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Tirzah cancels first US shows, NYC & Pitchfork Fest included

End of the Road Festival 2018
Tirzah at End of the Road 2018 (more by Rachel Juarez-Carr)

UK artist Tirzah, who released her acclaimed, Mica Levi-produced debut Devotion last year, was to play her first US shows beginning this past spring, with a Los Angeles date and an appearance at FORM Arcosanti festival in May. She had to pull out of FORM, and the LA show at The Lodge Room was postponed until September 28 due to “visa complications.” Her next scheduled US shows were to happen this month, when she had two headlining shows at Brooklyn’s Elsewhere, early and late, scheduled for July 18, followed by a set at Pitchfork Festival in Chicago. Sadly her visa issues have continued and she’s cancelled those as well. Bitchin Bajas will replace Tirzah at Pitchfork Fest, and ticketholders for the Elsewhere shows will be refunded through their point of purchase.

Meanwhile, Julia Holter did an AMA on r/indieheads on Monday (7/15) where she brought up her love of Tirzah’s music, listing her as an answer when asked “what’s your favorite album of 2019 so far,” although she admitted, “this is hard for me bc I haven’t listened to enough music from 2019 yet but what I’ve been listening to recently.” Other recent favorites of hers include “Rosalia ‘El Mal Querer’, new Delphine Dora music, Mali Sridharan, Solange ‘When I Get Home’, Dina Maccabee [a member of her band], Jessica Pratt ‘Quiet Signs’, Tim Hecker ‘Konoyo’, Weyes Blood ‘Titanic Rising'”

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