Diana Ross is going on tour and all of your gay Christmases just came at once
Diana Ross has announced a six-date tour of the UK to follow her Glastonbury ‘legends slot’ performance.
The Mowtown legend said that the Top of the World Tour will feel like a homecoming.
“I look forward to coming to the UK to be with all my fans, friends and family,” she said in a statement.
“I look forward to performing at Glastonbury and touring in the UK, and being in London and the UK is like coming home.”
I am in total appreciation of all. I’m feeling Great, life is so good. My love, my light is steady and constant. I focus on joy. I love looking at the energy all around me.
I am so so so grateful. pic.twitter.com/ET7XLPFqIU
— Ms. Ross (@DianaRoss) October 25, 2019
The jaunt will kick off on June 30 and will be be a “diamond Diana music celebration” of a career that has spanned almost six decades.
During the tour, Ross will visit Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester, Glasgow and Birmingham, before a final performance at London’s O2 Arena.
Ross hasn’t performed in the UK since 2008, when she reportedly ended a gig at Petworth Park, Sussex 50 minutes in, having taken exception to audience members filming on their phones.
The incident hasn’t deterred fans, who were quick to proclaim their excitement on Twitter.
— Planet Slop (@PlanetSlop) October 25, 2019
Diana Ross is coming to Liverpool, my body is not okay pic.twitter.com/sc5OIR9Hb9
— Faye Donnellan (@faye_donnellan) October 25, 2019
Having rose to fame as the lead singer of The Supremes in the early 60s, Ross is one the most successful musicians in history.
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As a Supreme, she notched up 12 US number ones, including ‘Baby Love’, ‘Stop! In The Name Of Love’ and ‘You Keep Me Hanging’ On’.
After leaving the group in 1970, Ross transformed herself into a disco diva with hits such as ‘Upside Down’ and the seminal gay anthem, ‘I’m Coming Out’.
Throughout her career Ross has embraced the LGBT+ community, and in 2018 she was photographed partying the night away at a gay bar in West Hollywood, joining in with crowds as the DJ played her single ‘Ain’t No Mountain High Enough’.