Bat For Lashes

Brighton, England's Bat For Lashes is set to release her highly-anticipated sophomore album, Two Suns, on April 6th, 2009. Two Suns is the follow-up to Natasha Khan's critically-acclaimed debut, Fur and Gold...

...Co-produced by Natasha and Dave Kosten, with whom she worked on Fur and Gold, Two Suns further enhances this idea of dualities in its music, mixing autoharps with intense electronics, complex drum rhythms with lush keyboards and strings. The album features guest turns from the legendary Scott Walker (on album closer "The Big Sleep"), Brooklyn psychrockers Yeasayer, and her own band The Blue Dreams (who toured with her this summer) on several tracks, but Khan herself worked the majority of the musical magic, playing pianos, synths, guitar, bass, drums, beat programming and more. And then, of course, there's Natasha's illuminating voice as the core of every song, sounding bolder, fuller and more impressive than ever before.

The whole North American tour hasn't been announced yet, but tickets go on Am Ex presale today at noon for an April 30th show at Bowery Ballroom, and for one May 2nd at Music Hall of Williamsburg. Tickets on regular sale Friday. May 1st is in Philly (tickets currently on sale). All dates below...

Bat For Lashes - 2009 Tour Dates
Apr 7 - The Ritz Manchester
Apr 8 - Queen Margaret Union Glasgow
Apr 9 - Stage 2 - Northumbria University Newcastle
Apr 11 - Metropolitan University Leeds
Apr 12 - Birmingham Town Hall Birmingham
Apr 13 - The Junction Cambridge
Apr 15 - Anson Rooms Bristol
Apr 16 - Brighton Corn Exchange Brighton
Apr 17 - Shepherds Bush Empire London
Apr 30 - Bowery Ballroom, NY, NY (tix)
May 01 - First Unitarian Church, Philadelphia, PA (tix)
May 02 - Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY (tix)
May 9 - Palazzo Dei Congressi Rome
May 10 - Teatro Leonardo Milan
May 11 - Zellstraße Munich
May 12 - Straße der Pariser Kommunen 3 Berlin
May 14 - Neuer Kamp 30 Hamburg
May 15 - Botanique Brussels
May 16 - Melkweg Oude Zaal Amsterdam
May 18 - Kulturkirche Cologne
May 19 - L'Aeronef Lille
May 20 - L'Olympic Nantes
May 22 - Le Bikini Toulouse
May 23 - Salle Victoire 2 Montpellier
May 25 - Le Ninkasi Lyon
May 26 - La Laiterie Strasbourg
May 27 - Le Bataclan Paris