After nearly a year in the studio, Cheryl’s new album: ‘A Million Lights’ is coming out on June 18. Although it’s now her third solo album, in October she will be performing her first ever solo arena tour. She plans to perform tracks from all three albums as well as some surprises. See information on dates, locations and how to get tickets at the bottom of the page.

For the music in her new album Cheryl explains that it reflects how she’s ‘grown as a person and an artist’. Evidence of which has already been seen following the release of her single ‘Call My Name’, which flew to number 1 on iTunes after hours of release on June 10. Written and produced by Calvin Harris, Cheryl says ‘as soon as I heard the intro to the Calvin track I knew I had to have it. It’s the perfect introduction to summer.’

Why did you call the album ‘A Million Lights’?
‘A Million Lights just felt right as the title track because it’s about how I feel – light and nice.’

Which is your favourite track on the album?
The dubstep excursion ‘Girl In The Mirror’. ‘I kept singing it after I’d been sent it and I could really relate to the idea of arguing with yourself and ‘who are you’. It also goes back to my fans, the Soldiers, we’re always worrying about stuff and sometimes you need to stop stressing. Yes life expects you to be strong but sometimes you just need to chill…”

[quote]‘This album is designed to entertain and I know when I take to the stage and I see a million little lights it really is game time.’[/quote]

Dates and venues:

October 6 – Capital FM Arena, Nottingham

October 7 – 02, London

October 9 – Motorpoint Arena, Sheffield

October 11 – Echo Arena, Liverpool

October 12 – LG Arena, Brimingham

October 13 – Manchester Arena

October 15 – SECC, Glasgow

October 17 – Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle

Tickets for the concerts, except Belfast and Dublin, are available on pre-sale from on June 13 at 9am, and on sale on June 15 at 9am. Tickets for the Irish shows will be available from June 22.

‘A Million Lights’ comes out June 18, Polydor records. Follow Cheryl on Twitter @CherylCole.