Me'Shell Ndegéocello to Tour This Fall
Fri, 09 Sep 2011 14:31:37
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Shortly after the Nov. 8 release of her new album, Weather, Me'Shell Ndegéocello will kick off the first leg of her upcoming US tour dates. The acclaimed and eclectic songwriter will be playing in the Philadelphia, Washington DC, and New York City areas, with more US dates to be announced soon.
A strikingly organic record, the album finds Me'Shell experimenting with sparse, orchestral melodies paired with thoughtful lyrics, all performed by a band of fearless musicians. The album opens with the title track "Weather," a spacey, soulful groove that sets the stage for the rest of the record. Tracks like "Oysters" and her cover of Leonard Cohen's "Chelsea Hotel" find Me'Shell constructing hushed ballads, centered around mournful piano. These tracks are juxtaposed with Me'Shell's defiant, soulful stomps on songs like "Rapid Fire" and "Dirty World." The album also features all-star collaborations with the likes of Chris Connelly (ex-Revolting Cocks, Ministry), Benji Hughes, and Joe Henry.
US Tour Dates:
11/14: Philadelphia, PA @ World Café Live
11/15: Alexandria, VA @ Birchmere
11/16: New York, NY @ Hiro Ballroom
Are you going to pay attention to the Weather?