Susan Boyle to embark on first ever live tour

SINGING sensation Susan Boyle is to embark on her first ever live tour - with a seven-night run across Scotland.

Susan Boyle will play seven nights across Scotland as part of the tour. Picture: AP

Four years after shooting to fame on Britain’s Got Talent, the 52-year-old will appear in Inverness, Aberdeen, Dundee, Glasgow and Edinburgh.

Boyle has sold 19 million albums and topped the charts in more than 30 countries over the last four years.

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However her live performances in her home country have been restricted to fleeting appearances on shows like Britain’s Got Talent and I Dreamed A Dream, the stage show inspired by her life story, starring Elaine C Smith.

Brought up in Blackburn, West Lothian, where she still lives, Boyle achieved international fame with her television debut in 2009 when she sang I Dreamed A Dream - from the musical Les Miserables - on Britain’s Got Talent. One YouTube clip of the performance has more than 21.5 million hits.

The seven Scottish shows will feature some of her best-known cover versions, including “I Dreamed A Dream”, “Wild Horses” and “Somewhere Over the Rainbow”.

Boyle said: “I’m really looking forward to getting on stage and singing with my own band for an entire show.

“This is the year that I feel that I would be able to give an audience what they want. I’ve always wanted to do my own show and now I feel confident enough to give it a go.

“If this works well, then the world is my oyster and 2014 will be a global tour.

“I’ve chosen my favourite songs from past albums and also new songs that not only have I wanted to perform for years but resonate with me and I hope my fans will love.

“I wanted to begin in Scotland to say thank you for all the support I have been shown over the past few years. It feels right to begin another new experience in my home country.”

Tickets for Boyle’s live shows go on sale on Friday.