Nellie McKay Summer Tour Dates Announced
Critically-Acclaimed Artist's Summer Itinerary Includes Major Festivals & Support Slots For Lou Reed, Alanis Morissette, & Barenaked Ladies
Columbia Records artist Nellie McKay will embark on a series of North American concert dates, the artist's first since the February release of her critically-acclaimed debut album, Get Away From Me. McKay's North American performances will include an appearance at the Bonnaroo festival in Manchester, Tennessee, on June 11 as well as support slots for Lou Reed, Alanis Morissette, and Barenaked Ladies (see itinerary following). McKay will spend portions of June in Europe opening for Sting.
An artist of varied musical gifts, Nellie McKay creates music that is as surprising as it is provocative. Deceptively disarming, she is liable to hit you unexpectedly with her lacerating, often unexpurgated, insights. She will evoke the sultry screen sirens of the 1950s one moment and let loose a stream of 21st century hip-hop inspired rhymes the next. Her debut album, the two-disk collection Get Away From Me, is a showcase for the many sides of Nellie McKay. For her ambitious debut, Nellie worked with producer Geoff Emerick, whose work in the recording studio began at Abbey Road with the Beatles and has gone on to include such great singer-songwriter-performers as Elvis Costello. Nellie McKay is 19 years old. Who can begin to predict what's to come?
Released in February 2004, Get Away From Me is proving itself to be one of the year's most press-worthy and auspicious releases. "Nellie McKay is so original," wrote Elle magazine, "she's practically invented her own genre: neo-retro-mellow-fury pop." The Associate Press praised her debut as "...a compelling effort ripe with witty songwriting and solid musicianship, especially from someone who's only 19 years old." "A new star is born!," proclaimed the Atlanta Journal & Constitution while Rolling Stone called her "... that rare performer whose talent is irrefutable."
Nellie McKay Summer Tour Dates 05/27/04 Paris Olympia / Supporting Sting 05/28/04 Paris Olympia / Supporting Sting 05/29/04 Paris Olympia / Supporting Sting 06/01/04 Barcelona Barcelona / Supporting Sting 06/02/04 Benidorm Plaza De Toros / Supporting Sting 06/11/04 Manchester, TN Bonnaroo 06/15/04 Cologne Tanzbrunnen / Supporting Sting 06/17/04 Hanover Expo Plaza / Supporting Sting 06/18/04 Wiesbaden Kurpark / Supporting Sting 06/19/04 Munich Konigsplatz / Supporting Sting 06/23/04 New York, NY Carnegie Hall W/ Lou Reed-JVC Jazz Festival 06/30/04 Toronto Lee's Palace 07/01/04 Montreal Club Soda (Montreal Jazz Festival) 07/07/04 New York, NY WFUV / South Street Seaport Show 07/08/04 Towson, MD WTMD Benefit 07/13/04 Cleveland, OH Blossom Music Center w/ Alanis Morissette & Barenaked Ladies 07/14/04 Columbus, OH Germain Amphitheatre w/ Alanis Morissette & Barenaked Ladies 07/16/04 Wantaugh, NY Jones Beach w/ Alanis Morissette & Barenaked Ladies 07/17/04 Philadelphia, PA WXPN Festival (Day) 07/17/04 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center w/ Alanis Morissette & Barenaked Ladies 07/18/04 Pittsburgh, PA Post Gazette Pavilion w/ Alanis Morissette & Barenaked Ladies 07/20/04 Indianapolis, IN Verizon Music Center w/ Alanis Morissette & Barenaked Ladies 07/21/04 Chicago, IL Tweeter Center w/ Alanis Morissette & Barenaked Ladies 07/22/04 Milwaukee, WI Marcus Amphitheatre w/ Alanis Morissette & Barenaked Ladies 07/25/04 Auburn, WA White River w/ Alanis Morissette & Barenaked Ladies 07/26/04 Portland, OR Clark County Amphitheater w/ Alanis Morissette & Barenaked Ladies 07/28/04 San Francisco, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre w/ Alanis Morissette & Barenaked Ladies 07/29/04 Los Angeles, CA Greek Theatre w/ Alanis Morissette & Barenaked Ladies 07/30/04 Westhampton, NY Westhampton Beach PAC 08/19/04 New York, NY Delacourte Theater In Central Park w/ Jamie Cullum
SOURCE: Columbia Records
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