North American Tour Launches Tonight!
Tonight, k.d. lang and the Siss Boom Bang will kick off an extensive North American tour with a sold-out show at the Rochester International Jazz Festival. Next Monday, June 20, they will perform at New York City's Beacon Theatre. The run, which will feature special guests the Belle Brigade, Secret Sisters and Teddy Thompson, will include an August 16 show at the John Anson Ford Amphitheatre in Los Angeles and an October 3 show at the legendary Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, the historic home of the Grand Ole Opry. Visit the TOUR PAGE for the current itinerary and new dates as they are confirmed.
"We're trying to play venues that are conducive to dancing and spontaneous outbursts," said k.d. "I wanted to focus on outdoor venues and folk festivals, particularly the Canadian folk festivals."
"After a weekend of dozens of performances across the broad spectrum of everything related to country, lang's performance provided an eminently satisfying conclusion," said the Los Angeles Times of her set at the 2011 Stagecoach Festival in Indio. "lang is a beaming and ebullient figure tonight, easing her spectacular and pitch-perfect voice into every corner of 'Miss Chatelaine' and winning a standing ovation for an understated yet mesmerising reading of Cohen's 'Hallelujah,'" nothed The Guardian in a four-star review of a recent show at London's Royal Festival Hall. "Her sultry throb of a vocal is desire incarnate on 'I Confess' and the sublime sign of 'A Sleep With No Dreaming.'"
The tour is the first with the Siss Boom Bang, which the Los Angeles Times likened to The Band and Wilco, adding: "[they] back lang with a delightfully ramshackle playfulness...The give and play of emotion is like a game of tug of war; the rope breaks, and everyone winds up in a laughing pile of limbs and bodies."
After the North American leg concludes in October, k.d. and the Siss Boom Bang will embark on an Australian tour.