Singer-songwriter KT Tunstall has announced Fall North American tour dates in support of her new album Invisible Empire//Crescent Moon, which is set for an August 6 release in the U.S. on Blue Note Records. The tour kicks off September 20 in Toronto and includes stops in New York and Los Angeles.
Special fan pre-sales for tickets begin today on KT’s website. See below for a list of all KT’s North American dates. Creative Allies has also launched a design contest to create a commemorative poster around KT’s album release and tour with the winner to receive a cash prize.
The album, which was released this week in the U.K. on Virgin Records, has been receiving rave reviews from the U.K. press. IECM is KT’s fourth studio album overall and the first to be released on Blue Note. The album pre-order launched today on the iTunes Music Store and includes an instant-grat download of the lead single “Feel It All” (watch the music video here). Fans can also sample each track from the album here.
KT’s performance of “Feel It All” on Later… With Jools Holland is set for a June 20 airing on the Palladia channel in the U.S. KT will also be performing on NBC’s Tonight Show with Jay Leno on August 6. She also recently performed several songs from the album in a stripped down solo acoustic setting for the BBC Studio One Sessions.
KT TUNSTALL – FALL 2013 NORTH AMERICAN TOUR
Sept. 20 – Dansforth Music Hall – Toronto, ONT
Sept. 21 – Eglise du Gesu – Montreal, QC
Sept. 24 – NYU Skirball Center – New York, NY
Sept. 25 – Somerville Theatre – Boston, MA
Sept. 27 – Union Transfer – Philadelphia, PA
Sept. 30 – Variety Playhouse – Atlanta, GA
Oct. 1 – Belcourt Theatre – Nashville, TN
Oct. 3 – Park West – Chicago, IL
Oct. 4 – Pabst Theater – Milwaukee, WI
Oct. 5 – Cedar Cultural Center – Minneapolis, MN
Oct. 7 – Boulder Theater – Boulder, CO
Oct. 8 – The State Room – Salt Lake City, UT
Oct. 11 – Masonic Lodge – Los Angeles, CA
Oct. 13 – The Chapel – San Francisco, CA
Oct. 15 – Aladdin Theatre – Portland, OR
Oct. 16 – Neptune Theatre – Seattle, WA
Oct. 17 – Rio Theatre – Vancouver, BC
IECM represents both a return to the delicate simplicity of the multi-platinum artist’s early work and an evolution of her sound. IECM’s country-folk tinged undercurrents grew out of KT’s decision to travel to Tucson, Arizona to record with producer and alt-country leading light Howe Gelb (aka Giant Sand). KT describes the album as “full of songs from the heart,” adding “I followed my path of truth and ended up in a different place.”
IECM is made up from two sessions with a season in between them, and KT saw the work as naturally separated into two distinct parts - an 'A' side and a 'B' side. The first batch has songs like the exquisite “Made Of Glass” and “Yellow Flower” focusing on the themes of mortality, a subject close to her heart following the passing away of her father last year. The second batch evokes an ethereal mood, more reflective of deeply felt changes in outlook and shifts in her personal life. Together they add up to KT's most cohesive and affecting album to date.
Since scoring a worldwide hit with her debut album Eye To The Telescope in 2005 – which sold more than 4 million copies worldwide and earned platinum status in the U.S. – KT has remained at the forefront of UK singer-songwriter talent. Two more well-received albums Drastic Fantastic (2007) and Tiger Suit (2010) followed, cementing the Scottish singer’s reputation as a major recording talent, as well as a mesmerizing live artist.