Doomtree rapper/singer/spoken word artist Dessa has announced a Midwest/East Coast tour dubbed the "Early Words Tour" which will kick off in late April and continue into mid-May. The tour hits NYC three times, including shows on May 1 at Mercury Lounge, May 8 at Union Hall, and on May 13 at new performing arts space SubCulture (45 Bleecker St), which opens this spring. No other acts for any of those shows have been announced at the moment, but "special guests" are billed for the Union Hall show. Tickets for the Mercury Lounge show, the Union Hall show, and the SubCulture show go on sale today (3/29) at noon.

All dates are listed, along with the tour flyer, and a stream of "Matches To Paper Dolls," a recently released b-side from the Castor, the Twin sessions, below...


Dessa - "Matches To Paper Dolls"


Dessa -- 2013 Tour Dates
Apr 30 - Buffalo, NY The Ninth Ward at Babeville
May 01 - New York, NY Mercury Lounge
May 03 - Burlington, VT BCA Center
May 04 - Wilmington, DE World Cafe Live at The Queen
May 05 - Portland, ME SPACE Gallery
May 06 - Northampton, MA Iron Horse Music Hall
May 07 - Cambridge, MA TT The Bears
May 08 - Brooklyn, NY Union Hall
May 09 - Fairfield, CT StageOne at Fairfield Theatre Company
May 10 - Arlington, VA IOTA Club & Cafe
May 11 - Carrboro, NC TBA
May 12 - Baltimore, MD TBA
May 13 - New York, NY SubCulture
May 14 - Sellersville, PA Sellersville Theater 1894
May 16 - Pontiac, MI The Crofoot (Pike Room)