11/27 - 9:30 Club Washington, DCDiscography
11/29 - House of Blues Boston, MA
12/01 - Terminal 5 New York
02/19 - Radisson Hotel Galway, Ireland
02/20 - Cork Opera House Cork, Ireland
02/21 - Olympia Theatre Dublin, Ireland
02/23 - Alhambra Dunfermline, UK
02/24 - O2 Academy Newcastle Upon Tyne
02/25 - Academy Manchester, UK
02/27 - O2 Academy Leeds, UK
02/28 - Assembly Rooms Leamington Spa
03/01 - Colston Hall Bristol, UK
03/03 - O2 Academy Birmingham, UK
03/04 - O2 Academy Bournemouth, UK
03/05 - Brighton Dome Brighton, UK
03/07 - UEA Norwich, UK
03/08 - HMV Forum London, UK
03/14 - Ancienne Belgique Brussels, Bel
03/15 - MELKWEG MAX Amsterdam
03/16 - La Cigale Paris, France
03/18 - Les Docks Lausanne, Switzerland
03/20 - Komplex Zurich, Switzerland
03/30 - O-East Tokyo, Japan
03/31 - Club Quattro Nagoya, Japan
04/01 - Club Quattro Osaka, Japan
You can now watch all of KT Tunstall's music videos, live performances, and various appearances on Hulu at hulu.com/kt-tunstall.
♥ Hurricane Bells
A quite small framed-KT Tunstall came on stage, through a fog machine, to a screaming crowd of eager fans. I'll tell you one thing, I only have her earlier albums, Eye to the Telescope, Acoustic Extravaganza, and Drastic Fantastic, but unfortunately, most of her songs played at that were from her latest release, Tiger Suit. I'm not the only one there that didn't know the new material, it seems all the people around me didn't even know she had a new album. The new songs seems to include more keys/electronic in the tunes.
Of the new songs, I thought "Glamour Puss" and "Madame Trudeaux" were good. The later was supposed to be about Margaret Trudeau, who ditched her husband, Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau, on election day, to follow the Rolling Stones on tour. Incidentally, I think he lost.
By the time familiar songs were played, which was about seven or eight songs in, the crowd went nuts for "Black Horse & The Cherry Tree", clearly the night's favorite song. Another block of new songs followed with "Lost", "Golden Frames", "Difficulty", and "The Entertainer". For a few of those songs, most of the band left the stage.
The other fan-favorite that night was "Saving My Face", which sounded much more rocking than I remembered it being on Drastic Fantastic. Admittedly, songs from Drastic Fantastic were more rock than her acoustic folky debut album.
She did three songs for her encore, with the most interesting being an Erasure cover, "A Little Respect". Maybe she should've dedicated the song to a pack of girls in front were clearly not paying attention to the show.
PS, I understand that people are just out to have a good time at concerts, but if you're going to be talking on the phone, taking pictures of yourselves, and talking over the singer - maybe you shouldn't be right in front where the singer can clearly see and hear you. Just saying it's rude.
PPS, Also, I had no idea that playing with KT was Charlotte Hatherley. I've met her before when she was in Ash, and last year saw her in Bat for Lashes at the Varsity Theater. So it was quite surprising to see her in the band, it really made my year. I love Charlotte and I think she really compliment KT, by taking the heavy guitar work and leaving KT to do the vocals thing.
PPPS, The ultimate KT fan should check out the Amazon exclusive CD/DVD, which includes a documentary of "How To Make A Tiger Suit". According to the description, the film is about her travels from Scotland to London, then California to Berlin.
♥ KT Tunstall at the Epic, Minneapolis (11/18/10)