from its entanglement (‘Roller Skate’), and mourning the fissures that divide us from others (’Halfway There’).
An American music icon, Crow has released eight studio albums, which have sold 35 million copies worldwide. In the UK, four of her studio albums and ‘The Very Best Of’ all reached the Top 10, and her success was further reflected with four Top 10 hits and a further twelve which entered the Top 40.
In the States, seven of the albums charted in the Top 10 and five were certified for multi-platinum sales. In addition to such #1 hits as ‘All I Wanna Do’, ‘Soak Up the Sun’, and ‘The First Cut Is the Deepest’, Crow has notched 40 singles on the Billboard Hot 100, Adult Top 40, Adult Contemporary, Mainstream Top 40 and Hot Country Songscharts, with more #1 singles in the Triple A listings than any other female artist.