Singer-songwriter Victoria Canal is set to support Hozier at his forthcoming UK shows this July.
With tickets on sale now, the tour will include a huge outdoor gig at London’s Alexandra Palace Park as well as shows in Newcastle, Halifax, Manchester, Cardiff, Bournemouth and Birmingham.
The shows also follow Victoria Canal’s recent Ivor Novello Rising Star win, with the award celebrating the craft of songwriters, composers and craters. Past Rising Star winners and nominees include Mysie, Griff, Willow Kayne, Rachel Chinouriri, Naomi Kimpenu and Holly Humbertstone, and Canal is following in their footsteps as a breakout artist primed for greatness.
The judges complimented the singer-songwriter’s “powerful songwriting and compelling sound”, while Victoria dedicated her award to [ast teachers and mentors. Pertaining to her limb difference she also added: “I really could have used seeing someone like me on stage growing up and I never did so it’s truly an honour to think that someone else who feels different out there knows that it’s possible.”
Victoria Canal also recently shared two new singles, “Shape” and “She Walks In” via Parlophone Records, Her first new music since the release of 2022’s ‘Elegy’ EP, “Shape” was premiered with Clara Amfo on BBC Radio 1. With the two tracks being the first the artist has shared on the themes of body image and body dysmorphia, “Shape” and “She Walks In” will feature on a new EP, due for release this summer.
Last year’s ‘Elegy’ delicately dealt with themes of grief and death, and featured the single “swan song”, which Chris Martin of Coldplay hailed as “one of the best songs ever written”. Canal also performed “swan song” on ‘Later… with Jools Holland’, appearing alongside the likes of Self Esteem and The 1975.