Zola Jesus touring this fall (dates), spoke about how Bikini Kill helped shape her young adulthood, shares more LP details
Zola Jesus recently announced that her new album Taiga would be out on October 7 via her new label home of Mute, and she's since scheduled a tour to go down after its release. That tour includes a short US run which culminates in NYC on October 19 at Webster Hall and then heads overseas for several European dates. Tickets for the NYC show go on sale Friday (7/18) at 10 AM. All dates are listed below.
In other news, Zola Jesus recently spoke to Vogue about how Bikini Kill helped shape her coming-of-age experience:
I played [my best friend] one of my favorite Bikini Kill songs called "Carnival." As I played it, she laughed awkwardly and became embarrassed and a little shocked. After that day, we never hung out again. All of my friends I had in sixth grade quickly dissipated. I found myself totally isolated and girl-bullied from the kids I used to think were my greatest allies. It was at that moment I felt different. Something about what I liked, or how I thought, was ostracizing me from that insular micro-community of friends I had known up until then.
I don't blame my old best friend for her reaction, or all the alienation that ensued. In fact, I am proud that it made me stronger. I found friends in Bikini Kill, Huggy Bear, Bratmobile, and Tracy + the Plastics. To this day, every time I hear "Carnival" by Bikini Kill, I think of the person it allowed me to become. Bikini Kill made me independent, strong-minded, and self-driven. They made me aware of a greater world outside of my tiny little town in rural Wisconsin. Most importantly, they made me want to create something that empowered girls as much as they empowered me.
Zola Jesus also revealed the artwork (above) and tracklist (below) for her upcoming LP. List of tour dates, with the single from her new LP, also below...
Zola Jesus - "Dangerous Days"
Go (Blank Sea)
Long Way Down
It's Not Over
Zola Jesus -- 2014 Tour Dates
Oct 08 Bimbo's 365 Club San Francisco, CA
Oct 09 El Rey Los Angeles, CA
Oct 16 Thalia Hall Chicago, IL
Oct 17 Hirshhorn Museum Washington, DC
Oct 19 Webster Hall New York, NY
Oct 29 The Lantern (Colston Hall) Bristol, United Kingdom
Oct 30 Belgrave Music Hall Leeds, United Kingdom
Oct 31 Stereo, Glasgow Glasgow, United Kingdom
Nov 01 COLUMNS Manchester, United Kingdom
Nov 04 Badaboum Paris, France
Nov 05 La Laiterie Strasbourg, France
Nov 06 Palace St. Gallen, Switzerland
Nov 07 L'usine Geneva, Switzerland
Nov 09 La Cartonnerie Reims, France
Nov 10 Gebäude 9 Cologne, Germany
Nov 11 Berghain Berlin, Germany
Nov 12 Uebel & Gefährlich Hamburg, Germany
Nov 13 Zoom Frankfurt, Germany
Nov 14 La Nuit Botanique Brussels, Belgium
Nov 15 Melkweg Oude Zaal Amsterdam, Netherlands
Nov 18 Koko London, United Kingdom