Emilie Autumn Announces Tour Dates
Thu, 19 Jul 2012 10:27:13
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Emilie Autumn will fight like a girl all fall. Or all autumn, in keeping with her name!
The beautiful, bizarre, and brazen sonic seductress and violinist extraordinaire is known for her eccentric style and prodigious musical talent -- she began reading notes before learning the alphabet and was already playing violin at four years old. Emilie spent her youth playing concert halls throughout the U.S. and Europe as a classical violinist before going mad, landing herself in an insane asylum and emerging as a rock singer with a murderous streak. What a life!
Taking its name from the title track and first single of her forthcoming album due out this month, the follow-up to her groundbreaking debut, Opheliac, the jaunt officially commences on Sept. 19 and wraps Oct. 31.
Each show promises to be an experience. With a theatrical thread, a little classical flare, and the right dose of dirty rock 'n' rollattitude, the "Fight Like A Girl" tour will undoubtedly be Emilie Autumn's most memorable run yet. If you're one of her affectionately dubbed "Plague Rats" or among the uninitiated, this is a sexy spectacle that's not to be missed. Beyond her violin virtuosity on stage, she elegantly strikes that effervescent balance between sex, violence, and English literature. Part Broadway, part burlesque, part rock concert, part history lesson, there's nothing quite like it anywhere…
"It's more brutal and bloody," affirms the ringleader with a playful grin. "There's more girl-on-girl action and glitter. The corsets are even tighter. It's become Victorian Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. It's a rollercoaster. You're going to feel like you've stepped into a dark Disneyland."
See why Miss Emilie Autumn is our girl crush? We're like in love with her. We're Opheliacs! #Srsly.
About the single, Emilie comments: "The song kicks off the record, and it's about women realizing that they are in fact 51% of the population, and learning how to take back their power. In the story, the inmates of a Victorian insane asylum for girls break free and go on a rampage against the doctors who terrorized them. For me, 'Fight Like a Girl' means to fight like the ultimate badass you are. It's time to take back the words and phrases that are used to ridicule girls and insult boys and transform them into sources of power. If you're going to live, then fight, and every fight scene needs a good soundtrack. This record is my soundtrack. Of course, there's an overriding story arc. It's a social critique of the mental healthcare system spanning from the 19th century all the way up to the present, as well as the inequality women still face worldwide, whether they're 'crazy' or not. I'm drawing upon my own personal experience as a notoriously bi-polar person who has been committed and lived to tell the tale. Hopefully, my story will give strength to those who need it, and raise a little awareness."
Sept 19, 2012 Peabody's Downunder Cleveland, OH
Sept 20, 2012 The Crofoot Pontiac, MI
Sept 22, 2012 MOD Club Toronto, ON
Sept 23, 2012 Corona Theatre Montreal, PQ
Sept 25, 2012 Royale Boston Boston, MA
Sept 27, 2012 Theatre of Living Arts Philadelphia, PA
Sept 28, 2012 Gramercy Theatre New York, NY
Sept 29, 2012 The Rock and Roll Hotel Washington, DC
Sept 30, 2012 Kingdom Richmond, VA
Oct 3, 2012 Terminal West Atlanta, GA
Oct 4, 2012 Revolution Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Oct 6, 2012 The Social Orlando, FL
Oct 7, 2012 State Theatre St. Petersburg, FL
Oct 9, 2012 Warehouse Live Houston, TX
Oct 10, 2012 The Door Dallas, TX
Oct 11, 2012 The Korova San Antonio, TX
Oct 16, 2012 The Glass House Pomona, CA
Oct 17, 2012 The New Parish Oakland, CA
Oct 18, 2012 Colonial Theatre Sacramento, CA
Oct 20, 2012 Branx Portland, OR
Oct 21, 2012 The Rio Theatre Vancouver, BC
Oct 22, 2012 Studio Seven Seattle, WA
Oct 24, 2012 The Complex Salt Lake City, UT
Oct 26, 2012 Bluebird Theater Denver, CO
Oct 27, 2012 Granada Lawrence, KS
Oct 28, 2012 Fubar St. Louis, MO
Oct 30, 2012 Station 4 St. Paul, MN
Oct 31, 2012 Metro Chicago, IL
Are you crushing on Emilie Autumn like we are? You should, if you know what's good for you!