Posted in music | tour dates on January 28, 2009

Bat For Lashes

Brighton, England's Bat For Lashes is set to release her highly-anticipated sophomore album, Two Suns, on April 6th, 2009. Two Suns is the follow-up to Natasha Khan's critically-acclaimed debut, Fur and Gold...

...Co-produced by Natasha and Dave Kosten, with whom she worked on Fur and Gold, Two Suns further enhances this idea of dualities in its music, mixing autoharps with intense electronics, complex drum rhythms with lush keyboards and strings. The album features guest turns from the legendary Scott Walker (on album closer "The Big Sleep"), Brooklyn psychrockers Yeasayer, and her own band The Blue Dreams (who toured with her this summer) on several tracks, but Khan herself worked the majority of the musical magic, playing pianos, synths, guitar, bass, drums, beat programming and more. And then, of course, there's Natasha's illuminating voice as the core of every song, sounding bolder, fuller and more impressive than ever before.

The whole North American tour hasn't been announced yet, but tickets go on Am Ex presale today at noon for an April 30th show at Bowery Ballroom, and for one May 2nd at Music Hall of Williamsburg. Tickets on regular sale Friday. May 1st is in Philly (tickets currently on sale). All dates below...

Bat For Lashes - 2009 Tour Dates
Apr 7 - The Ritz Manchester
Apr 8 - Queen Margaret Union Glasgow
Apr 9 - Stage 2 - Northumbria University Newcastle
Apr 11 - Metropolitan University Leeds
Apr 12 - Birmingham Town Hall Birmingham
Apr 13 - The Junction Cambridge
Apr 15 - Anson Rooms Bristol
Apr 16 - Brighton Corn Exchange Brighton
Apr 17 - Shepherds Bush Empire London
Apr 30 - Bowery Ballroom, NY, NY (tix)
May 01 - First Unitarian Church, Philadelphia, PA (tix)
May 02 - Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY (tix)
May 9 - Palazzo Dei Congressi Rome
May 10 - Teatro Leonardo Milan
May 11 - Zellstra├če Munich
May 12 - Stra├če der Pariser Kommunen 3 Berlin
May 14 - Neuer Kamp 30 Hamburg
May 15 - Botanique Brussels
May 16 - Melkweg Oude Zaal Amsterdam
May 18 - Kulturkirche Cologne
May 19 - L'Aeronef Lille
May 20 - L'Olympic Nantes
May 22 - Le Bikini Toulouse
May 23 - Salle Victoire 2 Montpellier
May 25 - Le Ninkasi Lyon
May 26 - La Laiterie Strasbourg
May 27 - Le Bataclan Paris

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Comments (21)

her looks are deceptive. From afar super pretty. Up close kinda piggish. Her tunes are awwwight.

Posted by Anonymous | January 28, 2009 10:14 AM

^ well, at least your ignorance is pretty clear. ^

Posted by Anonymous | January 28, 2009 10:19 AM

Upclose or from afar Khan is a pretty woman.

Also, admit it: You were blown away by that BMX/furry video she did a while ago.

Posted by Anonymous | January 28, 2009 10:54 AM

finally!!!

Posted by Anonymous | January 28, 2009 10:56 AM

Jeez! Stop talking about what she looks like and talk about her MUSIC!

Posted by Anonymous | January 28, 2009 10:58 AM

Anon @ 10:58 It's brooklynvegan where people care more about being assholes and criticing bands looks than their music

Posted by Anonymous | January 28, 2009 11:02 AM

Hipsters are the most unintelligent, spineless, skinny bitches on earth.

Damn I can't wait til they look back 30 years from now at what rejects they were.

Posted by Anonymous | January 28, 2009 11:05 AM

^^^ I think it's more teenagers/NYU freshman is what you are talking about. I doubt most "hipsters" are hovering around their computer reading brooklyn vegan.

BrooklynVegan is frequented more by people who HATE hipsters then ACTUAL hipsters


case in point, you

Posted by Anonymous | January 28, 2009 11:11 AM

The people who make fun of artists' music, go to shows and talk. Is this true? What is the psychology behind talking at a gig? Someone help me understand.

Posted by Anonymous | January 28, 2009 11:15 AM

anon@ 11:15

They are generally soulless people lost in life with no appreciation for anything other than themselves and drama.


Posted by Anonymous | January 28, 2009 11:18 AM

Two Suns is awesome!

I have it, it's a great record.

Posted by Anonymous | January 28, 2009 11:27 AM

^^ EXPLAIN

Posted by Anonymous | January 28, 2009 11:29 AM

Bat for Lashes and Yeasayer... sounds like a potentially good combo.

She's good live too.

Posted by bill p | January 28, 2009 11:40 AM

I forgot about Yeasayer. Does that guy still have pony tails?


Posted by Anonymous | January 28, 2009 11:52 AM

amazing that she got scott walker

Posted by Anonymous | January 28, 2009 12:04 PM

Fur and Gold was kind of tepid, but I'm really excited for the new one.

Posted by Anonymous | January 28, 2009 1:11 PM

bowery or mhow?

Posted by Anonymous | January 28, 2009 1:20 PM

she is a phenomenal musician, this will be a GREAT record, based on the more recent live shows i think probably better than the first record.

(and she is totally beautiful, if you think she is "piggish" you're out of you're fucking mind.)

Posted by Anonymous | January 28, 2009 1:26 PM

Scott Walker?!?!?!?!?!?! How on earth did she pull of getting him to guest? I am willing to listen to all she's got now.

Posted by Anonymous | January 28, 2009 6:39 PM

mhow

Posted by Anonymous | February 15, 2009 12:40 PM

If only she could come by Montreal!

Posted by Anonymous | October 25, 2009 11:22 AM

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