FKA twigs announces fall tour, playing Terminal 5; LP out now
FKA twigs at Webster Hall earlier this month (more by Amanda Hatfield)
UK electronic pop singer FKA twigs is about to wrap up a brief North American tour which kicked off in NYC with a sold-out Webster Hall show (pics) last week, packed with loving fans even before her album was officially out. The album is out now, and unsurprisingly it's been getting a lot of love. Pitchfork scored it an 8.8 and awarded it Best New Music, writing:
Building on her co-produced debut EP with Tic and her Arca-produced EP2, the sound throughout is a crystalline jumble of splinters and shards, of stuttering drum machines cutting against arrhythmic clatter--metronomes winding down, car alarms bleating dully into the night. Her voice, the most awe-inspiring instrument on the album, flits between Auto-Tuned artifice and raw carnality. As an acrobat, she's a natural, but she's not afraid to lean on a little digital enhancement. One minute it's a flash-frozen sigh; the next, it's a melon-balled dollop of flesh. As futuristic as her music is, no single technology dominates. Elastic digital effects brush up against 808s, and icy synth stabs share space with acoustic bass. The common denominator is the crackling sense of dread that persists when the notes go silent and the beat drops out, which is often. The overall effect is that of R&B that has been run through some kind of matter-transporting beam and put together wrong on the other end, full of glitches and hard, jutting artifacts.
She's now announced that she'll return to North America in the fall for a longer tour which brings her back to NYC for a show at the larger Terminal 5 on November 8. (For those keeping track, that's seven months after her first NYC shows at Glasslands and The Westway.) Tickets for the T5 show go on sale Friday (8/15) at noon.
All dates are listed, with the video for "Two Weeks," below...
FKA twigs - "Two Weeks"
FKA twigs -- 2014 Tour Dates
August 12th El Rey Theatre, Los Angeles, CA
August 13th Great American Music Hall, San Francisco, CA
October 2nd The Dome, Brighton, UK
October 3rd The Library, Birmingham, UK
October 4th R.N.C.M Theatre, Manchester, UK
October 6th Oran Mor, Glasgow, UK
October 8th Hackney Empire, London, UK
October 9th Trinity, Bristol, UK
October 14th La Maronquinerie, Paris, France
October 15th Paradiso Noord, Amsterdam, Holland
October 16th Ab Box, Brussels, Belgium
October 17th Buergerhaus Stollwerk, Cologne, Germany
October 19th VEGA, Copenhagen, Denmark
October 20th Mojo, Hamburg, Germany
October 21st Kesselhaus, Berlin, Germany
October 22nd Basen, Warsaw, Poland
November 6th 930 Club, Washington, D.C.
November 7th Union Transfer, Philadelphia, PA
November 8th Terminal 5, New York, NY
November 11th Brighton Music Hall, Boston, MA
November 13th Metro, Chicago, IL
November 14th Fine Line, Minneapolis, MN
November 17th Commodore, Vancouver, Canada
November 18th Showbox, Seattle, WA
November 20th Regency, San Francisco, CA
November 21st Regent, Los Angeles, CA
November 26th Parish, Austin, TX
November 28th Trees, Dallas, TX
November 29th Republic, New Orleans, LA
December 1st Mercy Lounge, Nashville, TN
December 2nd Terminal West, Atlanta, GA
December 3rd The Social, Orlando, FL