SINÉAD O'CONNOR Returns To North America For Fall 2013 Tour
Performances Announced for the "American Kindness Tour"
New York, NY--July 29th, 2013—Multi-Grammy award winning artist, Sinead O'Connor will be making her return to the North American stages in November and December this year. After triumphant, sold-out performances at New York City's esteemed Lincoln Center Festival on July 26th and 27th in what Sinead called "The Gospel Sessions," Sinead has announced she will be performing on the east and west coasts, with multiple night stints in Chicago, New York, and various cities along the California coast. Sinead said, "I'm beside myself with excitement about returning to the States as its always so much fun to tour there, and in my experience American people are extremely kind as a national trait and that's why I've called the tour 'American Kindness'. .."
Since releasing her ninth and latest LP in February 2012, How About I Be Me (And You Be You)? on One Little Indian, Sinead has received some of the most resounding praise to date in her 25-year, celebrated career. Songs from the album such as "4th and Vine" and "Take Off Your Shoes" have been glorious additions to her arresting catalogue which has garnered millions of record sales worldwide.
Since the release of the album, Sinead has been playing various festivals and venues around the world including Glastonbury, the Manchester International Festival, London's Barbican Hall, Wien Konzerthaus, Rome, Paris, Stockholm to mention few.
Tickets for "The American Kindness" tour will go on-sale on the following dates: July 31st in New York, NY, Buffalo, NY, Los Angeles, CA, and Solana Beach, CA; August 1st in Chicago, IL; August 2nd in Tarrytown, NY, San Francisco, CA and Oakville, Ontario; and on August 30th in Santa Barbara, CA and Carmel, CA.
Select praise from How About I Be Me (And You Be You)? and her live performances:
"O'Connor's 9th album, How About I Be Me (And I Be You)? isn't just a return to form; it's a full-on revival." - NPR
"It blends idealism and cynicism, love and loss, in equal measure. At its best, as on the mesmerizing "Reason With Me," it matches the intensity and drive of her acclaimed 1987 debut album, "The Lion and the Cobra." - The New York Times
"On form, focussed and fervent again"- The Guardian
"Ireland's wild child can lay her emotions bare more powerfully now than when her cover of 'Nothing Compares 2 U' was number one in 14 countries in 1990...the performance is faultless."
"Emotional delivery and confessional songs...unlike any woman in pop music before her."
"The "me" on How About I Be Me (And You Be You)? is primarily O'Connor's apocalyptic siren of yore, crooning and snarling her way through an enchanting collection teeming with well-crafted hooks and fiery passion..."- Billboard
"... When the shaven-headed chanteuse stuns the Concert Hall into reverential silence during a stirring a-cappella rendition of "I am Stretched On Your Grave", it is just powerfully evident just how colossal that talent is (...) When she closes her eyes and sings her heart and lungs out, completely lost in a meditative trance, words fail to describe her brilliance. Her band are impeccable, creating a beautiful warmth and cosy ambiance for Three Babies...". - Irish Independent
* Watch the music video for "4th and Vine" here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bIoi7s42lrA
* Watch Sinead perform "Take off your shoes" on Later with Jools Holland here (VOTED Best Performance of the season by The Guardian):http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O1jY62Of9ME
and "Nothing compares to you": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7KuOt4B5FYo
Complete North American tour dates below:
November 4, 2013 CHICAGO, IL @ CITY WINERY
November 5, 2013 CHICAGO, IL @ CITY WINERY
November, 6 2013 CHICAGO, IL @ CITY WINERY
November, 8 2013 NEW YORK, NY @ CITY WINERY
November, 9 2013 NEW YORK, NY @ CITY WINERY
November, 10 2013 NEW YORK, NY @ CITY WINERY
November, 12 2013 NORTH TONAWANDA, NY @ RIVIERA THEATER
November, 13 2013 TARRYTOWN, NY @ TARRYTOWN MUSIC HALL
November, 24 2013 LOS ANGLELES, CA @ LUCKMAN FINE ARTS COMPLEX
November, 26 2013 SOLANA BEACH, CA @ BELLY UP
November, 27 2013 SANTA BARBARA, CA @ GRANADA THEATER
November, 29 2013 CARMEL, CA @ SUNSET CENTER
November, 30 2013 SAN FRANCISCO, CA @ NOB HILL MASONIC
December, 2 2013 OAKVILLE, Ontario Canada @ CENTRE OF THE PERFORMING ARTS
December, 3 2013 OAKVILLE, Ontario Canada @ CENTRE OF THE PERFORMING ARTS
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