INCLUDES O2 SHEPHERDS BUSH EMPIRE ON JULY 27 & 28
NEW ALBUM ‘PLEASURE’ RELEASED TODAY ON POLYDOR RECORDS…
“Ruminations on pain and doubt never sounded so exhilarating”
9/10, Album Of The Month, Uncut
“Feist’s voice, a thing of wonder, is still the main attraction” Esquire
“A record that is demanding and compelling, though often beautiful” Mojo
With her critically acclaimed new album Pleasure released today, Feist has announced details of an upcoming European Tour. The tour includes two nights at London’s O2 Shepherds Bush Empire on July 27th and 28th, Feist’s first shows in the capital for over five years. Tickets for all dates are on sale now.
FEIST, EUROPEAN TOUR DATES
July 19 Paris FR, L’Olympia tickets
July 20 Mainz DE, Zitadella Open Air tickets
July 24 Berlin DE, Tempodrome tickets
July 27 London, O2 Shepherds Bush Empire tickets
July 28 London, O2 Shepherds Bush Empire tickets
Aug 2 Munich DE, Circus Krone tickets
EUROPEAN FESTIVAL DATES
July 20 – 22 Out Of The Woods Festival, Austria
Aug 2 – 5 A Summer’s Tale, Germany
Aug 4 – 6 Off Festival, Poland
Aug 6 – 15 Brussels Summer Festival, Brussels
Aug 8 – 12 Oya Festival, Norway
Aug 10 – 12 Way Out West Festival, Sweden
Aug 11 – 12 Haven, Denmark
Aug 18 Lowlands Festival, Netherlands
Aug 19 Steinberggasse-Winterthur, Switzerland
As the fourth full-length from the Canadian singer/songwriter born Leslie Feist, Pleasure builds off the warm naturalism of 2011’s Polaris Prize-winning Metals and emerges as her most formally defiant and expansive work so far. And while each album is a departure from the next, Pleasure finds the four-time Grammy Award and two-time BRIT Awards nominee again showing the extraordinary depth of her artistry. The album includes the single ‘Century’, which features a spoken word outro from Jarvis Cocker and is currently A-listed at BBC 6Music.
Recorded over the course of three months—in Stinson Beach, Upstate New York, and Paris — Pleasure was co-produced by Feist with longtime collaborators Renaud Letang and Mocky. In addition to reaffirming Feist as a cagily inventive guitar player, the album threads her shape-shifting and often haunting vocals into sparse and raw arrangements.
In 2004 Feist made her debut with Let It Die (featuring ‘Mushaboom’), which won the Juno Award for Best Alternative Rock Album in Canada, and garnered major critical acclaim. Her 2007 follow-up The Reminder debuted in the Top 20 in the US, top 30 in the UK, and was hailed by The Village Voice as a “great batch of simple, precisely arranged love songs — expertly produced, delectably sung.” The single ‘1234’ boosted the album’s sales to more than a million units internationally, with the track hitting No. 8 in the UK charts. Also including lead single ‘My Moon My Man,’ The Reminder won Feist the 2007 Shortlist Music Prize in the US (making her only the second woman to ever win the award).
After a several-year hiatus — during which she co-created Look At What The Light Did Now, a documentary about the making of The Reminder and her subsequent tour — Feist returned with Metals in 2011. Metals was her highest charting album, debuting at #9 on Billboard. It was named Album of the Year by the New York Times and won the Polaris Prize (Canada’s answer to the Mercury Music Prize) and four more Juno Awards. To date, Feist’s music has sold over three million units worldwide and amassed more than 500 million streams.
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