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Alison Moyet announces video for new single ‘The Rarest Birds’

Alison Moyet is delighted to unveil the video for ‘The Rarest Birds’, the second single to be taken from her much-praised album ‘Other’. Watch here

Filmed in her beloved hometown of Brighton and directed by award-winning photographer and videographer Steve Gullick, the video explores themes of diversity and acceptance.

“The Rarest Birds is a paean to LGBTQ, to Brighton, to coming out after the darkest nights into the arms of those that delight in your flight. From me to you,” says Alison.

A long-time advocate of Equal Rights and a patron of the charity, Diversity Role Models, Alison celebrates her LGBTQ friends, and those unknown to her but no less present, in this dramatic, cinematic and anthemic track.

“This song celebrates a place where a person can be who they were meant to be. It celebrates solidarity when it comes to individualism. It holds hands and calls time on silence, stillness, fear. It celebrates beautiful girls born boys. Stronger boys for being born girls. Freedom to identify where best we fit.”

Later this month, Alison will be performing in “I Feel Love”, a special concert part of Hull, City of Culture’s LGBT 50, marking the 50th anniversary of sexual freedom in the UK.

‘Other’, Alison’s ninth solo studio album, has received widespread critical acclaim and debuted at #12 in the national charts.

This September Alison will embark on a worldwide headline tour, including UK and Irish dates from October 27th to November 28th.

All tickets are on sale now and info is available on Alison’s website.

Alison Moyet – ‘The Other Tour’:


11 Sept – Sixth and I: Washington DC

12 Sept – The Trocadero Theatre: Philadelphia, PA

13 Sept – Royale, Boston, MA

15 Sept – Webster Hall: New York, NY

17 Sept – The Danforth Music Hall: Toronto, ONT

19 Sept – Park West: Chicago, IL

20 Sept – Fine Line Music Café: Minneapolis, MN

22 Sept – Star Theater: Portland, OR

23 Sept – The Showbox: Seattle, WA

25 Sept – The Fillmore: San Francisco, CA

26 Sept – Music Box: San Diego, CA

27 Sept – The Fonda Theater: Los Angeles, CA

Australia/New Zealand:

4 Oct – Riverside Theatre: Perth, Aus

6 Oct – Entertainment Centre Theatre: Adelaide, Aus

7 Oct – Margaret Court Arena: Melbourne, Aus

9 Oct – Enmore Theatre: Sydney, Aus

10 Oct – Convention Centre: Brisbane, Aus

13 Oct – Michael Fowler Centre: Wellington, NZ

14 Oct – ASB Theatre: Auckland, NZ

16 Oct – Isaac Theatre: Christchurch, NZ


27 Oct – Opera House: Cork

28 Oct – Olympia Theatre: Dublin

29 Oct – Ulster Hall: Belfast

31 Oct – Sage: Gateshead

1 Nov – Royal Concert Hall: Glasgow

2 Nov – Usher Hall: Edinburgh

4 Nov – Regent Theatre: Ipswich

5 Nov – Hexagon: Reading

7 Nov – New Theatre: Oxford

8 Nov – The Dome: Brighton * in aid of Samaritans, Brighton, Hove & District

9 Nov – Symphony Hall: Birmingham

11 Nov – Cliffs Pavilion: Southend

12 Nov – Corn Exchange: Cambridge

14 Nov – The Palladium: London

15 Nov – The Palladium: London * extra date added

16 Nov – Pavilion Theatre: Bournemouth

18 Nov – St David’s Hall: Cardiff

19 Nov – Barbican: York

20 Nov – Royal Philharmonic Hall: Liverpool

22 Nov – Bridgewater Hall: Manchester

23 Nov – Colston Hall: Bristol

24 Nov – Arts Centre: Warwick

26 Nov – Royal Concert Hall: Nottingham

27 Nov – Waterside Theatre: Aylesbury

28 Nov – 02 Guildhall: Southampton


3 Dec – Rockefeller: Oslo, Norway

4 Dec – Odeon: Odense, Denmark

5 Dec – Berns: Stockholm, Sweden

7 Dec – De Roma: Antwerp, Belgium

8 Dec – Paradiso: Amsterdam, Holland

9 Dec – Kantine: Cologne, Germany

11 Dec – Huxleys Neue Welt: Berlin, Germany

12 Dec – Gruenspan: Hamburg, Germany

13 Dec – Colos-Saal: Aschaffenburg, Germany

15 Dec – Substage: Karlsruhe, Germany

16 Dec – SIMM City: Vienna, Austria

17 Dec – Fabrique: Milan, Italy

19 Dec – x-tra: Zürich, Switzerland

20 Dec – L’Alhambra: Paris, France

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Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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