Laura Marling previewed her new album, Semper Femina, at a taping for WFUV at Rockwood Music Hall last night (3/1); you can see some pics from the show in the gallery above.. She spoke a little bit between songs about the experience of working with producer Blake Mills, and how, while not quite a concept album, thematically much of it centers around female friendships and femininity. "I don't think there's a single male pronoun on the album," she quipped at one point. The taping will be available to listen to on WFUV later this month, and the album is available March 10 via her own More Alarming label. In the meantime, you can listen to a just-released song off the album, "Nothing, Not Nearly," below.

Laura will be touring the US and UK in support of Semper Femina, including a stop at the new East Williamsburg venue Brooklyn Steel on May 20 with opener Valley Queen. Tickets are on sale. She recently added many more dates. All dates are listed below.

Laura Marling - 2017 Tour Dates
March 8 - O2 Academy, Leeds
March 9 - Colston Hall, Bristol SOLD OUT
March 10 - O2 ABC, Glasgow SOLD OUT
March 12 - Albert Hall, Manchester SOLD OUT
March 13 - O2 Academy, Oxford SOLD OUT
March 14 - Institute, Birmingham
March 16 - Dome, Brighton SOLD OUT
March 17 - Roundhouse, London SOLD OUT
March 18 - City Hall, Salisbury SOLD OUT
March 21 - Roundhouse, London SOLD OUT
March 22 - The Apex, Bury St Edmunds (Solo show) SOLD OUT
March 24 - ARC Theatre & Arts Centre, Stockton (Solo show) SOLD OUT
March 25- Central Station, Wrexham (Solo show) SOLD OUT
March 26 - Lemon Grove, Exeter (Solo show) SOLD OUT
March 28 - Waterfront, Norwich (Solo show) SOLD OUT
April 26 - Vancouver, BC @ Vogue Theatre
April 27 - Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
April 28 - Seattle, WA @ The Showbox
April 30 - San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore
May 2 - Los Angeles, CA @ Mayan Theatre
May 5 - Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
May 6 - Madison, WI @ Majestic Theatre
May 7 - Chicago, IL @ Metro
May 9 - Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick
May 10 - Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall
May 11- Pittsburgh, PA @ Rex Theater
May 13 - Montreal, QC @ Corona Theatre
May 14 - Northampton, MA @ Academy of Music
May 16 - Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
May 19 - Philadelphia, PA @ TLA
May 20 - Brooklyn NY, @ Brooklyn Steel
May 21 - Washington DC @ 9:30 Club

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photos by Amanda Hatfield