Tanya Tagaq up for Polaris Prize again, released “Frostbite” single, touring
Inuit throat singer Tanya Tagaq is once again nominated for Canada's Polaris Music Prize for her album Retribution. (She won the Polaris in 2014 for her album Animism.) Winning twice, and beating Leonard Cohen's You Want it Darker, may be a tall order, however. If you haven't listened to the album, which mixes atmospheric, tribal rock with Tanya's unmistakable vocal style, check it out via Spotify below.
Tanya also recently released new song "Frostbite" as part of Adult Swim's 2017 Singles Series and you can stream that below. She's on tour in Canada as we speak, and has dates lined up for the fall, as well as a few for spring 2018. Those include a show at NYC's Le Poisson Rouge on May 11. Tickets for the LPR show are on sale now. Tanya's last NYC show was part of Lincoln Center's American Songbook Series.
Updated tour dates are listed below.
Tanya Tagaq - 2017/2018 Tour Dates
Jul 21 York University Toronto, Canada
Jul 22 National Arts Centre Ottawa, Canada
Jul 24 Farewill Park Vancouver, Canada
Jul 27 WayHome Oro Medonte, Canada
Jul 28 WayHome Music& Art Festival Oro Medonte, Canada
Jul 29 Calgary Folk Festival Calgary, Canada
Aug 02 The Forks Winnipeg, Canada
Sep 10 Supercrawl Hamilton, Canada
Sep 30 Inuksuk High School Iqaluit, Canada
Oct 07 UW Memorial Union-Shannon Hall Madison, WI
Oct 21 Alix Goolden Hall Victoria, Canada
Nov 18 TCU Place, Sid Buckwold Theatre Saskatoon, Canada
Nov 25 Conexus Arts Centre Regina, Canada
Mar 16 Chan Centre For The Performing Arts Vancouver, Canada
Mar 17 Chan Centre For The Performing Arts Vancouver, Canada
Apr 20 Ordway Center for the Performing Arts St Paul, MN
May 11 Le Poisson Rouge NYC