07/18 - Chicago, IL @ Pitchfork Music Festival
07/20 - Louisville, KY @ Forecastle Festival
08/07 - 08/09 - Way Out West
08/09 - Olso, NO @ Øyafestivalen
08/10 - Zurich, CH @ Rote Fabrik
08/11 - Munich, DE @ Hauskonzerte
08/12 - Arena Wien Open Air
08/14 - Venlo, NL @ Zomerparkfeest
08/15 - Hasselt, BE @ Pukkelpop
08/16 - Green Man Festival
10/07 - Toronto, ON @ The Opera House
10/08 - Ferndale, MI @ The Loving Touch
10/09 - Columbus, OH @ Wexner Center
10/13 - Iowa City, IA @ Gabe's Oasis
10/14 - Champaign, IL @ Highdive
10/15 - St. Louis, MO @ Luminary Center
10/17 - Dallas, TX @ The Kessler Theatre
10/18 - Austin, TX @ The Mohawk
10/20 - Atlanta, GA @ The Earl
10/21 - Asheville, NC @ Grey Eagle
10/23 - Carrboro, NC @ Cat's Cradle
10/24 - Charlottesville, VA @ Jefferson Theater
10/25 - Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar
11/16 - Hasselt, BE @ Muziekodroom
11/17 - Hamburg, DE @ Prinzenbar
11/18 - Copenhagen, DK @ Vega
11/20 - Groningen, NL @ Vera
11/21 - Gent, BE @ Handelsbeurs
11/24 - Manchester, UK @ Cathedral
11/25 - Glasgow, UK @ Art School
11/26 - Birmingham, UK @ Library
11/29 - Lisbon, PT @ Vodafone Mexefest
[ Full tour dates on news.weheartmusic.com ]
She sounded a little sad that this was the "next to the last show" with Van Etten, commenting how she's going to miss being stuck in a van with Van Etten and company and "sharing body odors."
Songs on her set seems to be works in progress, meant for a new future album she was working on. I hope she put her cover of Hall and Oates' "Maneater," because her version sounded better as a sad, somber version.
Sharon Van Etten
Most of this current set were songs from her latest release Are We There (Jagjaguwar), and Van Etten was well aware of that, saying "It's that point in the set that you're wondering 'What the f*** are these songs? Give me some old songs!"
Van Etten, again was thankful for her fans, "It's a Wednesday night and you're listening to mid-tempo ballads and you're still standing up. It's pretty incredible." After "You Know Me Well," she introduced the band. Normally, this is a pretty forgettable moment in any show, but I came away from it knowing all the band names: Heather, Doug, and Darren (who is the drummer for Ben Folds Five).
On the encore, Sharon Van Etten came back by herself. She's drinking Bulleit whiskey, to give her a little courage to cover one of her favorite song, Lou Reed's "Perfect Day". She was actually pretty nervous to cover the song, but it sounded amazing anyway. Personally, I think she could have just ended her show there and I would have been pretty happy with that... except there was one big surprise!
Sharon Van Etten with Justin Vernon (far right)
As they walked off stage, Van Etten let out one last statement, "Thank you, you've been ridiculous. I can't believe you're here it really means a lot to us."
Sharon Van Etten is currently on tour in support of her latest album Are We There, available now via Jagjaguwar.
Sharon Van Etten at First Avenue, Minneapolis (16 Jul 2014)