Imogen Heap touring in 2019 (with Guy from Frou Frou), playing NYC
Imogen Heap hasn't released a proper album since 2014, but she popped up a few times this year, thanks to her album of music for Harry Potter and The Cursed Child and Ariana Grande's rework of Imogen's 2005 classic "Goodnight and Go." She also just wrapped up an international run of her 'Mycelia' tour and now she's set to tour North America in 2019. Mycelia "is a research and development hub whose mission, through technology, is to bring to life a music maker database which will help realise a fair, sustainable and vibrant music ecosystem."
The tour reunites Imogen with her Frou Frou partner Guy Sigsworth, and it's also not your average tour. Here's more info via press release:
Comprising of concerts, talks and workshops, the 40-city tour will be used as a platform to officially launch Mycelia’s ‘Creative Passport’ – realising a vision of the future which sees music makers connected through a verified and decentralised ecosystem, promoting artist-led, fair and sustainable operating practices.
Using emergent blockchain technology, the ‘Creative Passport’ – which is unique to each music maker and empowers them to be ‘open for business’ – contains personal information, existing IDs, acknowledgements, works and business partners. Featuring template ‘smart contracts’, it enables quick and easy direct payments to simplify and democratise collaboration from meaningful commercial partnerships to creativity.
[...] Events in each city will feature some or all of these elements:
* Live concerts performed both solo by Imogen Heap and with Guy Sigsworth. Reuniting to play together for the first time since 2003 as electronic duo Frou Frou
* Music maker workshops connecting the Mycelia tour with local music makers, technologists and industry influencers to profile the development of the ‘Creative Passport’
* Family workshops which will include children building and coding their own MIni.MU Gloves
* Talks at leading industry conferences where Imogen will speak on the technologies which are positively shaping the future of the music ecosystem, building better business and audience relations with music makers
Her schedule includes a NYC show on May 8 at Town Hall. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (12/14) with a BrooklynVegan presale starting Thursday (12/13) at 10 AM. Check back here Thursday morning for the password.
Listen to some Imogen Heap and Frou Frou classics, alongside the list of all tour dates, below:
Imogen Heap -- 2019 Tour Dates
4/28/19 FILLMORE MIAMI BEACH Miami, FL
5/3/19 LINCOLN THEATRE Washington, DC
5/8/19 TOWN HALL THEATRE New York, NY
5/14/19 THE VIC THEATRE Chicago, IL
5/17/19 QUEEN ELIZABETH THEATRE Toronto, ON
5/24/19 EMERSON COLONIAL THEATRE Boston, MA
6/1/19 ACL LIVE AT THE MOODY THEATER Austin, TX
6/5/19 THE MOORE THEATRE Seattle, WA
6/8/19 THE MASONIC San Francisco, CA