Estelle talks forthcoming tour

Estelle talks forthcoming tour
Singer Estelle begins her forthcoming tour “Estelle Experience,” in Brooklyn on Feb. 6.
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British-born and Grammy-award singer Estelle is slated to kickoff an East Coast tour next week. On Feb. 6, the Brooklyn-based artist opens the “Estelle Experience” tour at Baby’s All Right in Bushwick. Unlike many of her previous selections, this tour will be an intimate one where she will get to connect more closely with her fans.

“I’m pretty excited. Of the many tours I’ve been on — this is one of the special ones because I get to do it for a smaller crowd,” she said.

The five-city tour is designed to give her fans a ‘house party’ feel and a chance to experience the singer up close, taking in the transparency she displays on “Lovers Rock” — her fifth studio album and most personal project to date.

In “Lovers Rock,” Estelle guides her listeners into her childhood and the love story of her parents. She gives fans a peek into her life.

“This was who I was before anyone knew me,” she said. “This is me in my house, the story of my parents, and who we were at home.”

She said an intimate show allows her to bring a level of openness to the stage.

“I’m doing this tour smaller to touch more people, because the whole point of my album is to pay tribute to the way I grew up and I have to do it in an intimate space because that’s how it was,” said Estelle.

And crowds won’t have an excuse to not experience the music because the shows will be an interactive experience.

“People go to concert venues and people just stand around and don’t enjoy the music, but I’m going to be going up to people making them enjoy,” said Estelle.

She plans on performing several songs on her recent album, along with some popular songs like “Conqueror,” and her chart-topping award-winning song, “American Boy.”

The singer said her dedicated listeners will especially appreciate this tour because it somewhat chronicles her growth.

“If you have been an Estelle fan and following my story so far — this is the most peak point of my evolution, and my career,” she said. “This one is going to be the closest you physically touch and meet each other and it’s going to be a good time — that’s what I’m really focused on doing.”

Estelle Experience at Baby’s All Right [146 Broadway between Driggs and Bedford avenues in Bushwick, (718) 599-5800,]. Feb. 6 at 8 pm. $25.

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