Fiona Apple: Album and Tour Info
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The GRAMMY®-Winning Artist Releases Her
First Album In Seven Years
THE IDLER WHEEL IS WISER
THAN THE DRIVER OF THE SCREW
AND WHIPPING CORDS WILL SERVE YOU MORE
THAN ROPES WILL EVER DO.
The Clean Slate/Epic Records recording artist will kick off her summer headline tour tomorrow at the State Theatre in Ithaca, NY. The first leg includes performances at Nashville's historic Ryman Auditorium (7/13) and wraps up at the Hollywood Palladium in Hollywood, CA (7/29).
The second leg of the tour, which kicks off at San Jose Civic Auditorium in San Jose, CA on September 9 and includes shows at Los Angeles' Greek Theatre (9/14) and Austin City Limits Live at the Moody Theater (9/20). It will conclude at Stage AE in Pittsburgh, PA on October 21. See below for itinerary or visit www.fiona-apple.com.
"Apple's first LP since 2005 is full of cold truths and her most raw music yet," said Rolling Stone. "Throughout, Apple sings amazingly, wringing different colors from her voice in every song." The New York Times' Jon Pareles praised The Idler Wheel... as "a collection of stripped-down, percussive songs that's as passionate, smart and cutting as anything she's done" in a Sunday "Arts & Leisure" cover story. "Ms. Apple writes metaphor-laden outpourings set to music that pulls rock, show tunes, classical piano and jazz into her own realm of brooding and bravado."
Vulture.com called The Idler Wheel... "magical" and Entertainment Weekly awarded it an "A," observing: "this is an album that will make you stay up late, playing each song over and over, trying to answer the questions it stirs up...Like Apple herself, it's highly confessional and creative and temperamental, and will probably make you fall crazy in love." "She doesn't simply push herself vocally; she embraces the role of the contortionist, the strange expression, the note that might make someone turn away," said NPR Music, which gave fans a "First Listen" to the album last week. "She also sings beautifully at times. It's a mix, reflective of the tangle she's trying to unravel - thought itself."
SPIN pronounced "Every Single Night,"the album's first single, "a revelation" while MTV's Buzzworthy hailed the accompanying video, directed by Joseph Cahill, as "bizarre, whimsical and a bit unsettling." The clip can be viewed at www.fiona-apple.com.
Apple made her debut at age 19 with 1996's Tidal, which is certified triple Platinum. Rolling Stone named her Artist of the Year in 1997 and in 1998 she won a GRAMMY for Best Female Rock Vocal Performance for one of the album's singles, "Criminal." When the Pawn...followed in 1999, and was hailed by Entertainment Weekly as "the work of an original." In early 2005, fans organized a massive "Free Fiona" letter-writing campaign, insisting that her label release the long-delayed follow-up album, Extraordinary Machine. Released in the fall of 2005, Extraordinary Machine was named the top album of the year by The New York Times, which called it "magnificent," and was awarded four stars by Rolling Stone, which praised it as her "strongest and most detailed batch of songs yet." Five years later, Extraordinary Machineearned a spot on Rolling Stone's "100 Best Albums of the '00s" list, underscoring how her work continues to resonate powerfully.
Fiona Apple - Summer Tour Dates
Date City/State/Province Venue
7/13 Nashville, TN Ryman Auditorium
7/14 St. Louis, MO Peabody Opera House
7/16 Minneapolis, MN Orpheum Theatre
7/17 Kansas City, MO The Midland by AMC
7/20 Denver, CO Paramount Theatre
7/21 Salt Lake City, UT Kingsbury Hall - University of Utah
7/24 Vancouver, BC Orpheum
7/25 Seattle, WA Paramount Theatre
7/26 Portland, OR Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
7/28 Oakland, CA Fox Theater
7/29 Hollywood, CA Hollywood Palladium
Date City/State/Province Venue On Sale Date/Time
9/9 San Jose, CA San Jose Civic Auditorium 6/22, 10 AM
9/11 San Francisco, CA Warfield Theatre 6/22, 10 AM
9/12 Santa Barbara, CA Santa Barbara Bowl 6/23, 11 AM
9/14 Los Angeles, CA Greek Theatre 6/23, 10 AM
9/15 Las Vegas, NV The Joint 6/23, Noon
9/16 Oceanside, CA Oceanside Pier Amphitheater 6/22, 10 AM
FM 94/9 Independence Jam
9/18 Mesa, AZ Ikeda Theater 6/23, 10 AM
9/20 Austin, TX Austin City Limits Live at Moody Theater 6/22, 10 AM
9/21 Houston, TX Bayou Music Center 6/22, 10 AM
9/22 Thackerville, OK Winstar Casino 6/22, 10 AM
9/24 New Orleans, LA House of Blues 6/22, 10 AM
9/26 Charlotte, NC Fillmore Charlotte 6/22, 10 AM
9/27 Durham, NC Durham Performing Arts Center 6/23, 10 AM
9/29 Clearwater, FL Ruth Eckerd Hall 6/23, Noon
9/30 Miami Beach, FL Fillmore Miami Beach 6/22, 10 AM
10/1 Orlando, FL Hard Rock Live 6/23, 10 AM
10/3 Atlanta, GA The Tabernacle 6/22, 10 AM
10/5 Louisville, KY Louisville Palace Theatre 6/22, Noon
10/6 Cincinnati, OH Aronoff Center 6/22, 10 AM
10/7 Columbus, OH Palace Theatre 6/22, 10 AM
10/9 Buffalo, NY Kleinhans Music Hall 6/22, 9 AM
10/21 Pittsburgh, PA Stage AE 6/22, 10 AM