Anna Calvi - December 2011 North American Tour Dates [Video]

Anna Calvi

Anna Calvi is excited to announce a run of North American dates in December, set to kick off in San Francisco on December 6th.

This summer brought Anna Calvi a nomination for the prestigious Mercury Music Prize for her self-titled debut which was released on Domino earlier this year.

Anna also made her U.S. network television debut on The Late Show With David Letterman.

For those of us lucky enough to catch one of Anna Calvi's first shows in the U.S, the scene was this: a darkened room, sweltering heat and dripping sweat. As the stage filled with smoke, she emerged like ice cold water hitting sauna rocks - Anna Calvi shredded her guitar with all the passion and vigor we'd imagined.

On December 13th Anna will return to NYC to play a very special holiday show thrown by Brooklyn Vegan. Tickets go on sale Friday, September 16, 2011. One dollar from every ticket sale will be donated to Toys For Tots. Stay tuned for announcements on additional performers to be added to the bill over the coming weeks.

Check out Anna Calvi's bewitching performance of "Love Won't Be Leaving" under ominous skies at last month's SpinHouse Live rooftop event.

SPINhouse Live: Anna Calvi - "Love Won't Be Leaving" video:

Praise for Anna Calvi:

"Though 2011 is still young, it's unlikely there will be any debut this year in rock and pop that's as striking as "Anna Calvi." It's a compelling album that promises a long, fruitful career for her." - Wall Street Journal

"The velvety singer-guitarist’s gripping, pin-back-your-ears ode to 'blue and gold and fire' would leave David Lynch in a puddle" - Spin

"…cinematic, larger than life. As Ms. Calvi sings about the overpowering forces of heavenly love and demonic passion, she can go from whisper to cataclysm in four minutes, and she regularly does." - The New York Times

"With her moody, even spooky allure, this British singer-songwriter - conjures up a debut album that feels like it could be the sound-track to a David Lynch or Quentin Tarantino film." - People Magazine

"Her often eerie portraits of romantic obsession have drawn allusions to David Lynch’s gothic edginess, Sergio Leone’s mythological expansiveness and the ravishing beauty of Chinese director Wong Kar-Wai's films." - Los Angeles Times

"Calvi is an outstanding performer, armed with a twangy Fender Telecaster and a voice most anyone would steal if they could… Her self-titled debut is one of the first big surprises of 2011, as well as one of my new favorites… It's a potent and yearning set of songs, replete with shimmering chords and Calvi's stunning but vulnerable vocals." - Bob Boilen, NPR

Anna Calvi December 2011 North American tour dates:

(Dates and information subject to change.)

December 6th San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall
December 8th Toronto, ON @ Lee's Palace
December 10th Montreal, QB @ Cabaret Mile End
December 13th Brookyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg (Brooklyn Vegan Holiday Party)

For the latest tour dates and more, go to:

Anna Calvi Official Website

More music: Jenny May music

Music News Twitter

About bandweblogs

User: bandweblogs : Publishing music news submitted by PR Agencies, Record Labels, bands and musicians from around the world. Reviews can be found at the "Reviews and Commentary" link at the top of the page. For more information about Band Weblogs, please go to the About page to read more. Submit music news, press releases, images and more to: info at bandweblogs dot com
This entry was posted in Albums, Music News, Videos and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink.
Subscribe to blog entries by Email | RSS Feed

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>