Posted in music | tour dates on August 3, 2010

Joanna Newsom in Michigan in March (more by Graeme Flegenheimer)
Joanna Newsom

[Joanna Newsom] opened her 75-minute set with four songs from her ambitious recent full-length, "Have One on Me," before weaving in older titles from her previous two albums, "Ys," from 2006 (which featured arrangements by Van Dyke Parks), and her infectious 2004 debut, "The Milk-Eyed Mender." It was delivered via a singing voice that's as pure is it is dynamic, one that has matured from an at-times grating shriek early in her career into an instrument able to offer a smooth, well-tended tone with measured phrasings and octave-spanning curlicues. At this point feeding her pitch-perfect vocals into an Auto-Tune program would probably cause the software to collapse in on itself.

Newsom performed to a sold out Orpheum audience that rivaled Justin Bieber fans in their ardor. The singer had to spend an inordinate amount of time between songs affectionately swatting away random hollered compliments. A male fan raced to the stage and tossed her a bouquet, and a woman was intercepted by a security guard near the front row as she made a beeline for the musician. "We love you, Joanna!" was the richest insight the crowd had to offer when she queried her fans on their collective mood. [LA Times]

That's a review of the singer's Saturday, July 31st performance at L.A.'s Orpheum Theatre.

Joanna comes back to New York on Tuesday, November 23rd for a show at Carnegie Hall (where she plays the 2,804-seat Stern Auditorium). Tickets go on sale Monday, August 9th at 11am.

Robin Pecknold of Fleet Foxes has been opening for Joanna, and in Oakland on August 2nd they covered the Sheryl Crow (and Kid Rock) song "Picture" together. A video of that and Joanna's full schedule (a few more North American shows, then Europe and Israel in September) is below...

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Picture - Joanna Newsom and Robin Pecknold (Kid Rock/Sheryl Crow Cover)

Joanna Newsom - 2010 Tour Dates
8/4/10 Moore Theatre Seattle WA *
8/5/10 The Vogue Theatre Vancouver Canada *
8/6/10 Aladdin Theater Portland OR *
8/7/10 Aladdin Theater Portland OR *
8/22/10 Green Man Festival Glanusk Park, Crickhowell United Kingdom
9/14/10 Grand Canal Theatre Dublin Ireland
9/16/10 Colston Hall Bristol United Kingdom
9/17/10 Symphony Hall Birmingham United Kingdom
9/18/10 Palace Theatre Manchester United Kingdom
9/20/10 Glasgow Royal Concert Hall Glasgow United Kingdom
9/21/10 The Sage Gateshead United Kingdom
9/23/10 Aéronef Lille France
9/24/10 Volkshaus Zürich Zürich Switzerland
9/25/10 Epicerie Moderne Feyzin France
9/27/10 Teatrro Dal Verme Milan Italy
9/28/10 Auditorium Parco della Musica Rome Italy
9/30/10 Tel Aviv Opera House Tel Aviv Israel
11/23/10 Carnegie Hall New York, NY
* w/ Robin Pecknold

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Comments (24)

so pretty and talented.

Posted by Anonymous | August 3, 2010 2:56 PM

oh my god! cannot wait!

Posted by Anonymous | August 3, 2010 3:57 PM

She can sing now!!!

Posted by Anonymous | August 3, 2010 4:07 PM

can I get a 'meh'?

Posted by Anonymous | August 3, 2010 5:55 PM

andy saMEHburg. ?

Posted by Anonymous | August 3, 2010 7:15 PM

How many of the 2,804 seats do you supposed she will fill?

Posted by Anonymous | August 3, 2010 7:20 PM

all.

Posted by Anonymous | August 3, 2010 7:46 PM

What's the difference between Carnegie Hall and Carnegie Deli? You fill the first one and the second one fills you! yuck, yuck

Posted by Anonymous | August 3, 2010 8:06 PM

orchestra for carnegie show?

Posted by Anonymous | August 3, 2010 8:39 PM

she has a great ass.

Posted by Anonymous | August 3, 2010 8:46 PM

I've seen her twice already including when she hit Town Hall a few months ago and I'm definitely going to this one too.

Posted by iamtheangel.com | August 3, 2010 11:15 PM

is she growing sarah jessica parker warts?

Posted by Anonymous | August 4, 2010 12:11 AM

Great song, and great singer!

Posted by Dicios | August 4, 2010 4:02 AM

I saw them in Oakland. They both sounded AMAZING.

Posted by Anonymous | August 4, 2010 4:03 AM

It takes someone like Joanna Newsom to have the balls to play Israel. Something the Pixies, Klaxons, Elvis Costello etc couldn't handle. My hats of to the intellegent Joanna!

Posted by Anonymous | August 4, 2010 8:07 AM

is she growing sarah jessica parker warts?
^oh my god..lol..wrong, so wrong.

balls to play israel? more like balls TO israel, fuck em. they can keep monotonix. meh to you.

Posted by Anonymous | August 4, 2010 8:49 AM

Fine 8:49 you are going to miss out on the birthplace of hummus!

Posted by Anonymous | August 4, 2010 9:00 AM

haha! i do love hummous. hummus or hummous? go!

Posted by Anonymous | August 4, 2010 10:43 AM

Eh Black Lips have play Tel Aviv

Posted by Anonymous | August 4, 2010 4:17 PM

After canceling a November 16th performance at SUNY Purchase due to back problems, musician Dan Deacon has returned to full force. On Saturday, February 20th, the visiting alumnus played late into the night at the Stood Student Center [ed: pronounced "'st(y)ood"]. His set was jam-packed with the crowd participation he's well-known for. Turning the Stood into one massive dance party Deacon seemed at home among the current student body.

Posted by Wed | August 15, 2010 8:56 PM

Catherine Russell is a jazz and blues singer with a voice that is dusky, feminine and soulful. The daughter of Louis Armstrong's longtime musical director, Luis Russell, and outstanding bassist and

Posted by شات صوتي | August 17, 2010 4:42 AM

Some more tickets just went on sale. Nabbed two in the front row. Just a heads up.

Posted by Cuse | November 12, 2010 9:21 PM

It takes someone like Joanna Newsom to have the balls to play Israel. Something the Pixies, Klaxons, Elvis Costello etc couldn't handle. My hats of to the intellegent Joanna!

Posted by يوتيوب | December 15, 2010 8:10 AM

I was at this concert and it was great! Joanna performend brilliantly.

Posted by Staircases | February 11, 2011 9:53 AM

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