Keaton Henson & Lisa Hannigan duet in live session video, touring separately
Following a collaborative single with Ryan Hemsworth and Mitski earlier this year, UK singer/songwriter Keaton Henson released his latest album, Kindly Now (via PIAS). It's an intimate, bedroom-style album but with string arrangements and electronics that reveal bigger ambitions. Julien Baker and Cam from Sorority Noise both listed it as one of their top ten albums of the year. You can stream the whole thing below, and also watch a video of Keaton singing a duet of closing track "How Could I Have Known" with his PIAS labelmate Lisa Hannigan.
Keaton hasn't played North America in years -- he has given more than one interview about his anxiety about performing live -- but he'll return for three shows in 2017. He plays LA, Toronto, and NYC. The NYC show happens January 19 at National Sawdust. Tickets are on sale now. All dates are listed below.
UPDATE (1/18): Keaton has fallen ill and unfortunately cancelled his NYC show.
Speaking of Lisa Hannigan, she also released an album this year and is touring in 2017. Her album, At Swim, is her first since 2011's Passenger and her first produced by The National's Aaron Dessner. It follows her contribution to The National's Grateful Dead tribute album earlier this year, and duo sets she performed with Aaron (like at Boston Calling and the Dessner/Justin Vernon-curated Eaux Claires). You can stream At Swim below.
Keaton Henson -- 2017 Tour Dates
January 14th Masonic Lodge, LA
January 17th Great Hall, Toronto
January 19th National Sawdust, New York
January 30th Wiener Konzerthaus Vienna
Lisa Hannigan -- 2016/2017 Tour Dates
Dec 21 An Grianán Theatre Donegal, Ireland
Dec 22 St Canice's Cathedral Kilkenny, Ireland
Dec 23 The Theatre Royal Waterford, Ireland
Jan 28 Roundhouse London, United Kingdom
Feb 10 FESTIVAL Antigel Plan Les Ouates, Switzerland
Feb 13 Constellation Room Santa Ana, CA
Feb 15 Teragram Ballroom Los Angeles, CA
Feb 18 Slims San Francisco, CA
Feb 20 Bowery Ballroom New York, NY
Feb 21 Brighton Music Hall Allston, MA
Feb 23 U Street Music Hall Washington, DC
Feb 25 Underground Arts Philadelphia, PA
Apr 08 Motel Mozaique Rotterdam, Netherlands
Apr 09 Paradiso Amsterdam, Netherlands
Jun 05 Forbidden Fruit Festival Dublin, IE