With her latest ep, ’Heavyweight’, Rachael Yamagata compares the rollercoaster ride of romance to a boxing match, and she brought the ‘fight’ Monday to the lush surroundings of Minneapolis’ Varsity Theater for a dark ..…
Below are some shows coming to the Varsity.
The last time I saw Rachael Yamagata, she had taken a long four year break from touring and she said on stage that this was the thing she love doing: meeting her fans in various cities. This is evident by the news of her selling out all her shows in Asia (Seoul, Bangkok, and Singapore).
I missed her last November (because I don't go out to shows in the winter), but we did have someone cover the show for us.
John described last year's show was on the more intimate side: "This tour was billed as more intimate, and with a smaller capacity, sparse lighting, and a completely seated crowd, gave a more personal invitation into her world that demanded your attention."
Yamagata's Heavyweight EP is out now, but look for her 'covers' EP to be recorded and release soon. In the meantime, as she promised, she will be back on the road in North America for her "Dealbreaker Heart" Spring and Summer tour.
05/28 - Ithaca, NY - Haunt
06/01 - Boston, MA - Brighton Music Hall
06/03 - Montreal, OQ - La Sala Rossa
06/04 - Toronto, ON - Virgin Mobile
06/07 - Chicago, IL - Lincoln Hall
06/09 - Milwaukee, WI - Shank Hall
06/10 - Madison, WI - High Noon Saloon
06/11 - Minneapolis, MN - Varsity Theater
06/13 - Denver, CO - Bluebird Theater
06/14 - Salt Lake City, UT - State Room
06/15 - Boise, ID - TBD
06/17 - Vancouver, BC - Electric Owl
06/18 - Portland, OR - Wonder Ball Room
06/19 - Seattle, WA - Tractor Tavern
06/22 - San Francisco, CA - Great American
06/23 - Santa Barbara, CA - Soho Restaurant
06/25 - West Hollywood, CA - Troubadour
06/26 - Santa Ana, CA - Constellation Room
06/27 - San Diego, CA - House Of Blues
06/30 - Austin, TX - The Parish
07/01 - Dallas, TX - Sons of Hermann
07/02 - Houston, TX - Fitzgerald's
07/05 - Atlanta, GA - Vinyl
07/06 - Chapel Hill, NC - Local 506
07/08 - Alexandria, VA - Birchmire
07/09 - Annapolis, MD - Rams Head
07/11 - Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer
07/12 - Hoboken, NY - Maxwell's
07/13 - New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom
Los Amigos Invisibles (the invisible friends) will be stopping by the Varsity Theater in Minneapolis on April 15th, as part of their tour in support of their seventh studio album Repeat After Me (Nacional - out now).
The Grammy nominated band first got their big break when David Byrne (Talking Heads) signed them to his label Luaka Bop. Since then Los Amigos Invisibles has been developing their music style they call "gozadera", which is a fusion of Latin rhythms with funk, lounge, and disco!
Check them out on tour now:
04/13 - Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
04/15 - Minneapolis, MN @ The Varsity Theater
04/17 - Denver, CO @ The Bluebird Theater
04/19 - Seattle, WA @ Neumo's
04/20 - Portland, OR @ Star Theater
04/21 - Vancouver, BC @ The Vogue Theater
04/24 - San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore
04/26 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Fonda
04/27 - San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
Nashville's Courtney Jaye is currently in the middle of her tour, opening up for funnyman Stephen Lynch. Her upcoming album, Love and Forgiveness, is a "rootsy" album, to be out on May 7th. In the meantime, you can pick up her free Noisetrade EP via American Songwriter.
All dates below are with Stephen Lynch, except for where indicated. Her Minneapolis appearance at the Varsity Theater is sold-out.
04/13 Harrahs North - Kansas City MO
04/14 Varsity Theater - Mpls MN
04/27 Talking Stick Resort - Scotsdale AZ
05/02 The Egg - Albany NY
05/03 Gramercy Theater - New York NY
05/04 Gramercy Theater - New York NY
05/05 Gramercy Theater - New York NY
05/7-8-9 Grimey’s - Nashville (Courtney Jaye show)
05/10 Record Release Show - Stone Fox Nashville (Courtney Jaye show)
05/17 Sherman Theater - Stroudsburg PA
Haerts is a "New York" band featuring members from Germany, England, and the U.S. Their first single, "Wings", was produced by St Lucia, and the official music video just premiered on Gorilla vs Bear.
While "Wings" is out as of April 9th via Neon Gold / Columbia Records on vinyl, the band is already hard at work on their debut album, coming sometime this year.
Haerts also announced that they will be supporting Shout Out Louds on their North American tour. All dates below are with Shout Out Louds:
Wed 5/8: Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
Fri 5/10: New York, NY @ Webster Hall
Sat 5/11: Columbia, MD @ Sweetlife Festival
Mon 5/13: Montreal, CAN @ La Sala Rossa
Tue 5/14: Toronto, CAN @ The Opera House
Wed 5/15: Detroit, MI @ The Magic Bag
Fri 5/17: Minneapolis, MN @ Varsity Theater
Mon 5/20: Vancouver, CAN @ Commodore Ballroom
Tue 5/21: Portland, OR @ Aladdin Theater
Wed 5/22: San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall
Thu 5/23: Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey
Fri 5/24: Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey