Valerie June announces 2017 headline UK tour
Today, the multi-instrumentalist singer-songwriter Valerie June announces a UK headline tour this spring. The string of shows will kick off in Brighton on 22nd April and stop off in Exeter and London before wrapping up in Manchester on 27th April. The Tennessee-bred songstress is due to release her highly anticipated second album, The Order of Time on 10th March 2017.
June has enjoyed a meteoric rise that has seen her being hailed as one of America’s brightest new talents. From humble beginnings busking on the streets of West Coast America to astonishing audiences with a performance on Later…with Jools Holland, touring with artists like Norah Jones and Jake Bugg, June also joined the bill to support The Rolling Stones in Hyde Park.
‘The Order of Time’ is Valerie June at her most impressive and accomplished to date. The record – the follow up to 2013’s acclaimed ‘Pushin’ Against A Stone’—weaves electric blues, African rhythms, cosmic atmospherics and delicate soul into an inventive rumination on love, family, struggle and the passing of time. Produced by Matt Marinelli (Bad Brains), The Order of Time features twelve original songs all written by June.
Musically, June has refined and expanded her sound on the new album finding space in its artful, self-assured restraint and overall cohesion. On the ethereal “Astral Plane,” June’s mystical vocal takes an otherworldly turn, whereas the sumptuous string arrangement on “With You,” is reminiscent of Nico’s most affecting work. Norah Jones adds her distinctive vocals to three tracks and “Shake Down” sparkles with background vocal contributions from her father, Emerson Hockett and brothers, Patrick and Jason Hockett.
Valerie June will play the following UK and European dates in 2017:
19th April Nantes, Stereolux
20th April Paris, Alhambra
21th April Tourcoing, Grand Mix
22th April Brighton, Concorde 2
24th April Exeter, Phoenix
25th April London, Scala
27th April Manchester, Gorilla
29th April Amsterdam, North Sea Jazz Club
2nd May Hamburg, Knust
3rd May Brussels, AB Flex
4th May Cologne, Gebaude 9
5th May Zurich, Kauflauten
‘The Order of Time’ Tracklisting:
Long Lonely Road
Love You Once Made
Man Done Wrong
The Front Door
Just In Time
Slip Slide On By
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