k.d. lang and the Siss Boom Bang on Jay Leno + "I Confess" video - 2011 tour

Tonight (April 11) k.d. lang and the Siss Boom Bang will perform "I Confess" on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.

k.d. lang and the Siss Boom Bang

The track is the lead single from Sing it Loud, due out April 12th on Nonesuch Records.

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To celebrate its release, k.d. lang and her new band will play the album in its entirety tonight at Los Angeles' Troubadour and at (le) poisson rouge in New York City on Thursday, April 14.

They'll appear on Good Morning America (April 14) and The View (April 15).

On April 29, 2011, lang and the Siss Boom Bang will join KCRW for a very special live session at Apogee's Berkeley Street Studio, which will air on KCRW/Los Angeles' "Morning Becomes Eclectic" on May 16. Tune in at 89.9 or online at kcrw.org.

k.d. lang and the Siss Boom Bang 'Sing it Loud' - tracklisting

In a four-star review, the New York Daily News called Sing it Loud "a culmination, threading some of lang's old fire through her current calm" and noted that album opener "I Confess" "sounds strikingly like something ripped from Roy Orbison's back pages, a pop aria rippling with echo, bolero drums and a vocal that ricochets around the speakers."

Fans can check out the video for "I Confess," directed by Aaron Brown, here on BandWeblogs.com:

Released in Australia last week, Sing it Loud was named "Album of the Week" by Sydney's Daily Telegraph, which hailed it as "back-to-basics lang recorded as a band, mostly in one take, just like the old days: raw and immediate." The West Australian called it a "damn near perfect album...One of the best just got better."

Sing it Loud is lang's first studio album since 2008's Watershed, which debuted in the Top 10 of the Billboard 200, and her first record made entirely with a band of her own since her early albums with the Reclines.

She and the Siss Boom Bang - comprising Joe Pisapia (a multi-instrumentalist who co-produced the album with lang and serves as musical director), Daniel Clarke (keyboards), Fred Eltringham (drums/percussion), Joshua Grange (baritone guitar, dobro), and Lex Price (bass) - recorded it at Pisapia's Middletree Studios in Nashville and the chemistry between them was instantaneous.

"The second the band walked in, the energy was palpable," lang recalls. "Sing it Loud is actually probably the pinnacle of my creative life because it happened so fast, so naturally, and with so much joy."

k.d. lang and the Siss Boom Bang will play the Stagecoach Festival in Indio, CA on May 1 and kick off an extensive North American tour in June. The run will include a June 20 headline show at the Beacon Theatre in New York City. See below for itinerary or visit kdlang.com for the latest tour dates and information.

In 2010, lang marked the 25th anniversary of her recording debut with Recollection, a career retrospective. She has won four GRAMMY® awards, eight Juno Awards, a BRIT, an AMA, a VMA, and four awards from GLAAD. In 1996, lang received Canada's highest civilian honor, the Order of Canada.

She has appeared alongside such musical luminaries as Roy Orbison, Bonnie Raitt, Elton John, Loretta Lynn, and Tony Bennett.

"She's the best singer of her generation," observed Bennett, who has frequently toured with lang since their 2002 Wonderful World duets album.

lang has also contributed to numerous soundtracks, including Even Cowgirls Get the Blues, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, and Happy Feet, and has appeared in such films as Salmonberries, The Black Dahlia, and Eye of the Beholder.

k.d. lang and the Siss Boom Bang 2011 tour dates:

(Dates and information subject to change.)

April 2011

4/11 Los Angeles, CA Troubadour
4/14 New York, NY (le) poisson rouge

May 2011

5/1 Indio, CA Stagecoach Festival/Palomino Stage, 9:30 p.m.

June 2011

6/16 Rochester, NY Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre
6/17 Toronto, ON Luminato Festival
6/18 London, England Grand Theatre
6/20 New York, NY Beacon Theatre
6/22 Indianapolis, IN Carmel Performing Arts Center
6/23 Highland Park, IL Ravinia Festival
6/30 Grand Rapids, MI Meijer Gardens

July 2011

7/6 Vienna, VA Wolf Trap Filene Center
7/8 Winnipeg, MB Winnipeg Folk Festival
7/9 Cohasset, MA South Shore Music Circus
7/10 Hyannis, MA Cape Cod Melody Tent
7/12 Portsmouth, NH The Music Hall
7/15 Boone, NC Appalachian Summer Festival
7/30 Oakville, CA Robert Mondavi Winery

October 2011

10/14 Santa Fe, NM Lensic Performing Arts Center
10/19 San Francisco, CA Fillmore

k.d. lang and the Siss Boom Bang will also be coming to:
Ottawa, ON
Ann Arbor, MI
Calgary, AB
Salt Lake City, UT
Boulder, CO
Denver, CO
Regina, SK
Edmonton, AB
Seattle, WA
Vancouver, BC
Victoria, BC
Burlington, VT
Kettering, OH
Highmount, NY
Binghampton, NY
Kelowna, BC
Spokane, WA
Jacksonville, OR
Saratoga, CA
Portland, OR
Burnaby, BC

Dates and additional cities will be announced soon.

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