From the bright lights of Blackpool to the recording studio and now the open road, singer-songwriter Karima Francis returns after a three-year break.

Blackpool based Karima is about to grab 2012 by the scruff of its neck with a massive 22-date spring tour, taking her much lauded live show to every major UK town or city.

Karima’s autobiographical lyrics are brought to life by her inimitable voice. She returns this summer with her eagerly anticipated second album ‘The Remedy’, the follow-up to 2009’s critically acclaimed debut ‘The Author’.

A stunning collection of rough-hewn gems, ‘The Remedy’ was produced by Flood (U2, PJ Harvey, Depeche Mode, Nick Cave), mixed by Tom Elmhirst (Adele, Amy Winehouse, Rufus Wainwright) and highlights include ‘Glory Days’, ‘Stay’, ‘Remedy’ and ‘Wherever I Go’.

Karima is joined on tour this spring by guitarist Simon Robbs and bassist Ben Adey



Tue 20th           LONDON, The Slaughtered Lamb


Sat 21st           SHEFFIELD, The Plugs Small Room

Sun 22nd         BRIGHTON  The Albert

Mon 23rd        SOUTHAMPTON, Cellar

Tue 24th          BRISTOL, Louisiana

Thu 26th           BIRMINGHAM, Glee Club

Fri 27th             CARDIFF, Clwb Ifor Bach

Sat 28th           SWANSEA, Sin City

Sun 29th          OXFORD, Jericho


Tue 1st             CHESTER, Telford’s Warehouse

Wed 2nd         LIVERPOOL, Eric’s

Thu 3rd             MANCHESTER,  Night & Day

Fri 4th               GLASGOW, ABC2

Sun 6th            EDINBURGH, Voodoo Rooms

Mon 7th          NEWCASTLE, Cluny

Tue 8th            PRESTON, Madferret

Wed 9th          READING, South Street

Fri   11th           BRIGHTON, Great Escape

Sun 13th          BATH, Moles

Mon 14th        EXETER, Cavern Club

Wed 16th        NOTTINGHAM, Bodega

Thu 17th           LONDON, Hoxton Hall