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Tom’s Diner Star Suzanne Vega Hits The UK For Summer Dates



Widely regarded as one of the best songwriters of her generation, Suzanne emerged as a leading figure of the folk-music revival in the early 1980s. Since her debut 25 years ago, she has sold more than seven million albums and has been nominated for seven Grammy awards.

Her iconic song “Tom’s Diner” was used in the testing and refinement of the MP3, earning her the nickname “The Mother of the MP3”. “Tom’s Diner” has since been remixed around 25 time, by artists including Will Smith, Tupac and Destiny’s Child.  She had another huge global hit with her song “Luka”.

Suzanne Vega’s music career spans more than 30 years. She came to prominence in the mid 1980s, releasing four singles that entered the Top 40 charts in the UK in the 1980s and 90s, including “Marlene on the Wall”, “Left of Center”, “Luka” and “No Cheap Thrill”.

“Tom’s Diner,” was originally released as an a cappella recording on Vega’s second album, Solitude Standing, and was remixed in 1990 as a dance track by English electronic duo DNA with Vega as featured artist, and it became a Top 10 hit in over five countries. 

Vega, now 58, has released nine studio albums to date, the latest of which is Lover, Beloved: Songs from an Evening with Carson McCullers, released in 2016. She is a practising Buddhist.

The US star has five UK shows lined up for June, before Europe calls, back again on these shores in July for two shows and another five concerts in the UK in August.

The schedule:

London’s Southbank Centre, for an appearance at the Robert Smith curated “Meltdown” on Saturday 23rd June, Isle of Wight Festival on 24th, Lincoln Engine Shed on 26th, Leamington Spa @ The Assembly on 27th and The Apex in Bury St Edmunds on 28th June.

On July 20th, Suzanne has a show on The Isle of Man before a gig in Whitley Bay on 22nd. In August she performs in Devon, Guildford, Bexhill On Sea and an appearance at the Edinburgh Festival.



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