Violinist/Seductress Emilie Autumn to Tour This Winter
Thu, 15 Dec 2011 10:32:42
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Beautiful, bizarre and brazen sonic seductress and violinist extraordinaire –that was a mouthful- Emilie Autumn wants you to fight alongside her on this winter's "Fight Like a Girl" tour. 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 US 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. God, we love her!
Taking its name from the title track and first single of her forthcoming album due out this January, the tour launches Jan. 25, 2012 in Kansas City, MO and wraps up stateside in Minneapolis, MN on Feb. 26, 2012 with additional UK and European dates scheduled to begin in March.
About the single, Emilie commented, "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."
Em, we like the way you think!
Confirmed Tour Dates:
1/25 Kansas City, MO Beaumont Club
1/26 Denver, CO Bluebird Theater
2/4 Los Angeles, CA El Rey Theatre
2/6 Mesa, AZ Nile Theater
2/11 Houston, TX Warehouse Live Studio
2/13 St. Petersburg, FL State Theatre
2/16 Carrboro, NC Cat's Cradle
2/18 New York, NY The Gramercy Theatre
2/19 Boston, MA Royale Boston
2/21 Pittsburgh, PA Mr. Small's Theatre
2/22 Toronto, ON The Opera House
2/23 Pontiac, MI Crofoot Ballroom
2/24 Cleveland, OH Peabodys Down Under
2/25 Chicago, IL House of Blues
2/26 Minneapolis, MN Triple Rock Social Club
Will you fight like a girl with Emilie Autumn?