On February 10th, 2009, Capitol Records will release It's Not Me, It's You, the follow-up to Lily Allen's critically acclaimed 2007 debut, Alright, Still. Recorded at Eagle Rock Studios in Los Angeles, the album finds Lily in top form, creating a record Blender's recent "In The Studio" feature described as "part God, part country and all middle finger." Allen wrote and recorded the album's 12 songs with producer Greg Kurstin (the bird and the bee), who worked with her on three songs for Alright, Still - "Everything's Just Wonderful," "Alfie" and "Not Big."All of those spring tour dates haven't been announced yet, but it looks like Lily will be taking Natalie Portman's Shaved Head out on the road with her in April. Surfaced dates include April 1st at House of Blues in San Diego and April 20th at Roseland Ballroom in NYC. The latter goes on sale Friday at 10am via LiveNation.com.
"We decided to try and make bigger sounding, more ethereal songs, real songs," says Lily, who will be touring the U.S. in the spring. "I wanted to work with one person from start to finish to make it one body of work. I wanted it to feel like it had some sort of integrity. I think I've grown up a bit as a person and I hope it reflects that."
The Bird and The Bee have shows scheduled in February and March in support of their new album Ray Guns Are Not Just The Future (out now).
All known Lily Allen dates below...
Lily Allen - 2009 Tour Dates
Mar 14 - O2 Academy Glasgow
Mar 15 - 02 Academy Manchester
Mar 16 - 02 Academy Dublin
Mar 18 - 02 Academy Bristol
Mar 19 - Guildhall Southampton
Mar 20 - Dome Brighton
Mar 22 - UEA Norwich
Mar 23 - 02 Academy Birmingham
Mar 24 - O2 Academy Leeds
Mar 26 - 02 Shepherd's Bush Empire London
Mar 27 - 02 Shepherd's Bush Empire London
Mar 28 - O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire London
Apr 01 - House of Blues, San Diego, CA *
Apr 02 - The Wiltern, Los Angeles, CA
Apr 04 - The Warfield, San Francisco, CA
Apr 06 - Showbox SoDo
Apr 13 - Saint Andrews Hall, Detroit, MI *
Apr 18 - Theatre of the Living Arts, Philadelphia, PA
Apr 20 - Roseland Ballroom, NY, NY *
Apr 22 - Phoenix Concert Theatre, Toronto, ON
May 3 - Lido Berlin
May 4 - Gloria Koln
May 6 - Cigalle Paris
May 7 - Melkweg Amsterdam
May 8 - Ancienne Belgique Brussels
* w/ Natalie Portman's Shaved Head
(more dates TBA)