Posted in music | tour dates on June 18, 2009

Grace Jones @ Manchester Apollo, 24 Jan 2009 (backtopix01)
Grace Jones

"[My 2008 album] Hurricane was an accident. Blame it on Ivor Guest. I'd decided never to do an album again. Record companies today don't allow artistic freedom, and I just couldn't be bothered anymore. But when Ivor brought me the music to 'Devil In My Life', from there we had a creative chemistry and the music just flowed. We followed where my voice was taking the music and where the music was taking my voice. We didn't work to some industry formula of what the Grace Jones sound is. It doesn't matter that it's taken twenty years because me and the music are always in the same place. It doesn't sound like the past or the future. It sounds like now, whenever now is. I don't count. Quality surpasses quantity at any time." - Grace Jones
First Kylie Minogue, then Pet Shop Boys, and now Grace Jones has announced a show at NYC's Hammerstein Ballroom. The July 30th gig is one of just of two appearances the multi-talented artist will be making in the United States. The other is July 26th at Hollywood Bowl with Of Montreal and Dengue Fever. Tickets for the NYC show are currently on "Live Nation presale" (password?) and go on general sale on Friday at 10am. Tickets for the LA show are on sale now. All dates below...

Grace Jones - 2009 Tour Dates
Jun 19 - Sonar Festival Barcelona
Jul 3 - Roskilde Festival Roskilde
Jul 4 - Rock Werchter Festival Werchter
Jul 9 - Somerset House London
Jul 11 - Montreux Jazz Festival Montreux
Jul 16 - Jazz Open Stuttgard
Jul 18 - Latitude Festival Southwold, Suffolk
Jul 26 - Hollywood Bowl Hollywood
Jul 30 - Hammerstein BallRoom New York
Aug 7 - Sporting Summer Festival Monte Carlo
Aug 9 - Ibiza Space Ibiza
Aug 14 - Flow Festival Helsinki
Aug 21 - FM4 Frequency Festival Salzburg
Aug 23 - Lowlands Festival Biddinghuizen
Aug 30 - Beachdown Festival Brighton



Comments (11)

MEHce Jones

Posted by Anonymous | June 18, 2009 10:19 AM

she doesn't age at all, does she?

Posted by Anonymous | June 18, 2009 10:25 AM

Hoping she'll play Somebody to Love or White Rabbit. We built this city on rock n roll would be amazing!

Posted by Anonymous | June 18, 2009 10:27 AM

Do you find me sexy????

Posted by Anonymous | June 18, 2009 10:30 AM

Saw her at the Palladium around 1990, with Dee Lite as the opener. Memorable show with umpteen costume changes. Yes, she is sexy.

Posted by drewo | June 18, 2009 10:32 AM

grace jones, of montreal and dengue fever sounds like a blast! same lineup in NYC?

Posted by Anonymous | June 18, 2009 11:52 AM

she has a dick.

Posted by Anonymous | June 18, 2009 12:37 PM


Posted by April | June 18, 2009 12:42 PM

tickets are very expensive. I hope Of Montreal plays in NYC as well!

Posted by Anonymous | June 19, 2009 2:48 PM

grace we miss you, despite it all your the first supermodel!thin dark and beautiful! your musi was the first thing i was taught to play years back as a dj! thank you for the music,,,,,,,,,,,your fantastic!

Posted by djs | July 9, 2009 10:29 PM

Quick Question --- The tickets say 8:00 pm. Do you think that is door time or show time? I can't make it until 9 and don't want to buy a $100 dollar ticket just to miss half the show. And I can't get a hold of anyone at Hammerstein/Manhattan Center.

Posted by Half Chemical | July 30, 2009 12:15 PM

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