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The Read My Lips tour was Sophie's return to the stage. She hadn't been on tour since 1998, date of her last tour, with her previous band theaudience.

During 2002, Sophie did a "mini" tour with 9 dates around England during April and May, which you can also find below.

Her big tour, around Europe, began on January 17th 2003 and had 29 dates. It's her biggest solo tour to date and she's also released a DVD, which includes her live concert at the Shepherd's Bush Empire.

Date Local Country
April 23, 2002 Parr Hall, Warrington England
April 25, 2002 Regent Theatre, Ipswich England
April 26, 2002 Norwich U.E.A, Norwich England
April 27, 2002 Leas Cliff Hall, Folkestone England
April 29, 2002 The Anvil, Basingstoke England
April 30, 2002 Leicester Uni, Leicester England
May 1, 2002 Colston Hall, Bristol England
May 3, 2002 Shepherd's Bush Empire, London England
May 4, 2002 Shepherd's Bush Empire, London England

Date Local Country
January 17, 2003 Preston Guildhall, Preston England
January 19, 2003 Glasgow Clyde Auditorium, Glasgow Scotland
January 23, 2003 Newcastle City Hall, Newcastle England
January 24, 2003 Nottingham Royal Centre, Nottingham England
January 25, 2003 Sheffield City Hall, Sheffield England
January 27, 2003 Liverpool Royal Court, Liverpool England
January 28, 2003 Wolverhampton Civic Hall, Wolverhampton England
January 29, 2003 Cambridge Corn Exchange, Cambridge England
January 31, 2003 Cardiff Arena, Cardiff Wales
February 1, 2003 Manchester Apollo, Manchester England
February 2, 2003 Plymouth Pavilions, Plymouth England
February 4, 2003 Brighton Centre, Brighton England
February 5, 2003 Hammersmith Apollo, Hammersmith England
February 9, 2003 Amsterdam Mekweg, Amsterdam Holland
February 11, 2003 Stockholm Nalem, Stockholm Sweden
February 12, 2003 Oslo Rockerfeller Music Hall, Oslo Norway
February 14, 2003 Aarhus Train, Aarhus Denmark
February 15, 2003 Copenhagen Amager Bio, Copenhagen Denmark
February 17, 2003 Brussels Ancienne Belgique, Brussels Belgium
February 18, 2003 Cologne Love Music Hall, Cologne Germany
February 21, 2003 Hamburg Grosse Freihett, Hamburg Germany
February 22, 2003 Berlin Universal Hall, Berlin Germany
February 24, 2003 Darmstadt Central Station, Bundesland Germany
February 25, 2003 Munich Elserhalle, Munich Germany
February 26, 2003 Zurich Volkshaus, Zurich Switzerland
February 28, 2003 Milan Propaganda, Milan Italy
March 1, 2003 Marseille Theatre du Moulin, Marseille France
March 2, 2003 Lyon Transborder, Lyon France
March 3, 2003 Paris Elysée Montmartre, Paris France


Sophie wore one similar dress in each gig, a black one. For the Shepherd's Bush Empire's gigs she wore three different dresses: a purple one with a black belt, a black one with red and black skirt and a yellow with a pink belt.

[based on Shepherd's Bush Empire gig]

01. Sparkle
02. The Universe Is You
03. Lover
04. A Pessimist Is Never Disappointed
05. By Chance
06. Final Move
07. Is It Any Wonder
08. Groovejet
09. Everything Falls Into Place
10. Murder On The Dancefloor
11. Move This Mountain
12. Get Over You
13. Take Me Home



Played: Guitar
Favourite song by Sophie: Is It Any Wonder
Favourite non-Sophie song: Anything by Damien Rice
Most memorable experience from the last SEB tour: Playing hide-and-seek on the ferry from Ireland to Scotland
Favourite food: Sunday Roast
Favourite book: Oor wullie
Favourite film: Lord Of The Rings
Favourite quote: "What are these two nonces up there singing acapulca for?!" (Acapella-Peter Kay is a legend)
Hopes for 2003: To enjoy every moment as much as I did in 2002.
Thanks to: Jon X at Westside Distribution and Mesa Boogie Amps, everyone at Garrison Guitars, all the guys at Lowden Guitars, Jasn at Rotosound Strings, Paul Bell at Bell Productions
Current playing for: Mika


Played: Keyboads
Favourite song by Sophie: Is It Any Wonder and By Chance
Favourite non-Sophie song: Hey Bulldog by The Beatles
Most memorable experience from the last SEB tour: The Malteser-throwing competition on the bus (aiming for Richard's mouth)
Favourite food: King prawns, peppered and salted
Favourite book: The Broons
Favourite film: Room With A View
Favourite quote: "Don't trust anyone alone in a room with a teacosy who doesn't try it on their head"
Hopes for 2003: Pleasant suprises, a lot of laughs and a sunny summer.
Thanks to: Gwen at Korg
Current playing for: Goldfrapp


Played: Drums
Favourite song by Sophie: Lover
Favourite non-Sophie song: New York, New York by Frank Sinatra
Most memorable experience from the last SEB tour: A curry house in Middlesborough, where one man on his own took our coats, poured the drinks, cooked and servered the food and presumably washed up as well!!
Favourite food: Any seafood or else Bangers&Mash
Favourite book: Round Ireland with a fridge by Tony Hawks
Favourite film: The Fabulous Baker Boys
Favourite quote: "I don't even know your name, 'Tara-Peter-Frampton-double-barrelled-shotgun-Kennsington-on-the-horse'" - Alan Partridge speaking to a well-spoken lady
Hopes for 2003: To spend as much time in the sunshine as possible.
Thanks to: George at Premier Drums, Tina at Zildjian Cymbals and Dean at Protection Racket Cases
Current playing for: The Feeling


Played: Bass
Favourite song by Sophie: Move This Mountain
Favourite non-Sophie song: Chicken-headed Raccoon Dog by Melt Banana
Most memorable experience from the last SEB tour: Almost choking to death on a malteser when everyone decided to use my mouth as the target for a malteser throwing competition.
Favourite food: Mexican, seafood
Favourite book: Slaughterhouse 5 by Kurt Vonnegut
Favourite film: The Man Who Wasn't There by Cohen Brothers
Favourite quote: "Here lies David St Hubbins...And why not" - David St Hibbins from Spinal on his Epitaph
Hopes for 2003: To tour as much as I can, go on several holidays and improve my snowboarding skills
Thanks to: Hoda at Ashdown Engineering Amplification, John at J.Shuker Bass Guitars, Jamie at Fender, Claire at Roland, Jason at Rotosound Strings
Current playing for: The Feeling



Watch My Lips is the first and so far the unique DVD by Sophie. It contains the full Shepherd's Bush Empire concert, with a total of 13 songs. It also features some exclusives, such as an interview with Sophie, on which she talks about her first band, theaudience, the promotion of the album and much more. You can also watch to an on tour diary, on which you can see Sophie getting ready to go on stage and all the fun on the bus tour. The DVD also features 9 promos, which are Sophie's solo videos plus three videos by theaudience.

For more information, visit Read My Lips discography.

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