Bat For Lashes @ MHOW in May (absolutelyaudrey)
Bat For Lashes

Anyone with prior reservations about Bat For Lashes' ability to command a stage the size of Primavera's Estrella Damm are fools. That much is clear from opener 'Glass'' first chiming chorus; not only is her delivery spot on but she looks like she's well and truly at home up there, stalking the stage and delivering her ethereal set with the sort of gusto a first album Natasha Khan might have baulked at. She's grown as a performer and a songwriter since then, that much is clear, and whether the slightly more electronic direction of second album Two Suns is one that strikes a chord with you or not, the pop brilliance of a song like 'Daniel' is practically irrefutable. And, let's face it, a set filled with 'Sarah's and 'Prescilla's probably isn't quite what a beer-filled festival crowd is looking for. A canny move, then, and one that our ears are left thankful for this evening. And is that Charlotte Hatherley up there with her? Why, yes. Bonus. [Drowned in Sound]

Bat For Lashes have announced a North American tour around their previously scheduled visit to Chicago for Lollapalooza in August. That trek includes an August 12th show at NYC's Webster Hall. Tickets for that show go on AxEx presale sale at noon, and regular sale on Friday. The tour also includes a stop at San Francisco's Outside Lands. All dates below...

Bat For Lashes - 2009 Tour Dates
Jun 10 - The Crocodile Seattle, Washington
Jun 11 - Doug Fir Lounge Portland, Oregon
Jun 13 - Great American Music Hall San Francisco, California
Jun 16 - El Rey Theatre Los Angeles, California
Jun 28 - Glastonbury Festival Glastonbury, Southwest
Jul 16 - Somerset House London, London and South East
Jul 17 - Latitude Festival Southwold
Jul 19 - iTunes Festival @ The Roundhouse London, London and South East
Aug 7 - Varsity Theater Minneapolis
Aug 9 - Lollapalooza Chicago
Aug 12 - Webster Hall New York, New York
Aug 13 - Paradise Rock Club Boston
Aug 14 - Ottobar Baltimore
Aug 15 - 9:30 Club Washington DC
Aug 17 - The Loft @ Center Stage Atlanta, Georgia
Aug 19 - The Parish Austin, Texas
Aug 20 - The Loft Dallas, Texas
Aug 22 - Bluebird Theatre Denver, Colorado
Aug 25 - Richards On Richards Vancouver, British Columbia
Aug 26 - Neumo's Seattle
Aug 27 - Wonder Ballroom Portland, Oregon
Aug 29 - Outside Lands Festival San Francisco, California
Aug 31 - The Music Box Theatre @ Fonda Los Angeles, California
Sep 5 - Electric Picnic Stradbally
Sep 11 - Bestival Isle Of Wight