Haley Heynderickx touring with Ani DiFranco (who Hop Along discuss in new interview)
Haley Heynderickx, who was one of the best sets we saw at SXSW this year, has been touring in support of her excellent 2018 debut album, I Need to Start a Garden. On Tuesday (3/27), she heads out for some shows with The Low Anthem (followed by some with Mimicking Birds and Nap Eyes), and she has now announced some more dates for June, this time opening for prolific folk icon Ani DiFranco.
Haley's tour with Ani includes a show at Jersey City's White Eagle Hall on June 12. Tickets for that show go on general sale Friday (3/30) at noon, with various presales starting on Tuesday (3/27). See all of Haley's upcoming tour dates below, along with the video for "Oom Sha La La" from her new album.
Speaking of connections between Ani DiFranco and newer artists that we love, Hop Along's Frances Quinlan spoke about her in a new interview with Stereogum that just went live today:
FRANCES: I was into a different kind of angst. So our mom remarried, and we have two older step-siblings, and my stepdad and my step-brother Andrew got me really into Ani DiFranco and Patty Griffin, but I would say it was still like a brand of angst that was just very different. It was lyrically raw, like bare. There were pieces of what Mark liked that, um, I feel like as he was growing out of it, I would pick it up.
STEREOGUM: You mentioned Ani DiFranco. It’s crazy because she was huge for a few years and then people completely forgot about her, I feel.
FRANCES: I think it kind of became uncool to like her for a long time but once I heard Tune-Yards cite her as a major influence I was like, “You know what? I should buck up.” And you know, I listened to a lot of Ani DiFranco, and I listened to her first and then Bright Eyes, and both of them in turn shaped me. I had such a confused sound for a long time. I was transitioning from listening to her and Neutral Milk Hotel to Kimya Dawson and “freak folk,” I guess you’d call it.
Hop Along and Haley Heynderickx both played our Lost Weekend 2 SXSW day parties at Cheer Up Charlies this year, but on different days; Hop Along on Friday, and Haley on Saturday. Check out a few more pictures of Haley's set in the gallery above.
Last year, Ani DiFranco released Binary, which features Bon Iver's Justin Vernon. Watch her recent Tiny Desk Concert, along with a 1996 video of Ani playing one of her most classic songs, "Untouchable Face," below.
Haley Heynderickx - 2018 Tour
03/27 - Louisville, KY @ Zanzabar*
03/28 - St. Louis, MO @ Off Broadway*
03/29 - Milwaukee, WI @ The Backroom at Colectivo Coffee*
03/30 - Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall*
03/31 - Minneapolis, MN @ Turf Club*
04/01 - Madison, WI @ High Noon Saloon*
04/03 - Indianapolis, IN @ The Hi-Fi*
04/04 - Ann Arbor, MI @ The Ark*
04/05 - Toronto, ON @ Great Hall*
04/06 - Montreal, QC, CAN @ The Belmont*
04/07 - Kingston, NY @ BSP Lounge*
04/19 - Bangor, IE@ Queen's Parade Church ~
04/20 - Dublin, IE @ The Grand Social ~
04/21 - Glasgow, UK @ Stereo ~
04/23 - Manchester, UK @ Deaf Institute ~
04/24 - Bristol, UK @ Thekla ~
04/25 Birmingham, UK @ Glee Club ~
04/26 London, UK @ Dingwalls ~
05/05 - Leeds, UK @ Live at Leeds
05/08 - London, UK @ Oslo Hackney+
05/09 - Birmingham, UK @ Hare And Hounds+
05/10 - Glasgow, UK @ The Hug and Pint+
05/11 - Manchester @ Soup Kitchen+
05/12 - Brighton, UK @ Prince Albert+
06/05 - Ann Arbor, MI @ Power Center for the Performing Arts^
06/06 - Bloomington, IL @ The Castle Theatre^
06/08 - Eau Claire, WI @ State Theatre^
06/09 - St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant^
06/10 - Louisville, KY @ Mercury Ballroom^
06/12 - Jersey City, NJ @ White Eagle Music Hall^
06/14 - Portland, ME @ State Theatre^
06/17 - Great Barrington, MA @ The Mahaiwe Theatre^
08/2-5 - Happy Valley, OR @ Pickathon Music Festival
08/16-19 - Brecon Beacon, Wales @ Green Man Festival
08/31 -09/03 - Larmer Tree Gardens, UK @ End of the Road Festival
~ w/ Mimicking Birds
* w/ The Low Anthem
+ w/ Nap Eyes
^ w/ Ani DiFranco