Posted in music | tour dates on November 29, 2012

by Andrew Sacher

Solange

As mentioned, Solange Knowles has a lone US show scheduled before the year ends happening in NYC on December 11 at Bowery Ballroom. That show sold out, but if you weren't able to grab tickets, you're in luck because she added another show happening at the same venue on December 18. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (11/30) at noon.

Solange released the Dev Hynes-co-written/produced True via Chris Taylor's Terrible Records this week (11/27), the follow-up to 2008's Sol-Angel and the Hadly St. Dreams. Perhaps most famously known as Beyonce's sister who convinced Bey and her hubby Jay-Z to go to a Grizzly Bear show in 2009 and then signed to Grizzly Bear bassist Chris Taylor's label, Solange may always be pegged as the indie alternative to the pop star that is Beyonce. But on True, Solange proves that those comparisons aren't really fair. She might be on an indie label, but those things matter a lot less in 2012 anyway, and True is a pop record in every way, and a very genuine one. She might not have the maximalist empowered soul and R&B that her sister does, but Solange channels pop music the way it was defined when Madonna was dominating the charts in the mid-'80s. It's more stripped down than Beyonce and her radio-friendly peers, but it doesn't feel like an attempt at indie/pop crossover like Toro y Moi or Twin Shadow. Instead, it just sounds like Solange making the pop music that she loves and if True reaches the right audiences, it has the potential to please the mainstream and the indie crowds, the same way Beyonce did with last year's 4.

A spotify stream of True and a list of all Solange dates are below.

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Solange - "Losing You" Official Video

Solange - True

Solange -- 2012/2013 Tour Dates
12/11 Bowery Ballroom New York, NY
12/18 Bowery Ballroom New York, NY
1/16 XOYO London, UK
1/17 XOYO London, UK
1/18 Nouveau Casino Paris, France
1/20 Prince Charles Berlin, Germany

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Comments (11)

WOULD

Posted by Anonymous | November 29, 2012 12:19 PM

What's the indie alternative to Jay Z?

Posted by Anonymous | November 29, 2012 1:05 PM

why is this interesting again ?

Posted by Anonymous | November 29, 2012 1:08 PM

because B got dat Knowles booty son

Posted by Anonymous | November 29, 2012 1:16 PM

Why? Who cares.

Posted by Anonymous | November 29, 2012 1:34 PM

i think this sausage is about to crack under the pressure!

SAUSAGE LULZ, AMIRITE?!?

Posted by Anonymous | November 29, 2012 3:40 PM

if B didnt exist solange would be flippin burgers in shake shack right now xoxo

Posted by Anonymous | November 29, 2012 6:31 PM

^ and I'd be ordering many burgers to watch that ass wiggle as she flipped

Posted by Anonymous | November 29, 2012 6:46 PM

We all know where all the booty went to in that family.

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Posted by Michal | February 24, 2013 5:29 PM

the song losing it is great.

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